1977 - coach Deryk Snelling


Canadian swim coach from Etobicoke SC in Canada visited South Africa in the 1977, giving clinics at various venues around the country. For his efforts he was banned from international events for two years by FINA.

Candian swimming coach Deryk Snelling in Johannesburg - 2 February 1977 - with Transvaal swimmer Terry Macmanus

 Snelling rehired by Olympic team

Deryk Snelling, having sat out a two-year suspension for conducting coaching clinics in South Africa, will be the head coach of Canada's Olympic team at next summer's Games in Moscow. The Canadian Amateur Swimming Association announced the Snelling appointment yesterday following a selection meeting in Montreal last weekend. Now head coach at the Etobicoke Swim Club in Toronto, Snelling was head of the Olympic swimming teams in 1972 and 1976. But in 1977 he was suspended from international competitions for two years by FINA, the world governing body of swimming, for conducting 'coaching clinics during a visit to South Africa.