1907

Durban - West street baths. 

In 1907 the South African Amateur Swimming Union  held its annual national championships in the British colony of Natal for the first time. 

Click here to see the Natal Amateur Swimming Association article

Natal - known as the "Garden Colony" - has a long history of swimming excellence in South Africa, in part due to the warm climate which allows year-round training.  As in the other South African provinces, school sports played an importan role in development of sports in the provinces. The Lunerberg School - founded in 1870 - thrives today and has an active swimming team, while the spectacular aquatic centre at Westville High is the home of coach Graham Hill and swimmers like Chad le Clos. Other coaches like Rachael Finlayson, Alex Bulley, Frank Gray, Doreen Hill and Alastair Hatfield have produced a steady of national champions over the years. While Durban's Kings Park pool is the main aquatic centre in the province, hosting nationals at the King's Park indoor facility, other Natal towns like Pietermaritzburg, Escort and Newcastle and Vryheid have also produced Springboks in the past.


 



Durban 4 March 1907        Results are incomplete
         
100 yards     500 yards  
Lazarus     EM Wearin  
Acton  Tvl      
AG McLean Tvl      
Geogeghan        
Hayward        
Harry Wrensch        
         
220 yards        
Heat 1        
Len Wunder  WP      
WG Plowright Natal      
M Gordon Natal      
         
Heat 2        
EM Wearin WP      
HE Beck Natal      
R Knox Tvl      
         
Heat 3        
AG McLean Tvl    
A Robertson East London      
P Russell Natal      
 
220 yards Final      
A Robertson East London      
AG McLean Tvl      
EM Wearin WP      
Len Wunder  WP      

Water Polo        
Western Province   Natal  
GW Pilkington goal   AD Geohegan  
AH Hewitt     F Pye-Smith  
W Barboure     Reynolds  
H Haswell     S Brown  
EM Wearin     P Russell  
Reg Solomon     Morley  
      Hayward  
         
Transvaal        
van der Spuy, RA       

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 
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