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Club Development

Clubs create a clear pathway from water safety/ learn to swim to club development programme which is equipped to provide the necessary skills that would transform aquatics. Qualified coaches and 2 instructors per club are placed at all the club development sites. Mentorship programs have been formulated between the well established clubs and the new clubs from the previously disadvantaged areas as a formula to ensure sustainability of the clubs in the future.

The programme aims to close disparities created in the past as the programme identifies achieving clubs from the previously disadvantaged communities by providing club and athlete support. The programme also capacitates communities to take ownership of the clubs by forming sustainable club executive structures that would promote aquatics. The clubs have a clear mandate aligned with the National school sport strategy of ensuring that all learners participate in sports on a particular day.

The clubs are expected to host a gala and to also coordinate inter-house and intra-school galas within their area.

The following are the SSA developmental clubs:

  • Superfins - CGA
  • Piranhas - Border
  • Paarl Aquarius - Western Cape
  • Soweto Aquatics - CGA
  • Attridgeville - NTS
  • Umlazi Sharks - KZN



WPA Fun Gala - Blue Downs Indoor Heated Pool, 8 July 2017

At least 300 children and 15 development clubs attended the gala hosted by WPA in conjunction with Western Cape Department of Culture Affairs and Sport & Recreation.

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The event happened on the 25th October 2017 at Warrenton in Northern Cape.

Only 25 kids participated on the day. They will be running this programme every Wednesday until January 2018.

Anita Hoogstander wrote this on Facebook...

A few years back, I opened a docket of a 8/9 year old girl who drowned in Weskanaal, in Warrenton, to see that lifeless body just lying there, I freaked out, I didn't even want to see the moment our Forensic people took her little body out of the water into that van... That night I cried before God and asked Him why? He gave me this vision to help kids who can't swim. I said, "Lord but I can't even swim." But He smiled and said, "Don't you know I know all about you. Just believe in yourself." I started to do research. And the rest is history... Mr Faried Joseph, thanks for the opportunity you gave me. Thanks for that special talent you share with the ret of us. Mr Ernest Seleke, you are a true warrior. Zenobia, thanks sis, for every step we walked together. It takes true friendship to share the same passion. The crew Lifeguards, Jeffrey, Tino, Lerato... Instructors, thanks to you all. Rolihlahla, Thlathlogang and Combined schools, thanks for investing in your beautiful kids. Warrenton Community we have champions amongst us. That "little angel" must be smiling down on us today!!!

Contact person for more information is Faried Joseph - 082 800 4284

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Mozambique (January 2018)

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Eleven swimmers posted qualifying times for the FINA World Short-Course Championships in China in December

Aug 13, 2018

Olympic gold medalist Cameron van der Burgh qualified for his fifth World Swimming Short-Course Championships on Saturday evening

Aug 12, 2018

Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Ryan Coetzee was among three athletes to add their names to the World Swimming Short-Course Championships team

Aug 11, 2018

Chad le Clos highlighted the first day of the SA National Swimming Championships (25m)

Aug 10, 2018