Portuguese Mozambique and Angola

Competitive aquatic sports existed in the former Portuguese colonies, evidenced by newspaper articles, swimming clubs and many swimming pools. The colonies were treated as part of Portugal, so many went to compete in the mother country. Sporting contact with South Africa was not extensive, although it did exist.

Swimming facilities were built in many of the towns by the municipalities, companies and private clubs. 

Click HERE to see some of the many dead pools visible on the map. Photographs of the swimming Towns of Mozambique and Angola can be found here.

University of Witwatersrand tour to Lorenzo Marques for the opening of the swimming pool of the Grupo Desportivo Club.


Gondola pool opeing with Rhodesian team.