The warm climate subtropical climate of Natal has given the province an advantage over the other provinces in competitive aquatic sports in South Africa. As a result many schools in the province have developed facilities for aquatic sports, with some boasting multiple pools to cater for the new recent growth in the popularity of water polo as a school sport.
The two major centres of Durban and Pietermaritzburg boast excellent schools with strong traditions in aquatic sports like swimming and water polo. There are also a few old private schools in rural locations, and a growing number of newer state and private schools, that excel in aquatic sports.
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Natal schools swimming team 1973