SOUTH AFRICAN MASTERS SWIMMING - Structure
SOUTH AFRICAN MASTERS SWIMMING (SAMS) was founded in 1985.
SAMS is an associate member of SWIMMING SOUTH AFRICA (SSA), the national aquatics controlling body. SSA is a member of FINA (FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION), the controlling body of swimming world wide, which was founded in 1908.
There are currently 8 Regional administrative bodies affiliated to SAMS.
There are currently 24 Masters Swimming Clubs in South Africa that are affiliated to the Regional body in their geographical area.
Swimming world wide is a Club based system. At every level of competition
swimmers compete for their Clubs and not a Region or Country.
In South Africa all Masters Swimmers may register with the Club of their choice. However, joining a Club outside of the Region in which you reside is discouraged.
As of March
2016 there were 650 swimmers registered with both SAMS and SSA.
446 local and 14 foreign swimmer entered for the 32nd SAMS National Long Course Championships which were held in Durban in March 2015.
SAMS Integrated Handbook. 6th Edition. March 2016.
SAMS / REGIONS / CLUBS contacts list for 2016-2017
Past Seasons Contact Lists
Advertising leaflets and posters:
(print them out, fill in a contact person, and distribute)
This page last updated: JWP 08 March 2017