Easy2Swim’s coaches love kids, and water too! Our swim coaches really love their jobs, and it shows in the quality and care of the swim instruction taking place in our swim classes every day. We are proud of our swimming coaches, and know that parents will feel confident that their child is carefully instructed while in the pool. The biographies below are to introduce you to the wonderful swimming coaches at the Easy2Swim.  Please take a moment to get to know us!

Van

My name is Werner Faca (AKA Van West)

My love of water started at the very young age of 5,  I distinctly remember the day that I managed to swim at the deep side, on my own, unaided.  Man was that a freeing feeling!

I have taught and coached swimming in Port Alfred and Grahamstown (Eastern Cape) since 2011.  It all started as a weekend favour to a friends daughter.  She wanted to improve her butterfly,  I gave her some tips and pointers and off she went,  winning her race.  My love for stroke development and correction started then,  and I found that so many swimmers could improve if they understood their own movements through water!  It wasn’t long, and I was teaching swimming full time.

In 2014, I jumped at the opportunity to coach ALL students at a private School, El Shaddai Christian Academy in Port Alfred. As it was, at that point, a very new and small (around 200 students) private school,  I developed a training program that included Learn to swim,  stroke correction and coaching so as to enable every student, at every level the opportunity to develop their swimming skills.  Several of my swimmers competed and excelled at Christian School Nationals, and of them are still very active in the swimming world.

In 2015 a friend and I started an annual local Biathle. We called it “wet the sweat”  This run/swim/run event was held on the dunes at a local estuary,  on Kleinemonde beach and many of my own swimmers became regular competitors in it.   This event continued to grow and as a result,  we used it as a platform to establishing the Kowie River Mile, a local open water event that had (pre lockdown) evolved into the “Amanzi Challenge” a 7 day water festival event with national coverage and a seeding event.

Several of the swimmers that have passed through me continue to make great strikes in their events with some choosing to excel in the competitive arena, from swimming competitively, to surfing competitively,  and I of my swimmers have obtained national colours and  school bursaries.

While on the other hand,  I see other swimmers growing their love and skill in the water, exploring pools and oceans in their own time with friends and family in a leisurely way.

Either way,  I am glad I get to facilitate a meeting of people and water, and to share the love!

Marietjie Malherbe

Ons kondig graag aan dat, Marietjie Malherbe, bekende swem instruktrise in Strand, haar by ons wenspan aangesluit het. Marietjie gaan haar bekwaamhede, swem kennis en ondervinding met al ons studente deel, noodhulp, en die korreksie van bestaande tegnieke is haar passie..

Sy het reeds vir baie jare in Goedehoop, Strand swem onderrig, asook verskeie musiek instrumente.  Sy sal voortgaan om daagliks verskeie musiek instrumente en sang in strand tuis te onderrig.

Ek is ‘n toegewyde swemafrigster, wat programme ontwikkel, om kinders, skoolgaande leerders en volwassenes toe te rus, hoe om veilig en reg te swem.   Ek is bekwaam om beginners, meer gevorderde leerders, asook water oefeninge aan te bied.

My naam is Marietjie Malherbe, ek is 65 jaar oud en ek glo in die voordele van fisiese gesondheid en fiksheid.  Ek het ‘n passie om met mense te werk.  Ek bied musiek- en swemklasse aan, en is ook gekwalifiseerd daarin.

Ek het 20+ jare ervaring in swem afrigting en 40+ in musiek onderrig by skole.  Ek fokus op korrekte asemhaling, tegnieke en die aanleer van ‘n goeie swem styl.

Aangesien die veiligheid van u kind vir my belangrik is, is my noodhulpsertifikaat op datum en vernuwe ek dit elke 2e jaar.

Sien uit daarna om ieder en elk in die water te ontmoet……!!