SAU Swimming

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1956 SAU at Rhodes

First South African Universities Tournament - 1929 - where they competed for the Roberts Shield

Much of this material is from the private archive of former SAASU president Harry Getz, who was the driving force behind the annual inter-varsity swimming, diving and water polo tournament for many years. In 1961 and 1963 he arranged the participation of South Africa in the Universiades (World Student Games) held in Bulgaria and Brazil.

Intervarsity was not part of the SAASU programme, although the same competitors and officials participated, and new national records were recognized. The host universities were initially UCT, Rhodes and Wits, where students stayed in university dorms during the holidays and swam in the university pool.



13 March 1939 - SAU at Rhodes University in Grahamstown


South African Universities Swimming badge


University of Natal (Durban) Aquatics Team ~ 1985 ~ SA Universities Champs ~ Cape Town — withShaun CallaghanDerek EthelstoneRory MapstoneRob LumbTracey WannenburgUdo JurressenPierre VenterHaden MottramRobbie PortsmithAllan TenantAllison GittingsPeter MommogosHerman ChalupskyTracy Cockheadand Keith Armstrong in Cape Town, South Africa.

Stellenbosch c.1985 - Thys Lombard, Ellen Lombard MasonHerman Nienaber,Libby BurrellHarald Ruck and Monique Dokter.

With Monique DokterEllen Lombard MasonHarald Ruck and Libby Burrell, Anton Loubscher, Thys Lombard, Claire Taylor, Marilise Lucouw, Eureka Barnard 

University of Natal (Durban) Aquatics Team ~ 1985 ~ SA Universities Champs ~ Cape Town — with Shaun Callaghan, Derek Ethelstone, Rory Mapstone, Rob Lumb, Tracey Wannenburg, Udo Jurressen, Pierre Venter, Haden Mottram, Robbie Portsmith, Allan Tenant, Allison Gittings, Peter Mommogos, Herman Chalupsky, Tracy Cockhead and Keith Armstrong in Cape Town, Western Cape.
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