Vineyard Coaches

Su Bonney

Su Bonney

Manager | Coach

Email: Su@VineyardSwimming.co.za

Su was a Springbok Captain, SA Record holder and double winner of the 100m Freestyle National Title.

Su has taught swimming and coached school sides in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. She has held several positions in Vineyard Club. She has a good understanding of the schools environment and the American college system.

 

 

Gary Bonney

Gary Bonney

Manager | Coach

Email: Gary@VineyardSwimming.co.za

Gary is a double Springbok having both swum for South Africa and played water polo for South Africa. He has coached, managed and built both water polo and swimming clubs in Gauteng (Old Eds) and Western Cape (Vineyard Swimming Club) and now AquaWolf Aquatics Club.

He has a deep understanding of the trends in international swimming and coaching.

 

 

 

Rhys Hugo

Rhys Hugo

Head Coach

Email: Rhys@VineyardSwimming.co.za

Rhys started coaching at club level in 2010 at Aquanova Acuatics Club in East London. While there he was also the Eastern Cape Schools coach and Buffalo City Aquatics provincial coach and later coached at Vikings Aquatics Club. He moved to the Western Cape to pursue his teaching career and joined us in 2016.

 

Brendon Pienaar

Brendon Pienaar

Head Coach

Brendon joined Vineyard in 2009 and has been the Head Coach since 2010.  Brendon began in 2001 as a lean-to-swim teacher for Missouri State Aquatics in the USA. Over the next five years he worked his way to becoming the Senior coach in 2005. Before joining Vineyard, Brendon was Head Coach of Sheridan Swim team in Illinois, USA.

As a swimmer Brendon was a multiple WP age group and open champion and record holder in multiple events. He finaled at Senior Nationals every year from 1997 to 2000. He swam on a scholarship for Missouri State University from 2000 to 2004.

Dylan Groep

Dylan Groep

Coach | Learn-to-swim

Email: Dylan@VineyardSwimming.co.za

Dylan is our resident coach at Sweet Valley: He coaches from Grade 1 – 7 as well as private Learn-To-Swim (By appointment)

 

Blair Neely

Blair Neely

Coach | Learn-to-swim

Email: Blair@VineyardSwimming.co.za

Blair is currently studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Senior (Natural Sciences) and FET (Life Orientation) phases.

“I have completed my Level 1 Swim South Africa coaching course to further my technical knowledge as I really enjoy coaching the more advanced swimmers. I have been coaching and teaching swimming for over five years and thoroughly enjoy working with children of all ages.”

“I have taught several children with physical and mental disabilities and I’ve found this both challenging and very rewarding.”

“I have obtained an Honours in Psychology through UNISA as well as a BA majoring in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Pretoria.”

“I have qualified as a volunteer counsellor at Life Line Ekurhuleni.”

“I believe that I am a caring, loyal, energetic person who is very passionate about helping others as well as teaching and working with children.”

Erik Greyvenstein

Erik Greyvenstein

Coach | Learn-to-swim

Email: Eric@VineyardSwimming.co.za

Erik is an experienced coach and LTS teacher with a personal training and swimming development background.

He has taught LTS at Cape Town clubs since 2003, Virgin Active in 2006. He started coaching as a swimming coach in 2006. In 2008 he moved to Bethlehem as a swimming coach.

In 2013, Erik moved to George as a LTS teacher and swimming coach.

In 2016, Erik coached in Turkey at the Iceman Swimming Team in Kusadasi.

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