KEVIN RICHARDS

1984: Selected to represent South Africa against U.S.A. Touring Team. Twice selected for the South African Surf Life Saving Association Team. Represented E.P. at swimming, water polo and living.

1974: Won S.A. Primary Schools U/10 Diving Championships.

1977: S.A. Ironman Nipper Champion.

1979: Won Enduro Swim from Redhouse to Swartkops.

1978/79 and 1979/80: Member of U.A.S.C. team which won E.P. first league water polo championship.

1980 & 1981: Selected for S.A. High Schools Water Polo "A" Team.

1979-80-81-82 and 84: Won Redhouse River Mile, 981: Selected for S.A. Life Saving Trials. 982: Presented with Uitenhage Rotary Club "Youth Merit Award".

1982: Awarded Swimming scholarship at University f Houston, U.S.A.

1984: Won Victor Ludorum at S.A. Defense Force swimming Championships. Held S.A. 100 m and 200 m backstroke records. Won 200 Individual medley and 400 Freestyle S.A. championships, finished 2nd in 100 m and 200 m S.A. backstroke championships.

1985: Won Durban Mainstay 3, 5 km Surf swim.

1987: Won Redhouse River Mile for the sixth time.


HAROLD HAMMOND

Foundation member and Patron of U.A.S.C.

Represented Eastern Province at swimming and water polo.

Harold served the U.A.S.C. for many years as Secretary and Treasurer, and was very active at Eastern Province

and South African levels as a swimming and water polo Official and Administrator.

1933: Won Redhouse River Mile in record time.

1954: Manager of Eastern Province team to National Championships.

1965 — 1966: Elected President of E.P.A.S.A.

1966: Presented with South African Meritorious Service Award.


DEREK COETZER

1961 & 1963: Represented Eastern Province at Swimming.

1964 — 1966: Represented Natal at Swimming. 1966: Won S.A. 110yds Breaststroke Championship. Finished 2nd in S.A. 220 yds Breaststroke Championship, beaten by Rhodesian Champion. 1967: Captained Transvaal Swimming Team at National Championships

In 1936 the present Uitenhage Amateur Swimming Club was formed.

The first President was R.D. Teddy Elliot; father of Peter Elliot — the first Club member to be selected to represent South Africa.

The U.A.S.C. was fortunate to have such outstand¬ing members as Geoff Mandy, Peter Elliot, Arrie Snetler, Harold Hammond, Victor Kennedy and Olga Parkinson when it started and it was immediate¬ly a force in Eastern Province swimming. In the past 50 years it has produced three Springboks in Geoff Mandy (diving), Peter Elliot and Kevin Richards (swimming). Seven of its members, Peter Elliot, Ernie Nicholson, Derek Coetzer and Kevin Richards (swimming), Geoff Mandy (diving), Mally Richards and Anthony Skinner (biathlon) have won National Championships, while Harold Hammond and Albert Boliter were presented with South African Meritorious Service Awards.

Over the years the Club has been well served by loyal and capable Administrators such as Harold Ham¬mond (Secretary, Treasurer and Patron), Taffy Evans (President and Patron), Eric Dodd (President), Shirley Wadsworth (President), John Davies (President), Albert Boliter (President (23 years) and Patron), Ernie and Estelle Nicholson, Jill Boliter, Raymond Seady, Stan Coetzer, Minkey Ferreira, Basil Rabie, Ludi Schultz and in more recent years Toekie Eckley (President), Herman van Teylingen, Peter and Irene Baker, Ralph Watson, Shirley Jacobs, Jean Carter, Maria Slack, Karel Elferink, Mally Richards, Nick van Tender, Mary McClelland and Tremayn Cornish. The Club has also been very fortunate to have had the services of such outstanding coaches as Arthur (Coxie) Harrow, Peter J. Lemley, Peter Elliot, Albert Boliter, Ernie Nicholson, Basil Rabie, Ralph Watson and Tremayn Cornish, to develop the Uiten¬hage swimming talent.

One of the main attributes of the Club has been its encouragement of family participation, which helped to foster the keen Club spirit that has always pre¬vailed. The Administration has as a result been mainly carried out by parents, who through their partici-pation have also provided the Club with a regular supply of very capable Officials. A number of these Officials, Harold Hammond and Albert Boliter (Referee), Toekie Eckley (Chief Judge), Herman Van Teylingen (Starter) and Karel Elferink (Water Polo) have officiated as senior officials at the National Championships.

