Meet The Team
Female Swimming Teachers
For many years I considered swimming as a hobby - now I see it as a life skill. A little about me: My name is Abi I am 20 years of age and have been working in leisure for 4 years. I qualified as a level 2 teacher in 2016, I have taught and assisted many lessons since then. I am a very open minded individual and will rise to any challenge and make the best of every situation.
My name is Adele, and unlike many other swimming teachers, I did not swim from a young age, or have any swimming background in childhood. Neither my mum or dad swam, and this was not a history I cared to repeat with my own children: having them not be safe, or enjoy being in water was not an option.
I have been a passionate swimmer all my life, with a natural affinity to water. As a child I joined my local swimming club and spent several years competing, reaching county level.
I have been passionate about the water from a very young age possibly to do with my Australian roots where swimming and water based activities are an integral part of everyday life. To me swimming is an essential part of life and for many a gateway to being able to partake in numerous sports where a level of swimming ability is required.
I originally volunteered as a pupil on a teachers course running at my childrens swim club. I carried on improving my swimming, attended ASA courses and qualified as a teacher. I enjoy teaching all abilities and improving their confidence so that everyone can enjoy the water!
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...
Hi! My name is Chaeli and I am an instructor here at Swim Expert! I have always had a passion for swimming and spent a large portion of my youth in the water. I recently qualified through the ASA and have begun my teaching journey with Swim Expert. In addition to teaching swimming I teach Pilates and am studying for further qualifications in back pain management/rehabilitation.
When I first started swimming I had no confidence in myself and quite simply I was absolutely terrified, I spent most of my 30 minute lesson refusing to get in the pool. After no time at all there was a drastic change in my attitude and confidence, and my parents couldn’t tear me away from the pool. This is the very reason I decide to become a teacher: making swimming a fun and supportive environment for everyone.
Hi I’m Chloe! I have been a qualified level 2 swimming teacher since December 2015. I have a strong passion for teaching and passing on my knowledge about swimming. I am a very enthusiastic person who thrives on watching my pupils learn and build upon their water confidence and techniques.
From a young age I have always had a passion for swimming. I started with a swimming club in Poland and swam at a national level. As I got older I begun to be passionate about rescuing people so I decided to be a lifeguard at the age of 15. For a couple of years I was lifeguarding aroud local pools, then I wanted to take the next step in my career so I became a open water lifeguard, which I did for two seasons.
In the meantime, my biggest dream was to be a swimming teacher.
Hi everyone my name is Donna.
I did not enjoy swimming at a young age, mainly due to the dreaded school lessons of old and my Mum not being able to swim. I moved to Germany in 1997 and ended up living near 2 Olympic sized pools, one of them was an open air pool. The summer was so hot I decided to start using the pool and loved it from there. I have worked in Leisure Centres since then teaching swimming to all ages after passing my Level 2 Teachers award and subsequent awards such as Water Polo Assistant and Adult and Child Activities.
Hey, I'm Emma and I am lucky to be able to say that I love my job!
I can't remember learning to swim myself... Although my parents tell me that I was like a little fish always under the water and always wanting more! My passion for swimming has continued throughout my life and I now like to wild swim whenever and wherever I can including competitively.
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.
I was the child who stood on the edge of the pool refusing to get in and then when I figured out how much I loved being underwater you couldn't keep me on the surface! My love of being underwater led me to take up Synchronized Swimming and then I began assisting in children's group swimming lessons when I was thirteen.
Hi, I'm Gemma! My parents always told me that swimming was a life skill, and that I had to go to those swimming lessons every Sunday morning even when I really didn’t want to. Now that I’m older, I can’t thank them enough for providing me with those important lessons, and the encouragement to keep going.
Hi my name is Holly. My love for swimming began when I was younger, I always enjoyed being in the water and swimming and loved swimming in galas!
My passion for swimming grew when I had my first daughter (now aged 4) and I started taken her to baby lessons. I realised the positive impact it had on her and how much she loved it! I realised then that I wanted to use my passion to teach others and become a swim teacher!
Hi! I'm Ivanna.
I started my career in fitness in 2012 and since then, helping people to stay active became my passion. Before, I worked mostly with women and helped them to gain confidence, but when I got chance to restart my fitness career in 2015, I decided to start working in a bit of a different area and work with people of different ages. Now I work with children as well as adults of all different abilities.
I started learning to swim very late and only started because I was embarrassed I was in the lower ability group during primary school lessons. This prevented me from going swimming alone with friends during the school holidays.
I’ve been teaching for almost ten years and in that time have taught both group sessions and one-to-one sessions in both the UK and America. I have also taught a range of abilities from non-swimmers with a fear of the water to competitive swimmers looking to improve their technique.
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.
My first swimming lessons were in the small pool at my primary school, at Secondary School in the local pool and then I joined the local Life Saving Club. My teachers expected hard work and high standards but were enthusiastic, encouraging, patient and supportive - enjoying my successes almost as much as I did and now I understand why!
Hi I'm Kate,
Taking my baby to swimming classes re-ignited a passion for swimming that I used to have in school. I worked in ICT for many years; but my real passion has always been sport. I can't imagine going through my own life without being able to swim.
My name is Katrina, my star sign is Pisces so I naturally love the water! I started swimming when I was 3 years old; my dad used to take me twice a week to a swimming club - I loved it! I grew and progressed with the club and competed and won in galas and competitions, for my club, my school and the Air Cadets.
Hi, I'm Kirstie. After over 20 years working in the construction industry, I needed a change for my own sanity and had the urge to do something with meaning, something that would make a difference, maybe this feeling comes to us all with age.
"But what could I do?" I asked myself. What would I enjoy? What would make a difference? Swimming was the answer!
I'm a confident, friendly person whose passion for the sport of swimming shines through. I’ve been involved in swimming since the age of 4 when my parents put me into a Learn to swim programme at my local club. Although I was scared in the water as a child, my confidence grew and by being guided by fantastic teachers, I’ve learned to love the sport. I currently swim at National standard and through being a swimmer myself; it definitely helps me to be able to relate to other swimmers.
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.
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.
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.
Hi, I’m Margarita and water is my passion.
I started as a swimmer in 1989 in Bulgaria. I was multiple national champion in 100 and 200 meters butterfly and 400 and 800 meters freestyle. From the ages of 12 to 15 years old I was a competitor in the senior national team and from 16 to 21 years old I was a competitor in the master national team.
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.
Hi, I'm Pippa. From a young age I have always loved swimming, I used to spend hours and hours in the pool, swimming underwater until shrivelled like a prune. I even used to put goggles on and swim in circles around my tiny paddling pool at home!
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.
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!
Come and learn to swim with me! A fun-loving, young surfer chick who thinks she was a mermaid in a previous life wants to show you the motions of the ocean.
Hi! My name is Seimi and I love being a swimming teacher.
I've been a keen water baby since I was 4 and as I got older swam for lots of different reasons - competition, fun and then for work.
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.
I spent most of my childhood in lanes trying to beat my personal best and trying to make my coach proud. Victory or defeat I always sought praise and always wanted to improve.
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.
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.