The book titled South African Waterpolo since 1898 has been compiled over a number of years by Nico Lamprecht. He and all his contributors have been instrumental in producing a first of its kind South African water polo history book. The positive spin off has been that awareness has been created about the history of the sport in South Africa amongst both current and past players, not only with regard to the game at national level, but also at the club level.
With contributions on SA Women’s water polo by Barbara Bowley Lavett and SA Masters water polo by Neville Clarence & Ian van Zyl
There is an old Russian saying; “He who dwells on the past may lose an eye, but he who ignores the past will lose both”
It was as a result of a similar expression of concern by some stalwarts at the 2010 Men’s SA Masters Water Polo Tournament in Durban over possible loss of history of the game of water polo in South Africa that a start was made on this compilation.
While it was not possible to establish when the first game was played in South Africa, the first Cape Town league started in 1898, and therefore it is regarded as the year of the first recorded competition.
Due to the sponsorship of Nashua Durban who were responsible for printing the book, Nico has made 100 books available to each provincial water polo division.
Contact Nico Lamprecht to find out more.
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