Dear Parents,

Just to keep you all up to date with what’s happening at the Swim School!


Kirsten is busy completing the requirements for her Todswim Certificate. She is busy preparing to write her exam and will then start logging observation hours before preparing for her practical exam.

Unfortunately Michelle is no longer available to teach at our school, and we wish her well in her new veventure. Khyle has taken over her Tuesday morning classes from 1st September. Irene will be teaching on a Monday evening and Noreen will be teaching on a Wednesday evening for now, until Chrissie – our new teacher is qualified. You will meet her when she starts logging observation hours in preperation of her practical exam.


We have a limited number of small kickboards, R45, and large kickboards, R75 available for sale. Cash with purchase, please! These are for personal use, we always supply the equipment needed for lessons.


We will be closed Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th of October 2017 inclusive, during the government schools’ spring break. This time is used to complete work which cannot be done when there are swimmers on the premises. We will re open on Monday,9th of October 2017.


There will be an Open Day for the parents of swimmers in our Nursery School and After Care groups on Sunday 15th October. Details will be sent in a separate letter to parents of the swimmers involved.


We are pleased to confirm that Oliver who is well known to the swim school will be taking our underwater photographs once again on the 22nd of October 2017.

Basic set of 5 prints, 3 different poses, 1 x A4, 1 x 5×7 and 3 x postcard prints – Cost R270

Your complete order must be specified and paid for in full by Saturday 14th of October, after which no changes will be made. You can e-mail, sms or What’s App to sign up, or add your child’s name to the list which will be in the enclosure from 10th October. From that date a sample photo will be in the changing room. You can pay by cash or eft. Please mark your payment as photo money, with the name of the swimmer/s. If it’s an eft, I’ll also need your account reference number. I will then allocate a time for you to be here. If you have a time preference, let me know when signing up, and I’ll do my best to accommodate you.

Unfortunately we will not be able to refund you, even if your child is ill on the day. As we need to pay the photographer up front. Swimmers must be comfortable submerging to 1.2 metres with open eyes. These photos will make a lovely gift for grandparents. If you’re unsure of your child’s capability, please check with his/her teacher.

Adult swimmers are also welcome to join the photo shoot.


Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group, ‘Irena’s Swim School’, where we post photos, comments and tips when we can. You can upload photos of your child’s, or your own, swimming activities, so we can all see what you’ve been up to in the water!


Items left at the swim school are in the lost property basket in the small change room. Kindly scratch through the basket and claim your property. Items not claimed by the fist week in November will be donated to charity.


Remember that we will be asking for payment of December and January’s fees by 8th December. If you would like to prepare ahead of time for this, you’re welcome to add to your regular monthly fee between now and then.

A significant number of you are still paying the old fees. Please check your statement, and pay the full amount shown. Fees are now R340 for once weekly, R570 for twice weekly and R415 for Saturdays. If you have been paying less, any short payments will also need to be paid.

Kindly use your reference number and surname when making payment, you can find the reference number on your statement. We won’t be responsible for incorrectly allocated payments where this number hasn’t been used as the beneficiary reference.

We are receiving a number of undelivered statements. Should you have changed your e-mail address in the last year, please e-mail us your new address to enable us to up date your details.

Thank you once again for all your support, and for the referral of family and friends.

Enjoy the summer!
Kind regards, Noreen and Irene

Thank you once again for all your support, and for the referral of family and friends.

Enjoy the summer!
Kind regards, Noreen and Irene