The President's Message

"It is indeed an honour to be able to write this message as President of EPA, following a long line of very capable leaders is quite a daunting task. Looking back on the past few seasons EPA has gone from strength to strength under the very astute leadership of Thian De Jager and this will be a tough example to follow. Thanks Thian for the solid base you have left us to work with.

To the incoming executive committee and newly elected boards let's take on this task with energy and dedication that will grow this federation to serve our athletes, affiliates and officials in the most professional way.

A major challenge for the new season is transformation, this will require engagement with Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, Provincial and Government officials and is essential for the future of this body, if we want to improve service to our athletes current and future and the broader community of our region.

Everything we do depends on funding and in this respect I wish to thank our current sponsors for their ongoing financial support. National Lottery and Distribution Trust Fund, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and Old Mutual Wealth.

To all our athletes, coaches and officials, we trust each one of you will achieve your goals, we will certainly strive to ensure you all have the best possible opportunities to make your dreams possible."

Effort + Persistance = Achievement 

Eastern Province Aquatics Offices

All Correspondence to be addressed to:

The Administrator, Mrs Lorraine Deasy, Eastern Province Aquatics
P O Box 7244, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, 6055

Physical Address:

16 Thames Road
Port Elizabeth

Contact Details:

  Tel: 041 364 2223
 Cell: 083 578 9958
  Fax: 086 654 9967

Invitations and Gala Information from Clubs

19 December 2013

Inter-Provincial Meet on 18th January 2014 at the Uitenhage Swimming Pool

Congratulations and well done to all the swimmers who have been selected to represent Eastern Province at the Inter Provincial Meeting at the Uitenhage Swimming Pool on the 18th January 2014.

As soon as the selectors have finalised the relay teams they will be forwarded to the Clubs.

Should you have any queries regarding the team please contact Mr Alan Reynolds on Please inform the parents that they must work through their Club Secretary and only the Clubs' Secretary to contact Mr Reynolds.

View team here

03 September 2013

Freda Barnard Invitational Gala 1-2 November 2013 Oudtshoorn

You are cordially invited to participate in the Freda Barnard Invitational Gala hosted by Fish Eagle Aquatics to be held on Friday 1 November 2013 and Saturday 2 November 2013.

Gala Programme, Rules, Entry Fees and Procedure, Prizes
TYR Entry Form
Freda Barnard 2013 T-Shirt Order Form
Freda Barnard 2013 T-Shirt Design 

12 July 2013

Aquabear Invitation Meeting 20 - 24 September 2013 - Event Cancelled

Event takes place Friday 20, Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September 2013 at the Newton Park Indoor Swimming Pool.

Latest News and Updates

HomeGrownHero Kevin Paul

11 September 2013

The South African Swimming Team made Mzansi proud at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada, bringing home a total of seven medals (one gold, two silver, four bronze) and four African Records. Kevin Paul

The gold medal belongs to non-other than Port Elizabeth paralympian Kevin Paul. His golden swim was in his favourite 100 metre breastroke in the SB9 category which he won in a time of 1:05.85 - over a second ahead of his competitors.

The silver medal went to China's Lin Furong in 1:07.68, with the bronze going to Russia's Pavel Poltavtsev in 1:08.39.

For 22-year-old Paul, it ticked off another box in his young swimming career after Beijing Gold in 2008 and London Silver in 2012 in the same discipline.

The 3rd year NMMU law student can now rightly call himself a World Champion for which Sport Elizabeth is proud to honour him as our homegrown hero for September 2013.

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To vote for Kevin  Sms HERO and KEVIN to 33110.


10th Fina World Women Junior Water Polo Championships, Volos, Greece

19 June 2013

Herewith the Team, selected to participate at the 10th FINA World Women Junior Water Polo
Championships 2013: 18 – 24 August 2013, Volos, Greece.

Congratulations and well done to the two EP Ladies, Delaine Christian and Christy Rawstron, who have been included in the Team.

Read More

SSA Athlete Official Agreement


EPA Short Course Championships, Grahamstown - 13 July 2013

13 June 2013

EP Aquatics will be staging a Short Course Championship Gala in Grahamstown, at the DSG School Pool, on Saturday 13th July 2013.

As this is the first Short Course Championship Gala hosted by EP Aquatics we would like to encourage as many swimmers as possible to attend.  

Contact Liz de Vry on should you have any queries regarding the championships.

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Download Rules and Regulations


Dragon Mile Swim - 5 July 2013, Knysna

29 May 2013

The Dragon Mile Swim takes place on the 5th of July in Knysa starting at 12h30. Dragon Mile Swim

The course will start at the slipway of the Knysna Angling Club.
Follow through to the Knysna Harbour and enter the Harbour; turn right inside the Harbour; under Harbour Bridge into Knysna Quays Waterways;
Anti-clockwise around the Knysna Quays Island.
Back under the Harbour Bridge; exit the Harbour and turn right towards the starting point; finish at the same slipway where the start was.
Enjoy a nice complementary hot drink from the Cruise Café. 

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4TH Fina Word Junior Swimming Championships, 2013 Dubai, 26-31 August

29 May 2013

Herewith the team selected to participate at the 4th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2013, Dubai from 26 to 31 August 2013.

