Every South African a Swimmer

About

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.

Constitution

application/pdf SSA Constitution 2018_26-08-18.pdf — 3.8 MB

SSA Bye-Laws

application/pdf SSA Bye-Laws.pdf — 462.6 KB

SSA Safeguarding Policy

application/pdf SSA Safeguarding Policy (May 2022).pdf — 843.0 KB

Committees

Executive Committee

Honorary Life Presidents

  • Dr Sam Ramsamy
  • Mr Gideon Sam

President

  • Mr Alan Fritz

Treasurer

  • Mr John Ellis

Vice Presidents

  • Mr Jace Naidoo
  • Mr Zikie Molusi
  • Mr Emile Van Veenhuyzen

Members

  • Ms Louise Blignaut
  • Mr Lluwellyn Coetzee
  • Ms Asmeralda Motau
  • Ms Lerato Ramatsa
  • Mr Chad Ho

Honorary Life Member

  • Mr Ronald Andrews

Chief Executive Officer

  • Mr Shaun Adriaanse

Any correspondence with an Executive member can be directed through Ms Neriah Molamu at the SSA head office on 011-404-2480 or neriah.molamu@swimsa.org

Executive Sub-Committees

The President of Swimming South Africa, Mr Alan Fritz, has established various sub-committees aimed at supporting the operations of SSA. Five such committees are functional.

Members of these committees are appointed from the Executive of SSA, members of management within the organisation, as well as from our provincial structures and from outside of swimming.

Selection Committees

Swimming South Africa is constitutionally required to have a Selection Committee for each of the five disciplines (i.e. Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water Swimming). Each committee is made up of three members. The convenor is elected by council for a two year period, a second member is elected by council for a one year period, and the third member is appointed by the Executive of SSA.

These committees are expected to make recommendations to the Executive of SSA regarding selection of teams. This is to be done in a consultative, fair, transparent and equitable manner, and is to be aligned to the strategy of the organisation.

Selection Committees 2022-2024

Diving

Marco van der Sluys (Convenor)

 

Tristan Crawford

 

Debbie Cummins

 

   

Open Water

Garth Tune (Convenor)

 

Debbie Randle

 

Cheryl Kotze

 

   

Swimming

Debbie Mcloed (Convenor)

 

Corneen Kleynhans

 

Anwar Rinquest

 
   

Artistic Swimming

Jennifer Naidoo (Convenor)

 

Lucille Pequeno

 

Wendy Buitendag

 

   

Water Polo

Reinhardt van Schoor (Convenor)

 

Aneesa Adam

 

Donn Stewart

 
   

 

Specialised Committees

Athletes

Chad Ho

Convenor

Alaric Basson

Swimming

Micaela Bouter

Diving

Vacant

Artistic Swimming

Vacant

Water Polo

Vacant

Open Water Swimming

   

Sports Science

 

Demitri Constantinou

Convenor

 

Karen Hugo

WCA

 

Rajen Naidoo

KZNA

 

Kelley Sloley

KZNA

 

Steven Ball

AG

 

Claire Rolt

AG

 

     

Transformation

 

Ndivhuho Raphulu

Convenor

 

Thandiwe Dzanibe

NW

 

Kombi Sausi

KZN

 

Hanlie Smook

FS

 

Millicent Mofokeng

AG

 

Lerato Ramatsa

Exec

     

Disabilty

 

Dea Slattery

Convenor

 

     

Technical Officials (Swimming)

 

Sidrick Moore

Convenor

 

     

Technical Officials (Water polo)

 

Guy Pinker

Convenor

 

     

 

Technical Committees

Swimming South Africa is constitutionally required to have a Technical Committee for each of the five disciplines (i.e. Swimming, Water Polo, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water Swimming). Each committee is made up of delegates appointed by the Executive Committee of Swimming South Africa, based on recommendations submitted by Affiliates.

The role of each committee is to ensure that appropriate decision-making is implemented as it pertains to the technical aspects of each discipline. These committees set selection criteria, qualifying criteria and work towards ensuring that the discipline is integrated into Swimming South Africa’s structure, and is professionally serviced and managed.

Technical Commitees 2022-2024

Diving

Loredana Raccanello (Convenor)

AG

Kim Boustred

KZNA

Athi Diliza

AG

   

Masters

Karen Kenedy (Convenor)

AG

Craig Stanton

AG

Vacant

 
   

Open Water

Joseph Mashao (Convenor)

AG

Ronel Bekker

MPS

Thian de Jager

ECA

   

Swimming

Sharief Gamiet (Convenor)

ECA

Rodney du Toit

KZNA

Nicolette Wright

NTS

   

Artistic Swimming

Moira Norden (Convenor)

ECA

Kelly Sloley

KZNA

Cathy Bester

AG

Courtney Musson

ECA

   

Water Polo

Lacy Mentz (Convenor)

WCA

Galidjah Hendricks

KZNA

Vaughn Meecham

ECA

   

 

Terms_of_Reference_Athlete_Development_Committee.pdf

Terms_of_Reference_Finance_Committee.pdf

Terms_of_Reference_Organisational_Performance_Committee.pdf

Terms_of_Reference_Transformation_Committee.pdf

Correspondence

Education & Training

Learn-to-swim pool proposed to curb deaths

In a bid to curb drownings and encourage water safety, Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics wants to build a training pool in Motherwell so that about 5000children and also adults can learn to swim.

Level 1 Coaching Hosted by Swimming South Africa

SSA will be hosting a level 1 coaching course based on the new level 1 SSA coaching material. The training is geared at coaches who want an SSA level 1 coaching qualification, facilitators who have the old level 1 coaching qualification and teachers wanting to go into coaching.

General News

2015 Sports Call Conduit Form B1

2015 Sports Call for Applications Advert final

2015 Sports Capacity Building Plan Template for Assisting Organisation New

2015 Sports Guidelines final

2015 SPORTS Meduim Grants BUSINESS PLAN 25Aug2015

2015 Sports Small Grants Business Plan 25Aug2015

Annual General Meeting 2022

Covid-19 Compliance - Appointment of Compliance Officer

BARSA Notice

SSA members under the age of 18 are requested to apply for an unabridged birth certificate if they have intentions of traveling overseas.

Teams already selected and travelling in the next few months should do so as a matter of urgency.

Click here to download BARSA's press release.

BARSA Press Release Immediate Unabridged Birth Certificate June 2014

Bio of Sonya Skipp

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update No. 2

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update No. 3

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update No. 4

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update No. 5

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update No. 6

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update No. 7

Corona Virus (Covid-19) - SSA Activities Update No. 8 - Temporary SSA Registration Policy due to Covid-19 Lockdown

COVID-19 (Amendments to Alert - Level 3)

SA Schools Performance Centers