Included in this brochure are details of members, who have mainly achieved success or recognition at a National level. An attempt has been made to compile the history of the Club, unfortunately for numerous reasons all the details could not be obtained and the records specified are thus only as accurate as could be compiled with the information available.


ABRIDGED RECORD OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE UITENHAGE AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB AND ITS MEMBERS

1936: Formation of the Uitenhage Amateur Swimming Club.

First President — R.D. "Teddy" Elliot.

OLGA PARKIN: First winner of the UASC Ladies' Championship and Castle Breweries Trophy.

1936 and 1937:  PETER ELLIOT won Redhouse River Mile.

1936/37: TAFFY EVANS elected President of the Club.

1936, 1937 and 1938: GEOFF MANDY won Eastern Province Men's Diving Championships.

1936 — 1940: GEOFF MANDY Runner-up in South African Men's Diving Championships.

1939 and 1940: PETER ELLIOT won South African 500 yds and 880 yds Freestyle Championships.

1937/38:   MU1R vs RIEBEEK ASHES TEAMS:

Muir:   Dick Cherrington, Malcolm Gillmer, Jack Elliot, Tony Heugh.

Riebeek: Olga and Myrtle Parkin, Joan Nicholson, Eva Thompson.

1939: PETER ELLIOT selected to represent South Africa against touring Australian swimming team.

DICK CHERRINGTON won Eastern Province 100, 220 and 500 yds Championships.

DICK CHERRINGTON won Redhouse River Mile.

1940: EASTERN PROVINCE REPRESENTATIVES:

Dick Cherrington, Malcolm Gillmer, Peter Elliot, Geoff Mandy.

1941  - 1946: Inter-Provincial swimming stopped for duration of the war.

1941 - 1945: No Redhouse River Mile events held during war years.

1946 -1948: ERIC DODD: President of the UASC.

1946 -1947: PETER ELLIOT, after nine years again won the Redhouse River Mile.

UASC won teams events at the Redhouse River Mile.

UASC won Eastern Province First League Water Polo Championship.

Commencement of plans and preparations for new pool at the Old Outspan.

EASTERN PROVINCE REPRESENTATIVES:

Swimming: Albert Boliter, Peter Elliot, Tony Heugh,Arrie Snetler, Charlie Phillipson, Paul Winer and Nolan Harth.

Diving: Geoff Mandy.

Water Polo: Basil Rabie, Graham Cherrington, Man Botha, Harold Hammond, George Myers and Tony Heugh.

1947: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS held in Port Elizabeth

The following Old Muirites and UASC members participated:

Swimming:   Ernie Nicholson (Transvaal), Oppie Schroeder (Griquas), Reggie Hughes (Border), Peter Elliot, Tony  Heugh and Albert  Boliter (Eastern Province).

Diving: Geoff Mandy.

Water Polo: Graham Cherrington, Tony Heugh and Harold Hammond (E.P.).

GEOFF MANDY won the South African Diving Championship.

1947/1948: ALBERT BOLITER won Redhouse River Mile and UASC retained Murrell Trophy for teams race.

ARRIE SNETLER, fifth UASC swimmer home, swam the River Mile for the twentieth time.

ALBERT BOLITER : first winner of Dick Cherrington Memorial Trophy for 220 yds Freestyle. EASTERN PROVINCE REPRESENTATIVES: Swimming: Errol Farr, Albert Boliter.

Diving: Geoff Mandy.

Water Polo: Basil Rabie, Man Botha, George Myers. GEOFF MANDY selected to represent South Africa at the Olympic Games in London. 1949: ERNIE NICHOLSON won Redhouse River Mile.

ERNIE NICHOLSON and GEOFF MANDY among the twenty-four "possibles" nominated by the South African Swimming Union for selection for the Empire Games in 1950. They were the only two representatives from the Eastern Province. 1949/1950: UASC held internal 5-a-side Water Polo League. The members of the eight teams were as follows:

Platties: Rabie (Capt), Alexander Wales, H. v.d. Merwe, C. Gouws.

