Head of Swimming:

  • Carolyn Van Zuydam

Teams

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

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.

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.

Fixtures/Tours/Important Dates

The Umngungundlovu Championship to take place on 26th January 2018, the Midmar Mile on 11th February 2018 and the KZN Swimming Trials on 24th, 25th February 2018.

All Fixtures

Date Team Event Venue
Wednesday 24 January Team Hilton Invitational Hilton College
Friday 26 January Individuals Umgungundlovu Championships TWC
Wednesday 31 January Team Dimont Gala A and B TBC
Friday 9 February Squad Westville Invitational Gala Westville Boys
Sunday 11 February Individual Midmar Mile Midmar
Wednesday 14 February Team Independent Co-Ed Gala St Annes
Thursday 22 February Team Top Schools Gala Westville Boys
Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 February Team KZN Swimming Trials TBC

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 TYR racer, white silicone cap, Pacer racing goggles, black Hilton College towel, representative 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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