Over the years a number of competitors, teams and coaches have visited South Africa, where they gave clinics, exhibitions and competed in local events. With further research information of these visitors might be located.
An early Australian visitor was Ernest Cavil - Champion of Australia and America - in 1898. Below is report from the EP Herald of 10 March, showing Cavill at the "new baths" built in Port Elizabeth, which also reports the creation of the PE Amateur Swimming club on Tuesday 8 March, 1898. A Carnival was held to celebrate the opening of the pool, and Mr Cavil gave an exhibition.
- 1920 Australia
- 1925 Hilda James
- 1939 Australia
- 1952 Ann Ross
- 1957 Dutch team from Robben AC
- 1959 Australia
- 1961 Konrads
- 1962 Japanese
- 1963 Dutch
- 1967 Canadians
- 1967 Schollander
- 1969 USA Women
- 1970 Australia
- 1976 Test v Rhodesia
- 1981 v USA and Canada
- 1982 Test v Combined Team Canada Germany USA
- 1984 Test v USA
Australian swim teams visited in 1939 and 1970, while Japanese (1962), Dutch (1963) and in 1967 and 1968 Canadians led by Elaine Tanner visited. Some came alone - swimmers like Don Schollander, English champion Hilda James and diver Ann Ross - stayed for weeks, traveling throughout the country, and often up to Rhodesia.
In 1973 a number of internationals like Olympic medalists David Wilkie (Great Britain) and Seve Genter (USA) competed in the South African Games. Other international swimmers at the SA Games were J de Brunne, F Monod, S Nieser from Switserland, world record holder Susan Atwood, A Simmons for the USA, Kurt Steinbach, R Remmel, J Weber, W Kusch, A Kober, F Meeuw, H Gunter-Vesseler, P Nows from West Germany
From 1968 until 1980 South Africa regularly competed against Rhodesia, with many competitors form that country visiting South Africa. A few tours also came from de Sportivo Club in Lorenzo Marques in Mozambique, although never an official team to compete against the Springboks.
In March 1983 a team of school's swimmers from Taiwan visited South Africa.