Aquarius Aquatics Swimming School (Accredited with Swimming South Africa)

Accredited Swim School with Swimming South Africa

 

Meet The Aquarius Aquatics Team.


Aquarius Aquatics Management and Coaching Staff host a wealth of swimming experience – an approximate 40 year (accumulative).

Christopher Langley : C.E.O.

Chris has been involved in swimming since 11 years of age (now 28 years) and trained with one of the top swimming clubs in the country.

Chris is a multiple National Age-Group Medallist (Gold and Silver) and Senior National Finalist (top 5 in the country).

Chris has an immense passion for the sport and understands the importance of all children learning to swim and being knowledgeable in water safety essentials.

Chris has a sound understanding of swim teaching incorporating aspects of fun, basic drills with progression to the more complex fundamental principles of swimming and stroke proficiency.


Julie Langley : Business Manager

Business Administrator, Office Manager, PA, Finance and Marketing and Business Development for Aquarius Aquatics.

Julie has been involved in the sport of swimming for the past 15 years. Until recently Julie held the position as PA/ Business Manager for one of the top swimming clubs in the country.

Julie believes that the Aquarius Aquatics team can offer children and their families a special experience when learning to swim and has chosen to assist in developing and growing the Aquarius Aquatics brand within the Northern Suburbs / West Rand of Johannesburg.

Julie has a love for younger child; has a unique understanding of the sport and has the skills to provide a professional administration and marketing service. Julie's aim is to assist Chris with developing the Aquarius Aquatics brand in order to promote the sport of swimming.

Julie supports Chris’s aspiration and passion to offer children of all cultures the opportunity to enjoy the aquatic experience of learning how to swim.


Taryn Langley : PA  / Office Administration

My passion has always been to help little ones grow and accomplish the little things in there early lives. I have taught children from 3months to 5 years for the past 3 years, as well as doing administration for the nursery school.

 

I love being around the smiling faces and chirpy noises of the children.

 

I have my own little one, whom I absolutely adore and always want the best for her. Which I also want for other children, whether it be teaching in class or teaching in the pool. Every precious life deserves to learn to do new things, and have the best time in doing these activities.

 

I look forward to our new season here at Aquarius Aquatics, and cannot wait to become part of the team. Who are enhancing and helping the children of today grow in their own little ways.


Chantel Bloem :      LTS Instructor

Chantel is a proud mum of an 8-year old herself and has had extensive experience with young children.

Chantel has been appointed as a LTS Instructor and has the following accreditation:

·   SSA (Swimming South Africa) LTS Instructor (Qualified and Registered with Swimming South Africa)

·        First Aid Level 1 (Shep Consulting)

·        CPR  (Shep Consuting)

Chantel brings with her a wealth of experience in teaching infants from 6 months of age including water safety, children LTS, Learn to Stroke, Stroke Correction and Adult LTS & Stroke Development. Chantel is passionate, and progress and results driven.

“I love teaching a life skill that I firmly believe everyone should know how to do. I also love seeing kids progress in the water. Knowing that I taught them something that they’ll keep forever is really satisfying. It makes me happy to know that I’ve made a positive impact on their child’s life like that. Teaching a life skill is always going to be the most rewarding part of my job. It’s the greatest feeling knowing that these kids will always have this skill, and they’ve learned to swim and become confident in the water because of my teaching. It’s really something special to me. It’s because of some of these reasons that I have chosen to be a LTS instructor as my career and have remained so committed to its purpose”. 

 

Angie Hartley : Infant Aquatics & LTS Instructor

Angie an extensive understanding of children and has been appointed as an Infants Aquatics /  LTS Instructor (to replace Justine) and holds the following accreditation:

 

  • SSA (Swimming South Africa) Qualified Swimming Instructor 
  • Teaching Certificate from Mony’s Fishers Swim School (Been in the industry      for 22 years)
  • Babies Instructors      Certificate from Mony’s Fisher Swim School
  • Team /      Squad Instructors Course from Mony’s Fisher Swim School
  • First      Aid Level 1 (Shep Consulting)
  • CPR      (Shep Consulting)
  • Attended      updated P.B.S.T.A. (Professional Baby Swimming Teachers Association) Course      in December 2018
  • PADI      Open Water Diving Course
  • Play      therapy and Sand tray therapy course which helps understand and work with      children on a therapeutic level.

 “I love what I do, and children make it feel like a hobby rather than working with them. They are incredibly witty, humorous and the best part is they are all so different. I love the fact I can work with so many different personalities and that I can offer teaching them a life skill. I am passionate, progress and results driven but my teaching is done in a positive and encouraging manner as swimming progressions are achieved.

 I understand the nervousness for new swimmers to embrace water and the skills required for a child to learn how to swim. That's why I believe with patience, kindness and the right attitude anyone can learn how to swim. Nothing brings me more joy when I see people of all

ages embrace the beauty of water. I feel I have been given the gift to work with children and it is my true calling!”

 

Kyle Baxter : Head Coach Aqua Strokes Squads

Kyle has been appointed as the Head Coach for thee Aqua Strokes Sqads and has the following accreditation:

·     SSA (Swimming South Africa) LTS Instructors Course and Coaching Level 1

·        First Aid Level 1

·        CPR 

Kyle Baxter will head up the training sessions for the Aqua Strokes Squads. Kyle has been coaching for 8 years with one of the top swimming clubs in the country He is a registered squad coach with Swimming South Africa and is passionate and results driven. As a top South African swimmer himself, Kyle is keen to share his knowledge with our squad members. 

Kyle has the unique skills, experience, and judgment to coach swimmers of all ages and has a sound understanding of teaching stroke technique, training cycles and the qualities it takes to be a successful swimmer. Kyle is a team player and believes in the team process and programme content of the Aqua Strokes Programme. He has both team and individual performance goals and knows what is expected.

 

The goal of great coaching is to guide, inspire and empower an athlete or team to achieve their full potential. Kyle also has an in-depth knowledge of the sport of swimming.