Leadership statements: Alan Fritz, President of Swimming South Africa

Statements since National State of Disaster announcement, 15th March 2020

DateStatement & LinkNew/Recent
14/6/2020Alan Fritz: SSA Swimming High Performance Committee – Terms of ReferenceNew
12/6/2020Alan Fritz: Level 3 Sector Directions (PDF)New/Hot
7/6/2020SSA Update: Compliance to the Current Disaster Management Act and regulations promulgated for Level 4 and Level 3. 7/6New/Hot
4/6/2020SSA Update #5: Preparation for Return to Swimming. 4/6New
2/6/2020VIDEO: Meet the PresidentsNew
31/5/2020Swimming South Africa: Update #3. 31/5Recent
24/3/2020Swimming South Africa: Update #2. 24/3Recent
23/3/2020COVID-19 – SSA Activities Update #1. 23/3Recent
19/3/2020Swimming South Africa: Coronavirus Communication 19/3——–
16/3/2020Swimming South Africa postpones all aquatics event 16/3——–

Meet the Presidents

The President of Swimming SA (Alan Fritz) and President of Western Cape Aquatics (Lluwellyn Coetzee) address the WC Club Coaches on the current status of competitive swimming in this province. 2nd June 2020


No swimming, No training


Background: Alan Fritz

President of Swimming South Africa (SSA)

The former John Bisseker Senior Secondary pupil was born and raised in East London (Eastern Cape), and played an important role in the development of swimming in South Africa.

His interest in swimming began in 1978, at a time when swimming pools in disadvantaged communities did not exist and the kids swam in the Buffalo river and the poorly maintained segregated beaches.

He formed the Piranhas Aquatic Club in 1981 which was aimed at developing swimming skills in his home town and he served as the general secretary of the anti-apartheid, Amateur Swimming Association of Border (ASAB).

After the fall of apartheid, he served as the Chairperson of the Governing Body and vice president of Swimming South Africa.

Business career

Fritz was also the Divisional Manager of Human Resources at Mercedes Benz, the Divisional Head of Human Resources at DaimlerChrysler, Chairman of The Board at Incentammed, General Manager of Corporate Affairs at Sanlam Healthcare, Managing Director at Sanlam Healthcare Distribution Services, Chief Operating Officer at Bestmed Medical Scheme, Divisional Head Africa Sales at Liberty, and he is currently the Group Executive Director of Umvuzo Health.

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