Yvonne van den Berg

Yvonne holds a degree in Sport and Recreation from the Netherlands and has taught Swimming in the Wellington region for the past 30 years. In addition, Yvonne holds a New Zealand Diploma in Swimming Teaching and Bronze Coaching Awards from Swimming New Zealand, which has enabled her to tutor many new instructors through Swimming New Zealand over the years. She has also trained many new lifeguards in the Pool Lifeguard Award in the Greater Wellington Region, and Bronze Medallion for Royal Lifesaving New Zealand.

Having two children of her own has increased Yvonne's passion for helping young New Zealanders become confident swimmers and her friendly yet professional approach has helped many families achieve their water safety and confidence goals for their children.


Yvonne provides a free assessment if you are unsure of your child's ability in the water. To make a booking for a free assessment or trial class please fill in our simple booking form, or if you have further questions please feel free to email Yvonne directly.


Gear Available

We stock a range of swimming caps and goggles which you can purchase at the pool for a very reasonable price. We stock Spank and Arena goggles and caps.

Included in the range is our own Silverstream Swim Academy cap. 

swimming lessons
  • Free Assessment

  • Small class sizes

  • Warm pool temp

  • Fast results

  • Progressive grading

Our instructors

All our instructors are fully trained to the industry standards set through either Swimming New Zealand , New Zealand Swimming Teachers and Coaches Association or Skills Active Aotearoa.

  • All instructors attend regular inhouse staff training

  • Instructors in training will be always be supervised by a senior instructor

  • Instructors are police checked

  • There is always at least one First Aid qualified instructor at the facility at all times.


Silverstream Swim Academy can cater for your whole family.