Bullfrogs: Elliot (Capt), A. Smith, Lamb, E. Farr, D. Cunningham.

Sharks: Snetler (Capt), Bright, Mike Dovey, Pattinson, La Trobe.

Otters:   L.   Littleford   (Capt),   E.   Nicholson, G. Lambourne, R. Hockley, J. Nell. Eels:    M.    Dovey    (Capt), Phillipson, Prentice, Hitchins, Vermaak.

Seals: Stevens (Capt), A. Boliter, M. Richards, N. Littleford, Williams.

Crabs: Lewis (Capt), Blackburn, Eckley, V. Cunningham, R. v.d. Merwe.

Opblaasies: G. Gouws (Capt), P. Botha, P. Winer, Kershaw, Bigge.

1950: ERNIE NICHOLSON won Redhouse River Mile in a new record time of 20 mins 23.3. UASC won River Mile Team event. Swimmers were Ernie Nicholson, Albert Boliter, Paul Winer, Peter Elliot and Eric Stevens.

ERNIE NICHOLSON won the Buffalo River Mile in East London.

ALBERT BOLITER swam second in the Buffalo River Mile in East London.

ERNIE NICHOLSON won South African Men's 220 yds Breaststroke Championship at National Cham­pionships.

1950: GEOFF MANDY beaten by Willie Welgemoed for S.A. Men's Diving Championship. PETER ELLIOT introduced a pacing machine to assist with the training of Uitenhage swimmers at the old Magennis Park Swimming Bath.

1951:   ERNIE   NICHOLSON   broke   the Eastern Province Men's 100 yds Freestyle record with a new

'74 1977: EASTERN PROVINCE REPRESENATIVES:

KEVIN RICHARDS won U/10   S.A. Primary schools Diving Championship. MARGARET NICHOLSON broke EP High Schools 10 m Backstroke record.

Swimming: Lyn Eckley, Denise Woolerton, Ineke de Groot, Jeanette Woolerton, Kevin Richards, Derek Clunie, Margaret Nicholson, Esther Gouws.

Diving: Kevin Richards.

Water Polo: Mally Richards.

1976/77: ESTELLE NICHOLSON appointed astern Province Age Group Convener.

1977: ESTELLE NICHOLSON appointed Chaperone of the Eastern Province Team to Nationals.

1978: WAYNE PENNACCHINI and CRA1G LIGHTFOOT won S.A. Primary Schools Diving Championships.

1978/79 and 1979/80: UASC 1st and 2nd Teams won Eastern Province Water Polo Leagues.

1978 — 1980: EASTERN PROVINCE REPRESEN­TATIVES:

Swimming: G. Carelse, A. Carter, K. Richards, L. Hutchinson, L. Jacobs, M. Jacobs, C. Carelse. Water   Polo:    R.    Clayton,    R.    Meihuizen,    J. McClelland, T. Hansen, A. Nicholson, F. Hellman, Craig   Nell,   Zane   Clements,   M.   Richards,   K. Richards, A. Skinner, K. Elferink, G. Hardy. Diving: C. Lightfoot, W. Lightfoot, L. Strydom, W. Pennacchini, C. Audley. Biathlon: P. Meihuizen, G. Eckley, E. Baker.

1979: ALBERT BOLITER (Convener) SYLVIA HURTER (in charge of Catering), ESTELLE NICHOLSON (Assistant Secretary) served on Tour­nament Committee for National Championships in Port Elizabeth.

First SA Primary schools - 1968

ESTELLE NICHOLSON and SYLVIA HURTER presented with Eastern Province Meritorious Service Awards.

1979/80: SYLVIA HURTER elected Secretary of Eastern Province A.S.A.

KEVIN RICHARDS won Enduro Swim from Red-house to Swartkops.

KEVIN RICHARDS won Redhouse River Mile. KAREL ELFERINK  captained  Eastern Province Water Polo Team at National Championships. KEVIN RICHARDS won Redhouse River Mile. ALLEN   NICHOLSON   selected for  S.A. High Schools Water Polo "A" Team. TREVOR HANSEN and CRAIG NELL selected for S.A. High Schools Water Polo "B" Team, Trevor Captaining the team.

KEVIN RICHARDS won S.A. High Schools 100 m Backstroke Championship.

