Heslop Sports » July 25, 2015

Daily Archives: July 25, 2015

Africa Athlete Stats Home Interviews Proudly South African Sports Swimming

Report Back – Ruan Breytenbach

Published by:


Read Ruan Breytenbach’s Interview: Ruan Breytenbach

Meet / Championships Report Back

Name & Surname Ruan Breytenbach
Name of Meet / Champs & Dates Sasol Winter Champs 29 June – 3 July 2015
Name of Meet / Champs & dates Speedo Prestige Gala Durban 7 – 11 July 2015
Events participated in Sasol:  800 Free, 200 Fly, 400 Free, 200 Breast,  100 Breast, 400 IM, 50 Free,Speedo Prestige:200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 50 Fly, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast
Medals received for which events Sasol:  I received gold for all 7 eventsSpeedo Prestige: I received the following 100 Fly, 50 Fly and 200 Breast Gold, 100 Breast and 200 Free Bronze
Highlights of the event? Sasol Winter Champs:  I broke the 100 Breaststroke record that had been standing for 31 years. I also broke 4 NTS records during this meet. Most of my events at this meet were swum under 16.Speedo Prestige: I qualified for Youth with his 100 Fly time. I also managed to break another 3 NTS records at Speedo Prestige. All my events at Speedo Prestige were swum  under 14 years
Lessons learned from the event Swimming under 14 and 16 is very tough, some of the swimmers are quite a lot bigger than me BUT I just carried on believing in what you put in is what you get out and of course my motto BELIEVE AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE!
General impressions of the meets Both the galas were awesome as I swam all my PB’s so early in the season after Level 3 in March of this year.
What/Who motivated you throughout the meet/champs My coach Marcus Gloak and my mother Chantelle, who are always by my side to assist me in any which way they can.
Anything Else you want to mention I was truly amazed that I managed to break the 1 min barrier on my 100 Free. I also realized that to swim under 14 years is really very tough BUT this is what makes you stronger and work harder.

Read Ruan Breytenbach’s Interview: Ruan Breytenbach


I swam my 400 IM against Ude Fuchs (17 years) and Charl Crous (24 years) our 2012 Olympian. In the race I managed to come second overall against 2 of these top swimmers. I must admit this was a very exciting moment in my swimming life. At the end of the race Charl said to me, he knew I was going to come for him and when I past him he knew there was nothing he could do about it hee hee, thanks for that boost Charl.


  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Ad
  • Ad
%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar