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Water Polo

Men's and women's teams play in the Gauteng water polo league. The men's and women's first teams also compete in the annual national inter-varsity (USSA) tournament at the end of the year. The ladies finished 4th at the 2017 USSA tournament while the men finished 5th at the tournament. Wits swimmers compete in the annual year-end USSA swimming event. 

The water polo team currently has one male student who has represented the SA junior men in the 2017 FINA World Men’s Junior Water Polo Championships. The water polo team also had five provincial players who competed at Senior Nationals in 2017.

The ladies water polo coach is Kelsey White who is also the SA women's captain and previously captained the World Ladies water polo team. In 2017, she was nominated at the Gauteng Sports Awards as one of the coaches of the year for the second year in a row. The men’s water polo coach is Ryan van Rensburg who is also a provincial coach.


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Competitive Swimming

Wits Sport have partnered with High Performance swimming coach Pieters de Kock as well as Swimming South Africa to hopefully establish South Africa's first High Performance Swimming Centre. Training sessions are every morning and every afternoon Monday to Friday.


The programme co-ordinator/instructor is Yolande Springer, tel 072 302 8397 and  is overseen by Wits Aquatics. Due to the large number of people registered, each person is allocated to a class. Please see below our times and schedule. Regrettably, the Learn-to-Swim programme can only cater for Wits students & staff.

Social Swimming

All registered students, staff, and registered alumni can access the pool at a time most convenient to them. The pools are open Mondays – Fridays, 07h00 to 17h30 for social swimmers. However, between 08h00-10h00 they are not available because they're being cleaned. Over weekends, registered members can access both pools from 10h00 to 18h00.


Aquatics Social Swimming: R900 for students and staff. R1000 for Alumni

Aquatics Competitive Swimming: R1500 for students and staff. R2000 for Alumni

Aquatics Learn to Swim: R1000 for students and staff. R1200 for Alumni

Aquatics Underwater: R500 for students and staff

Aquatics Water Polo: R1650 for students and staff. R2000 for Alumni


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Contact Us

Sports Officer: Njabulo Xulu Email: 011 717 9436