South African Swimming Championships 

1967 - Johannesburg

  Men       Women    
110 Brian Stewart Jon Reen Nico van der Merwe   Karen Muir Marion Lay Ann Fairlie
220 Brian Elliot Brian Stewart Jon Reen   Elaine Tanner (NR) Karen Muir Diane Ludorf
440 Brian Elliot Nico van der Merwe Tyrone Tozer   Elaine Tanner Karen Muir Diane Ludorf
1650 Brian Elliot Tyrone Tozer G Bolton   Diane Ludorf (NR) Jane Hughes P Steynberg
110 Brian Stewart Chris Sherwell Charl Meyer   Karen Muir Ann Fairlie Colleen Adnams
220 Brian Stewart Chris Sherwell Pieter Cilliers   Elaine Tanner Karen Muir Ann Fairlie
110 Anthony Mellon B Glover T Fisher   Shirley van der Poel Dale Hastie Allison Marquard
220 Anthony Mellon T Fisher P van Niekerk   Dale Hastie Shirley van der Poel Allison Marquard

110 JohnKeyter (NR) Ron Jacks Mike Bolstridge   Elaine Tanner (NR) Diane Ludorf E Malherbe
220 John Keyter Mike Bolstridge Harold Pearce   Elaine Tanner (NR) Diane Ludorf Nancy Harris

220 Tyrone Tozer Halton Cheadle Gerhard Braak   Karen Muir Elaine Tanner Ann Fairlie
440 Brian Elliot Robbie de Villiers Harold Pearce   Jane Huhes Jean Burden Diane Ludorf

Free relay              
220 Noord Transvaal and Transvaal tie   Canada Noord Transvaal Transvaal
440 Eastern Province NTvl Transvaal   Canada Noord Transvaal Transvaal
880 Eastern Province NTvl Natal        

Medley relay              
220 Transvaal Western Province Rhodesia   Canada Transvaal Rhodesia
440         Transvaal Noord Transvaal Canada

1m Don Lieberman Terry Rossiter Rob Stewart   L Grant Stuart Sarie Bezuidenhout Dorothy Amrstong
3m Don Lieberman Terry Rossiter Rob Stewart        
Water Polo Currie Cup Eastern Transvaal          
Ellis Brown Trophy Noord Transvaal Transvaal Rhodesia      

Springbok Team            
Swimming         Karen Muir    
          Diane Ludorf (NR)    
          Shirley van der Poel    
          Ann Fairlie    
Water Polo              
  R Anderson Transvaal          
  Germishuis Eastern Transvaal          
  Billy Otto Transvaal          
  Hennie Pelser Transvaal          
  J Zwart Transvaal          
  F van Niekerk Eastern Transvaal          
  Wally Voges Western Province          
  K Botha Natal          
  Derek Kneebone Transvaal          
  Kevin Fialkov Western Province          
  Cedric Savage Natal          

Canadian swimmers like Elaine Tanner and Ron Jacks toured South Africa during the Karen Muir era -

One of Canada’s finest swimmers of the 1960s, Ron Jacks started swimming at six years old. His family moved to Vancouver from Winnipeg in 1955, and within two years Jacks was enjoying competitive swimming. In his formative years, he trained with the Vancouver “Y” swim club, under Canadian coach Ted Simpson, until its demise in 1966.

While swimming with the ‘Y,’ Ron won many medals at the 1964, 1965, and 1966 national championships, and attended the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo as a member of the Canadian swim team. He would also join the Canadian team for the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the 1972 Munich Olympics.

In April of 1966, after training in California under Olympic coach Don Gambril, Jacks took the bronze in the 100-yard butterfly at the US nationals and won a full athletic scholarship at the University of Indiana. He attended Indiana from 1966-72, and trained under coach Doc Counsilman.

During the summer months, Jacks returned from Indiana to participate in the Canadian championships, winning numerous medals and setting seven Canadian records between 1965-72.

In 1966, at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, Jacks won his first international medals: gold in the 110-yard butterfly, gold in the 440-yard medley relay, and silver in both the 440-yard medley relay and the 880-yard freestyle relay.

Over the next few years he would follow this with a series of international medals: three silver (400m medley relay, 400m freestyle relay, and 800m freestyle relay) at the 1967 Winnipeg Pan American Games, two silver (400m freestyle relay, 800m freestyle relay) and one bronze (100m freestyle relay) at the 1971 Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia.

In 1972, Jacks retired from competitive swimming and turned to coaching and training many of Canada’s top swimmers, including BC Sports Hall of Famers Shannon Smith (1976 Olympic bronze medalist) and Pam Rai (1986 Commonwealth Games gold medalist).