- Prinsloo won three gold medals at the 2007 All-Africa Games and studied at the University of Georgia in the United States.
- A 2-time Olympic pool and open water swimmer, he won three gold medals at the 2007 All-Africa Games.
- He earned a silver medal in the 800m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
- He placed third at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 1500m freestyle.
- He was a representative of South Africa at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is a successful open water swimmer having won the Redhouse River Mile, one of the oldest open water competitions in the world.
- He won twice at the Midmar Mile.
- He won the 2012 10 km South African Open Water Swimming Championships by 0.3 seconds over Chad Ho.
- He finished 12th in the Olympic 10km Marathon Swim at the 2012 London Olympics on 10 August 2012.
- He participated in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series
- He has won the SPAR Redhouse River Mile.
- He swam the 6th fastest Robben Island crossing in history on 2 May 2014 in 1 hours 44 minutes in 14°C calm waters.
2012 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim Results
1. Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia - 1:49:55.1
2. Thomas Lurz of Germany - 1:49:58.5
3. Richard Weinberger of Canada - 1:50:00.3
4. Spyridon Gianniotis of Greece - 1:50:05.3
5. Daniel Fogg of Great Britain - 1:50:37.3
6. Sergey Bolshakov of Russia - 1:50:40.1
7. Vladimir Dyatchin of Russia - 1:50:42.8
8. Andreas Waschburger of Germany - 1:50:44.4
9. Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria - 1:50:46.2
10. Alex Meyer of the USA - 1:50:48.2
11. Julien Sauvage of France - 1:50:51.3
12. Troyden Prinsloo of South Africa - 1:50:52.9
13. Erwin Maldonado of Venezuela - 1:50:52.9
14. Igor Chervynskiy of Ukraine - 1:50:56.9
15. Yasunari Hirai of Japan - 1:51:20.1
16. Brian Ryckeman of Belgium - 1:51:27.1
17. Valerio Cleri of Italy - 1:51:29.5
18. Csaba Gercsak of Hungary - 1:51:30.9
19. Arseniy Lavrentyev of Portugal - 1:51:37.2
20. Ky Hurst of Australia - 1:51:41.3
21. Ivan Enderica Ochoa of Ecuador - 1:52:28.6
22. Yuriy Kudinov of Kazakhstan - 1:52:59.0
23. Francisco Jose Hervas of Spain - 1:53:27.8
24. Mazen Aziz Metwaly of Egypt - 1:54:33.2
25. Benjamin Schulte of Guam - 2:03:35.1
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