The Swim School

88 Alexandra Street, Florida, Roodepoort 1710, Gauteng, South Africa


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The Swim School located in Florida, Roodepoort is a swimming school with a huge difference…The Swim School opened in September 1996 and is a specialist swimming school, teaching all ages from 3 years to adults.

The main focus is the overall development and growth of each and every child, building life skills which will give them the confidence and perseverance to be the best that they can be.

We acknowledge that all children are different and we have developed a unique system so that each and every child is allowed to develop at his or her own pace, while working hard, having fun and learning new skills.

Physical Development

Fine and Gross Motor Development 
Midline Crossing & Co-ordination
Spatial orientation
Increases muscle tone & balance & a healthy posture
Correct breathing techniques & fitness
Creative thinking & cognitive skills

Emotional Development

Builds  Self Confidence and learns to overcome difficulties
Learns independence, perseverance and responsibility
Listening skills & discipline
Overcome fears
Increased social skills
Natural curiosity is stimulated

Academic Development

Increased concentration through blood and oxygen flow in the body
Self confidence to keep trying, both in & outside the classroom

Our Staff

The Swim School employs the services of well qualified and trained coaches and staff, with many years of experience in their field of expertise! 

We are passionate about our jobs and we share that passion with the children! 

We teach the children to love and respect the water.  When they love the water they are keen to learn more and if they respect the water they will not place themselves in a position that could be harmful to them!

Communication with parents

We believe that the parents should be involved in the development of their children, and we encourage the parents to be involved.

Other Activities

Our Motto “Make a Difference” extends to the entire community and we are involved with a number of projects aimed at increasing the quality of life and decreasing the risk of injury or death due to drowning or water related accidents.

The Swim School and its members regularly participate in Open Water Swimming during the season.  Open Water Swimming is the fastest growing family sport in this country!  We regularly take a large team of swimmers and their families to The Midmar Mile, which is one of the top ten swims in the world.


The Swimmers are rewarded with a “stamp or sticker” as well as a sweet treat after each lesson, if they have tried hard.

At the end of the season (June for Private Students & November for the Nursery Schools) we celebrate the children’s achievements with awards, certificates, merit awards, trophies and Floating Trophies.  The children work hard during the year and we know that this motivates them to keep trying hard!

The Pool area

The pool area is enclosed and has a thatch roof, which means that the temperature of the pool area is well regulated.  The pool is heated with an electric pump so that the water temperature can be controlled.

The change rooms and toilets are all under the same roof, so that the children do not have to go outside of the temperature controlled area when they are wet or changing.

“Swimming helps to bring all learning and development skills together in the body and mind.”


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88 Alexandra Street, Florida, Roodepoort 1710, Gauteng, South Africa

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