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1956 Olympic team


 

  Men       Women    
               
Free              
50 D Watson Derek Fowler Cedric Savage Joan Harrison M Beier S Bands
100 Billy Steuart (NR) Don Watson Derek Fowler Natalie Myburgh (NR in heat) Jeanette Myburgh (NR in heat) Susan Roberts
200 Billy Steuart (NR) Tony Briscoe Des Ford   Natalie Myburgh (NR) Susan Roberts Jeanette Myburgh
400 Billy Steuart (NR) Alan Briscoe Duks Coetzee Natalie Myburgh Susan Roberts Jeanette Myburgh
800         Susan Roberts (NR) Jeanette Myburgh Isobel Chalmers
1500 Billy Steuart (NR) Duks Coetzee A Burger        
               
Back              
100 Derek Fowler Don Watson I Human   Joan Harrison (NR) Moira Abernethy  Bernanda van Raay
200              
               
Breast              
100              
200 A Brown Freddie McCullum Joe Nykamp   Mary Morgan (NR) Joan Rocchi Santa Pienaar
               
Fly              
100         Joan Harrison Doreen Templeman Joan Rocchi
200 A Brown D McLachlan Ronnie Borrill      
               
IM               
200         Joan Harrison G Freer Doreen Templeman
400 D McLachlan Billy Steuart Kevin Fialkov   Joan Harrison Santa Pienaar D Freer
               
Free relay              
200         Transvaal    
400 Natal (NR)       Transvaal    
800 Transvaal            
               
               
               
Medley relay              
200 Transvaal            
400 Transvaal       Transvaal    
               
               
Diving              
1m Brian Bowen Tut Marwick K Mullen   Jean Bands Paddy Chapman
3m              
               
               
Water Polo Currie Cup     Transvaal          
               
Ellis Brown trophy            
               
Springbok Team 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games        
  Billy Steuart**     Susan Roberts**  
  Tony Briscoe**     Natalie Myburgh  
  Peter Duncan     Jeanette Myburgh  
          Joan Harrison  
          Moira Abernethy**  
               
               
               
  **coached by Cecil Colwin          

22 February 1956 - 28 Transvaal Inter- High Schools swimming gala  - Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Future Springbok swimming coach Ronnie Borril of KES sets the first schools record, in 100 yards  butterfly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Transvaal Springbok swimmer Susan Roberts training for the 1956 Olympic Games




16 March 1956 - Robben Island record holder Beth Wild about to attempt a English Channel crossing. 


Johannesburg swimming coach Janert Price

March 21, 1956 - Graham Johnston out of South African Olympic team


 

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