On behalf of the SSA Executive Committee, we wish to congratulate all the team members selected and wish them well for the event.

Congratulations to the EP Swimmers Alaric Basson, Alard Basson, Christopher Reid and Brian Elliot as the Coach.

Swimming Team 4th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2013, Dubai

SSA Athlete Official Agreement

Acceptance Form_4th Fina JWCS2013


Alert published by the World Anti-Doping Agency - Substance GW501516

29 March 2013

It has come to WADA’s attention that the black market substance GW501516 is being sold to and used by some athletes.

The side effect of this chemical compound is so serious that WADA is taking the rare step of warning “cheats” to ensure that there is complete awareness of the possible health risks to athletes who succumb to the temptation of using GW501516 for performance enhancement.

GW501516 was a developmental drug that was withdrawn from research by the pharmaceutical company and terminated when serious toxicities were discovered in pre-clinical studies.

Clinical approval has not, and will not be given for this substance.

However, GW501516 has been available for some months on the black market, through the Internet and elsewhere.

Anti-Doping authorities have already seen its use by athletes, as there are a number of positive cases.

FINA Executive Director


LTPD Strategy and High Performance Presentation

23 February 2013

The SSA CEO, Mr Shaun Adriaanse, the High Performance Manager, Mr Dean Price and the SSA National Coach, Mr Graham Hill will be in Port Elizabeth on Thursday 28th February 2013 to do a presentation on the LTPD Strategy and the 3 year High Performance plan.


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Upcoming Events

Ocean Racing Series Race 11

SA Level 1 Championship

SA Level 2 Championships


Ocean Racing Series Race 10

SA Masters

SA Level 3 Championships

Cacudu School Gala

Latest Results

EP Top 8 Invitational Gala

C Age Group Gala Sunridge Primary

C Age Group Gala Summerwood

EPA 6th A League Gala

Spar River Mile Ladies Race

Spar River Mile Mens Race

4th B Age Group Gala

S A National Open Water Swimming Championships - Midmar Dam

Uitenhage Swimming Club Gala Including Unregistered Swimmers

Uitenhage Swimming Club Gala

3rd B Age Group Gala

Ocean Racing Series Race 7

Ocean Racing Series Race 6

Inter-Provincial Gala

EPA 5th A League Gala

EPA Swimming Championships

Ocean Racing Series Race 5

Ocean Racing Series Race 4

EPA 2013 Synchro Swimming Champs

2nd B Age Group Gala

EPA 4th A League Gala

C Age Group Gala Priory    

1st B Age Group Gala

Ocean Racing Series Race 3


32nd Freda Barnard

C Age Group Gala VP Grey

Ocean Racing Series Race 2

C Age Group Gala Herbert Hurd

C Age Group Gala St Georges Prep

Ocean Racing Series Race 1


EPA 3rd A League Gala


EPA 2nd A League Gala


EPA 1st A League Gala


EPA Short Course Championships


PEA Winter Gala

Results 2012 - 2013

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Open Water Swimming News

Masters Swimming

Posted 09 September 2013
The regional SAMS Short Course champs have been scheduled for the 21st September 2013 at the St Georges School Aquatic Center in Port Elizabeth. The gala will start at 8:30am with registration at 8:00am. Please note that only SAMS and SSA registered swimmers will be able to participate in this gala. It will be run in accordance with SAMS and FINA rules. Entries will only be accepted from each club's gala secretary. If possible on team manager, the event file will be ready and sent to you shortly. We also call on the clubs to help us with timekeepers and officials if possible. Alan Searle Secretary EPMS

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News from SSA

Posted 20 August 2013
2014 National/Regional Swimming Competition Rules, Programmes, Dates


Posted 29 March 2013
Swimming Criteria for 6th IPC World Championships 2013 Montreal, Canada 11-17th August 2013

Posted: 13 March 2013
Synchronised Swimming Senior and Junior Squads from which final teams will be selected for participation at the 15th FINA World Championships 2013 and Mediterranean Cup 2013 respectively

Posted: 19 February 2013
Open Water Swimming Selection Criteria for the 15th FINA World Championships, Barcelona, 20th - 27th July 2013

Posted: 07 February 2013
National Squads, Para Swimming 2012 - 2016

Posted: 07 February 2013
Para Swimming Squads, Road to Rio 2016 Organogram

Posted: 07 February 2013
Selection Criteria,  Junior Africa Swimming Championships, Egypt, September 2013


Posted: 07 February 2013
Selection Criteria, 4th Fina Junior World Swimming Championships, Dubai, UAE, 26th – 31th August 2013

Posted: 07 February 2013
Swimming Criteria, 15th Fina World Championships,  Barcelona 19th July - 04th August 2013


Posted: 03 February 2013
Selection Criteria, CANA Zone 3 & 4 Invitational Swimming Championships, Lusaka, Zambia, 24th – 27th April 2013

Posted: 03 February 2013
Swimming Teams Selection Criteria 2013 (Cover Letter)

Posted: 03 February 2013
National Squads Swimming 2012-2016


Posted: 26 January 2013
Long Term Participant Summary


Posted: 26 January 2013
National Competitions 2013 Update


Posted: 26 January 2013
Summary  National Tournaments 2013