South African Swimming Championships 

1975 - Johannesburg

Paul Blackbeard won six individual titles - and three relay gold medals - with Natal, while Dougie Eager set new national records for both breastroke events. Blackbeard's achievement is bettered by Graham Hill winning seven titles in 1985.

The Ellis Park pool had somehow been drained shortly before the event (sabotage?), so the water was still very cold when the swimming started.

  

  Men       Women    
Freestyle              
100 Paul Blackbeard Dick van der Jagt Frank Waterman   Caroline Wild Sue Duncan Sonia Germishuis
200 Paul Blackbeard Simon Gray Terrence Kelley   Valerie Walls Sue Dickie Ria van Zyl
400 Simon Gray Brett Davies Anton van Niekerk   Sue Dickie Ria van Zyl Sue Duncan
800         Ria van Zyl Sue Dickie Claire Taylor
1500 Simon Gray Brett Davies Anton van Niekerk      
Backstroke              
100 John Spire Jannie Horn Peter Storzner   Rita Klei Mo Lamont Letchen Walden
200 Peter Storzner Simon Gray Allan Furniss  

 Rita Klei

Mo Lamont Letchen Walden
Breaststroke              
100 Dougie Eager (NR) Peter Inglis Martinus Erdman   Sharon Poole Linda Jardine Carmel Goodman
200 Dougie Eager (NR) Peter Inglis Gregg Scott   Sharon Poole Linda Jardine Carmel Goodman
Butterfly              
100 Paul Blackbeard (NR) Terrence Kelley David McCarney   Mary-Lou Bailey Jackie Sleigh Lynne Slade
200 Paul Blackbeard Terrence Kelley David Gray   Sue Dickie Anela Kossen Lynne Slade
IM               
200 Paul Blackbeard Terrence Kelley Jannie Horn   Suzette Jansen (NR) Ann Bradshaw Sharon Poole
400 Paul Blackbeard David Gray Andy van der Spuy   Suzette Jansen Sue Dickie Anela Kossen
Free relay              
200         Transvaal (NR)  Border Rhodesia
400 Natal (NR) Transvaal Western Province   Transvaal (NR) Rhodesia Border
800 Natal          
Medley relay          
400 Natal Western Province Orange Free State   Transvaal Western Province Border
               
Diving              
1m Don Liebermann Barry Birkett Martin Lundie   Elaine Parker    
3m Don Liebermann Barry Birkett     Adrienne Farrel Elaine Parker Susan Lamont
 Synchronised swimming              
Stunts         Wendy Davies Colleen Davies Lyle Walsh
               
Ellis Brown trophy Natal          

 Springbok Team      

  Men       Women    
  Paul Blackbeard       Mary-Lou Bailey  
  Brett Davies       Sharon Poole  
  Dougie Eager        Sue Dickie    
  David Gray       Suzette Jansen  
  Simon Gray       Sue Duncan    
  Jannie Horn       Anela Kossen  
  Peter Storzner       Ria van Zyl    
  Peter Inglis       Letchen Walden  
          Mo Lamont    

1975 Feb 22

1975 Feb 24

1975 Feb 24 A Mercury

1975 Feb 24 B Mercury

Monday

Tuesday

2011

2044

1022

1066

1067

Thursday Maybe

Thursday Results

Thursday

Friday Polo Final

Friday

South African Senior Schools Swimming, Diving and Synchronised Swimming Championships

15 March 1975 - Beach Baths, Durban

Transvaal swimmers athe march past during the 1975 South African Primary Schools swimming championships at Bloemfontein.

1975 South African Primary Schools swimming championships
1975 South African Primary Schools swimming championships