1980/81: UASC won Durban Grosvenor Inter-Club Water Polo Tournament.

ALBERT BOLITER presented with S.A. Meritorious Service Award.

JILL BOLITER and ESTELLE NICHOLSON presented with S.A. Officials Badges Awards.

KEVIN RICHARDS and TIM ORSMOND selected for S.A. High Schools Water Polo "A" Team.

ALLEN NICHOLSON and SANDRO GOTTINI selected for S.A. High Schools Water Polo "B" Team.

SYLVIA HURTER elected Chaperone of Eastern Province Team to National Championships. STEVEN   CANTER   Victor   Ludorum   at   E.P. Primary Schools Championships. KEVIN RICHARDS won Redhouse River Mile. KAREL    ELFERINK    presented    with    Eastern Province Meritorious Service Award. KAREL   ELFERINK   coached   Eastern   Province Water Polo Team for National Championships. ANTHONY SKINNER Captained Eastern Province Water Polo Team for National Championships. ALBERT BOLITER (Convener) ESTELLE NICHOLSON and SYLVIA HURTER served on Tournament  Committee  for National  Champion­ships in Port Elizabeth.

1979/82: ALBERT BOLITER served as President of the Eastern Province A.S.A.

1981/82:  KEVIN RICHARDS won Uitenhage Rotary Club "Youth Merit Award". ANTHONY SKINNER won S.A. Biathlon Cham­pionship.

SYLVIA HURTER appointed Chaperone of South African Coastal team.

KEVIN RICHARDS won Redhouse River Mile. ALLEN NICHOLSON and KEVIN  RICHARDS selected for S.A. High Schools Water Polo "A" Team.

ALLEN NICHOLSON selected Captain of Eastern Province Schools Water Polo Team.

1980 — 83: EASTERN PROVINCE REPRESEN­TATIVES:

Swimming:Steven Canter, Michael Carter, Mia, Lyn and Kim Jacobs, Debbie Collier, Desiree Hattingh, Geoff Collier, David Canter, Kevin Richards, Grant Carelse, Ronald van Niekerk, Judith and Nicola Hutchinson, Cindy Carelse.

Diving: Patty McCarthy, Eleanor Dodd, Greame Eckley, Riaan Bellingan, Leigh Potgieter, Rory van Vuuren, Debbie Collier.

Water Polo:Anthony Skinner, John Eckley, Brad van der Riet, Craig Nell, Marshall Brennan, Rob Meihuizen, Zane Clements, Graham Hardy, Peter Clough, Kevin Richards, Alien Nicholson, Sandro Gottini, John McClelland, Howard Schady, Andrew Boliter, Keith Liddiard.

Biathlon: Michael Canter, David Canter, Graeme Eckley, Paul Meihuizen, Kevin van Tonder.

1983: UASC finished 5th in National Inter Club Competition at S.A. Age Group Diving Championships.

RIAAN BELLINGAN first in Under 16 S.A. Age Group Diving Championships.

ELEANOR DODD second in Under 18 S.A. Age Group Diving Championships.

GREAME ECKLEY third in Under 14 S.A. Age Group Diving Championships.

MARSHALL BRENNAN selected for S.A.  High Schools Water Polo "B" Team.

ANTHONY SKINNER won South African Biathlon Championships.

DEBBIE COLLIER third at S.A. Primary Schools Diving Championships.

MICHAEL CARTER third in S.A. Primary Schools Swimming Championships.

GREAME EKCLEY second at S.A. High Schools Diving Championships.

RIAAN BELLINGAN third at S.A. High Schools Diving Championships.

ESTELLE and ERNIE NICHOLSON, JILL BOLITER and RAY SEADY elected Honorary Life Members of UASC.

ALBERT BOLITER elected President of Eastern Province A.S.A.

1983/84: UAS Club's most successful year. Forty-one members selected for provincial representation in various Aquatic Sports.

Swimming: Hilton and Wayne Slack, Loren Botten, Dominic Lagan, Debbie Collier, Mia and Lyn Jacobs, Michael Carter, Steven Canter, Kevin van Tender, Diane Kennedy, Mark Elferink. Diving: Leigh Potgieter, Patty McCarthy, Greame Eckley, Riaan Bellingan.

