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St Stithians Girls’ College made history by winning all three disciplines of the 2018 National Aquatics Festival which was hosted on 26 and 27 January 2018 in Bloemfontein. 

Voortrekker Bethlehem left their best match for last when they held the hockey powerhouse Oranje Meisies to a goalless draw last week.

It is not every day that a schoolboy finds himself participating in the Olympic Games but that is soon to become a reality for Clifton’s Matthew Meyer who is packing his bags for Rio to compete with the best in the world!

St Marys DSG Kloof Grade 11 pupil Erin Gallagher has recently been making a huge splash on the South African and World Swimming scene and can lay claim to be one of the continents fastest swimmers.

Having cleaned up in the Under 16 girls division of the South African Still Water Lifesaving Championships as well as the surf equivalent recently, Durban Girl’s College pupil Ayanda Maphumulo has the aquatics world at her feet as she reflects on her successful campaigns ahead of her shift in focus to the pool with the help of the Elite Athlete Development Programme.

Friday, 12 September 2014 09:31

Swimming: Reuben Schoeman Nails PB

On Saturday, 6 September, Glenwood Gr 9 boy, Reuben Schoeman from Yellowwood Park swam a personal best time of 59.03 in the 5km event in the 14 – 16 year age group category at the Federation International de Natation (FINA) world junior open water swimming championships in Balatonfured, Hungary.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:20

Swimming: Westville Undefeated in 7 Years!

Westville continued to stamp their supremacy in boys’ high school swimming in South Africa by winning the final gala of the season –the Durban and Districts A League Championship on Thursday night.

Monday, 17 February 2014 16:23

Swimming: Reuben Schoeman Open Water Champ

Glenwood Grade 9 swimmer, Reuben Schoeman, is fast becoming one of the most talked about open water swimmers in the country and many are tipping him to reach the highest levels in the sport.

Tamlyn started swimming at a competitive level from the age of 7,training in the early mornings at temperatures of a chilly 17C. Tamlyns dedication and determination in her swimming was pretty much set in stone from there.

Justine Macfarlane, a Trinityhouse High School pupil, has been selected to participate at the 4th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai at the end of August.

Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:56

Westville Run Away with D&D Gala

The dominance of Westville Boy’s High seemingly has no limits as they once again proved their depth in the pool by winning their consecutive Durban and Districts Gala and underlined once again why many agree that they are the finest swimming school in the country.

Even after the first event it was clear that the other schools at the gala were swimming for second place and although there has been some improvement by Glenwood and Kearsney, the degree in which Westville pulled away from the chasing pack was display of pure supremacy.

Glenwood, Kearsney and Clifton thrashed it out for second spot but Glenwood have invested considerable effort in to closing the gap with Westville and will be well pleased with their efforts in clinching the second spot.





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Clifton College



Westville Boy's B









Glenwood B


Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:41

Pretoria Boys' High Win Inter-High Gala!

The annual Inter-High Gala for A Teams took place on the 27th of February, 2013 and it assembled the finest school swimmers in the Gauteng region. It proved to be a very tight competition as for the most part the victory was wide open with the lead changing places in the early event.

However the swimming depth of Pretoria Boy’s High proved to be the difference as they started to edge away from Affies and St.Benedict’s who had given them a good run for their money.

At the end it was an impressive win for Pretoria Boys who responded well to the pressure as their passionate supporters urged them home for the win.





Pretoria Boys' High












St.Stithians Boys






Jeppe Boys



Parktown Boys



St.John's College



CBC Boksburg


Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:22

Results of the A League Gala

It was another big effort by Rondebosch Boy’s High who pulled off their ninth win in ten attempts in the Newlands A league Gala on the 27 February, 2013.

Rondebosch who are now viewed as one of the top swimming teams in the country were dominant in most of the events which also saw Paul Roos Gym and Wynberg scrapping it out for the second place.

In the Girls division Rhenish, who went into the gala as the clear favourites, had matters their own way for the majority of the gala although Herschel girls put up a strong challenge and could be in a position to be serious contenders in 2014.


The fast improving St. Mary's Waverly team took part in the St.Andrew's Invitational Gala on Thursday 14th February and once agained highlighted their depth.

Fielding an A and B Team St. Mary's fought hard to stay with the hosts but at the end had to settle for second place behind St. Andrews with the St. Mary's B team taking a creditable third place. The gala was very enjoyable and the scores were as follows,

1st -246 St Andrews A
2nd-227 St Mary's A
3rd-158 St Mary's B
4th-117 St AndrewsB

5th-96 Assumption A

6th- 64 Assumption B


All these weekly galas are being used as preparation for Inter-high which takes place in the beginning of March.

