Aquagirl Erin Gallagher warmed up the pool at the South African Swimming Championships in Durban posting her second national record of the week.
Gallagher scorched to a new South African 100m butterfly record of 57.67 seconds posting a qualifying time for the FINA World Long-Course Championships in Gwangju, South Korea in July.
She already earned her place in the team for the global showpiece when she dipped below the qualifying mark in the 100m freestyle on Monday.
The 20-year-old Gallagher shaved 0.33s off the national 100m buttefly record Lize-Mari Retief set at the 2008 Beijing Games.
Gallagher has broken four South African
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Ryan Coetzee became the third male swimmer to qualify for the world championships.
He posted the fastest 100m butterfly time in the morning heats clocking 51.85.
South African swimming legend Chad le Clos won the tussle with Coetzee in the 100m ‘fly final in the evening posting a qualifying time of 51.39.
Le Clos already got the world championship qualifier out of the way in the 200m butterfly on Monday evening.
Durban swimmer Ayrton Sweeney added his name to the list of qualifiers winning the men’s 400m Individual Medley in a time of 4:17.67.
FINA World Long-Course Championships Qualifiers:
Chad le Clos – 200m butterfly
Christopher Reid – 200m backstroke
Ryan Coetzee – 100m butterfly
Ayrton Sweeney – 400m IM
Tatjana Schoenmaker – 200m breaststroke
Kaylene Corbett – 200m breaststroke
Nathania van Niekerk – 200m backstroke
Erin Gallagher – 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly