Meet the team

Here at Sandton Seals Swimming, we have dedicated coaches with a passion for the sport. Below follows some more information about each coach.

Kyle Mac Millan

Kyle Mac Millan is a Level 1 Certified Coach in South Africa, as well as a Learn-To-Swim accredited instructor registered with Swim South Africa. Kyle is qualified with a BA in nutrition. Kyle has been coaching since 2008 and has swam competitively for more than 12 years . He qualified and Swam in The Senior Nationals Championships for 6 years running and has been awarded Gauteng Swimming Honors. Kyle has represented South Africa on 3 occasions  at international level where he medalled in various events.

Kyle ranked in the Top 10 for South Africa in the 100 and 200 Individual Medley, 50, 100 and 200 Breaststroke and 100 freestyle. Having worked and trained under various coaches, Kyle brings a wealth of knowledge to the pool deck. Kyle is qualified in First Aid and CPR and is the swimming coach for Crawford College Sandton. Since coaching at Crawford Sandton the school has won the A league a number of times and has helped Crawford maintain its dominance .Kyle was chosen to coach at the South African School Championships for Central Gauteng. Kyle serves on the CGA Technical Committee as the chairman currently. He is head Coach of Sandton Seals Swimming Club with 3 other coaches who report to him.

He strives to push his knowledge barriers further each year with swimming as well as land training strength and conditioning/Rehab to enhance the swimmer's capabilities to the best they can be and most importantly help ensure every child enjoys the sport.

Bronwen Kruger

Hi! My name is Bronwen Kruger, when I am not in in the pool, I can be found in the classroom where I have been a pre-school teacher for twenty years. Swimming has been an important part of my life for the past thirteen years. As an Lts instructor, I have enjoyed working with a variety of different age groups and skill levels. 

I have experience working with groups as well as one on one instruction when teaching children as well as adults. I am a certified first aider and learn to swim instructor. I am an outgoing and friendly person, who is full of energy and enthusiasm. As an instructor, I am nurturing and patient, but firm when needed.  I teach technique before speed and endurance, making sure that my students know survival skills, which I believe is crucial, before perfecting strokes so that they can be safe in the water. 

I am very attentive, both detail and goal oriented. I take great pride in seeing my students succeed and I will strive to ensure that they reach their full potential. It is most rewarding for me as an instructor to see my student’s progress and ultimately assist the min achieving their goals. I am truly dedicated to ensuring that you receive a teaching experience of the highest quality. I am very excited to be part of the Sandton Seal swimming team this year and cannot wait to meet you all!

Jessica Parsons

My name is Jessica Parsons. I matriculated in 2020 and I am currently working for Sandton Seals Swimming as a learn to swim instructor. I am passionate about water sports , kids , reading and cooking. I did my learn to swim course in April of this year and have since become a qualified learn to swim instructor.

My course was very informative and I learnt so much about myself as a teacher as well as learning fun and effective teaching skills that I have brought forward into teaching my own classes. I have enjoyed teaching kids how to swim so much so that I have decided to go into teaching as a profession and I will be starting my studies in foundation phase teaching next year, doing part time learning so I can still keep teaching at the pool. Swimming has always played a big role in my life. I have been swimming ever since I can remember.

I come from a family of swimmers and so I was always in the water at the pool. My grandad competed in the 1956 Olympic Games and in the 1958 Commonwealth Games , where he won a bronze medal. I have also been in such awe of my grandad and he has been a big role model to me in my swimming career. My passion for competing came around the age of 9 years old which is when I started club swimming and competing in galas. When I was 11 I discovered my love for open water swimming and in December of 2014 at the age of 12 I swam my first Robben Island crossing. I did my next crossing a year later. I swam for my school up until matric and I also played water polo.

Before I started teaching I felt a bit lost on what my life path had install for me but since teaching little kids how to swim I found my passion for swimming again but I have also discovered my love for kids and teaching them. It has been such an amazing experience thus far and I can’t wait to see where it takes me.

Gareth Bockel

Gareth began the love for the sport at age 8. Since an early age he loved swimming and pursued it throughout his school career. Gareth has been a dedicated swimmer and achieved many awards through the sport. As a new coach to our team, Gareth's passion for swimming is most noticeable and how he can help younger swimmers become as dedicated to the sport as he was . 

He was awarded full Swimming colours at high School, was a senior National Gauteng Aquatic swimmer and a South African National junior swimmer Gareth has learnt so much through the sport and discipline of swimming. He will be doing his Coaching level 1 Course in March. We look forward to working with a passionate sport orientated coach .    

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