Didier Marx

July 11, 2005


About Athlete

My name is Didier Marx and I am a Rower from South Africa. I am a very hard-working individual and strive to be the best that I can be. I am a very competitive person and enjoy some good clean competition. I was the Captain of my Rowing Club this past season and enjoyed leading by example.


I had a 61% average end of last year


- Bishops Rowing 1st team 2022 and 2023
- Western Province Rowing 1st team 2023
- Astro Hockey 3rd team 2022
- Quadracular Athletics Team 2021, 2022 and 2023 - 1000m and 3000m

  • Western Cape Championships 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Misverstand Regatta 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Kowie River Regatta 2021
  • SA Schools Boat Race 2022
  • SA Schools Championship Regatta 2022, 2023
  • The Head of the Charles Regatta (Boston, USA) 2022
  • Buffalo Rowing Regatta 2022, 2023
  • I have been selected to present Western Cape Province at the South African National Championship in April 2023
Additional sporting info

I am the 5th fastest in Western Cape Province on the erg machine.

Personal Best

I pull a 6.39 for a 2km

What makes you different?

I am a super hard-working teammate and will do my utmost best so that the team can perform well.

Why do you want to compete in college?

To gain some priceless experience and to have a family/close group of friends.

College Goals?

I would love to compete in the Henly Royal Regatta one day.

Anything else we should know?

I am a New Zealand and South African citizen, and it is a dream to represent one of my countries (if not both!) in Rowing one day.




I've been in Bishops since 2019 and I am in my last year now
Bishops Diocean College

I have been a termly boarder at Bishops since 2019, as my family resides in Namibia. Our schooling system is slightly different from that of the USA in that our years are measured in Grades. The first year in High School when aged 14 is called Grade 8. I am currently in Grade 12 (we also call this Matric). We do a national examination at the end of the year to determine our Matric grades which we use (together with the final grade of Grade 11) to apply for further studies.




Captain of the Bishops Rowing Club

It was the greatest privilege to be selected as the Captain of my Rowing Club this past season. The personal growth due to this responsibility was immense, and I will always think back to this season of my life with great fondness.

Western Cape Rowing Championship First Placed Pairs

We competed against all Western Cape Rowing Schools and got first place in the Pairs division.

SA Schools Championship 5th place in Pairs and Coxed Fours

Our Pairs boat placed second in our Heat and progressed to the finals of the SA School Champs. In the final we raced against the best seven Pairs in South Africa and placed 5th - an accomplishment I'm very proud of. We also received fifth place in our Coxed Four boat

Western Cape Rowing Championship Second Placed Pairs

We competed against all Western Cape Rowing Schools and got second place in the Pairs division.