Kate co-owns Little Fishes with her husband, Jonathan. She is Learn To Swim (LTS) qualified, and specialises in infant aquatics. She is also a Swim South Africa (SSA) qualified timekeeper, proving her value in both the teaching and competitive aquatics arenas. In line with the high standards set by Little Fishes, Kate is certified by both Swim South Africa and ACSA (American Coaches Swimming Association). In addition to running Little Fishes, Kate is mom to three very energetic young children, and also owns her own project management company that specialises in the hosting of large scale sports events. Her Corporate Communications degree (Psychology major) ensures that she manages her multi-disciplinary ventures professionally and efficiently. She is also a lover of the outdoors and general fitness activities, which sees her bringing a lot of fun and enthusiasm into her classes at the school.
Jonathan shares ownership of Little Fishes with his wife, Kate. He is backed by the highest level of qualifications, experience and background. He completed his Swim South Africa Learn to Swim and his Swim SA level 1 qualifications. He then proceeded to do further qualifications through ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association). He is strongly affiliated to SSA, with his mother, Cathy Wood, currently being the only SSA facilitator and adjudicator for the TodSwim infant water safety programme. Jonathan’s experience includes 7 years of international coaching in the UK. He played both water polo and hockey at provincial level, and currently still plays recreational water polo and masters hockey. He has extensive school-level coaching, including: • Taught hockey & swimming at Assumption convent • Coaching swimming at King David Victory Park • Coaching swimming at Pridwin • Coaching swimming at Ridgewood College
Coach Michelle has a long history with the Little Fishes family. She started her journey with us at the tender age of two when she first enrolled in the school as a swimming student. Sport is a very important part of Michelle's life. Having recently achieved her level 0 in hockey and soccer umpiring and her level 1 in hockey coaching, she is currently studying Sports Communication at the University of Johannesburg. Throughout her school career she played soccer and was vice captain for the Central Gauteng team for three years in a row. Her qualifications cover her Learn To Swim certificate and level 1 first aid.
Coach Megan's passion lies in education, and she is especially dedicated to education pertaining to swimming. She is particularly passionate about teaching adults, and her aim is for them to enjoy the sport of swimming as well as to feel safe in the water. Megan is currently studying a BA Creative Writing through the University of South Africa, and would one day in the future like to venture into either the teaching or the copywriting field. She did her swimming qualifications through Swim South Africa, and this includes her Learn To Swim certificate and level 1 First Aid.
Coach Candice is mother of 2 beautiful girls ages 12 and 17. Not only does she have a passion for swimming but for horse riding as well. She is a qualified instructor in the equestrian field. She has taught from beginner up to A Grade level in Show jumping. Teacher Candice is currently studying animal nutrition. Teacher Candice was introduced to the swimming world by a friend. Candice has grown in leaps and bounds as a swimming instructor and has chosen this for her future Career. Her qualifications cover her learn to swim and her level 1 First Aid and CPR. Her happiest times in the pool is with children of all ages. Teacher Candice is dedicated to teach any one to swim. She loves working with babies and children with special needs. Candice obtained her S.A swimming colours at school level. She is a loyal and dedicated instructor.
Coach Ross has been swimming since he was 5 years old, and completed competitively in EGA galas and club swimming from age of 10. He received half colours for swimming at school level, and also enjoys rowing where he has received many accolades. Ross has completed his SSA LTS certification and ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) Level 1 & 2. He also has his level 1 first aid and CPR qualifications. He has a passion for the youth and developing their love for the sport. He has. a dedicated interest in fitness and nutrition. Coach Ross has an wonderful, gentle approach. However, he demands only the best of his swimmers. He is studying part time, doing his electrical engineering.
Coach Salomi is a proud mom of 2 boys and has an incredible passion for Swimming. She has supported her boys on pool deck for many years, and was involved with Onyx swim club as club secretary. Her passion for children started when she owned her own daycare. She has been teaching Swimming for three years now, and loves to keep fit by going to the gym. In addition to swimming, she has done the 94,7 race and run a few races. Coach Salomi has her Learn to swim and Todswim certificates and Level 1 first aid and CPR.
Caitlyn is Little Fishes exceptionally professional and polite receptionist. She is an invaluable member of the Little Fishes family who is always striving to help herself and the school achieve any goals they set out to accomplish.
Caitlyn is passionate about helping young learners, and is currently studying at STADIO towards completing her bachelor’s degree in education, primarily focused on the foundation phase of students.
During her secondary studies she achieved full colours for Drum Majorettes, and was placed in a leadership role for her commitment to the team for five years.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Meldoy is a loving Mother to three wonderful children. She has been an integral part of the Little Fishes family for almost 7 years, and is responsible for the maintenance and general upkeep at Baby Fishes. Her great eye and attention to detail make her an extreme asset to the school.