Who is SWIMSMARTER?
SWIMSMARTER is the creation of Grant Kritzinger, swimming enthusiast. SwimSmarter was launched on the 1ste August 2016. We coordinate the collective expertise and exprience of a diverse range of swimming achievers, trainers and leaders.
Our team is united in their goal of taking South African swimmers to the next level of international success, raising the profile of the sport nationally, and promoting the benefits of swimming whether as an organised sport or an informal activity. SWIMSMARTER is a collaborative effort that leverages the power of networking to greatest effect. Like the perfectly-honed technique of a champion swimmer, our model is designed to seamlessly turn effort into results for maximum efficiency and value. Whether you are a swimming club, school, parent, coach, sponsor or mentor, we urge you to join us. Together we will instil a passion for swimming, identify our brightest young talents, help nurture and develop them into tomorrow’s international swimming stars; while growing and promoting the sport of swimming to ALL.
What do we offer?
The SWIMSMARTER team will travel to your swimming club, or pool facility, to present tailor made swimming workshops on site. As lifelong practitioners and supporters of the sport swimming, our team’s passion serves as a living mentorship example to the youth, inspiring them to push themselves to the peak of personal achievement. Our team comprises the cream of swimming training expertise, both from South Africa and the international arena. Our on-going research and extensive network of international contacts allows us to stay abreast of the latest and most advanced methods and techniques.We emphasise global best practice along with skills transfer, guiding young swimmers to set and attain aspirational goals and become the best athletes that they can be. Programme participants can be individually mentored and trained towards a state of on-going and consistent improvement. Although swimming is usually an individual sport, we emphasise the collective benefits. When a swimmer achieves individual glory, the lives of those around them are also enriched.
The SWIMSMARTER programme also extends beyond physical performance to encompass holistic individual development. The ultimate goal is to build healthy and balanced individuals, both in and out of the pool.
Our vision is to be an inspiring training network and promotional force behind the national growth and recognition of swimming, for the benefit of all aspiring young swimmers in South Africa.
Our mission it to become a world class enterprise established for the promotion of swimming, and the educational training and development of all young South African’s. This is achieved through mentoring by inspirational and internationally acclaimed champions, coaches and experts. Through local programmes and leveraging our network of international swimming stakeholders, we inspire the swimming champions of tomorrow and promote the benefits of “smarter swimming” as a growing trend.
Our team is guided by the following core values:
•Knowledge is power: we make skills and techniques accessible to protégés.
•Mentoring is selfless sharing: we teach what we have learned from others.
•Excellence is going the extra mile: we strive harder, soar higher, give more.
•Passion is loving what we do: we love swimming and we love helping others to excel at it.
•Purpose is knowing our role: every link in our chain is strong.
•Success is a collective effort: when we all pull in the same direction, we achieve more.
•Collaboration is working together: every person’s contribution is important.
•Inspiration is to give of yourself to encourage others: we lead by example.
•Aspiration is aiming high: we strive to be the best we can be.
•Betterment is about turning effort into results: when you work smart, you achieve more.
•Lyndon Ferns (Olympic Gold Medallist)
•Guilio Zorzi (World Championship Medallist)
•Trudi Maree (2012 Olympian)
•Karin Prinsloo (2012 Olympian)
•Suzaan Van Biljon (Olympic Finalist)
Emile De Bruin (South African Coach BHP Billiton 2014)