Jimmy Green

During the 1920's and 30's South African swimming benefited from the innovation and enthusiasm of the colourful Pretoria based coach Jimmy Green. He coached Jenny Maakal to a 440m freestyle bronze medal at the 1932 Olympic Games, while teaching and coaching all over South Africa.

Many of the articles shown here are from his own scrapbook - which was rescued when his office at the old Pretoria baths burnt down.  Provided by his daughter.