The first school in the town dates from 1907. Since then Edenvale has played an active role in the Eastern Transvaal ASA (now Eastern Gauteng Aquatics). The 1940's sports grounds of the Holy Rosary Convent (above) show a school dedicated to sporting activities, as the new indoor pool at Edenvale High does also.
While some schools do participate in competitive sports, few in Edenvale have their own pool. In the continued battle against government efforts to destroy the once-formidable South African education system, Edenvale High and Curro Edenvale have both built their own indoor swimming facilities in 2020.
Other schools that enter teams at inter-schools galas include Eden Glen Primary and High schools, Eastleigh, Hurleyvale, and also Dunvegan Primary schools. These schools benefit from the growing number of lucrative private swimming schools and clubs that offer competitive swimming training, outside of the schooling system.
The 2020 swimming season ended on a high note this year as we placed second at the C- League Inter-High, where we competed against the likes of Crawford Lonehill, Dainfern College, Curro Aurora, and De La Salle.
In Open Water events, any swimmers competed in the Cradle moon events and although the distance is shorter they did extremely well most finishing in the top 20 swimmers.
Approximately 15 swimmers participated at Buffelspoort Platinum mile and we had 3 swimmers in the top 10, namely Kyle Letley, Kieryn Letley, and Kerrin Burgess, however, all achieved a medal. Another highlight was Jenna Beeton winning her age category at Sterkfontein swim.
In 2020 the Edenvale HS swimmers have both an outdoor and a new indoor facility.
The school was founded in 1940, and in 2020 thrives as a Cathlolic Girls School.
It has won Inter-Catholic Swimming, Athletics and Hockey on numerous occasions and features top national and provincial representatives in all disciplines.
The school A-Team takes part in the Premier League and our B-Team takes part in the A-League. Our girls also participate in the Midmar Mile, and the annual St Henry’s Invitational Gala in Durban.
Holy Rosary girls swimming with the Dynamo Aquatics Club in nearby Bedfordview competing in the 2019 Midmar Mile.
The local branch of the private school chain opened its four-lane pool in 2020.