Durban High School for Boys

Springboks: Surfing, swimming, lifesaving

Stephen Mulholland, SA Swimming and All American swimming champion.

Michael Bolstridge, SA Swimming. Chosen to swim at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The team was banned from participating.

Byron Jeffers, Youngest swimmer to medal, aged 14, at the South African Senior Nationals. Represented SA at Commonwealth Youth Games in Scotland 2000.Three Africa age group records and eight British age group records.First Team All-American in 200m free relay, 2003/4.

Alan Burt Gala

On Saturday 13 February, Durban High School hosted the Alan Burt Gala at Kings Park Swimming Pool as part of the 150th Celebrations.

This year was the 50th year of this annual gala, also dubbed the Top 10 Gala, and is traditionally attended by five schools from KZN and five schools from Gauteng:

Durban High School, Kearsney College, Glenwood High School, Westville Boys’ High, Clifton College; and

KES, Pretoria Boys’ High, St David’s Marist Inanda, Parktown Boys’ High School and St Stithians College.

Overall, Westville Boys’ High was the winning school, with over 70 points ahead of the next team. However, there were some in tightly contested battles between the other teams, with St David’s and Pretoria Boy’s battling it out for 2nd and 3rd, St Stithians and Glenwood for 4th and 5th position and only 3 points difference between Maritzburg College and Kearsney.

The final results were:

1st           Westville Boys’
2nd          St David’s
3rd           Pretoria Boys’
4th           St Stithians
5th           Glenwood
6th           Maritzburg College
7th           Kearsney
8th           KES
9th           DHS
10th         Parktown Boys’