Over the years several competitors, teams and coaches have visited South Africa, where they gave clinics, exhibitions and competed in local events. With further research information of these visitors might be located.
An early Australian visitor was Ernest Cavil - Champion of Australia and America - in 1898. See the report from the EP Herald of 10 March, showing Cavill at the "new baths" built in Port Elizabeth, which also reports the creation of the PE Amateur Swimming club on Tuesday 8 March, 1898. A Carnival was held to celebrate the opening of the pool, and Mr Cavil gave an exhibition.
1919 - Australians - Steadman, Morris and Springfield.
1925 - Hilda James
1929 - English women
1930/1931??- Dutch - see 21 Feb 1931 EP Herald
1939 - Australia
1952 - Ann Ross
1956 - Australians - Devitt, Konrads, Gathercole, Bainbridge
1957 - Dutch team from Robben AC
1959 - Judy Grinham
1961 - Australians Jon and Ilse Konrads
1962 - Japanese
1963 - Dutch
1967 - Canadians
1968 - Dick Smith - US Diving coach
1969 - USA Women
1970 - Australia
1976 - Test v Rhodesia
1981 v USA and Canada
1982 Test v Combined Team Canada Germany USA
1984 Test v USA
Australian swim teams visited in 1939 and 1970, while Japanese (1962), Dutch (1963) and in 1967 and 1968 Canadians led by Elaine Tanner visited. Some came alone - swimmers like Don Schollander, English champion Hilda James and diver Ann Ross - stayed for weeks, traveling throughout the country, and often up to Rhodesia.
Various Olympic Coaches like John Harte, Don Gambril, Robert Kiphuth and Deryk Snelling also visited the country.
In 1973 several internationals like Olympic medallists David Wilkie (Great Britain) and Seve Genter (USA) competed in the South African Games. Other international swimmers at the SA Games were J de Brunne, F Monod, S Nieser from Switzerland, world record holder Susan Atwood, A Simmons for the USA, Kurt Steinbach, R Remmel, J Weber, W Kusch, A Kober, F Meeuw, H Gunter-Vesseler, P Nows from West Germany
From 1968 until 1980 South Africa regularly competed against Rhodesia, with many competitors form that country visiting South Africa. A few tours also came from de Sportivo Club in Lorenzo Marques in Mozambique, although never an official team to compete against the Springboks.
In March 1983 a team of school's swimmers from Taiwan visited South Africa.