Meet Our Team

Arrie Botha

Co-owner

 

Arrie only joined Kiddies Aqua on a full-time basis in March 2017 when the business started to expand its wings with additional branches and franchised outlets. He holds degrees in B Com Marketing Management and B Com Marketing Management (Honors) (Univ. of Pretoria).

Lizette Botha

Co-owner &

Head Coach

 

Lizette is our infant and toddler swimming specialist. She holds a degree in Human Movement Science.  She and Jean Fouace are the founder members of Amphibies Babies Africa™ and she also serves as project manager for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation (South Africa). 
 

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our head coach

Uschi Dahlmann

Head Coach:

Tuks Branch

 

Uschi is passionate about teaching and loves taking her swimmers to the next level. She is a stroke expert and supports the philosophy of teaching a child the first time right. She is also a member of the TUKS Swimming Coaches Team and is also does gala coaching at the university’s High Performance Centre in the late afternoons. Most of her swimmers compete at the highest level provincially and nationally. She delivers many top national swimmers and age-group champions, year-after-year.  

Estie Botha

Head Coach:

Moreleta Park

 

Estie bonds strongly with her swimmers and parents. She is very patient in her approach and a superb stroke coach. She is creative and innovative in her thinking and gets her swimmers at a very high level of competency very fast.

She delivers quality swimmers year after year. She makes her swimming lessons exciting and interesting. She is a strong team player and very passionate about children. 

Irene Mokoena

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

 

Irene is a super coach who learnt her trade through Lizette. She is fluent in several languages, including Afrikaans, English, Pedi, Venda, Sotho and Shangaan. She is passionate about swimming and a real mother figure to our swimmers. She is an enthusiastic student of the sport and always tries to stay informed on all the latest developments in swimming. 

Karmen Jansen

Instructor:

Moreleta Park

 

Karmen is a highly talented swimming coach who understands the mechanics of the sport very well and gets her swimmers very quickly on a high level of competency.

She is passionate about swimming, with a loveable and friendly personality. She teaches them the perfect stroke and makes sure they are 100% swim-ready by the time they enter primary school.  She builds strong relationships with her swimmers and parents and always make their interests a top priority. 

Zandi Loots

Instructor:

Moreleta Branch

Zandi is a well-organized and disciplined individual who sets high standards for herself and her swimmers. She maintains a soft, quiet approach, but still achieves excellent results with her young swimmers. She is a stroke expert and enjoys sharing her vast knowledge as an ex-swimmer with her swimmers when preparing them for competition.

Alexandri Sadler

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

Alexi bonds very strongly with her swimmers and parents. She creates lots of fun and excitement in the water and teaches in a very vocal, playful and progressive manner.

She sometimes thinks she is a child herself when teaching her swimmers (becomes one of them) She is a superb stroke coach and delivers quality young swimmers year after year. 

Jaimé Myhill

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

 

Jaimé is much loved by her swimmers and parents and specialises in the bridging phase from babies to toddlers. She is also brilliant in teaching stroke and stroke correction to young swimmers and adults and assists us with our Special Needs Kids. Jaimé is a serving person and a brilliant team contributor and inspiration to our entire team. 

Carmen Botha

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

Carmen has got a great touch with the children and loves assisting them to improve in their swimming ability. She enjoys sharing her vast knowledge of competitive swimming with the younger generation swimmers. 

Mikal Botha

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

Mikal loves working with young children and takes great interest in their early development. She has got an excellent touch with the children and loves sharing her vast swimming knowledge with the older swimmers. She is already helping her mom, Lizette with the babies and the bridging phase between the babies and the young toddlers.  Further, she assists with stroke and stroke correction and gala preparation for our young competitive swimmers. 

Suné-Mari Momberg

Instructor:

Moreleta Park

Suné loves children and

has got an excellent touch with the little ones.

 

She is a hard worker and

is always eager to learn

more about toddlers

and their physical and emotional development.

