Head of Swimming:

  • Tony Shuttleworth

Teams

‘A’ and ‘B’ teams (approximately 100 swimmers)

Coaching

Team swimming coaching takes place on Monday morning and afternoon, Tuesday morning and afternoon, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Boys may do additional swimming with a Club which takes place every afternoon.

Additional coaching

Swimmers at Hilton College who wish to go further in swimming can do so through a Swimming South Africa registered Club which trains at the school. Coached by Mandy Wheeler these swimmers are catered for to the highest level of competitive swimming in South Africa.

Season

The swimming season extends throughout the majority of the 1st term for swimmers who compete for the school alone. Swimmers who compete additionally in events outside of school galas start their season in May and end in April (all year round).

Galas

School swimming mostly involves relay team events for each age group with a relay being swum in each of the four strokes including the medley relay and a freestyle ladder relay. Some gala’s, however, do include individual events. Individual events are also swum at our Inter-House Championship, regional and provincial trails as well as at the South African Schools Championships. Each season the swimming club also enjoys some fun Co-Ed galas in which we combine with different girls schools to make a team. The annual KZN Top 10 Gala and The Independent Schools' Gala are two of the annual galas which we participate in.

Facilites

25 x 35 metre pool and a 8 x 25 meter pool (both heated pools), with covered grand stand and change room/shower facilities, 14 lanes with anti-surge lane lines, 10 starting blocks, all swimmers have access to kick boards, paddles and pull buoys. A ‘Health & Fitness’ Club (range of strength training equipment)

Kit colours

A Team - Black racer, white silicone cap, black Hilton College towel, white golf shirt, black shorts, Hilton College tracksuit.

B Team – black brief, black silicon cap, white t-shirt, black shorts, black Hilton College towel, Hilton College tracksuit.

National Representatives

  • Tim Ferris: 2012 World Championships (Zimbabwe)
  • Sean Gunn: 2016 Olympic Games (Zimbabwe)
  • Joshua Stegen: 2017 Mare Nostrum (South Africa)

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