Durban Girls High School

Durban Girls' High School is a public high school for girls in Glenwood, Durban. The School was established in 1882, which makes us one of the oldest girls’ schools in South Africa. The school caters for girls from Grade 8 to Grade 12 and has over 1200 students. Durban Girls' High School has been recognised as a School of Excellence and Influence by the Alan Gray Foundation. The brother school is Glenwood High School for Boys.

ur pool is used 12 months of the year and is heated and has floodlights. Debbie McLeod’s Action Swimming is our resident club. We have an A and a B swimming team that compete in the Friendly Gala’s. We came 4th in the Annual Interschool’s gala this year and we have 20 odd swimmers and staff that compete in the Midmar mile. Ex SA Swimmer Roxanne Tammadge is our swim coach.

Waterpolo is played in 1st, 3rd and 4th term. We have three teams who compete in the interschool’s league, the first team also competes in the Thomas More winter league, and many tournaments around the province. We have a number of players that have represented KZN.

VILLANOVA, Pa.--Junior swimmers Natalie Elphick and Roxy Tammadge(above), both natives of Durban, South Africa, will begin competition this weekend in the World University Games in Shenzhen, China. Both earned a selection to compete for South Africa based on their performances at the country's Telkom SA National Aquatic Championships held in April 2011.

The opening ceremonies for the World University Games are this Saturday, August 13, while the swimming events take place between August 14-19. Results from each of the events that Elphick and Tammadge participate in will be posted online at, while live results can be accessed via the link at the top of this release (the link will go live upon the start of competition).

In addition, Villanova head coach Rick Simpson is headed to China for the World University Games and will be providing updates during his trip. Simpson noted on Wednesday that both Elphick and Tammadge have arrived at the athletes' village in Shenzhen and are preparing for their first races on Sunday.

Elphick will compete in the 50, 100 and 200 meter freestyle races. She is also qualified for the 400 and 800 meter freestyle relays, with the teams for the relay events to be chosen on site during competition. Tammadge, meanwhile, will swim individually in the 400, 800 and 1500 meter freestyle competitions. She is a candidate for the 800 meter freestyle relay squad as well.

 Elphick entered the South African national championships ranked in the top four in each of her events. Tammadge also had a successful meet in Indianapolis and made her first national team in April.

In competition at the Telkom SA National Aquatic Championships, Elphick finished as the runner-up in the 200 meter free while also finishing third in the 50 free and the 100 free. Tammadge was the runner-up in the 800 meter freestyle while registering a third place finish in both the 400 and 1500 free races. She was also fourth in the 200 free, one spot behind Elphick.