Type of Impairment
S11, SB11, SM11
Further personal information
Psychology - University of Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch, RSA
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She started in 1970 aged six in a home pool.
Why this sport?
"My dad was a good swimmer and taught me."
Club / Team
Maties: Stellenbosch, RSA
Name of coach
Coach from which country?
Coach from what year?
World Short Course Championships
Rio de Janeiro
Reading, spending time on the computer, gardening, time with my pets and friends, running, cycling. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning an able body half marathon in 85 minutes. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
"My very good friend and one of my tappers - Eeden Meyer." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Hero / Idol
"My pets." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
She sustained a back injury in 2002 which took her one year to recover from. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live every day to the absolute fullest." (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
She is related to Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
To learn to ride a horse after she has retired from swimming. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011; towncaptain.com, 14 Aug 2012)
She was born with visual impairment. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
|Women's 100 m Backstroke S11||Heat 2||5|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S11||Heat 2||7|
|Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11||Final Round||8|
|Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11||Heat 2||4|
|Women's 100 m Freestyle S11||Heat 2||6|
|Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11||Final Round||6|
|Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11||Heat 2||3|
|Women's 100 m Freestyle S11||Heat 2||2012-08-31||6|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S11||Heat 2||2012-09-01||7|
|Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11||Heat 2||2012-09-03||6|
|Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11||Heat 1||2012-09-08||5|