 

The little swimmers love this fun-loving sporty teacher. 

Nandi Smit

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

 

Nandi is mainly working with the very young toddlers who have just completed the Baby Floating Program with Lizette. She has got a very friendly and vibrant personality. Our little swimmers adapt quickly to her and she is achieving excellent results with them. As a mother of two young children herself she understands young children’s specific needs very well. She has got a very good touch with them and her approach is soft with lots of love. She brings that motherly instinct to the water. 

Mike Dawson

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

Mike has got an unbelievable touch with the children, especially with the Special Needs Kids. He understands them and loves coaching them. He is also excels at stroke and stroke correction coaching.  Most of our adult swimmers swim with Mike. He is an enthusiastic student of the sport and always wants to improve and expand on his knowledge about swimming. He is also going the extra mile for his teammates and colleagues and no task is too big or too small for him.

Sam van Veyeren

Instructor:

Tuks Branch

Sam loves working with young children and connects very well with them. She has a petite build and the children think she is one of them.

She understands the mechanics of swimming very well and utilizes this knowledge well in her teaching approach. Sam enjoys sharing her vast swim knowledge with our young competitive swimmers by assisting them with basic stroke, stroke correction

and gala preparation.

Jolanda Bender

Client Care

Co-ordinator:

Tuks Branch

 

Jolanda is a very well-organized individual and is in charge of our Tuks branch. With 20-year accounting background is Jolanda in charge of our Accounting, SARS and Payroll responsibilities. She serves mainly as Lizette’s personal assistant at our Tuks branch, arranging her whole time table and diary on her behalf. She is an exceptional dedicated individual who is totally devoted to her work and the tasks at hand. The ultimate professional who understands the various functions of the business and how they fit in together. 

Carla Roode
Instructor: 
Tuks Branch

Carla focuses strongly on swim technique and correctness of swimming. She is a highly dedicated swim coach and an excellent team player. She maintains strong relationships with her swimmers and parents and always tries to go the extra mile for them. She is a student of the sport and always wants to improve her knowledge on swimming. She is also the proud mom of two beautiful young girls whom both completed our Self-Rescue Water Safety Program. 

Elizabeth Shandukane

Administration

Clerk:

Tuks Branch

Elizabeth is a pleasant, warm and hardworking individual who looks after our clients’ needs during their visits. She arranges the service order and queuing line in how Lizette receives her daily clients. Elizabeth’s other responsibilities at the swim school include: 1) general client care and welcoming, 2) general administration and filing, 3) the placement of new clients and 4) personal assistance to our Client Care Coordinators. 

Heindrich Momberg
Client Care

Co-ordinator:

Moreleta Branch

Heindrich is a superbly well-organized individual and is in charge of our Moreleta Park branch. He serves our clients with the highest level of professionalism and care.

He also acts as Lizette’s personal assistant, arranging her whole time table and diary on her behalf at the branch.  His other responsibilities include: 1) general client care, 2) the liaising between the swim school and the client, 3) the placement of new clients, 4) personal assistance to our swimming instructors, 5) the management of the facility and 6) the assistance with any client account queries. 

Lisa Wilmot

Client Care

Co-ordinator:

Moreleta Branch

Lisa takes good care of all our clients and enjoys going the extra mile wherever she can. She is a loveable person and knows all our clients by name. Lisa is also involved in several charity initiatives. Her responsibilities at the swim school include: 1) general client care, 2) the liaising between the swim school and the client, 3) the placement of new clients, 4) personal assistance to our swimming instructors, 5) the management of the facility and 6) the assistance with any client account queries. 

Zandri Kriel

Client Care

Co-ordinator:

Tuks Branch

Zandri is only assisting us on Saturday mornings and during our Holiday Camps at the end of each year. Her responsibilities at the swim school include: 1) general client care and welcoming, 2) handling of new inquiries, 3) the placement of new clients and 4) personal assistance to Lizette where she arranges the service order and queuing line in how Lizette receives her Saturday morning clients.