I am Carin Nel and I am a Swimming Instructor in Stellenbosch.
I have been teaching for 27 years.

My Vision

'I believe that kids who don't swim are deprived and this is not only my opinion! Researchers have found that structured swimming lessons given in early youth create a "superoir" child by the time he reaches school-going age.' Arlene Williams


Dit is goed vir 'n jong swemmer om, sodra hy waterveilig is, die korrekte swemstyle aan te leer. Deur te lank te wag, kan hulle verkeerde gewoontes aanleer. Indien 'n kind korrek kan swem, gee dit vir hom/haar selfvertroue in ander areas van sy lewe.

I used to teach babies watersafety from as early as a few months with great success; but for the last few years I've focused on style and stroke-correction for children who are water-confident. Usually from the age of 6 years.

I cannot emphasize enough what the benefits of swimming are! From improving coordination, muscle tone, breathing, and posture, to discipline, fitness and just having great fun!


Since July 2012 I started teaching in a new, heated, indoor pool. (10M)


I had the privilege to be taught how to swim by Frank Grey. (He was the the coach of our Olympic champ Karen Muir in the 60's.) Being a pupil at Oranje Girls's School from 1st to 12th grade and always training with the amazing Joan Abrams and Santa van Jaarsveld encouraged my love for swimming. When I felt the need to teach my own three kids to swim correctly and enjoy water I did a course in Theory and Technique of Swimming at the University of the Freestate. For the last 27 years I've been teaching young ones privately to become their very own best in the pool.