1938 East London


click here to see the 1938 Empire Games article.

Nationals held at East London in the salt water Orient Baths.
Molly Ryde, Carla Gerke, Hazel Holmes, Terry Collard and Rhodesian swimmers were at the Empire Games during nationals.
Terry Collard set NR in 220 freestyle in December 1937, at Durban.
  Men       Women    
50 C Taylor CP Hewgill H Hume        
110 JD Rochford RJ Loydell     J Daly S Johnson S Grainger
Junior 110 T Thomson T Tirell R Cowie   E Granger E Lewis Joyce Clark
220 GH May AE Sprague JV Rochford   Tony Olivier S Johnson H Hutton
500 AE Sprague       Tony Olivier    
880 AE Sprague            
150 GH May L Johnston WP Stanford   I Thomson    
200 R Harcourt-Cooke       L Hammond B Witt A Olivier
Free relay              
200         Transvaal    
400 Transvaal            
Medley relay              
150 Western Province Transvaal          
1m C Lubbe       D van Kralingen D Lee ES Gibbs
Synchronised swimming            
Water Polo Currie Cup Western Province Transvaal        
Ellis Brown Trophy Natal          
Eastern Province team            
  Geoff Mandy Diving     Helen Hutton    
  George Inge       Mary Paine    
  Grainger Heugh       Joyce Clark    
  Basil Rabie       Olga Parkin    
  Graham Cherrington            
  Anton Nykamp            
  David Bell            
  J Fulton            
  Arthur Hume            
  Gordon Buchanan            
  Harold Hammond            
  Otto Schweitzer            
Boys R Cherrington            

1938 Western Province water polo team - winners of the currie Cup at nationals in East London.  Photo thanks to Nico Lamprecht.

Back standing from left to right F. Gruhn, R. Loydell ,L Maister and D Collins- inset J. King, Seated R. Glegg, S. Collins,P. Herbstein, L Berkovitch, M Jurisch

Feb 1, 1938: Local swimmer Helen Hutton wins the Swartkops River mile for the third year in a row. Second was Joyce Clark and Mary Paine of Rehouse, in a dead heat. Another open water event was the Enduro Swim - 5 miles upriver from the Swartkops Yacht Club to Redhouse. 

12 February 1938 - Empire Games swimming concluded.



SAASU inaugurates the Meritorious Service award

15 Febraury 1838 - Scouts gala in St Georges baths, Port Elizabeth - 

1938 Eastern Province team to Currie Cup and swimming and diving championships, to be held at the Orient Baths in East London from 4-10 march 1938.



3 march 1938 - Riebeeck College girls school in Uitenhage - school gala won by Eleanor house.


4 march 1938 - 


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