Swimming in the old Orange Free State - or the Orange River Colony (ORC) as it was known when joining SAASU. In Bloemfontien the Arthur Natahn pool was built in the early 1900's, and the 50m heated Olympic Stadium Pool in 1968, while Kroonstad delivered a number of Springboks like Jannie and Pietie Horn.

Coaches like Frank Gray and Santa van Jaarsveld who coached at Eunice Girls for many years, produced many Springboks.

Stadion swembad - Bloemfontein

Graham Johnston stills swims today.

Oranje Vrystaat swemspan 1966


Ester Delport, Petrusa Gerdener en Sandrina Viljoen




Linda Smit - 1976

1984 OFS water polo at Newlands

Keiran Shelver, Johan Peplar, Clive Jollands, Michall de Haast, Hamdom Motram, Geordie de Jager, David Lloyd, Neels Brink, Prof. M de Jager, Barrie Kinnear, Murrray de Jager

Today swimming thrives in the province where Simon Gray is one of the coaches.

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