Histories

Various aquatic sports history articles, theses and other publications - from South Africa and other countries with similar histories


Archibald Sinclair and William Henry: Swimming - 1893 book on aquatic sports - swimming, water polo, diving and life saving


Cook, Howard - Southern Africa history of water polo 

Getz, Harry - Swimming - SAASU president 

Haasbroek, Dr. Hannes - Die Swembadgeskiedenis van Bloemfontein 

Harker, Bob - Queens Park SC - A review of the first 90 years 

A History of Diving in southern Africa - Rob McLean

Kiphuth, Bob -  lecture for SAASU - Johannesburg, 1956 

Old Eds - Water Polo history 

RGN - Geskiedenis van swem in Suid Afrika

Swaffer, HP - South African Sport 1914

Swimming South Africa - History of swimming in South Africa - website 2014

Tech ASC - Golden Jubilee 1924 - 1974

Thipe, Lekgowe - The narrative of a Black Swimmer - MSc thesis - 2007

TuksSwimming - story of swimming at University of Pretoria 

van Rensburg, Frikkie - Die geskiedenis van Suid Afrikaanse swem -  SAASU jaarboek 1971 


Rhodesia

Rhodesian Aquatics - the early years

Click here to see the a video of the 1968 Rhodesian swimming Championships


English

The Rise of competitive swimming - 1840 to 1878 

A Short history of water polo - Kelvin Juba   (13MB file)

Day, David - Professors of swimming


Australian

Barrett, Dr. Tim - Swimming in Queensland - research project 

Sally's Blog - History of Australian swimming 

Winterton, Rachel - Development of competitive swimming 1900 - 1908 in Melbourne

Winterton, Rachel - Melbourne swimming history - PhD thesis


Kamilla Swart in Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice edited by John Nauright

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