Level 1 Course

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Level 1

The founders of Swim Dynamics, Bev Verweij and Dee Barnard, have been facilitating the Level 1 course for over 18 years. The course is aimed at people interested in teaching swimming to children between 3 and 7 years of age.

Through the years we have trained hundreds of candidates and helped many set up their own successful swim schools. Our course material is continually updated to keep up with the latest methods and techniques.


To participate in the Swim Dynamics Level 1 Course.
  • You need to be over 20 years of age.
  • You must be able to swim 15 Meters.
  • If you reside outside SA and wish to attend our courses you may do the practical exam via video and the theory exam is done in the form of an open book exam.
  • For candidates wanting to do the full course and not just a workshop, theoretical and practical exams will be held after the courses. The candidates have 6 months to complete their logging and return to do the exams.

  • If you are interested in participating in the Level 1 Course, please Get in Touch

    Level 1 Course Content

    • Introduction to swimming
    • Principles of communication
    • What is good teaching?
    • Teaching strategies and methods
    • Being an effective swimming teacher
    • Water safety and hygiene
    • Lesson planning
    • Equipment
    • Water orientation/confidence for beginners
    • Stroking for beginners
    • Front crawl / back crawl / breaststroke / butterfly
    • Introduction to diving
    • How to run a successful swim school with good business sense


    We will go to any venue but there needs to be at least 10 candidates.
    The fee is more to cover accommodation and travel costs.

    Dee Barnard | Alberton

    Tel : +27 74 111 7909
    Mail :dee@swimdynamicssa.co.za

    Bev Verweij | Benoni

    Tel : +27 83 628 6600
    Mail :bev@swimdynamicssa.co.za

    Lauren Roberts | KZN

    Tel : +27 82 788 0184
    Mail : lauren@swimdynamicssa.co.za