Florida Swimming Club

Despite its long history, the Florida SC website only has some club information from 2013.


Florida Swimming Club holds its’ annual swim-a-thon on the 30 October 2012 at Allen Glen High.

Swimmers are required to swim 60 lengths of a 25 mt pool (1500mts). Each swimmer is sponsored for this event and all monies raised are use by the club to benefit the swimmers. Swimmers will also be eligible for the swim-a-thon trophy which is handed out at the prize-giving in May.

Florida Swimming Club Annual Ladder Relay Gala

4 March 2013

This year one again saw Florida Swimming Club host its annual Ladder Relay Gala where all the schools in our area are invited to attend.

The winners of this years’ gala were:

High School:
Winners – Randpark High

Primary School:
Winners – Curro Aurora

2nd – Weltevreden Park Primary

3rd – Panorama Primary School

alfred and chentelle

2013 - Alfred Purchase and Chentelle Viviers from Florida Swimming Club.

Florida Swimming Club member heads to Europe

Ivan Beukes 2019

Ivan Beukes from Florida Swimming Club (FSC) has qualified to participate in the Mare Nostrum Series (MNS), which is hosted in Europe annually.

The MNS attracts most of Europe’s top international competitors.

Ivan will be travelling with our national head coach, Graham Hill, and the high performance manager, Dean Price, as part of the team participating in the events in Monaco and Canet over the next two weeks.

Ivan, who has always been a top performer, has relocated to Johannesburg from Polokwane to be part of the Florida team, and to train in their programme.

The programme offered at Florida is currently developing some of the province’s top age group swimmers.

Ivan’s coach, Tracey Hemphill of Orcas Swimming, an affiliate of Florida Swimming Club said, “I am very excited for Ivan to have this experience. It is his first international tour and he will be travelling with athletes who are at the top of their game. The exposure for Ivan is likely to motivate him and me for the upcoming season. I am particularly excited about his participation in the SA Short Course Championships, which will be hosted in Pietermaritzburg in August.”


jessica and cassidy nationals 2013

Despite what was a rather dismal event, organisation-wise, Jessica De Beer and Cassidy Stockgidt who were representing CGA at the SA Nationals in Port Elizabeth, went on to medal at this prestigious event. Jessica achieved bronze on the 100mt Breaststroke and Cassidy on the 50mt Breaststroke.


Florida Swimming Club attended this week long gala for the first time last year and we enjoyed the event so much that we went back again this year.

kzn prestige 2013

This event has become a firm favourite on the club’s calendar, with several families heading for the coast for a week each year to participate in this event. While there we take advantage of the beautiful weather and plan group events in the afternoons – this year this included a lunch on the boardwalk in Umhlanga, a trip on the Sarie Marais around Durban Harbour and a dinner in Westville…the evenings see swimmers returning to the King Park pool for finals. Our finalists this year were: Alfred Purchase, Cassidy Stockgidt, Jessica Van Der Merwe, Jonathan Ackerman and Jessica De Beer. Our two relay teams placed in the top 8 with the club finishing 20th out of 43 clubs competing from across South Africa.