The TuksAquaticsClub is home to the following disciplines:
- Underwater Hockey
- Water polo
To compete in any of the above disciplines, an individual must be a registered member. Recreational access to the Club is given to those who are members of our various programmes and clubs, as well as students and staff (of the University). Elite and competitive squad members are stimulated on a social, academic and competitive manner within each discipline’s training schedule.
Each sports code is structured in the following manner:
Swimming: Elite international programme, academy, junior club development programme, stroke development programme, recreational non-competitive swimming and ‘Learn-to-Swim’ programmes are provided. Recreational non-competitive members and students may access the pool during the allocated times. Anyone wanting to learn how to swim may contact the club for further details. Competitive swimmers have the opportunity to compete in local, provincial, national and international arenas.
Lifesaving: Offered to competitive swimming club members who compete in lifesaving events.
Triathlon: Training and competing in combined swimming, cycling and running. All ages and levels are welcome.
Underwater hockey: Linked to various other clubs in the community, where players can train and compete.
Water polo: Compete in leagues and at USSA.
The Tuks Aquatics Club, situated on the UP Sports Campus, offers world-class training facilities, along with high-quality physical conditioning, rehabilitation and scientific labs offered at the hpc.
Please click on any of the disciplines on the left of your page for more information.
First in-depth look at West Coast’s own Heaviside’s dolphins - 17/04/2014
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The world beyond 2015 – is higher education ready? - 17/04/2014
‘We are very good at communicating to a scholarly audience, but one of our challenges is how to transfer that information to a broader audience, in other words the general public. There is definitely room for us [universities] to do more of that.’ This was the response of Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP), to one of the questions posed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as part of a new international campaign.
Record number of post-graduate degrees for UP’s Class of 2013 - 16/04/2014
The Autumn 2014 graduation figures for the University of Pretoria (UP) confirm that the institution which last year was ranked among the Top 500 universities globally by the prestigious QS World Ranking of Universities, is on track to deliver on its vision of being a leading research-intensive university. A record 4214 post-graduate degrees are being awarded across its nine faculties and business school.
Prof Tiaan de Jager gives an African perspective on environmental issues in Geneva - 15/04/2014
Prof Tiaan de Jager, Deputy Dean: Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control, is an expert on the effect of the presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment in Africa. It was on account of this expertise that he was invited by the German Federal Government Environment Protection Agency and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to address them on the effect of pharmaceuticals on the environment in Africa.
Study asks for ban on 4x4s in protected areas - 15/04/2014
Soil damage caused by 4x4 vehicles is underestimated, long term – between 5 and 1000 years - and mostly irreversible. Due to their negative environmental impact, vehicles should not be allowed to do off-road driving in protected areas. Strict legal measures should be applied to regulate 4x4 use in such areas, while very sensitive areas such as wetland areas should be classified as absolute no-go areas.