About Claudia

Claudia Windt is the first KZN Infant Aquatic Specialist, having completed her training in the USA. A mother of four sons and one daughter, she has been teaching swimming for 15 years. Claudia qualified with KZN Swimming Instructors in 2000, completing her Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, Babies, Disabled and Coaches Certification. She is a qualified Swim South Africa Instructor and is currently serving on the SSA committee in KZN.


Why Choose Us?

Our experience and knowledge ensure your child's swim lesson will produce lasting water skills in a safe, nurturing environment. Each child will be taught at their pace and level of swimming, building a competent, confident swimmer. Our passion, expertise and happy environment will ensure you and your child have the best swimming experience. We offer an international baby program that no other swim school in KZN offers - Swim- Float-Swim

  • Highly acclaimed, experienced, caring teachers.
  • Safe, effective private baby lessons, teaching your baby to float in weeks.
  • Group lessons, introducing strokes and ensuring all children can swim and float in deep water.
  • Heated, semi-covered pool.
  • Results in months, not years

SWIMSTARS OF DURBAN is home to the Infant Aquatic program, as well as teaching stroke correction in group lessons. Our teachers of group lessons are all experienced SSA certified Instructors and Claudia, as an internationally trained Infant Aquatic Specialist, runs the baby program. Drowning is currently the second leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 4 years. In a matter of minutes, lives can be changed forever. Drowning does not happen because of a LACK of supervision but a LAPSE in supervision. Drowning is nearly always preventable with the proper skills taught. As a Infant Aquatics Survival Instructor, I provide these skills to children from 6 months to 6 years. Part of the program is about teaching children to become self-reliant in an aquatic environment. Each child will learn these skills according to their ability and learning style. The extensive practical and theory training that every Infant Aquatic Instructor undergoes, ensures that your child will have a knowledgeable, skilled, confident and compassionate instructor.

CLAUDIA'S CREDENTIALS

  • KZN Swimming Instructors Elementary Certificate
  • KZN Swimming Instructors Intermediate Certificate
  • KZN Swimming Instructors Advanced Certificate
  • KZN Swimming Instructors Coaches' Certificate
  • KZN Swimming Instructors Baby Certificate
  • KZN Swimming Instructor Disabled Certificate
  • KZN Aquacise Instructor
  • SSA Learn To Swim Instructor
  • CPR and Red Cross Certified
  • Infant Aquatics Instructor

ABOUT TEACHING

Claudia is passionate about teaching babies and children to swim. Her knowledge and experience are evident in the success of her swimmers. "My goal is to ensure each child leaves my swim school as a safe, confident and happy swimmer." At 6 months, babies will learn to roll over and float on their backs. Once they are walking, they are taught the sequence of Swim-Float-Swim, whereby they swim, roll over to float to breathe and then swim again, repeating this until they have reached the safety of the wall or the steps of the pool.

LEARN MORE

If you would like to learn more about the program, you are welcome to come by and observe lessons in progress. Please just give a call in advance to ensure that you can observe a child of similar age to your own and I will happily answer any questions. You can also visit our Facebook page SwimStars of Durban. The Infant Aquatics program ensures your child has the gift of swim skills for life