Gallagher broke Lize-Marie Retief’s 11-year-old 50m butterfly SA record on Tuesday‚ touching in 26.30 to shave 0.06sec off the old mark.
Among the men‚ US-based student Christopher Reid qualified in emphatic style as he went 1:57.11 in the 200m backstroke. So far‚ Chad Le Clos (200m butterfly) is the only other man to have qualified.
Schoenmaker and Reid’s times were also inside the Olympic qualifying marks they will need to get to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next year.
While Corbett missed it in the evening final‚ she beat the Games criterion in the morning heats.
It’s been quite a while — possibly since the days of Penny Heyns — that women have outnumbered men 2-1 on a qualification list during a national championships.
The gala ends on Friday.