1939 Australia

The first Australian tour to South Africa was in 1939, when two swimmers and a diver toured South Africa for three months. They were Noel Ryan, R Wilshire and diver Ron Masters, who was the 1938 Empire Games springboard champion. During the trip Ryan set seven South African records, and Wilshire one. Ryan won all the races he swam, and even gave a surfing demonstration in Durban.





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