PEET VAN ZYL
Peet has been involved in the athlete management industry for the past two decades. Prior to that he worked in the insurance industry, as the marketing manager of one of the major South African insurance companies. Peet obtained a B.Comm degree in Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg (formerly RAU). A former 400m hurdler who obtained senior provincial colours, Peet’s expertise in managing some of South Africa’s top track and field athletes is well-known.
Peet manages, and travels with the athletes, while also handling the marketing portfolio for ISAM. Peet is based in Johannesburg.
As a consultant, Bronwyn has run some of the biggest PR/media campaigns on sporting sponsorships and activations for top brands such as Absa (Barclays), Vodacom, Sasol, Discovery, Nedbank, Investec and the SA Sports Association for the Physically Disabled. She has enjoyed working on the 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympic and Paralympic SA media campaigns as well as working with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on various events including the 123rd International Olympic Committee session in Durban & the announcement of the 2018 Winter Olympic host.
In addition, Bronwyn has worked on the past five Commonwealth Games internationally and also served as the Chief Press Attaché/Publicist for Team South Africa at the London (2012) and Rio (2016) Olympics, as well as the 2013 & 2015 World Student Games in Russia and South Korea respectively. She currently handles all PR/media and social media requirements of ISAM team and athletes.
Having started coaching in 1988, while studying at university, Meiring focussed on developing younger swimmers in the early stages of his career.
Climbing the ranks, he was appointed as Swimming South Africa’s national coaching director in 1997, and six years later he opened SA’s first national training centre for swimmers, based within the high performance centre at the University of Pretoria.
Utilising all the knowledge he has gained throughout his lengthy career, Meiring has played a key role in guiding breaststroke ace Tatjana Schoenmaker.
Working with Meiring, Schoenmaker has shattered multiple national and continental records and earned breakthrough medals at World Championship and World Cup events, repeatedly proving his value as a top-flight mentor.