Myles Brown (Kearsney Old Boy 2010) upset Chad le Clos in the men’s 200-meter free at the South African National Championships in Durban on Wednesday 15 April. Myles’s time was 1:47.44 to Chad’s 1:47.89.
Myles has continued with his sizzling form breaking the 800 metre freestyle record set in 2009 by fellow Kearsney Old Boy, Troy Prinsloo, by posting a time of 7:53.97, smashing the old record by one second.
Earlier in the week Myles broke SA’s longest standing swimming record when he won the 400m freestyle in a time of 3 minutes 46.08 seconds, breaking the 16-year national record of 3:46.31 set by Ryk Neethling on August 22 1999.
With these results Myles has qualified in his third individual event for the FINA World Long Course Championships – the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle. For Myles, now the main focus is to continue his form and do well at the world champs.