About Free State Swim

Free State Aquatics managed to produce a great number of South African champions as well as Olympic medal winners. 


Free State Aquatics has served Bloemfontein, the Free State, South Africa and the world well over the past number of years. Free State Aquatics has been able to make adjustments and remain relevant in a changing environment in which it has developed, grown and excelled.

The brand is known and revered throughout South Africa and even internationally and the products of the federation make a positive difference wherever they are. Our foundations are based on athlete development as well as our responsibility to social upliftment for all levels of our population. We strive to serve our national body by providing in all the services required by them as well as to serve a well deserved space in the sporting fraternity of the Free State province.

Free State Aquatics is structured on these foundations and it is constantly adapting to new developments. The wave of change washing over our country confirms the value of Free State Aquatics traditions.

Free State Aquatics managed to produce a great number of South African champions as well as Olympic medal winners. Names such as Ryk Neethling, George du Rand, the Markgraaff’s, Johnstone brothers, the Horn brothers, Tania Oosthuizen, Alice Eskreet, Hannelie Vermeulen, Martie Pepler, Jeanine Steenkamp, the Allers sisters and many more. Coaches to the likes of Santa van Jaarsveld, Simon Gray, Syd Gibbons Lizelle Markgraaff and Lynette Wessels produced many swimmers of high standard. Administrators served Swimming South Africa well as Swim board members and National selectors.

Free State Aquatics believes that sport plays a critical role in the development of a healthy lifestyle in schools and communities. Swimming specific is an essential life skill that can be applied in a competitive and recreational environment it is one of the few sports that can be practiced throughout one’s life.

Free State Aquatics strives to establish friendly and loyal cooperation between all members for the benefit of swimming, efficient and effective administration, harmonious coexistence and cooperation amongst members and to promote the best interests of swimmers and swimming in the Free State.

Free State Aquatics an affiliate member of Swimming South Africa ensured that no discrimination based on all the above mentioned will ever happen.

We engaged on an active development program and managed to train a great number of Learn to Swim Instructors working at different levels such as the teaching of learners how to swim. Our partnership with the Department of Education enabled Free State Aquatics to bring the basic concepts to the previously disadvantaged communities.

The registered number of swimmers and Water Polo players increased every year and we manage to maintain a growing number of approximately 550 swimmers and Water Polo players. Free State School swimming is very strong and is continuously growing. We face a declining number of facilities and need to engage into partnerships with the provincial government to increase the numbers in all areas.

Free State Aquatics will strive to serve the community and the country in developing excellent swimmers and also to bring the basics of swimming, Diving and Water polo to all communities.

Free State Aquatics will strive to serve the community and the country in developing excellent swimmers and also to bring the basics of swimming, Diving and Water polo to all communities.

 

Free State Aquatics Management:


   

Deon Dooling 

President

Jan Barnard &

Annelene Thomas

Vice Presidents

Jaqui De Kock

Secretary
     

Valerie Dirks

Administrator & Transormation

Basil Smith

Treasurer

Linda Barnard

Member
     

Pieter Henning

Member

Jennifer Pretorius

Member

Bertus van Gijssel

Member


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