South Africans have set numerous swimming world records.
Awarded to all South Africans who competed in international sports events.
Australian world champion Ernest Cavill toured the Cape in 1898.
Various magazines, books, and pamphlets have recorded the aquatic sports of South Africa.
Numerous South African swimmers, and coaches left to compete overseas - many never returned.
Professor Finney, Jimmy Green, Rachael Finlayson, and Alex Bulley were some of the early swimming coaches in South Africa.
Many people have contributed their personal collections, including Dutch champion Ada Kok.