OUR
COACHES.

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 swum competitively for 12 years . He qualified and Swam in The Senior Nationals Championships for 6 years running and has been awarded Gauteng Swimming Honours. 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 all these 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 swimming for 3 years in a row. Kyle was chosen to coach at the South African School Championships for Central Gauteng. Kyle serves on the CGA Technical Committee as well. He is head Coach of Sandton Seals Swimming with 3 other coaches who report into him.
Striving 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 importantly enjoying the sport. 

Tim Simpson

Timothy Simpson is a Level 1 Certified Coach in South Africa, as well as a Learn-To-Swim accredited instructor, continuing with American Accreditation as well as the UK furthering his education in Business, Marketing Management and Project Management. 

Tim has been in the swimming industry since he could walk and has always been within a few km from a pool. Swimming has and will always be his passion swimming has been running in his family for generations with his Aunt being in the South African National Squad to his older sisters representing Gauteng to name a few. Tim represented Gauteng at SA Nationals, has swum at clubs all around South Africa over the years as well as experienced international training in Dubai Arab Emirates, this adding to his growing knowledge of swimming and training techniques. 

Striving 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 importantly enjoying the sport.  

"Learn it. Live it. Love it," -Timothy Simpson.

Garrick Rose

Garrick Rose is currently in the process of obtaining his accreditation as a Learn-To-Swim instructor with the intention to progress to Level 1 Certified Coach in South Africa and eventually accreditation overseas. Garrick also has well developed technical/engineering knowledge. Garrick has always enjoyed the aquatic environment.

He started swimming for his Primary School in 1999 and was introduced to club swimming in 2003 at Sandton Seals. He progressed to several (what was then known as) SA Junior Nationals and to Senior Nationals in 2008. On leaving school after matriculating he started working as an assistant coach at a nearby High School and at two Swimming Clubs, running Stroke Correction, Learn-To-Swim and Age Group Level Squad Swimming. In 2013 he started running his own groups catering for clients ranging from 3 years to 60+ years of age (including those with physical or mental disabilities). Aspects covered were Learn-To-Swim for Beginners,Stroke Correction, Tri-Athlete and Open Water Training, General Fitness and Injury Prevention/Recovery.He moved to Sandton Seals in 2018. He has now been coaching for 9 years, and is always striving to improve his methods utilised in his coaching.

Bronwen Kruger

Hi! My name is BronwenKruger, 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 importantpart 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!