Not just a swimming teacher
I started swimming at 7 years old and I fell in love with swimming straight away. I completed Rookie lifeguarding and liked the challenges that involved. I took part in many galas and went on to win the Bronze Medallion from the Royal Life Saving Society and a gold medal for lifeguarding from the Avon and Wiltshire Rookie Festival. It was then that I decided first to become a lifeguard and then to move into swim teaching. I feel this background helps me to bring safer swimming into my lessons.
Experience will all types of swimmers
I have been teaching swimming for 4 years and follow ASA schemes of work and have taught children’s classes both during and after school, as well as adult beginners and adult improvers. My previous pupils have ranged from 5 months to 73 years old. I also hold a qualification for working with children with educational needs and enjoy this aspect of teaching.
A fun teaching approach
I think that children learn though fun based lessons. My teaching approach is to ensure my lessons are structured and safe but always fun for the students. I like to encourage good behaviour within the lessons as this contributes towards safety and makes the lessons more enjoyable for everyone.