Welcome to Garsfontein Swim School and Aquatic Centre

We offer year round swimming lessons for babies, children and adults from beginner to advanced.

Garsfontein Swim School is headed by Jeanne-Ame Laubscher. She obtained her BA(HMS) and BA(HMS)(Hons) degree from The University of Pretoria. She also completed courses in child psychology and development, cognitive behaviour therapy and neurology. We strive to provide the community with professional teaching at all levels, from recreation to competitive and to deliver a quality and professional service to its clients. Our objectives are to provide the importance of water safety and swimming from ages 2 months to adult.

We believe in safety and skill, two things our children always leave with.


Our services are numerous and includes aspects where we not only help children learn how to swim but much more. We use scientific findings and practical experience to teach as well as muscle memory to form neural pathways in the brain to help store certain muscle movements within the memory. By knowing the baby’s temperamental category we choose an instructional approach that compliments the baby’s personality. Recognising the baby’s reflexes we can stimulate and strengthen them to help practise movements for learning to swim. By knowing the baby’s learning stages through cognitive development and right and left brain functions, we choose the instruction method most effective for every stage and teach the correct skill at the appropriate age.  We also present hydrotherapy in cooperation with physiotherapists and occupational therapists. A private practice for reflex integration, aqua sensory and physical therapy, swimming lessons, baby watersafety, aqua aerobics, hydrotherapy, sports injuries and rehabilitation. We promote a positive and stimulating learning environment where children’s safety and well being are paramount. Services include:

  • A safe private environment
  • Two indoor heated pools
  • Outstanding, highly qualified, experienced and caring teachers
  • Small classes with individual attention
  • Heated change rooms and baby changing facilities
  • Unique progress tracking
  • Aqua swim shop
  • Coffee station
  • We present hydrotherapy
  • We present aqua aerobics which offers a superb form of exercise.
  • Kiddies scuba diving courses.
  • We also present holiday courses.
  • We also present child rescue skills and CPR for domestic workers, nannies and au pairs.
  • Underwater photography (June and November)
  • Pool parties (Friday and Saturday afternoons)

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Call Jeanne-Ame on: 082 344 0993 

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