general information

All club member lessons are ongoing and there is no need to rebook. However, with each pupil's progression, times and days will be changed accordingly.

All our children’s progress and achievements are recognised by way of our annual achievement awards.

babies (3 to 24 months)

Most mothers and babies are scheduled into a baby swim class with an accompanying adult, according to the baby's age and/or ability. Lessons are ongoing until your baby progresses to toddler level when a suitable class is selected to ensure a smooth transition into the next level.

toddlers and children (24 months upwards)

All newcomers over the age of 2 years are individually assessed during a 15-minute one-to-one session. The assessment is free of charge and only in exceptional circumstances (e.g. twins, triplets and inexperienced or hesitant toddlers) may the parent be asked to accompany the teacher into the water.

An assessment is a prerequisite to assess the personality and level of comfort of your child in the water. These and other aspects are taken into account when selecting an appropriate class for your child.

Teaching programs for newcomers are individually scheduled in classes of either 4 lessons per month (once a week) or 8 lessons (twice weekly) depending on the pupil's need and availability. Thereafter, tuition is ongoing.

Age and capability are matched so as to create cohesive self-supporting groups. Except for certain Adult/Private lessons, there are no regular standing schedules allowing newcomers to simply attend. All lessons are of 30 minutes duration.

junior swim squad

As our pupils reach our higher levels (Levels 9 & 10) the class structures and duration of the lesson change. These classes are designed to develop pre-competitive skills, preparing our young swimmers for entry to club swimming. All Level 9 & Junior swim squad pupils (Level 10) must be members. These sessions are of 45 and 60 minutes duration.

child & adult private lessons

Those attending private lessons are not required to become club members.

Single or up to eight consecutive week courses are available for anyone attending our private lessons. Club membership does not apply and the lesson times and days are set for the 8 weeks.

  • Laura Sevenus was a South African national competitive swimmer in the 60’s. She was one of five South Africans chosen to tour with the American Water Follies as a synchronized swimmer, thus changing her amateur status.

    In 1964, her professional career began when she assisted the South African team coach training beginners, and later established her first private swim school. Her understanding of parent and children’s needs led to the creation of a purpose-designed facility for teaching swimming in Cape Town, this is where she developed what is now the Sevenus Swimming Method®.

    She has contributed her evolving insight and expertise to various working groups in South Africa, Sweden, Germany and the UK and has been instrumental in defining swim teaching standards in South Africa. She is also a certified aquarobics instructor and Watsu® practitioner.

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