Although the Aquabear Club is a rename in 1972 from the old P.A Park and F.M.C. Swimming clubs, the current Aquabear Squad was formed in 1971 by coach Brian Elliot. Swimmers from the new AQUABEAR squad trained outdoors, year-round, until 1974 when coach Elliot built the Pickering St. indoor pool. This success-oriented determination continues to be the foundation upon which the AQUABEAR program operates today.
The club has hosted an annual inter-club competiton since 1972, with clubs from western Cape and Border competing.
the 2016 Aquaber Gala at the Grey High school pool.