About Nikole

I lead a very active lifestyle, due to a passion for the outdoors. This passion, led me to a career in the health and wellness industry, where I worked for many years helping people to improve their quality of life. When I became a mother, I quickly realised that my family’s close affiliation with water could expose my children to the risk of drowning. So I embarked on a search for a survival swimming program to protect my children. This search led me to Infant Aquatics®. I was blown away by the outcome. In just 6 weeks, my children evolved from being totally reliant on flotation devices to being skilled in the water: they were self-sufficient enough to rescue themselves, even if they accidentally fell into the pool fully clothed.

After personally witnessing these amazing results, I wanted to share this comfort with others to ensure that no family had to needlessly suffer the pain and heart-ache associated with water accidents. My career in training infants and toddlers lifesaving water skills began in June of 2017 when I traveled to the US to complete the 6 week intensive Infant Aquatics certification course in Colorado with Infant Aquatics founder Judy Heumann and her daughter Kyla Heumann, RN. Upon my return home, I was fortunate to receive support, priceless guidance and additional training from my mentor, Rikki Maman. Her contributions and effort have helped shape me into the instructor I am today. I absolutely love teaching my little babies and toddlers. It still blows my mind every single day at how rapidly these little ones learn, absorb and understand these crucial life preserving skills. I love how this job constantly provides new challenges as every child is unique and adapts differently, which requires us to adapt our methods to their needs. I love watching their little personalities and characters come to the fore as they grow in confidence and turn their initial trepidation into outright love for the water - thanks to the skills they are taught. Through my training I have also received extensive exposure to the stroke development side of swimming. Although this wasn’t an initial focus of mine, I have since developed a real passion and love for training the older children. Their eagerness and excitement to learn the next stage of swimming techniques is infectious, and I am proud to be part of the process to enable them to flourish in the water. This program truly changes lives. If you are concerned about your child’s water safety, please contact me and let’s take action. I look forward to giving your child the gift of water safety and helping them develop their love of water to the fullest capacity.

Infant Aquatics Academy

Johannesburg, South Africa

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