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World record for Groenewald
At the recent Telkom South African National Short-Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg, disabled swimmer Craig Groenewald set a world record of 1:02.39 in the 100m butterfly in Class S14 for disabled swimmers.

SA squad take medals at IWAS
At the 2007 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Games in Taipei in September, South Africans raked in the medals. The small team, supported by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and consisting only of swimmers and athletes, collected 13 medals.

Swimmer Emily Gray won gold in the 100m backstroke and bronze in the 100m freestyle. Sibusiso Mhlanga took silver in the 100m backstroke and Adri Visser finished fourth in both the 200m freestyle and the 50m freestyle

World Deaf Swimming Championships
In August, at the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Taiwan, Marko van Nieuwenhuizen picked up a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly and the 50m butterfly. In the 50m butterfly, Van Nieuwenhuizen clocked a time of 26.44 sec to take another bronze.

13 year-old Peggy de Villiers came fourth in the 50m freestyle in a time of 28.48 seconds. De Villers also finished sixth in the 200m freestyle (02:21.95) and eighth in the 50m butterfly (31.47 seconds). She also competed in the 4x100m medley final, with South Africa finishing seventh.

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