East London pools

The earliets pool in East London was a salt water venue named after a famous shipwreck on the same site - the Orient Baths. It was used to host the SA Swimming championships in 1927, 1938 and again in 1958.  

Later the municipality built a 50m outdoor facility, named for the town's first olympic gold medallist Joan Harrison.  This pool is regularly used for national events. 

Orient Pools

Orient pools today.

The Joan Harrison baths in East London.


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