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Willem Van Niekerk

Availability: Committed

University: St. Andrews University

Personal Profile

Country: Botswana

Date of birth: 14th October 1998

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 190 lbs

Sex: Male

Academic Information

School: Westwood International School

Graduation Year: 2017

College Enrollment Year: 2019


High School Grades: coming soon…

SAT: not taken yet


Swimming Profile

50 free mts (LC): 27.83

100 free mts (LC): 1:00.56

200 free mts (LC): 2:18.69

800 free mts (LC): 10:52.50

50 back mts (SC): 31.95

50 back mts (LC): 33.75

100 back mts (LC): 1:15.09

200 back mts (LC): 2:58.86

50 fly mts (LC): 29.15

100 fly mts (SC): 1:04.61

100 fly mts (LC): 1:05.00

200 fly mts (LC): 2:43.65

200 IM mts (LC): 2:51.39

Additional Information:

Team Selections: Botswana National Team

Other Achievements: Botswana National Champion (twice)


Give us 5 words that best describe you as an athlete:

athletic, leader, confident, balanced, inquirer

Tell us about your best memory of your athletic career:

Being called up for two different Botswana national teams in the same year (swimming and cricket)!


I got two life goals, one is to compete in the Olympics and the other one is to become a medical doctor!

Anything else we should know?

Sports are what keeps me driven in life and what motivates me to continue improving!

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