Karin Prinsloo out of the frying pan, into the pool

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Recently hit by injury and illness, swimmer Karin Prinsloo heads into the national championships in Durban today undercooked but determined to get the times she needs for the world championships.

The gala at the Kings Park pool, from today until Saturday, also serves as the trials for the world championships in Kazan, Russia, in August.

Prinsloo, SA’s top female swimmer, was first hit by a back spasm so painful that she was forced to go to hospital.

Then she was struck by tonsillitis, a recurring problem since before the Commonwealth Games last year.

“I’m having my tonsils removed next week,” said Prinsloo, 25.

“Injuries I can’t prevent, but tonsillitis I can.”

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