Karoly von Törös


Hungarian water polo player and Cape Town (and elsewhere) swimming coach who has produced a number of South African internationals - including Sarah Poewe and Seddon Keyter.


with Natalie du Toit in Cape Town


Vineyard SC - Newlands, Cape Town


Karoly with the 1986 Western Province Masters swim team in Durban


CURRICULUM VITAE

Károly von Törös

SWIMMING RESUME

Address                     501 Portmans Place

8006    Bantry Bay

CAPE TOWN           South Africa

Telephone

(+27) 0824070475      mobile

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Nationality                South African, Hungarian

Born                          Debrecen, Hungary    July 11, 1942

Marital Status          divorced

Health                       excellent

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Education                 Hungary

1956-1960 Eger, Dobó István Gymnasium

Highschool - Matric

1962-65 Szeged, József Attila Tudományegyetem

University for Literature and History1965 Eger, Pedagogiai Foiskola - Coaching Diploma Belgium

1965-1966 Leuven Catholic University of Physical Education of Sport

Languages   - Hungarian, English, German, French, Flemish - I communicate in Afrikaans too

Awards  1995    States award For the Hungarian Sport for the bilateral sport-connections Hungary- South Africa

2000-2009       4 times Coach of the Year

2001                  Junior

Sport Honors            1958-65           HUNGARY Junior Swimming Champion of Hungary Several junior records

Second in Junior Waterpolo

Member of the Hungarian Swimming Nat. Team

Hungarian Champion Swimmer & Waterpolo player of Ferencvárosi Torna Club- Budapest

 

1965-1984       BELGIUM

1965 University Champion of Swimming

1966-84 Member and player of Koninklijke Sport Club Maccabi Antwerpen Swimming –waterpolo -gymnastics.

1977 Waterpolo CHAMPION of Belgium

1981 World best time Masters Swimming Antwerpen

 

ISRAEL

1969-73-77-81 Participated Maccabi Games, Swimming & Waterpolo

Best Player Maccabi Games

 

SOUTH AFRICA     1984- today 1984-85 Waterpolo player Gordons Club-League Champ

1986-87-88-89 Masters Swimming Champion of SA

1988-89           Waterpolo-player Vikings   1st League

1993-94           Waterpolo-player UCT       1st League

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Employment            

HUNGARY                          1960-1965

Professional              Assistant Coach of swimming Ferencvárosi FC

Experience                Budapest

Assistant Trainer of Physical Condition for Swimming& Waterpolo HUNGARIAN NATIONAL TEAM

1992 & l996

Stretching Trainer for the HUNGARIAN OLYMPIC

WATERPOLO TEAM   Seoul, Barcelona & Atlanta Olympics

1994-96-97-98

Guest Teacher of Stretching University of PhysicalEducation  International Teachers Course -

BELGIUM                            1965-1984

1966-1980       Diamond Business Antwerpen

1970-84           Teaching Aerobics and Stretching

1973-84           Head Coach of Swimming,

Coach of Waterpolo & Gymnastics

Sport Club Maccabi Antwerpen

1973-84           Head Coach of Swimming

Antwerpse Zwem Club

1974                National Coach Wien European Champs

1975-84           Lecturer for BLOSO (Ministry of Sport)

Trainers and Coaches Education Swim &  Waterpolo

1974-1984       National Swimming Coach and

Physical Trainer of the Belgian National Team

UNITED STATES of AMERICA

1989    Guest Coach of Waterpolo at YALE UNIVERSITY

 

SOUTH AFRICA     1984-2009

SWIMMING

1985-2009   Head Coach of VINEYARD SWIMMING CLUB

1989    Manager-Coach of SA under14 Team, Israel

1992    National Swimming Coach and liaison officer

for Waterpolo SA Team in Hungary. First official

International sporting event for SA

1998    Head Coach for the Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2000 National Coach World Short Course in AthensOlympic Coach Sidney

2001 Head Coach World Championships Fukouka

Coach World Short Course Moscow

2001    WORLD ALL STAR COACH GOODWILL GAMES

2002 Commonwealth Coach Manchester

2003 Head Coach All Africa Games  Abuja

HEAD COACH for AFRICA  AFRO-ASIAN GAMES

2004 Head Coach World Short Course   Indianapolis

2005–2009      Employed by Swimming SA as National Training Center Head Coach  Cape Town

2007    SA Coach Word Championships    Melbourne

SA All Africa Games Algeria

2008 SA Coach World Short Course       Manchester

OLYMPIC COACH   next Dirk Lange   Peking

2009    SA Coach World Championships Roma

WATERPOLO

1986-88 Coach for SA U19 & U25 Team  -Israel

1991 Nominated Springbok Coach SA Team, Hungary

Coached several Provincial and Club Teams

 

ALGERIA                             2009-2012

Head Coach of Swimming and Waterpolo

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NATIONAL COACHING POSITIONS

BELGIUM                            1974-84

Member of the National Technical Committee of Swimming

SOUTH AFRICA                 1985-2009

Member and executive of SA Swimming Coaches Association

Chairman of WP Masters Swimming

Chairman of Western Province Coaches Association

Member of Western Province Sport Academy

Member of ANC Sport Council

Chairman of the Hungarian Association of the Cape

National Coach

Head Coach of the National Trainings Center UWC

 

