Welcome to Flippers Swim School. 

We hope you enjoy learning to swim with us in our indoor heated pool.  We have water babies classes for babies from 6 months old. From around 2-3 years we introduce the Learn to Swim program.  We do 1 on 1 lessons, so we can focus on your child's  individual strengths and weaknesses.  We assess each swimmer’s progress at the end of the term. expectancy is to improve a level a term, 2 levels if swimming twice a week.  Our swim school is special because we focus on building a relationship with your child and gaining trust first, making the learning process fun and productive. Doing 1 on 1 lessons allows us to focus on learning, in a calm environment.

Here are some guidelines to make this an enjoyable experience for all.  Should you have any input please do not hesitate to discuss it with us.


Booking Procedure:  The way it works is same as school extra murals.  You book a time slot and come every week at that time. Twice a week is recommended for quicker progress, it makes a huge difference. You need to commit to the term, or the remainder thereof. You will get invoiced for the term in advance, or part thereof.  Should you miss a lesson our policy is the lesson is forfeited. 

Deposit: We request a deposit to paid with your first invoice for new swimmers. This will be deducted off your final invoice when you give notice. It is not refunded if you do not give 1 months notice.

Payment: invoices will be sent via email, and payment is expected before swimming starts.

Holidays: We occasionally take a break - public holidays, some long weekends, and December. Please check your invoice for the dates. You do not pay for missed lessons on these days.

Swimming caps must be worn by all pupils.

Goggles are optional. Ideally we are teaching water safety.  If your child falls into a body of water without goggles they need be comfortable, so learning without is best.  Sometimes it is easier to go under water with them on and then wean off them later, but some kids get dependent on them. It is your choice, think about your preference. I sell kids goggles for R120. I also have mine they can try before you invest, maybe they do not like them 😉  

Coronavirus Protocol: The pool is chlorinated and 32’c – the virus cannot survive in these conditions so being in the pool is safe.  Outside of the pool we need to be strict about limiting contact and follow the protocols:

  • Please only enter the pool area only in time for your lesson. 

  • Practice social distancing – preferably wait outside (in your car or the garden) weather permitting – if you are inside then only 1 parent/ caregiver please, wearing a mask all the time.

  • Sanitize your hands when arriving and leaving.

  • teachers wear a visor, I am fully vaccinated

  • limit use of the bathroom 

  • if you or your child has symptoms please cancel

  • the pool room is sprayed with sanitizer regularly 

we look forward to teaching your child to swim