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Female Swimming Teachers

Becky

Hi I’m Becky, I’ve been a swimming teacher for 5 years and over that time I have taught swimmers of all ages and abilities. I love working in the dynamic and challenging environment a swimming pool creates and am always thinking of new ways to get the best out of my swimmers.


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Caitlin

I have always been in love with the water. Being in or around a body of water, even at a young age, has brought me so many brilliant memories that I still cherish today. I have swum through the ASA levels and upon completing them I was faced with so many options of where I wanted to go and what I pursue next...


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Cat H

I am a former competitive swimmer, having reached Regional championship finals as a teenager and last year competed in the World Masters Championships in Budapest, almost breaking into the top 20 in my age. 

I have been teaching and coaching swimming for nearly 10 years, and for the past 3 years I have been doing so on a full time basis; regularly teaching beginner levels, one to one lessons and coaching competitive swimming to a range of ages. 


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Charlotte C

 

From the age of 1, my Dad would take me down to the sea and sit me in the waves in my small inflatable boat and apparently it was very obvious that I already had a love for the water at that age.


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Cristina I

I have been diving competitively since the age of 6, representing my city at national competitions; my ranking 1st in the nationals at the age of 9.

Naturally, I then began coaching for the swimming club I was part at the age of 22.


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Dani H

I am passionate about fitness and well-being. I have always been into sport from a young age, from gymnastics to athletics. My background is diving and I have been competing for over 15 years, from regional competitions to international and European competitions. I can share my expertise in fitness to beginners or to clients competing in different types of sport.


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Esther

Hello everyone, my name is Esther and I have been a swimmer for 16 years participating in national competitions back in Spain. I love swimming. Not only is it an essential life skill, but it's also great for your body and your mind.


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Evie

My name is Evie, I've spent the majority of my life around swimming pools, both swimming and now teaching. Coming from a family that are swimming teachers and have hobbies around water following that path was nature.


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Fiona

Hello I'm Fiona! I have a general love of keeping fit and participating in a variety of different sports. I swim for pleasure and fitness – and enjoy helping people achieve skills in the water, they often thought were beyond their reach. 


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Fionnuala

Hi I’m Fionnuala and I am and Level 2 qualified swimming teacher, with multiple years of experience teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities. I love seeing my pupils grow in their skill, and more importantly confidence in the water, in lessons with me as well as their overall enjoyment in the pool.


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Gemma L

Hello! I have been involved in swimming since I was  4  Years old, going on to compete in the national open water championships at the age of 16. I’m very passionate about the sport and love seeing people of all ages and abilities strive to reach their goals, whatever they are. 

I have worked with a real variety of people, from pre-school, club swimmers to adults. I have also taught children with learning and physical disabilities. 


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Hannah

Hello there! My name is Hannah. I am a very calm yet enthusiastic individual with 11 years of swim teaching experience under my belt.


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Jemima K

Hi! I’m Jemima and I’ve loved being around water ever since I can remember, from swimming to kayaking to just dipping my toes in the sea! I learned to swim at my local leisure centre, and after that I found a love for water safety, attending a lifesaving club and then taking the NPLQ to qualify as a lifeguard.


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Jenny L

My name is Jenny and I started practising as a teacher 10 years ago when I fostered some children. They didn't want to be shouted at from the side of the pool and asked me to teach them, as they enjoyed our pool sessions together.


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Karen

Hi my name is Karen and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.

Since a young age I have had a passion for swimming and have been a swimming teacher now for over 30 years, working with children from 2½ - 11 years old.

 

 


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Kate

Swimming is a Life Skill and it could potentially save a life.  

I got lucky - my primary school had a small indoor pool and it was well used during my time at the school - so this is where my swimming journey began. At Secondary School lessons were at the local leisure centre where I also joined the Junior Life Saving Club. My teachers expected me to listen carefully, work hard and attain high standards before allowing me to progress to the next stage but they were enthusiastic, encouraging, patient and supportive - enjoying my successes almost as much as I did and now, as a teacher, I understand why!


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Katie

Hi I'm Katie, I started swimming lessons when I was 3 and have been swimming ever since!

I began my teaching journey in 2014 and was fully qualified by 2016. Since then I have been teaching my own lessons and I have done both group lessons and one to one from infants to adults.


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Lisa

With over 20 years experience in childcare behind me (4 yrs as a Nursery Nurse, 17 years as a Professional Nanny), I felt like I needed a new challenge. With the love of swimming myself and the joy of teaching and caring for children it was suggested to me why don't I become a Swimming Teacher. 


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Lucinda

Swimming has always been my passion, I have always been in my comfort zone being in the water. From a very young age I swam weekly and competitively, after moving from Leicestershire to London I joined the local swimming pool to continue to educate myself and perfect my swimming, at the age of 14 I was asked by an adults swimming teacher to help demonstrate and assist on adults swimming lessons and there I realised my passion to help others and teach others to become comfortable in the water and learn to swim.


