About Kiddies Aqua - Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy

Where the journey started...

Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy was established in 2011 by the current owner, Lizette Botha. She previously owned Aqua Kid Swim School in Nelspruit for more than 17 years before she became the Head Coach at Ryk Neethling's swim school in Pretoria for three years. Her current swimming academy presents more than 170 000 swimming lessons per year and is the largest Infant- and Learn-to-Swim academy in South Africa. Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy has got 9x highly qualified full-time swimming instructors in their service. All of them are graduates in the fields of teaching, human movement science and/or childhood psychology.

Our service offering varies from Self-Rescue Water Safety Programs for babies (from the ages of 6-18 months), swim readiness lessons for toddlers (from 2-10 years), stroke correction lessons for young gala swimmers (any age) to swimming lessons for adults (any age).

All aspects of swimming are covered by the academy and every swimmer that goes through the hands of their highly skilled- and educated instructors can boast that he or she can swim properly whatever their swimming goals were before they started.

The academy is a member of Swimming South Africa and Les Bébés Amphibies International (Switzerland). Lizette is also the Founder Member of her own brand, together with Jean Fouace (Les Bébés Amphibies International) called Amphibies Babies Africa. The academy strives to offer swimming lessons of the highest quality with its highly skilled personnel. These swimming lessons are presented at two heated indoor facilities at the LC de Villiers Sports Center (University of Pretoria) and at 706 Jacques Street, Moreleta Park (Pretoria). We are soon opening two new branches in Krugersdorp and Alberton with Franchise Holders. We are in partnership with TUKS SWIMMING and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation (South-Africa).


Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy’s vision is to become the best swimming academy in South Africa by continuing to offer top quality swimming lessons from infant- to adult phase. We take our clients’ needs seriously with the end goal of exceptional high client satisfaction and the delivering of the best skilled swimmers at all levels.


Kiddies Aqua Swimming Academy’s mission is to fulfill its vision by focusing on offering the highest quality-, professional and complete service to our clients and consequently establishing ourselves as the leaders in the area of transferring water safety- and swimming skills to people of all ages, genders and races.


  1. Business Integrity
  2. Respect Towards Others
  3. Personal Attention
  4. Extraordinary Client Service and Product Offering
  5. Highly Qualified Instructors and Support Personnel
  6. “Value for Money”-offering
  7. Guaranteed Progress

Product Offering

  1. Quality swimming lessons for swimmers from ages 6 months to 60 years and older
  2. Highly qualified instructors
  3. Only 3x swimmers per lesson (20min)
  4. Heated indoor facilities with ample parking
  5. Certification after each phase
  6. Member of Les Bébés Amphibies (Switzerland) & Swimming SA