Christopher Langley : C.E.O
Chris has been involved in swimming since 11 years of age (now 30 years) and trained with one of the top swimming clubs in the country.
Chris is a multiple National Age-Group Medallist (Gold and Silver) and Senior National Finalist (top 5 in the country).
Chris has an immense passion for the sport and understands the importance of all children learning to swim and being knowledgeable in water safety essentials.
Chris has a sound understanding of swim teaching incorporating aspects of fun, basic drills with progression to the more complex fundamental principles of swimming and stroke proficiency.
Julie Langley: Business Manager
Business Administrator, Office Manager, PA, Finance and Marketing and Business Development for Aquarius Aquatics.
Julie has been involved in the sport of swimming for the past 15 years. Julie has extensive knowledge of both LTS and squad training systems. Julie held the position as PA/ Business Manager for one of the top swimming clubs in the country for many years.
Julie believes that the Aquarius Aquatics team can offer children and their families a special experience when learning to swim and has chosen to assist in developing and growing the Aquarius Aquatics brand within the Northern Suburbs / West Rand of Johannesburg.
Julie has a love for younger children and; has a unique understanding of the sport and has the skills to provide a professional administration and marketing service. Julie’s aim is to assist Chris with developing the Aquarius Aquatics brand in order to promote the sport of swimming.
Julie supports Chris’s aspiration and passion to offer children of all cultures the opportunity to enjoy the aquatic experience of learning how to swim.
Taryn Langley : Adminstration / PA
My passion has always been to help little ones grow and accomplish the little things in there early lives. I have taught children from 3months to 5 years for the past 3 years, as well as doing administration for the nursery school.
I love being around the smiling faces and chirpy noises of the children.
I have my own two children, whom I absolutely adore and always want the best for them. I also want the best for other children, whether it be teaching in class or teaching in the pool. Every precious life deserves to learn to do new things, and have the best time in doing these activities.
I look forward to each season here at Aquarius Aquatics, and I take pride in being part of a team who are enhancing and helping the children of today grow in their own little ways.
Kyle Baxter : Head Coach : Aqua Strokes Programme
Kyle has been appointed as the Head Coach for thee Aqua Strokes Squads and has the following accreditation:
· SSA (Swimming South Africa) LTS Instructors Course and Coaching Level 1
· First Aid Level 1
Kyle Baxter will head up the training sessions for the Aqua Strokes Squads. Kyle has been coaching for 8 years with one of the top swimming clubs in the country He is a registered squad coach with Swimming South Africa and is passionate and results driven. As a top South African swimmer himself, Kyle is keen to share his knowledge with our squad members.
Kyle has the unique skills, experience, and judgment to coach swimmers of all ages and has a sound understanding of teaching stroke technique, training cycles and the qualities it takes to be a successful swimmer. Kyle is a team player and believes in the team process and programme content of the Aqua Strokes Programme. He has both team and individual performance goals and knows what is expected.
Angie Hartley : Infant Aquatics & LTS Instructor
Angie has an extensive understanding of children and has been appointed as an Infants Aquatics / LTS Instructor (to replace Justine) and holds the following accreditation:
SSA (Swimming South Africa) Qualified Swimming Instructor
Teaching Certificate from Mony’s Fishers Swim School (Been in the industry for 22 years)
Babies Instructors Certificate from Mony’s Fisher Swim School
Team / Squad Instructors Course from Mony’s Fisher Swim School
First Aid Level 1 (Shep Consulting)
CPR (Shep Consulting)
Attended updated P.B.S.T.A. (Professional Baby Swimming Teachers Association) Course in December 2018
PADI Open Water Diving Course
Play therapy and Sand tray therapy course which helps understand and work with children on a therapeutic level.
“I love what I do, and children make it feel like a hobby rather than working with them. They are incredibly witty, humorous and the best part is they are all so different. I love the fact I can work with so many different personalities and that I can offer teaching them a life skill. I am passionate, progress and results driven but my teaching is done in a positive and encouraging manner as swimming progressions are achieved.
I understand the nervousness for new swimmers to embrace water and the skills required for a child to learn how to swim. That’s why I believe with patience, kindness and the right attitude anyone can learn how to swim. Nothing brings me more joy when I see people of all
ages embrace the beauty of water. I feel I have been given the gift to work with children and it is my true calling!”