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Lucy

Swimming is fun, a life skill and can be enjoyed by all. I have been teaching swimming for over 6 years in the UK and Dubai. I have taught both groups and 1-2-1 classes to all ages, from 3 year olds to adults. I have focused on and improved a particular stroke that a swimmer has struggled with e.g. incorrect breaststroke kick. I have worked with competent swimmers, improving their technique, building their stamina and speed, as part of their fitness programme or in preparation for a race.


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Lydia

I started teaching swimming in the United States as fresh faced eighteen year old. In the many years since then, I have taught in three continents and worked with students of all ages/abilities. I have taught in both open water and pool environments. I specialise in both child and adult beginners, elderly swimmers and hydrophobes, as well as people with severe social, behavioural, developmental, communication or physical disabilities.. I have also coached swim teams and worked with triathletes.


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Martha

I am an ASA Level 2 Teacher and Level 3 Swim Coach having taught swimming since 2003. In addition to being a hands-on swimming teacher, I work at a strategic level in the delivery of swim programmes both in a swim school and in a highly successful private school for girls in the Sevenoaks area. Some of my students have competed at National level. I have experience of delivering lessons in water polo, life saving and synchronised swimming, primarily for enjoyment purposes but also to gain a taste for these aquatic skills.


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Monica D

I've been swimming since I can remember. My parents put me in swimming lessons when I was little and i've swam ever since. I love being in the water, whether it's at a pool or the sea. I started as a swimming instructor in Portugal after I graduated from University and I took the lifeguard course as well. 


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Rachael

After swallowing water and twisting and turning on a slide on a family swimming day out, I became fearful and cautious of water - so much that I didn't go back to that swimming pool for about two years. But thanks to a supportive swimming teacher at my primary school, I soon fell in love with swimming - as a sport and leisure activity.


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Sakinah

Fun and effective lessons are my main goal. Swimming is a lifesaving skill however it should not feel like a chore. I love swim teaching; I can see people progress and enjoy my lessons which in turn makes me happy, and there is nothing better than enjoying your job. Not many university students can express how much they love their job and that is an achievement which gives me a sense of pride.


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Sarah

Teaching is in my nature and something I am passionate about. I swim regularly myself and believe it is never too early (or too late) to fall in love with water!


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Shadiay

Hi I'm Shadiay! I work within the swimming world for a number of different client types and have turned my hand to most abilities. I have experience with all ages from toddlers to adults and absolutely love the challenge of new clients, helping them meet thier targets and encouraging them to continually craft new goals. 


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Shola

Hi, I'm Shola and I have been swimming since I was a baby. I love the water; everyone should enjoy it and learn how to swim! In high school I was a competitive swimmer for 4 years and then became a national coach for the Canadian Special Olympics for 6 years.


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Sonia

Hi, I'm Sonia! Being a swimming teaching means I get to combine my two passions in life – swimming and helping people. Working with people to overcome their fears and achieve their goals is an amazing feeling and I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they have achieved something that they think they couldn’t do


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Sue

Hi, I'm Sue! I am an experienced swimming teacher. I'm self-motivated with an excellent work ethic. I am experienced at working with children aged 3 upwards and adults of all ages both mainstream and special needs. 


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Tanya B

My name is Tanya.  I have been swimming from early childhood having been brought up in sunnier climates. On return to the UK it was suggested in my school swimming lessons that I should join the local swimming club.  This I very anxiously did at the age of 10 and it lead to many happy years competing for several clubs, my county and participating in regional and national competitions.


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Toyin D

Hi, my name is Toyin. I have always loved swimming and feel blessed to be able to share my passion and experience with so many different individuals.

Two things inspired me to become a swimming teacher.  Seeing my young son struggling with a fear of water during his lessons and  watching  my daughter sail through the levels, all the way to achieving her life saving award.  I got such a buzz from wanting to bridge the gap between my children.  Once I realized I could  help others who were struggling with fear and a lack of confidence in the water, a goal was birthed.  That goal continues to be fulfilled today.


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Tricia G

I love to swim which has developed into a love for teaching others to swim, from non-swimmers to improvers, both children and adults.  I am also a swim coach with my triathlon club. I have been taking part in triathlons for 5 years and I am currently training for my first half-Ironman in June this year.  Therefore, I am in the pool, training and striving to improve, as much as I am on the side, teaching and coaching.


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Wendy C

My name is Wendy and I am a fully qualified ASA level 2 swimming teacher since 2002. I am very experienced in all aspects of swimming and although I realise this is a challenging position, I have the teaching skills and patience needed to teach swimming lessons.


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