I grew up in a family of swimmers and can’t even remember learning how to swim! At the age of 15 I became a national breaststroker and also swam at the England college’s representing Pendleton College. Once I started working, I gained my NPLQ (Lifeguard) and Level 1 & 2 swimming teaching qualifications which lead me on to work for a variety of companies and council run organisations allowing me to gain experience in both the private and public sectors. In 2016 I was part way through university completing my Paediatric Nursing degree and, with the help of Julie (our lead teacher) I decided to open my own swim school…AquaStars!
I love teaching children how to swim. Seeing them progress each week from being beginners in armbands, to finally being able to swim independently learning the skills and techniques that allow them to become confident, competent swimmers and most importantly be safe in the water is so rewarding.
Personally I enjoy Open Water Swimming, which I have medalled at North-West county level.
My belief is passion for swimming passes to the children/adults I teach and encourages their skills and confidence.
Also, I believe if pupils enjoy their lesson they will continue to swim throughout life whether it be holiday, speed swimming, water polo or synchro, whilst providing a life-saving skill and promoting good health.