CLINICS 

BELGIUM

Physical Condition for Swimmers, Gent

Physical Training for Swimmers-New Breast stroke style

Bruxelles

NAMIBIA

Waterpolo, Windhoek

SOUTH AFRICA

1984    The Breast Stroke Story - Pretoria University

1989    Hungarian Medley Swimming - Durban Nat.

1990    Stretching for Swimmers Jburg Nat.

1998    Differences in trainings between Female and Male Swimmers Stellenbosch - Coaches Academy

2000-2009

Several clinics given in Johannesburg, East London, Port Elisabeth, Cape Town of Swimming

2004 SWAZILAND

Clinic of Swimming and Coaching

2006 Lecturer Coaching bridging course for SA Swimming

HUNGARY

1992-94-96-98 Stretching for Waterpolo, Handball, Volleyball - Szeged

Stretching Teachers Education College - Szeged

Stretching International Teachers CourseUniversity of Physical Education Budapest

1996    Swimming International Teachers Course - Budapest

1997 Stretching for Aerobic Master Course- Budapest

UAE

2010  Swimming  Dubai

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OUTSTANDING SWIMMERS I HAVE COACHED

South Africa

SARAH POEWE - WORLD CHAMPION 50 & 100m Breast Athens 20004th,5th,6th at Sidney Olympics  2000

World Short Course 2nd Moscow    2001

Commonwealth Games 3 second places and  a third Manchester England

2002Berlin World Cup winning 100 Breast 2007

German Short Course Champion 100 Breast 2007

European Champs 3rd 50 Breast Debrecen  2007

German Champion 100-200m Breast   2008

European record 100m Breast 2008

Beijing OLYMPICS   2008

NATALIE du TOIT  SA Champion 400m IM Africain & SA record     1998

Hungarian Champion 400 IM 1998

Several Age group records and Championships

Loosing her leg 2001

Second SA Championships   2003

Second SA Championships    2004

5  PARA-OLYMPIC GOLD   in Athens 2004

SA Swimmer of the Year 2006

Africa Champion 1500m Free   Alger 2007

World Global Youth Leader   Geneva 2008

Open Water World Champs 4th 2008

Beijing Olympics   Open Water 2008

5 PARALIMPIC GOLD   BEIJING 2008

WENDY TROTT Youngest SA Champion 2004

SA Champion 400-800-1500m Free 2005-06-07-08-09

World Champs Melburne 7th 800m Free 2007

Bejing Olympics 3th 2008

Roma World Championships 6th 2009

3 times NCAA Champion    USA2009-12

SEBASTIEN ROUSSEAU

SA Champion 200 Fly 2007-08

SA record 200 Fly 2007-08-09

Beijing Olympics 4x200 Final 2008

Roma World Championships 7th 200 Fly 2009

CHANNEL VAN WYK

SA Champion 50 Back 2005-08-09

Short Course Champion 2004

Short Course Champion 2008-09

SEDDON KEYTER - SA Backstroke Champion & recorder

Barcelona Olympics 1992

KARL THANING Athens Olympics 2004

ZIADA JARDINE

First SA Champion Black women   2003

Second All Africa Games Abuja 2003

Afro-Asian Champion India 2003

World Short Course Semifinal Indianapolis 2004

SCOTT FIELD Paralympian

WORLD RECORD 50m Free AFRICA GAMES 1999Sidney Silver PARALIMPICS Sidney  20003 Silver Athenes PARALYMPICS  2004

RAAZIK NORDIEN First SA Champion of Color 2000

INGRID HAIDEN SA Champion Breast 2003

All Africa Champion   Abuja 2003

Afro-Asian Champion India 2003

NATALIE BURKE  - SA CHAMPION 50 and 100 Breast 2004

RENÉ MOUTON - SA Champion 100m Free 2005

MARIZANNE GRUNDLIGH SA Champion 100 Free 2002

WICKUS NIENABER SWAZI ChampionSidney OLYMPICS 2000

CLAUD CLOETESA Pentathlon Champion’s Swimming training Atlanta Olympics 15th 1996

HADAR ABRO Breast stroke Champion of Israel

NIGEL CONES Masters World Champion Brazil

 

SPRINGBOK WATERPOLO PLAYERS: NATIONAL TEAM

JOHN BREETZKE, PAUL EMSLIE, ANTON BOTHA,PAUL HARLEY, STAN BELIKOFF

 

BELGIUM

Breast stroke Champions:   Rudy VINGERHOETS

Hugo HELSEN 

Sidney APPELBOOM

Brigitte BECUE Freestyle Champion

Ward DE CRACKERChannel Swimmer

Vera ZEITZEN

Annemie LANDMEETERS

Waterpolo Nationals David WITTEBOON

Joel GEMEINER

 

ALGERIA

NABIL KEBBAB

DAID SOFIANE

OUSSAMA SAHNOUNE

ABDELKADER AFANE

MALIA MGHEZZI

FELLA BENACEUR

SARA HADJ ABDERRAHMANE

BADIS and RYAD DJENDOUCI

NESRINE KHELIFATI

AMEL MELEH

FOREIGN INVOLVMENT

BINTA DIOP Senegal Champion of Fly Olympic Team 2008

 

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