“With much fanfare Mike Edwards former Principal of Fish Hoek High School cut the ribbon to open the fabulous new Swimming/ Waterpolo pool. The pool has been named the Mike Edwards Pool in recognition of his 39 years of service to the High School.

Ironically, it was Mr Edwards himself who wrote the first ever High School swimming report way back in 1975, shortly after the opening of the existing pool at the old High School. His coaching of swimming and water polo, his management of the Sports portfolio for many years and his dedicated service as Principal of the school for 13 years makes the naming appropriate and poignant. Mr Edwards continues to serve as a Trustee on the school’s Torch of Learning trust and regularly mentors Principal’s on a consultancy basis for the Education Department. Indeed a unique contribution!

 

Ex -Principal of Fish Hoek High School Mike Edwards cuts the ribbon at the new pool. Photo supplied

Ex-Principal of Fish Hoek High School Mike Edwards cuts the ribbon at the new pool. Photo supplied

The pool is an eight lane, 25m facility with a width of 20m making it suitable for Waterpolo with the ability to host inter-provincial tournaments. The school is in the middle of an exciting process of determining an anchor tenant who will have access to the pool out of school hours. The intention is to provide controlled access to the broader community and a vehicle to improve the depth and excellence of swim performances in the valley.

As if in added celebration, nine records were broken after the ribbon cutting, it being the annual Inter-House gala. ”