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East London, Buffalo City - 2017:

Amakhosi Masters Swimming Club in association with Buffalo City Aquatics hosted a very successful 33rd South African Masters Swimming Long Course Championships in March 2017.

They were held at the Joan Harrison Swimming Complex in the city of East London in the Eastern Cape Province.
Suburb: Selborne.
Entrance: Clevedon Road. (GPS: 32 59.468' S / 27 54.128' E)
Parking: Frere Road.

The Open Water Championships were held at Wriggleswade Dam near Stutterheim about 75Km from the Joan Harrisson Pool.

Dates: Pool from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th March 2017. Open Water on Sunday 19th March 2017.

Theme: "Turning moments into Memories"

Correspondence to the secretary: Felicity Mason at


  1. 29 August 2016

  2. 12 October 2016

  3. 08 December 2016

  4. 09 February 2017

SAMS Short Course Championships:   

The SAMS Short Course Championships are held each year during October as a “Postal” type Championships where each Region is at liberty to hold a leg of these Championships and send in their results for consolidation.

The events are changed from year to year using a 2 year cycle. The order of the events may be changed by SAMS but every Region must adhere to the same programme as published by SAMS.




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This page last updated: JWP 06 September 2017