Sunday, 10 February 2013 14:37

Swimming: Glenwood's Reuben wins Midmar Mile

Local swimmers dominated the podium on the Sunday morning races at the aQuellé Midmar Mile in warm, windless overcast conditions that made for ideal fast racing, while iconic 80 year old Mike "Buthy" Arbuthnot completed his cleansweep of 80 swims in the races 40th anniversary celebrations.

ReubenSchoemanWins1Durban star schoolgirl Tasmin-Lee Tennant won the day’s first race in the 13-and-under age category, leading the older women home. Tennant, an 800m freestyle specialist, hit the front early on and maintained her pace to record a very convincing victory in 21 minutes and 52 seconds, over 50 seconds ahead of second placed Robyn Kinghorn, with Charlise Oberholzser finished third, all from Action Swim Academy.

“I struggled a little bit with my line, but I figured it out in the end,” Tennant said after the victory, which came in her very first attempt at the Midmar Mile. “I tried to hold the same speed the whole way,” she added, revealing the key to her win.

The boys and men's age groups echoed their female counterparts, with local athletes dominating, 2012D2TennentSwims1despite the fact that the majority of entrants at this year's event hailed from Gauteng.

Glenwood’s Reuben Schoeman added another KZN scalp by winning the Boys 13-and-under title, from Luke Erwee in second and Cameron Pennell third with a time of 12 mins and 19 seconds.

Schoeman said he was surprised to win, but he used the element of surprise to drop his nearest challengers by sprinting away from the start. “I didn’t plan to sprint,” he said, “but I just decided to go all out. I’m very proud of myself.”

Like the girls’ winner Tasmin Lee Tennant, Schoeman trains under top coach Alistair Hatfield.

Saturday, 09 February 2013 19:48

Swimming: Westville Win Back 2 Back Galas

Calvyn Justus 02Westville Boy's high have been at the very top of school swimming for the better part of a decade and few would argue that they are perhaps the strongest swimming school in the country.

With the likes of Chad Ho, Chad le Close, Leith Shankland and others all learning their trade in the Westville waters there is a culture in the school that drives them forward to maintain a clear advantage over all comers.

This past weekend some of the best schools from around the country took on Westville and both galas took on a similar look. Westville Boys' High were unbeatable!







Here are the results:


1. Westville           302

2. Grey College     263

3. Clifton              221

4. Pretoria Boys    220

5. St Davids          202

6. Glenwood         193

7. Hilton               166

8. St Benedicts     150

9. Pmb College      103

10. DHS               96

11. Northwood      71



1. Westville           291

2. Pretoria Boys    234

3. Glenwood         205

4. Clifton              193

5. Kearsney          182

6. St Stithians      153

7. St Davids                   149

8. KES                  105

9. DHS                 89

10. Parktown        43

Swimming: Clifton Win Independent Schools Gala:

Monday, 04 February 2013 12:17

January 2013 Mr. Price Sport Award Winner!

Congratulations to Westville Boys’ High swimmer, Calvyn Justus who wins the January Mr. Price Sports & SA School Sport Magazine Award!

Thursday, 18 October 2012 09:17

Swimming: St. Benedict's Win A Team Gala

The Gauteng A Team Gala was held at St.Stithian’s on the 17th of October and it brought together some of the strongest teams in the province.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:42

Specialised "Sports Schools" a reality?

Are we destined to have “Sports Schools” where the elite athletes are corralled into specialised schools to allow them to develop into the country’s next Chad le Clos or Hashim Amla?

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:10

Swimming: Crawford La Lucia Makes a Splash

Hot on the heels of Crawfordian Cameron van der Burgh's success at London 2012, MD of Crawford-Schools™, Jaco Lotz, announced that Crawford La Lucia will be the first campus to host a Swimming School of Excellence.

Westville Boys’ High School Swimming teams had a sensational swimming season and in the process rewrote the history books at the major galas in the country where they  again emerged undefeated in every gala locally and at interprovincial level. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 09:54

Swimming: Westville Still the Team to Beat


Swimming: Westville Boys proved again why they are one of SA's most successful breeding grounds for future Olympians with another dominant display in the pool.


For the past few years now swimming in the Western Cape has been undergoing a revolution. No longer is it the sole domain of the "Big Four" boys' schools who for many years dominated that yardstick of schools swimming in the Cape, the Boy/Girl gala at the Newlands Swimming Baths. A new power has emerged from the home of rugby and red wine. And they're all girls!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 17:26

Kearsney's Dream Swimming Team


Six boys in the Kearsney College Open A swimming team have gone through their entire five year high school career unbeaten.

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