I learnt to swim at the age of 2½ and joined Poole Swimming Club when I was 8 years old. I was a member of the Club until I was 16 and competed in many competitions across England and swam for the County.
As I loved swimming so much, I became an Assistant Swimming Teacher and Lifeguard and taught at a local Leisure Centre. When I was old enough to take my Full Teachers qualification, ASA Level 2, I taught swimming evenings and weekends whilst I was at College.
At College I studied A Level I.T. and Sports Studies, also a Sports Diploma and Pre-Uniformed Services. These qualifications have helped me in my career and when I left College I worked at Fitness First as a Fitness Instructor and progressed to Studio Co-ordinator and started one to one swimming lessons in the pool.
While at Fitness First I achieved many NVQ's, which include Personal Trainer, Circuit Instructor, Body Pump, Spinning, Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Weight Management, Nutrition and Aqua Aerobics.
After 2 years it was time to move on and I joined Swalings Swim School part-time and took ASA Parent and Baby and started to set up my own business INDIVIDUALITY, when not working. After a year I left Swalings and ran my own business full time, concentrating on small groups and one to one swimming lessons, also Personal Training.
Since we started in 2002, INDIVIDUALITY has grown to about 350 clients each week and I have several teachers working for me. Becky also helps to run the business.
I learnt to swim at an early age and soon joined Poole Swimming Club. I was a member of the Club for 7 years and competed in many competitions.
When I left school I worked in a local Leisure Centre as a Life Guard, Swimming Instructor and Sports Assistant.
My qualifications include RLSS National Pool Lifeguard, ASA Level 2 for Teaching Swimming, BWLA Leaders Award, Level 2 NVQ in Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations Operational Services, Shallow Wave and Mit, NSPCC Child Protection in Sport and Child Protection in Sport Awareness.
I am an STA Full Swimming teacher and have been teaching adults and children with a range of abilities for 3 years. Currently studying a Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences degree at Bournemouth University gives me invaluable knowledge to help swimmers develop and perform to the best of their ability.
I swam competitively at club level, competed in Regional Cross Country and Athletics and have provided personal training guidance. My other qualifications include; YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor, Spinning, Circuits, Aqua Aerobics, Medicine Ball and Kettlebell Instruction.
I started competing from a young age and reached county and regional level. I stopped swimming to teach swimming at the age of 15 and I now have my ASA Level 1 and Level 2 teaching swimming qualification. I spent my summer working at a special needs camp in New York teaching swimming and have worked with a variety of ages. I teach swimming because it is a job that I enjoy and I love how rewarding seeing somebody improve is.
I started swimming from a young age and found that not only did I enjoy the water but also the opportunity to meet new people. As a result of this I joined my local swimming club age 7 and progressed to be club captain age 15.
During my A levels I was offered the opportunity to take the RLSS pool lifegaurd course, and commenced work at my local pool. In 2011 I moved to Bournemouth to study a psychology degree at Bournemouth university, and worked as a part time lifeguard at the Littledown centre. When I am not lifegaurding or at university I look after a young autistic child. My love for the water and children inspired me to take my ASA level 1 and 2 swimming teaching qualifications, and since then I have started teaching with individuality.
I personally believe that learning to swim should not only be about swimming but also should help a child to develop their social skills to meet new people in a controlled and safe environment. Once somebody has learnt to swim they will always be safe in the water and can go on to enjoy water sports and possibly even make a career from it.
I started swimming at a young age, and then progressed to club level swimming. I started to swim competitively at 9 years old and now have many county times.
This love of swimming encouraged me to start teaching and at the age of 16, I got my ASA level 1 for teaching swimming, then went on to get my ASA level 2 at 18.
I really enjoy teaching swimming as I can pass on the love I have for the sport to everyone I teach.
I started swimming aged 4 and progressed through all skills and distance swimming awards. I started teaching as a assistant at 15 and started my own classes once I qualified at 17 and I have been teaching ever since.
I became a qualified lifeguard aged 16 and worked as a lifeguard from 16 until I stopped aged 19. I have taught non swimmers and competitive swimmers, spanning a whole range of ages, abilities and skills. As well as being a fully qualified swimming teacher I am a qualified aqua fit instructor.
I started swimming at 4 years of age with my family and have now progressed to teaching children to swim.
I passed my beginners STA swimming teachers two years ago. Now I have my STA level 2 teachers. I chose this path as my career as I decided working with children is my passion and seeing them progress overtime is very rewarding. I am loooking to develop and go on to do my parent and baby course so I can work with babies too.
I have always been involved in swimming and Lifeguarding for as long as I can remember. When I was 19, I did my assistant swimming teachers award. In 2010, I decided it was time to complete my full swimming teachers award. I really enjoy teaching swimming and seeing little people reach thier potential while having lots of fun.
I started swimming at the age of 4 and have acquired a variety of skills that I intend to pass on with the utmost care. I wish to promote fun yet safety.
I've been an assistant since I was 15, then became a level 1 teacher at 17 and I went on to progress to level 2 at 18. I have taught non swimmers until they can swim and I have done some water aerobics. I like to incorporate fitness with confidence building which will lead to happier and safer environment around water.
I am a Health and Fitness Professional. All my classes are guaranteed for a full body workout. They are great fun and highly motivational.
I have over 12 years experience in the fitness industry, constantly updating my knowledge with new and dynamic techniques.
So come on and join the fun, get fit, laugh and tone that tum!!
The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming in England. The Association also covers swimming for people with a disability, Aquafit and Adult and Child activities.
The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) is a registered charity founded in 1932; with the charitable objective of...
"the preservation of human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques."
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