1901

Claremont Baths, Cape Town


The second South African aquatic championships started on 22nd February 1901,at the Claremont Baths in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. The event included one 100 yard Championship  swimming race, various other carnival-type races like the blindfold race and handicap, and two water polo teams competing for the Currie Cup.

The whole affair was abandoned prematurely by the death of Queen Victoria on that same day - after the heats but before the finals of the 100 yards race. By then the Boer War was in its second year - and many men were involved with the fighting.



 

 

SAASU

   
Goldbold, AB President  WPASA  
Marks, E EPASA    
Dickenson, HC EPASA    
Findley, H WPASA    
Pilkington, GW WPASA    
Shelvoke, GE Honorary secretary    
       
Officials      
Water Polo      
Findley, H Referee    
Walker, HW scorer EPASA  
Corbet-Browne scorer    
Lewis, AJS timekeeper    
 

Swimming      
Goldbold, AB Referee    
Fiddian-Green, William Judge EPASA  
Lewis, AJS Judge    
Corbet-Browne Starter    
Findley, H timekeeper    
Johnson, BS timekeeper    
  Check starter    

100 yards championships    
Heat 1      
Porter, FW Suburban SC    
Marais, RF Leander SC    
Cornwell, WD Green and Sea Point SC
       
Heat 2      
Marais, George Leander SC    
Goldrick, W Marist Brothers Uitenhage SC
Marais , P Leander SC    
Marcus,E Green and Sea Point SC

Final no event    
REST OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF QUEEN VICTORIA ON THIS DAY  

 


An Australian newspaper from Queensland carried the following (probably incorrectly reported date) report on 1 May 1901 about EM Wearin.


The effects of the war was felt by the sportsmen.


 
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