Mandeville Dolphins Swim Club is an Amateur Swim Club offering Learn to Swim, Stroke Correction, Junior Training, Senior Training, Elite Swimming and Olympic Level Swimming programs
Mandeville Dolphins Swimming is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in SA. We have in excess of 200 members and we keep growing! The club has a great 'esprit de corps' among swimmers, parents and coaches and an excellent support network.
Locally we are affiliated to EasternGauteng Aquatics, Aquatics Gauteng and Swimming South Africa.
Head Coach Dean Price
Our Head Coach is Dean Price, himself an ex-Springbok Swimmer and currently Manager of Swimming Excellence at Swimming South Africa.
Dean has been one of South Africa's Olympic Swim Coaches since 1992 and coached many of our Olympic, World Championship, Common Wealth and other top swimmers including Ryk Neethling, Natalie du Toit, Kirsty Coventry, Mandy Loots, Peter Williams, Amanda Hunter-Beckinsall, and many more.
Dean is a "swimmer's coach" and that attitude is practised by all of our coaches.
Dean Price and Natalie du Toit. Dean worked with Natalie from 2008 to 2012.
Coach Amanda Hunter-Beckinsall
Coach Amanda (Mandy) Hunter-Beckinsall is a former South African Swimmer and represented South Africa at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Amanda obtained great international swimming experience while swimming for the University of Nebraska Swimming Team. Amanda is listed as one of the "All Time Letter Winners" at the University of Nebraska, an honour bestowed on the top swimmers of the University for the period 1995 - 1998.
Coach Mandy has been coaching and teaching swimming for the past 20 years.
Coach Mandy and her son Charlie and daughter Hannah.
Swimming South Africa
The association was present in two provinces at the time, the Eastern Province and Western Province. At the time the only disciplines practised were swimming and water polo. In 1908 came the establishment of FINA and by 1909 the SAASU was accepted as a member of FINA.
The first swimmer to represent South Africa at an Olympic Games was in 1912 and in 1928 South Africa won its first swimming medal at the Olympic Games. Between 1934 and 1948 South African swimming represented South Africa at the 1934 Empire Games in London, 1938 Empire Games in Sydney and in 1948 Olympic Games in London.