Water  Polo:   Rob  Meihuizen,   John  McClelland, Steven Swart, lan Schultz, Richard Groves, Shawn van Vuuren, Keith Liddiard, Eddie Baker, Marshall Brennan,   John  Eckley,   Anthony  Skinner,   Alien Nicholson (OFS "A" team and Defence). Biathlon: Debbie Collier, Michael and David Canter, Kevin van Tonder, Michael Carter, Annalita and Azelda Fourie, Glen Elferink, Viccie Rushton, Deon van Zyl, Arno Heinze. Life Saving: Dianne Kennedy, Janet Houghton.

1983/84:  ROB MEIHUIZEN selected Captain of Eastern Province Schools Water Polo team. ROB MEIHUIZEN selected for S.A. Schools Water Polo "B" Team.

HILTON SLACK third at S.A. Primary Schools Swimming Championships.

HILTON SLACK Victor Ludorum at Eastern Province Primary Schools Swimming Championships.

LEIGH POTGIETER third at S.A. Primary Schools Diving Championships.

MICHAEL CARTER second at S.A. High Schools Swimming Championships.

RIAAN BELLINGAN second at S.A. Age Group Diving Championships.

GRAEME EKCLEY third at S.A. Age Group Diving Championships.

KEVIN RICHARDS won S.A. 200 m Individual Medley Swimming Championship. KEVIN  RICHARDS  won  S.A.  400 m Freestyle Championship.

KEVIN RICHARDS second in 100 m and 200 m S.A. Backstroke Championships. KEVIN RICHARDS awarded S.A. Aquatics Team

KEVIN RICHARDS won Redhouse River Mile. KEVIN  RICHARDS  selected to  represent South Africa against USA Touring Team. SYLVIA HURTER selected as Chaperone of South African team which toured Israel.

SYLVIA HURTER selected as Chaperone of South African team which competed against USA Touring Team.

SYLVIA HURTER awarded South African Officials

1984/85: PETER ELLIOT won South African Masters 800 m Freestyle Championship in a new World Record time of 13 mins, 17.8 seconds. UASC won Abe Kaplan Trophy for competition against Oudtshoorn ASC. Official Opening of the Club Room.

ALBERT BOLITER elected to South African Swimming Board.

SYLVIA HURTER elected to South African Age Group Board.

TOEKIE ECKLEY presented with Eastern Province Meritorious Service Award.

JANET HOUGHTON selected as Captain of Eastern Province Life Saving Team. ROBIN POTGIETER third at S.A. Primary Schools Diving Championships.

UASC  entered team  in  Great  Train  Race  from Humewood to Loerie and finished 104th. STEVIE   SWART   selected   Captain   of   Eastern Province Schools Water Polo Team.

1986: 50th ANNIVERSARY OF UASC 18th March: Prize Giving and Party. Prizes presented by ARRIE SNETLER the Club's oldest and also a foundation Member.

8th April: 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting. ARRIE SNETLER and PETER ELLIOT made Honorary Life Members of the Club. 19th September: Official 50th Anniversary Celebra­tion function held at the Springs Resort in the form of a "Spit Braai".

14th November: 50th Anniversary Gala. UASC swimmers, divers and water polo players all participated.

15th November: UASC entered team in Great Train Race from Humewood to Loerie. Team finished 90th.

PETER ELLIOT won S.A. Masters Swimming Championship.

1986/87: MIA JACOBS set a new Eastern Province Women's 200 m Breaststroke record and was selected to represent Eastern Province at the National Cham­pionships for the fourth year in succession. Mia also won the Eastern Province women's 100 m and 200 m Breaststroke Championships.

HILTON SLACK won four Eastern Province U/16 swimming championships.

KEVIN RICHARDS won Redhouse River Mile for sixth time.

UASC presented with an Eastern Province Primary Schools Swimming Association Merit Award. MIA JACOBS finished eighth in the 200 m Breast-stroke Final at the National Championships. PETER SUNDERLAND selected Captain of Eastern Province Schools Water Polo team.

1984/87: EASTERN PROVINCE REPRESEN­TATIVES:

Swimming: Hilton Slack, Mia and Lyn Jacobs, Michael and Donovan Carter, Robyn Potgieter,