Every South African a Swimmer

Swimming South Africa Honouring the Legacy of Frank van der Horst, Sport Administrator and Activist Par Excellence
Author: Brynwell
Published: 11 Jul 2024
Frank van der Horst has undoubtedly been one of the greatest leaders of sport in our country, particularly during the dark era of Apartheid. He was a highly principled leader dedicated to the ethos of a non-racial society where all are equal and in the case of sport, access to equal resources and facilities for the development of potential in the spirit of true sportsmanship. There can be no question on van der Horst’s legacy on building sports organisations that transcends political beliefs, non-sexist, non-racial, driven by values-based leadership seeking a single identity for our nation. Frank’s passing is most certainly a huge loss and will leave a void as many have sought his wise council right up to him passing on Monday 8 July 2024. The President of Swimming South Africa pays tribute to Van Der Horst who had a particularly long association with the sport through his comradeship with Morgan Naidoo.