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12 must-see swimming images from the Rio pool

2016-08-08 10:36
Cameron van der Burgh (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - It's been busy, busy, busy of the swimming pool at the Rio Games.

Cameron van der Burgh won SA's first medal, while Chad le Clos reached the final of the 200m freestyle.

Oh, and Michael Phelps claimed his 19th gold medal...

Here are 12 images you need to see from the swimming thus far at the Olympics:

Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record of 3:56.46 in the women's 400m freestyle final (Getty Images)

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record in the women's 100m butterfly final (Getty Images)

Cameron van der Burgh trails Adam Peaty of Great Britain in the 100m breaststroke final. (Getty Images)


Adam Peaty of Great Britain clinched the gold and set a new world record of 57.13 in the men's 100m breaststroke final (Getty Images)

Competitors in the pool, friends off it. Cameron van der Burgh and Adam Peaty congratulate each other after finishing first and second in the 100m breaststroke final (Gallo Images)

Silver medalist Cameron van der Burgh, gold medalist Adam Peaty of Great Britain and Cody Miller of the United States pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's 100m breaststroke final (Getty Images)

Cameron van der Burgh smiles broadly as he wins South Africa's first medal after finishing second in the men's 100m breaststroke final (Gallo Images)

31-year-old Michael Phelps ready to dive in for the final of the men's 4x100m freestyle relay (Getty Images)

Michael Phelps gets his 19th gold medal as the USA win the men's 4x100m freestyle relay. Phelps along with team-mates Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held and Caeleb Dressell on the podium (Getty Images)

Another South African in action was Myles Brown who finished sixth in his semi-final and failed to qualify for the final (Gallo Images)

South Africa's golden boy Chad le Clos qualified the final of the men's 100m freestyle (©Christiaan Kotze/SASPA)

In the same semi-final as Le Clos, South Africa's Christopher Reid swam, but failed to reach the final. (Christiaan Kotze/SASPA)

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