There are many schools in Cape Town, all with different levels of commitment to aquatic sports, and the facilities to practice these sports. Like other areas in the South Africa, swimming has always been closely linked to private coaches, who often use the school pools, and clubs through which the provincial championships are held. With the recent growth in popularity of water polo as a school sport, some schools have now built multiple pools to cater for the demand.
SACS is a leading aquatic sports school in South Africa, boasting two annual water polo tournaments and three swimming pools at the school.
Rondebosch Boys HS dates from 1898, and is today one of the top sporting schools in South Africa. Located below Table Mountain in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, it's local rival schools include Wynberg Boys, SACS and Diocesan College, although Rondebosch is ranked first in more than one sport in the whole country.
Groote Schuur HS
Jan van Riebeeck
Camp's Bay HS
Herschel Schools for Girls
Deutche Schule Kapstadt
Opened in 1841, Wynberg has a long tradition of sporting excellence, although that has faded somewhat in the recent past. Neither Boys or Girls water polo teams are ranked nationally. The primary schools are also active enjoy some success locally, as all the schools have their own swimming pools - the girls junior school boasts an indoor aquatics centre.