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.
Since we started in 2002, INDIVIDUALITY has grown to about 650 clients each week and I have several teachers working for me. With Jason as my Operations Manager to help with the work load as it’s hectic with two kids of my own too.
I started swimming aged 4 and progressed through all skills and distance swimming awards. I started teaching as an 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 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 was taught to swim by my grandad at an early age and have always enjoyed the water. I passed my STA level 2 teachers award in June 2014 and also have a National pool lifeguarding qualification. I also have my Safeguarding young children and vulnerable adult’s qualification. Watching children and adult’s progress from non-swimmers to confident swimmers is very rewarding.
I am passionate about football and have played for various teams from an early age. I now coach under 6s for Longfleet Youth FCc and have started to build qualifications in this area also. The rest of the time I am busy having fun with my partner and kids.
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 have been teaching swimming now for 15years. After learning to swim as a baby with my parents, through to graduating through levels at the local pool. I eventually reached the dizzy heights of 10th fastest breaststroke 200m swimmer in the country for my age group. Also injury put an end to my own swimming career but enjoying the privilege of teaching others is the most inspiring thing of all.
Despite a competitive edge, my main unique technique is teaching safe positions in the water which enables the stroke technique to build with confidence.
I started swimming at the age of 5 years old with my family. I have always wanted to give something back and by teaching I can do this. Teaching is both rewarding and beneficial to life, along with exercise. I love to watch people practice what I have taught them, and to see them develop and achieve and learn to swim.
My Qualifications include, RLSS NPLQ, first aid, STA level 2, level 3 in Sports Management, Level 2 in Sports recreation and development, Pool Plant, Health and Safety level 3, Exercise to Music, indoor cycling (spinning), Level 3 PT, Level 2 Gym Instructor, Aquasize instructor, Circuits.
My Hobbies are playing football, Tennis, Squash, swimming (basically any sport) and in my spare time I run for charities, normally half marathons.
I started to learn how to swim at the age of 4 and progressed through different swim schools.
As soon as I left school in year 11 I went straight to college to study level 2 childcare and I followed onto level 3. Then 2 months after I turned 16 I qualified as a swimming Teacher .I have always loved swimming and working with children. I now teach children of all different ages and abilities in groups and individually with 1-1 and 2-1's
I started to swim when I was 4 or 5 at Christchurch Swimming Club, I'm still a member of the club as I volunteer there on Wednesday nights.
Last year I qualified as an STA swimming teacher. Through swimming teaching I'm able to give back some of the skills I have learnt over the years.
I'm currently taking PE as one of my A levels, which i hope will enhance and deepen my knowledge and ability to teach others sport.
I was taught to swim at a very early age and have loved being in the water ever since. I also like to try many water sport activities including paddle boarding and surfing. I graduated uni in 2014 and became a swimming teacher two years ago which I found to be much more fun and rewarding than working at a desk! I passed my STA parent and baby qualification and then went on to complete my level 2 swimming teaching award. I love teaching all ages and particularly enjoy seeing progression of water skills and ability. But most importantly seeing the children enjoy themselves whilst doing so.
I was taught by my parents to swim at an early age. I have always enjoyed the water and swim as a hobby. I have two young sons who are both learning to swim and having seen how rewarding and such an important skill to know I decided to train to become a teacher. I qualified as a STA swimming instructor this year. I am looking forward to making a difference, working with young children and watching them learn and progress through their swimming skill.
Having lived and breathed in the water I have been swimming since I was a baby. Developing my water abilities lead me to swim competitively till I was 14. I lived in New Zealand and I began my teaching career at the age of 16, gaining my Austswim certificate as well as my lifeguard award. Moving back to the UK when I was 18 I took a year away from teaching and swimming altogether only to realise how much of an impact it had on my life I ended up back to swimming once again. Now I am a ASA level 1 and 2 teacher, ASA level coach and STA baby and preschool level 2 I teach and coach all around Poole working from preschool all the way to club competition swimmers. I love what I do and cannot wait to see what the developing swimmers can bring to the future of swimming.
I started to learn to swim at the age of three and ever since I have loved the water! Having become an assistant teacher when I was thirteen, I then did my Level 1 qualification when I was fifteen. I love to see the progression of children in my classes and for them to acquire the same enthusiasm for swimming as I have. I am currently studying for my A Levels at the Parkstone Grammar School Sixth Form and hope to go on to university were I intend to carry on teaching swimming.
I learnt to swim quite late in my childhood when I learned with my primary school, I remember being amazed by the good swimmers in my class & from then on I tried my utmost with my swimming, I learned to surf by the age of 10 and went on to train as a lifeguard & learn to train with inflatable rescue boats with SLSGB. I qualified to teach and assess lifeguarding and first aid.
I went on to have my two children and then decided it was time to get back into doing what I love so I qualified in my STA level 2 award in swimming teaching.
Swimming has always been a massive part of my life. When I was a baby my mum used to take me swimming and I regularly went to lessons growing up. At around 11 I started swimming competitively, reaching a national level in the 200m Butterfly. Now I have been a lifeguard for several years and became a swimming teacher as I love helping people find the joy in swimming that I am lucky enough to have had.
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