Swimming lessons for kids and adults at swim schools in Gauteng

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Swimming is an essential skill


Swimming lessons may just be the most popular extra mural for children and for good reason too. Every year, approximately 600 children die from drowning in South Africa. That’s a staggering figure and one that can definitely be reduced. With the beautiful South African climate, you will find swimming lessons on offer throughout the year.

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Click on the "search by suburb" above to find a swim lessons at a suburb near you. You can also scroll down the page to see a complete list of swim schools. Clicking on the listing itself will give you details about what each swim school offers plus contact details.

Blairgowrie Swimming Academy
Blairgowrie
Heated indoors swimming school for babies from 6months, toddlers, learn to swim, stroke correction and beginner adults
From 6 mnths - All ages

Ryk Neethling Swimming Stars Kyalami
Midrand
Indoor heated pool swimming lessons for babies, kids, adults, stroke development, aqua aerobics,Pool Parties, Oudoors Parties
From 6 mnths - All ages

Little Fishes Swim School
Douglasdale; Bryanston
Learn to swim - all ages
From 6 mnths - All ages

Bubbles Swim School
Brakpan
Swim School from Babies to adult. Stroke correction for the competitive swimmer. We also offer Swim Teacher Training, Scuba Dive courses, Aqaucamp and Yoga. Internationally recognized training centre
From 2 mnths - All ages

Starfish Swim School
Midrand
Swimming lessons,Baby Swimming, Learn to Swim 3 yrs to Adults,Stroke Correction,Swimming Fitness
From 6 mnths - All ages

Froggie Swim School
Pretoria / Centurion
Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers, kids & adults and water safety classes for domestic workers.

Aquatic Zone and Aquatots Fairland
Randburg; Fairland
Swimming lessons from toddlers to adults in an indoor heated pool facility. From 6 months – all ages
From 6 mnths - All ages

GeeWeSwim Swim School Reviews
Honeydew Ridge
Swimming Lessons for Toddlers to Adults in an Indoor Heated pool.- One is Never to young or old to Learn. Honeydew Ridge/Manor
All ages

Sharkys Swim School
Benoni
Swim school, water safety, learn to swim in Benoni
From 6 mnths - All ages

Swim School @ Urban Dive
Northcliff
Swim School, swimming lessons for kids, teens and adults
From 3 yrs - All ages

Dancing Dolphin Swimschool
Boksburg
Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers & adults, plus parent/baby classes
From 6 mnths - All ages

Little Turtles Swim School
Bedfordview
Swim School offering swimming lessons from 3 years old to all ages in Bedfordview.
From 3 yrs - All ages

MySwim Swimming School cc
Northriding
Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers, children & adults, for all levels. We have two indoor heated pools & lessons are conducted year-round.
From 6 mnths - All ages

Little Ducklings Reviews
Morningside Manor
Swim Academy offering swimming lessons from 6 months old to adults.
From 12 mnths - All ages

Little Lifeguards
Fourways
Swimming school for babies, kids, adults, special needs. Indoor heated pool.
From 6 mnths - All ages

Splash Aquademy
Bassonia
Game-based learn-to swim facility focused on creating life long swimmers who enjoy the water, love swimming and are safe in an aquatic environment.
From Birth - All ages

Deane's Swim School
Abbotsford
Swimming lessons from babies to adults in an indoor heated pool facility. From 6 months – all ages. Indoor pool. Based in Abbotsford/Oaklands
From 6 mnths - All ages

Happy Otters Swim School
Midrand
swimming lessons,adult,toddler lessons,baby swimming lessons,learn to swim,stroke correction,babies,baby,swimming instructor,indoor heated pool
From 6 mnths - All ages

Janet swim school
Auckland Park
Swimming lessons from 18 months old to all ages in a heated indoor pool
From 18 mnths - All ages

Little Fins Swim Academy
Northcliff
swimming lessons in a heated pool for babies, toddlers, kids and adults all year round swimming school Nothcliff

Orcas Swim Squad
Johannesburg
Swimming lessons for beginners & advanced competitive levels
From 3 yrs old

Zach & Val's Swim School
Parkmore
Swimming lessons, Swimming lessons Johannesburg, swimming lessons for adults, swimming lessons for babies, adult swimming lessons, baby swimming
From 6 mnths - All ages

Laura's Swimming School
Fontainebleau
Swimming lessons for babies from 6 mnths, kids & adults
From 6 mnths - All ages

Teddy Daycare and Swim School Reviews
Roodepoort
Day care, aftercare, Grade R,swimming school and holiday care for kids
From 4 mnths - 6 yrs old

Little Seahorses Swim School Reviews
Lanseria; Lonehill; Fairland
Swimming and Water Aerobics lessons - All ages - Swimming Parties all ages
From 6 mnths - All ages

Swim for Fun
Cheltondale
Teach Babies to swim 6- 36mths – parent to tot group approach, beginner and adult swimming lessons
All ages

Lonehill Swim School
Lonehill
Baby and toddler swimming lessons, indoor heated swim school based in Lonehill, Fourways
From 3 mnths - All ages

Roy Lotkins Swimming School Reviews
Linden
Swimming tuition for kids & adults all levels plus squads & experienced teacher
All ages

