Le Clos’ golden time of 1:47.54 saw him claim the top spot in the 200m freestyle race, over two seconds ahead of his competitors. The silver medal went to Egypt’s Marwan Elcamash in 1:50.36, with the bronze going to Calvyn Justus in 1:50.58.
Later on in the day, Justus went two better in the 50m backstroke, winning the gold in 26.76 ahead of Neil de Villiers in 26.81 and Jacques van Wyk in 27.12.
Olympian Van der Burgh took the honours in the 100m breaststroke in 1:01.48, while Jarred Crous came second in 1:02.33 and Michael Houlie third in 1:03.98.
The trio of Schoenmaker, Kaylene Corbett and Hanim Abrahams dominated the 50 and 200m breaststroke races when they claimed the first three positions, with Schoenmaker touching the wall ahead of Corbett and Abrahams in both events.
Pretoria’s Schoenmaker clocked 32.16 and 2:28.98 to Corbett’s 32.64 and 2:36.18 and Abrahams’ 33.83 and 2:38.73 respectively.
Jessica Ashley-Cooper and Nathania van Niekerk were the silver and bronze duo in the 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly, clocking 1:02.47 and 27.35 and 1:03.93 and 28.65 respectively.
The gold in the 100m backstroke went to Mariella Venter in 1:02.13, while the 50m butterfly win was claimed by Vanessa Mohr in 27.01.
The gold in the 100m freestyle was claimed by Karin Prinsloo in 57.00, with Samantha Labuschagne finishing second in 59.43 and Gabi Grobler third in 59.60.
In the 400m freestyle, 15 year old Kate Beavon scooped yet another gold medal in 4:24.82 ahead of Charlise Oberholzer in 4:26.43 and Rebecca Meder in 4:27.87 and also added a silver medal to her tally in the 400m individual medley in 5:01.05, while Meder won the event in 5:00.85.
Rene Warnes walked away with the 200m butterfly title in 2:14.96, while Tarryn Els finished second in 2:19.85 and Kristin Bellingan third in 2:22.64.