Dragons Swimming Club is widely recognised as one of the leading clubs in the province and across South Africa. It operates as a registered swimming provider across water safety and “learn to swim” initiatives as well as coaching and competitive training. With affiliations to Eastern Gauteng Aquatics (EGA) and Swimming South Africa (SSA), the club has, since its inception, continued to grow from strength to strength producing a continuous pipeline of national and provincial swimmers each year.
Under the leadership and vision of Head Coach Theo Verster, one of very few SSA level 4 accredited coaches in South Africa, the club is set up to cater for swimmers of various ages and levels of ability.
We have had several high-profile swimmers move through the Club under the training and coaching of Theo, himself a former Olympian at the 2000 Sydney games.
Dragons currently provides Learn to Swim, Stroke Correction, Squad Based and Masters training from the below venues:
- Pinnacle College, Founders Hill – Learn to Swim, Stroke Correction, Squad & Masters
- Pinnacle College, Linden – Learn to Swim, Stroke Correction, Squad & Masters
- Balwin, Kikuyu – Learn to Swim & Stroke Correction
- Balwin, Polo Fields – Learn to Swim & Stroke Correction
- Balwin, The Reid – Learn to Swim & Stroke Correction
- Balwin, Greenlee – Learn to Swim & Stroke Correction
Dragons Swimming Club was founded in 2004 under the name of Bishop Bavin Seals by the head coach, Theo Verster. At the time the Club trained at Bishop Bavin School in Bedfordview.
In 2010, the Club moved to St Andrew’s School for Girls in Bedfordview. In May 2011, the building of the new Aquatic Centre was completed and we officially moved across to the stunning facility where the main squad trained. In 2017 the name of the Club officially became Dragons Swimming Club which it now operates out of the above mentioned facilities. In the same year, Dragons Swimming Club and The Swim Squad joined in partnership which saw Theo Verster and Alex Waldauer become partners.