The History of Aquatic Sports 

in southern Africa

National Championships

The South African Aquatic Championships from 1900 to 2019. 


Athletes who won medals in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and those setting new world records.

Aquatic Sports

Water Polo and Diving, Swimming and Synchronized Swimming - plus Lifesaving and Multisports events.

Provinces, Towns and Pools

The aquatic sports Provinces of southern Africa, and their swimming places and Schools.

Pools in southern Africa.

Swimming Pools, Dams, Beaches, Rivers where aquatic sports history was made. Many swimming pools are now derelict and their stories lost.

Select layers that have different coloured dots to indicate dead pools, private school and state school pools, municipal swimming pools to open water venues, and many more.

private school  Private Schools

state schools  State Schools

municipal  Municipal pools

clubs  Clubs

universities  Universities and Colleges

lifesaving open water  Lifesaving and Open Water

no pool  No facilities visible

dead  Dead Pools