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History

The first National Swimming Association was established in 1899 and was called the South African Amateur Swimming Union (SAASU).

The association was present in two provinces at the time, the Eastern Province and Western Province. At the time the only disciplines practised were swimming and water polo. In 1908 came the establishment of FINA and by 1909 the SAASU was accepted as a member of FINA.

The first swimmer to represent South Africa at an Olympic Games was in 1912 and in 1928 South Africa won its first swimming medal at the Olympic Games. Between 1934 and 1948 South African swimming represented South Africa at the 1934 Empire Games in London, 1938 Empire Games in Sydney and in 1948 Olympic Games in London.

News

Swim Schools Update Zoom Meeting 2020

Dec 01, 2020

The 2020 SA National Short Course Championships concluded today with a total of 5 athletes swimming 10 FINA Qualification times

Oct 27, 2020

The Records and FINA Qualification times continue to pour in during Day 03 of the SA National Short Course Championships

Oct 26, 2020

A new African Record for Tatjana Schoenmaker during Day 02 of the SA National Short Course Championships

Oct 25, 2020