It was another big effort by Rondebosch Boy’s High who pulled off their ninth win in ten attempts in the Newlands A league Gala on the 27 February, 2013.
Rondebosch who are now viewed as one of the top swimming teams in the country were dominant in most of the events which also saw Paul Roos Gym and Wynberg scrapping it out for the second place.
In the Girls division Rhenish, who went into the gala as the clear favourites, had matters their own way for the majority of the gala although Herschel girls put up a strong challenge and could be in a position to be serious contenders in 2014.
For the past few years now swimming in the Western Cape has been undergoing a revolution. No longer is it the sole domain of the "Big Four" boys' schools who for many years dominated that yardstick of schools swimming in the Cape, the Boy/Girl gala at the Newlands Swimming Baths. A new power has emerged from the home of rugby and red wine. And they're all girls!
Last night Rhenish Girls’ High School took the trophy for the sixth year running at the A-League Boy/Girl Gala in Newlands, officially making them the Best Swimming School in the Western Cape Province.