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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.

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.

Pos

Team

Score

1

Westville Boy's

197

2

Glenwood

156

3

Kearsney

149

4

Clifton College

144

5

Westville Boy's B

81

6

DHS

78

7

Northwood

75

8

Glenwood B

43

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.


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!

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.

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.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 20:49

Swimming's Big Mac - Murray McDougall

In a time where school sport is viewed as a matter of life and death, it is refreshing to meet a young man who realizes that we face greater challenges than bettering our time or being selected for a representative team; Murray_McDougalla young man who won't be shaped by his sport, but could very easily shape the sport itself. Murray Stewart McDougall is such a man.

Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:58

Olympic Medal For Murray!

 

 

Murray McDougall from Kearsney College returns home this weekend after winning a bronze medal at the Youth Olympics in Singapore. He made the finals in all events and clocked some of his fastest times, placing thirdMurray_McDougall_swimming_-_Copy in the 100m relay, to win Kearsney's first ever medal at the Youth Olympics.  He also came 5th in the 50m backstroke, 7th in the 100m fly and 6th in the 100m boys' medley relay.

Chad le Clos scored again on Monday as South Africa took two more medals in the pool at the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore, bringing the medal count to three. The Westville High School product won the 200m 16-08-2010-17-08-06_937264bindividual medley by nearly two full seconds in 2min 00.68sec to add a gold medal to the silver he claims in the 400m freestyle on Sunday.

Monday, 14 June 2010 10:49

Kristy Muller Eyes London 2012!

Christy_-_CopyFor KZN's Kristy Muller, qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be nothing short of a dream come true. The years of dedication, training and sacrifice would have been worth every ounce of effort when that day finally arrives and the 16 year old swimming prodigy is overflowing with confidence that the vision of standing on the block at the Games will become a reality.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010 11:53

Chad le Clos Shines on Day 1

Ace swimmer Chad le Clos of Westville Boys was on top form at the SA Senior National Champs and 2010 Commonwealth Games Trials. Looking to stamp his dominance in the pool this year Chad was the pick of the competitors and should be a shoe in for the Games.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010 12:52

Records Tumble As Westville Boy's Win IP Gala

 

Traditionally, the Friday night of the Midmar weekend is always an exciting swimming evening at Westville Boys' High School and this year was no exception.  This is the evening that KZN Schools get a chance to swim against schools from around the country who are in KZN to compete in the Midmar Mile.

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Monday, 25 May 2009 22:50

Westville - SA's Undefeated Swimmers

 

 

For the second year in a row Westville Boy’s High have swum their hearts out and ended the 2009 season unbeatable in every gala that they competed in.  It is an impressive record that encompasses a variety of disciplines in the water and across all age groups. From winning the KZN Top 10 Gala where they broke 11 records to winning the schools section of the Midmar Mile for an astonishing 15th year with 4 WBHS swimmers finishing in the Mens top 20. With such depth in their swimming team they have been able in recent years to have had Chad Ho swimming at the 2008 Olympics as well as Chad le Clos and Leith Shankland winning gold medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games and World Youth Games respectively.