Purple Turtle Swim School
Robindale
Purple turtle swim school offers fun non traumatic swimming instruction in a heated enclosed pool for year round tuition.
From 2 mnths - All ages

Mony's Fishers Swim School
Constantia Kloof
Individual swimming lessons for babies & kids in an indoor heated pool all year round.
From 6 mnths - 12 yrs old

Aquatots SA
Alberton; Boksburg; Craighall Park; Fairland; Fourways; Midrand; Norwood; Randpark Ridge;...
South African original and proven method of teaching babies and toddlers to swim
From Birth - All ages

Aqua Marine Aquatics Academy
Douglasdale
Pool/ scuba diving parties & Swimming lessons for babies, kids & adults and aqua aerobics, scuba diving, cpr courses.
From Birth - All ages

Making Waves Attention
Benoni
Swimming lessons - Babies, learn to swim, stroke correction, water aerobics, instructor courses.
From 6 mnths - All ages

Jana Senekal -Learn to swim
Morningside Manor
Swimming lessons, stroke correction for kids & adults
From 3 yrs - All ages

Caron's Swim School
Linden
Learn to Swim, stroke development, training and Coaching in Linden and Parkhurst, Johannesburg
From 4 - 16 yrs old

Jill's Swimming School Reviews
Randburg
Swimming lessons for all ages, Swimming lessons in Randburg. Learn to swim. Stroke correction. Fitness,indoor heated pool.
From 18 mnths - All ages

Aquatots Fourways
Fourways
The parent-tot group approach that develops the natural swimming ability of infants 0-36 months in a loving and fun-filled environment. The inherent potential of infants is encouraged and developed through songs and games in the aquatic environment.
From 6 mnths - 4 yrs old

Aquatic Zone and Aquatots Midrand
Crowthorne
Swimming lessons from toddlers to adults in an indoor heated pool facility. From 6 months – all ages
From 6 mnths - All ages

Love2Swim Reviews
Parkhurst; Parkhurst
Babyswim, learn-to-swim & stroke learning in heated pool, Parkhurst
From 6 mnths - All ages

Vorn's Lifeguards
Olivedale; Randburg
Swimming lessons, babies, kids, Adults, Scuba diving, Special needs, parties
From 6 mnths - All ages

The Aqua Academy Swim School Bedfordview
Bedfordview
Our Swim School in Bedfordview offers learn to swim , stroke development and stroke correction tution , to all ages.Our pool is enclosed & heated.
From 9 mnths - All ages

Aquanauts Swim School Reviews
Honeydew Ridge
Swimming lessons, learn to swim for baby/toddler, kids & adults in an indoor heated pool.
From 12 mnths - All ages

Aquarius Aquatics Swim School Reviews
Allens Nek
Swimming lessons for infants, children & adult LTS. Swim school with indoor heated pool
From 6 mnths - All ages

Super Star Swimming School Reviews
Paulshof; Bryanston
Swimming lessons for toddlers and kids in a heated pool all year round
From 8 mnths - All ages

Guppies&Goggles Swim School
Parkhurst
Swim school, swimming lessons from 2 years old to all ages, outdoor heated pool
From 2 yrs - All ages

Swimming lessons for babies to adults


Swimming and water safety is not only an essential life skill but is excellent for fitness and well being of children and adults alike. It gives parents great peace of mind knowing that their child is safe around the pool or at the beach. Swimming lessons are offered from as young as little babies to adults at various levels of learning.

The benefits of swimming lessons


are numerous but the most important few are:
- It promotes good development of muscles and joints. This is good for children with low muscle tone.
- Swimming improves co-ordination which in turn helps with other tasks every day.
- Swimming is also great for kids with special needs or disabilities as it is weightless and has less impact on the joints of the body.
- It increases fitness levels so can assist children who play other sports to up their game!
- Swimming can be soothing and therapeutic for children with injuries.

How to find the right swim school


There are many swim schools to choose from, probably a few in your own suburb. Perhaps the best way to find a good swim school for your child is to talk to other parents in your area. The school must be a caring and nurturing environment where your child is happy. Some kids may be fearful of the water at first and a good swimming instructor will help to break that fear easily, in a gentle way.

Other considerations are that the swim school must be properly accredited with the relevant bodies. Swimming instructors should be certified in first aid and CPR as well. The environment where the pool is situated ought to be child-friendly, clean and easy for children to change in or go to the loo. Check also to see how your child feels in the water and if the temperature is right for him or her. Indoor heated pools may work well for sensitive children who don’t take well to cold water. Swimming instructors must give proper attention to all the swimmers in the pool at all times.

Adults will also find swim schools that teach adult swimming lessons, classes for moms with babies or water aerobics classes. Swimming proves to be great for fitness in adults and offers low impact workouts for adults of all ages. Adults that can swim but need stroke correction can also sign up for lessons. Swimming lessons are usually structured to teach basic swimming techniques first and then to build up to stroke correction and training. Kids that love the water and swimming may continue with lessons well into adulthood and can also participate in competitive swimming galas and competitions.

Some swim schools may also offer water safety lessons for domestic workers, caregivers and childminders. With so many South Africans having pools at home, water safety for all in important and knowledge about what to do if someone is drowning is crucial.

Certain swim schools may offer swimming parties. These are fun and stimulating venues for active parties that will keep them busy.
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