About this location

Children of the Water is proud to be in collaboration with Aqua House Swimschool in Schilde. The private indoor heated pool is set within Krisje and Franks home. Aqua House is an established swimming school in Belgium where the married couple have been teaching swimming and Self Rescue for many years.

The location lends itself to a tranquil setting and boasts the benefit of being totally exclusive. The ultimate swimming location.


Aqua House Swimschool
Kempischveldweg 81
2970 Schilde

Courses in Antwerp



Amy’s goal is to get as many children safe in the water as possible. In her job as a Self Rescue instructor can be combined with her passion for working with children and her love for swimming. Amy has been working with children for many years. She worked in a daycare centre and in healthcare. This makes her very capable of putting children and their parents at ease when necessary.

As the daughter of Krisje and Frank, Amy has been in the water from an early age. They now fulfil this meaningful job together as Self Rescue Instructors.


Frank is from a sports background having been a football player. In 2014 he finished his first ‘Iron Man’ in Florida. Hawaii is still his biggest dream. When he met his now wife, Krisje, who was already a swimming instructor, he was very interested in also teaching swimming. In 2017, Frank was fully trained by Krisje through their swimming school, Aqua House Swimschool in Schilde, Antwerp.
As a trained swimming instructor Frank can teach babies from crawling age all the way up to adulthood. Children of the Water and Aqua House form a beautiful collaboration.


As a multi-skilled teenager, Katrien was into many sports. When studying to become a gym teacher and lifeguard, she found out that it gave her a lot of energy to teach swimming skills to young children. For almost 15 years she combined her job as a teacher with being a swimming instructor.

With extensive experience in this field, Katrien thought it was time to bring this to another level. She had been following Children of the Water for quite some time and seeing the youngest children getting these lifesaving skills made her dream of becoming an instructor. Having 3 young kids, as no one else she recognizes the importance of training in this incredible technique to the youngest children.


Krisje started her swimming journey when she was only 10 months old. Her Father often took her swimming in the sea where she felt like a fish in the water. Not long after that she joined a swim school, became a competitive swimmer and won her first medal when she was only 8 years old. Krisje became National Champion of Belgium from fourteen years old until sixteen. When she was nineteen she broke the record for 50m front crawl. Krisje was in the National team for 8 years. Not surprisingly, Krisje has been running her own wonderful Aqua House Swim school for over 30 years and is very passionate about teaching little ones her amazing skills, together with our Self Rescue technique! Besides swimming Krisje loves to travel the world.