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.
|Shelvoke, GE||Honorary secretary|
|100 yards championships|
|Porter, FW||Suburban SC|
|Marais, RF||Leander SC|
|Cornwell, WD||Green and Sea Point SC|
|Marais, George||Leander SC|
|Goldrick, W||Marist Brothers Uitenhage SC|
|Marais , P||Leander SC|
|Marcus,E||Green and Sea Point SC|
|REST OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF QUEEN VICTORIA ON THIS DAY|
The effects of the war was felt by the sportsmen.