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Swim Schools in Roodepoort and Randpark Ridge

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Swimming Schools in the Randpark Ridge and Roodepoort Area

Name Address Area Contact
Aqualand SA Swimming School 18 Catalenti Road Randpark Ridge 0825212360
Splashmates Swim School 47 Medlar Road Randpark Ridge 0117935904
Happy Feet Swimming School 1834 Scott Avenue Randpark Ridge 0783709698
Aquarius  Aquatics Swim School 1083 Chateau Avenue Roodepoort 0114752313
Amanzi  Scuba and Swim Centre 21 Beverly Drive Roodepoort 0832689777
The Swim School 88 Alexandra Street Roodepoort 0116742530
I Can Swim – Swim Academy 1085 Kajuit Turn Allens nek 073594407
Mony Swim School 4 Rowan Place Constantia Kloof
Aquanauts Swim School 190 Wilgespruit Street Roodepoort 0832561774


Swimming Schools in the Morningside, Rivonia and Sandton area

Name Address Area Contact
Slipstream Swim School 25 Glenian Road Sandton 0828455355
Aqua turtles Swim School 21 Van Riebeeck Street Norscot Manor 0114655662
Lonehill Swim School 35 Morgenster Crescent Lonehill 0837937887
Active Academy Swim School 1 Centre Road Morningside 0840322157
Sandown Swim School 10 Etosha Crescent Sandown 0112622461
Wahoo Swim School 516 Maxwell Drive Sunninghill 0118075118
Little Seahorses Swimming School 13-15 Ashton Road Lonehill 0846901267
Little Lifeguards 43 Darter Avenue Norscot 0625094601
Goof Swimming School Corner of Rivonia Road and North Road Rivonia 0844109242
Sleek Swim 9 Sutherland Avenue Craighall Park 0117882548
Swim Tots Rivonia Sports Centre Morningside 0825724809

SA Regional Level 3 Championships

3-6 April 2018, Hillcrest Pool, Pta

Download the rules and Qualifying Times for this gala here.

For reference, download the 2017/18 Age Group Time Standards for Long Course Meters.

Or you can download the 2017/18 Youth and Senior Nationals Time Standards for Long Course Meters.

HEATS – start at 17:00 (Warm up at 16:00) on Day 1, and at 08:30 every morning for Days 2,3 and 4.
FINALS – start at 17:00 every afternoon, except on the final day (Day 4) where finals are at 15:00.


Day 1 : Tuesday 3 April 2018 – Starting at 17:00 (Warm up at 15:45)

1. Men 11 & Under 400 Freestyle
2. Women 11 & Under 400 Freestyle
3. Men 12 Year Old 400 Freestyle
4. Women 12 Year Old 400 Freestyle
5. Men 13 Year Old 400 Freestyle
6. Women 13 Year Old 400 Freestyle
7. Men 14 Year Old 400 Freestyle
8. Women 14 Year Old 400 Freestyle
9. Men 15-18 400 Freestyle
10. Women 15-18 400 Freestyle

Day 2 : Wednesday 4 April, 2018 – Starting at 08:30 (Warm up at 07:15)

51. Men 18 & Under 200m Freestyle
52. Women 18 & Under 200m Freestyle
55. Men 18 & Under 100m Breaststroke
56. Women 18 & Under 100m Breaststroke
57. Men 18 & Under 50m Backstroke
58. Women 18 & Under 50m Backstroke
61. Men 18 & Under 100m Butterfly
62. Women 18 & Under 100m Butterfly

Day 3 : Thursday 5 April, 2018 – Starting at 08:30 (Warm up at 07:15)

101. Men 18 & Under 100m Freestyle
102. Women 18 & Under 100m Freestyle
105. Men 18 & Under 50m Breaststroke
106. Women 18 & Under 50m Breaststroke
109. Men 18 & Under 100m Backstroke
110. Women 18 & Under 100m Backstroke
113. Men 18 & Under 200m IM
114. Women 18 & Under 200m IM

Day 4 : Friday 6 April, 2018 – Starting at 08:30 (Warm up at 07:15)

151. Men 18 & Under 50m Freestyle
152. Women 18 & Under 50m Freestyle
155. Men 18 & Under 200m Breaststroke
156. Women 18 & Under 200m Breaststroke
159. Men 18 & Under 200m Backstroke
160. Women 18 & Under 200m Backstroke
161. Men 18 & Under 50m Butterfly
162. Women 18 & Under 50m Butterfly

The benefits of swimming lessons

Taking your child to swimming lessons should not involve fuss or trauma if you find a good swimming school and a loving teacher.

In South Africa there are so many children who drown every year that every child must learn to swim as early as possible. Getting your child waterborne is a priority as it can save his life. Swimming also offers great physical and psychological rewards for all children and adults.

Water is a gentle, soothing, relaxing medium and the benefits gained from swimming improve mood, fitness and overall health and well-being. Other benefits of swimming include:

  • Swimming strengthens muscles and joints
  • It builds lung capacity – especially good for asthma sufferers
  • Increases fitness
  • Swimming encourages babies to start to cross their midline and to develop other physical skills
  • It improves co-ordination
  • Swimming builds tone in children – particularly good for those with low muscle tone
  • It improves balance
  • Swimming helps to heal Injuries – a soothing and weightless weight to work damaged or unused muscles
  • It allows children with disabilities to enjoy physical activity
  • It improves spatial awareness

Teach your child to swim without a fuss

  • Choose a swimming school or teacher with a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
  • Make sure your child isn’t cold or uncomfortable in the water.
  • Try to ensure that the teacher and your child are well matched.
  • Try not to miss lessons as each lesson builds on the previous one and gives continuity.
  • Don’t push your child or permit a teacher to force your child to do things he doesn’t feel happy doing.
  • Get the whole family to paddle, swim and splash about in the water so your child gets to swim without the constraints of a swimming ‘lesson’.
  • Don’t stop lessons if your child becomes afraid of swimming. Rather, build his confidence by working through the fear and proving to him that he can overcome it.

How to choose a school
It’s often a good idea to ask other parents where they are taking their children to swimming lessons. You can also ask for recommendations at your child’s school or at your local gym. But you must be happy that there’s a caring and nurturing atmosphere at the school. If the general vibe is positive and other children are happy to swim there, it’s a good sign. Nevertheless, there are more formal and serious things that you must look for in a trustworthy swimming school:

  • The school must be accredited by Swimming South Africa (SSA).
  • The water must be clean and warm. There must also be signs up saying which end is deep and which shallow, unless it is a teaching pool of one depth only.
  • Children must have a way of supporting themselves around the edge of the pool. This also helps them move around the pool safely when they first learn to swim.
  • There must be nothing hazardous around the pool, such as pool chemicals within reach of children.
  • There must be clean, well-kept toilets and changing facilities at the pool.
  • When you register your child with the school, they must ask for all your relevant contact numbers.
  • If your child has any medical conditions, you must inform the school.
  • Above all, you and your child must feel relaxed and comfortable at the swimming school.

If you don’t have a swimming school in your area, you can now meet online with swimming teachers and other parents to discuss various aspects of your child’s swimming journey through www.swimsavvy.co.za

Swim Savvy also recently published their first in a series of interactive journals to support young children through their swimming journey. The Swim Savvy ‘I can swim’ Progress Journal for Beginner Swimmers is a great interactive book that includes water-safety guidelines. You can buy your copy for only R55 via their website.