With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination. – Michael Phelps

Swimming

In addition to mastering skills and achieving physical fitness, the NWU aims to help swimmers develop self-confidence, sportsmanship, discipline, dedication and the knowledge that success is the result of hard work and goal setting.

We try to make swimming at the NWU an important and enjoyable part of the swimmers' lives.

Students are given the opportunity to achieve their goals in swimming at the levels they strive for. Every swimmer is a recruitment agent for the University for their favourite sport.

For more information contact

Cornelius Coetzer 
Life Saver/Swimming Instructor
Mafikeng Campus
018 389 2544
 
Heléne Botha
Sports Manager: Swimming
Potchefstroom Campus
018 299 2911
 

Water polo

Water polo is a relatively new sports code at the NWU. We have both male and female teams and participated for the first time at USSA in 2017. We are enrolled in the Gauteng league.

We aim to provide a total aquatics offering through the water-polo discipline, encouraging the NWU student to develop a sound physical body, mind and soul and to promote a discipline that, as a summer sport, attracts potential and retains existing water-polo players.

For more information contact

Heléne Botha
Sports Manager: Water polo
Potchefstroom Campus
018 299 2911

 

Canoeing

The NWU Canoe Club was established in 2001, with the Potchefstroom dam as the base of the club. We have 28 registered paddlers. The club offers water and river proficiency to all club members. Active members can be found on the dam daily. Various races are undertaken during the year, culminating in the big “Vis River” near Cradock in October. The club has a committed committee and invites everyone to become a member. Canoe polo is played on a frequent basis as a team-building exercise.

For more information contact

Jan Leonard  
Sports Officer: Canoeing
Vaal Triangle Campus
 
Heléne Botha
Sports Manager: Canoeing
Potchefstroom Campus
018 299 2911