Coach Brent
swim coaching

towards excellence

about coach brent

Coach Brent established Brent Holmes swimming academy and Neptune aquatics swimming club in Bloemfontein in 2006. Coach Brent is a SSA Qualified coach and learn to swim Instructor. He is also a qualified teaching Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator.

In addition to Coach Brents local qualifications, Coach Brents International qualifications include ACSA (American swim coaches association) International Level 5 certified coaching certificate as well as an international Diploma in Exercise and Sport Nutrition.

While coaching in Bloemfontein, Coach Brent also took charge of the highly successful school program at Oranje Meiseskool from 2009 to 2019. Oranje Meiseskool where crowned national aquatics champions on 2 occasions during Coach Brent’s tenure as well as placing top 3 on a further 5 occasions.

Coach Brent relocated to Pretoria in 2019 to open a TUKS (University of Pretoria) Satellite swimming program in the North of Pretoria at Montana high school. The program has made an immediate impact with 8 Multi Sport and 5 Open water swimmers qualifying to represent Gauteng and NTS respectively at the respective senior National championships.

Additionally, the program in Pretoria has produced its first International athlete who represented SA at the 2022 World Biathle championships bringing home a Bronze medal in the individual event and a Gold medal in the team event.


Coach Brent has a place for everyone, doesn’t matter if it is for fitness, learn to swim or competitive racing .”

Carina van der Bijl

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