frequently asked questions


We Know you’ve probably got some questions about how things work, We hope to answer most of them in this section, but if not give us a call.

Most children are developmentally ready for swim lessons when they are about four years old. Prior to that, their brains and bodies are less able to coordinate the motions of swimming strokes. 1- to 3-year-olds can benefit from swim lessons that emphasize water adjustment,

It depends on the level and on the child’s stage of development. Once a week might be ok to start. Later, as your child progresses and if possible, twice a week would be probably better.

For children who have been toilet trained the only essential swimwear is tight but comfortably fitting one piece swimming costume. Swimming caps are compulsory at all times. Goggles might be worn depending on the level and nature of the activity. Any child who has not been toilet trained or who has not good bladder control should always wear swimming nappies under their swimming costume.

All Teachers and Coaches delivering the Swim South Africa Programme must hold a recognised and relevant qualification. In addition to this they are requested to attend a specific up skilling course delivered by a Swim South Africa though out the year. If you have any concerns ask the centre providing the lessons about the qualifications their teachers hold. It is responsibility of pool operators to ensure that their employees are appropriately qualified for their specific roles.

As soon as they have been vaccinated and that the accompanying adult feels confident and comfortable with handling the baby in the water. Start with the bath and move up.

Fees are payable UP FRONT on a termly basis. At the beginning of each term, a statement is sent out with the fees for the term and the breakdown of how these are calculated.
If a pupil starts in the middle of the term, you will pay a pro-rata rate, from your 1st lesson, until the end of the term

Interesting facts

  • Studies have shown that children that starts with formal swimming instruction are less likely to drown.