Co founder of Splish Splash Swim School. I Started teaching at Islington Borough swimming club, where I trained and competed in Gala’s. I went onto pass my ASA preliminary teachers, Teachers and Advanced teachers qualifications. I was also a member of a Life saving school in Finchley, where I passed my Bronze Medallion, Silver cross (open water) and Distinction awards. I currently hold the National Pool Lifeguard qualification. I have over 20 years experience in teaching swimming which I really enjoy as I find it rewarding watching non swimmers gaining confidence, progressing and developing their strokes and skills in the water.
Co founder of Splish Splash Swim School. I hold both STA and ASA level 2 teachers qualification, Scotvec National certificate in sports and hospitality. I have been involved in swimming from an early age, firstly as a swimmer competing at county level. My experience and passion for swimming could not keep me away from the pool, so teaching swimming was a natural progression. Since then I have gained over 15 years experience developing teaching and managing swimming programmes which I extremely enjoy.
I have been in a swimming environment since the age of three. My parents recognised that swimming was an essential fundamental skill that everyone should learn. Through learning to swim I joined a swimming club and competed up to county level, gaining a number of medals and swimming experience. Now I believe the same as my parents, ‘swimming should be for everyone’. This is why I became a swimming teacher. It is not just a job to me; it’s a way of giving back and passing on to others the wonderful skill that has been taught to me over 18 years.
I started swimming at the age of ten, when I became a member of Streatham swimming club. As a child I always had a passion for swimming so when I became sixteen I decided to take my National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, whilst studying I was a part time lifeguard at my local leisure centre for two years. During this time I felt the need to do something more challenging, so I decided to take the ASA level 1 teachers qualification. I have taught both adults and children, but mainly children. Every child has a different challenge to overcome once they have achieved this, you see how proud they look, this is the best part of being a swimming teacher. I find teaching a very rewarding job and it makes me so enthusiastic. Holds the ASA level 2 teachers qualification.
I have been swimming since the age of five years old. I started off swimming at swim school then progressed to swim for a swimming club, I have taken part in a number of swimming competitions. As my interest grew in swimming, I then took a course and passed my ASA level 1 swimming qualification, with the hope of teaching others and possibly develop a career in this field. At present I continue to swim and teach for the swimming club I started off with. I enjoy teaching as I develop new skills and I also get great satisfaction when the children develop their confidence being in the water and learning to swim.
I was fortunate to learn to swim at a very early age and due to my father’s occupation in the Merchant Navy, I spent a great deal of time learning to swim in the sea and in superb open air 50 metre pools in the tropics. At the age of 8, I began swimming competitively at club level and I have had the privilege of swimming competitively in international competitions abroad including Bermuda, St Lucia and the Fiji Islands. I have been teaching and coaching swimming now for around 15-20 years and I enjoy teaching/coaching swimmers of all abilities and ages. After gaining several ASA Teacher qualifications, I spent 6 years working as a Swimming Development Officer for the Swimming Teachers’ Assocation (STA), where I gained my Tutor qualification. Since 2001, as well as Teaching & Coaching swimming, I have been involved in training Swimming Teachers/Coaches, Lifeguards, Lifessavers and First Aiders for the STA. Every year, I am also the Head Coach for the Spencer Swim Team (Masters) at a training camp in Lanzarote. Swimming is my passion in life and I still train and swim competitively as a Masters swimmer with the Spencer Swim Team, London.
I entered the world of swimming at the age of four years old and continued to swim continuously until the age of 16 years old. Throughout my time of swimming I grew a passion which led me to swim for Battersea JACs swimming club in Tooting competitively and I also swam for my School. I had the privilege of being swimming captain for school and I wanted to take on a role where I could help my peers improve on their own technical skills. It was only then at the age of 15 years old, I wanted to take on my teaching Level 1 qualification and enter the world of teaching young children. Two years later I then took my Level 2 qualification. Being a Swimming teacher is very rewarding as I love to see children go strength to strength on improving in their ability and I have learnt from a young age that swimming is an important life skill.