Just wanted to say that Thembeka is absolutely amazing – my son is trying new things and floating on his back (which he refused to do before) - she just connected with him in a different way and he adores her and cannot wait for his lessons with “teacher Thembeka”. - mom

Just to let you know that Thembeka has been excellent and my daughter is loving her swimming. – dad

Issy has truly found her swimming home at Sarah's Swim Academy. She's very happy. Thanks for everything. – mom

Thank you Sarah for not giving in to the big NO's from my son. I am seeing great progress, thank you - mom

For the first time, my son is able to cross our pool with the noodle with confidence. He actually wants to get into the water now every day to show us his progress. Thank you for your patience Sarah. – mom

Thanks, it was amazing. Slowly am getting used to being in water. The more I am doing this the more I keep on learning. Sooner or later I will be enjoying being in water (even alone). And Sarah is amazing. – adult learning to swim

Sarah taught my daughter how to swim 8 years ago. Now she is in level 5 with Craig! My son has also done an incredible progress. It's an amazing team with Candice in the background making sure the admin is done. I cannot recommend it enough! – mom

Sarah is Awesome. My son loves his swimming lessons and is doing really well!!
I highly recommend to all parents in Joburg – dad

Sarah has got my 2.5 year old daughter swimming in a matter of months. Loves her class each week. And my 5 yr old is doing great swimming strokes. Perfect balance of fun and structure. And such a great online booking system. Never have to cancel a class due to illness (you just don’t book one on those days). And good flexibility in times/days. A big thumbs up from us xx – mom

Both boys started with the swim school last term to supplement their school swimming...and I cannot even begin to tell you how they have excelled! Our youngest, after only 2 lessons gained so much confidence in the water that he is nearly swimming all by himself! Our oldest is now so excited to get to term 4 at his school just to show off what he has learnt!
This is the BEST swim school by far! – mom

Great swimming school. Both coaches are great with all the age groups under their wings. They work with your child's strengths and weaknesses but don't push. Sarah had my daughter swimming 25meter lengths at the age of 4. Another great offering for parents who want to get fit, you can swim lengths on their swim for life packages, while your little ones are having a lesson – mom

Wonderful and amazing school. Sarah has taught both my children to swim. – mom

Fantastic swimming school. My daughter’s swimming abilities progressed in leaps and bounds in a short period of time swimming with Sarah - mom

Sarah has been teaching our son how to swim since he was 6 months old. He is now nearly 3 and very confident in the water due to the great teaching that he received from Sarah. Sarah is very patient with the kids in the class and has the ability to communicate at their level thus making them feel safe and confident. She is also very consistent in her lessons which makes it easy for the kids to catch on through constant repetitiveness and they then have a great sense of achievement once they can master one of the skills she has taught them.

She is overall an excellent swim coach and we have seen great results in our son as a consequence. Sarah is also very communicative with us as parents, always directing us in the right way when it comes to achieving swimming results at home. She is very friendly and very knowledgeable on swimming techniques and she is able to communicate this well to us. Sarah has been the best coach to our son and we thank her for the effort and enthusiasm in which she has taught him for the last 2.5 years.– Happy Mom

I am writing to endorse the teaching skills of Sarah Jonsson, who has been the swimming coach of our daughter, Zoe for four years. She has been a remarkable teacher who has taught Zoe all the strokes and given her the skill and confidence to be a competitive swimmer at her school, where she is in the swimming team. More than that, Sarah has a wonderful connection with the kids that she coaches, which encourages them to always put their best foot forward.

I can say without hesitation that she has made a big difference to our daughter’s enthusiasm for the sport by encouraging her to take her swimming seriously, without turning it into a repetitive chore. Sarah has been professional, reliable and friendly in all our dealings with her and I have no hesitation in recommending her.– Happy Dad

Chloe still speaks very fondly of Teacher Sarah and we wish we could have continued with you. Good luck with your business!- Sad To Leave Mom

Contact Sarah's Swim Academy


  • Craighall Primary School
    Craighall Park, Johannesburg

Swim School Terms


Term 1: 10 January - 30 June 2023

Term 2: 17 July - 15 December 2023

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