SwimWay | Team Profile - SwimWay Swimming School
At SwimWay we understand the importance of the bond between instructor and student, especially for the younger children. While sometimes unavoidable, we strive to minimise the turnover of instructors from term to term.
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SwimWay

Team Profile

At SwimWay we understand the importance of the bond between instructor and student, especially for the younger children.  While sometimes unavoidable, we strive to minimise the turnover of instructors from term to term.  We hire only those with at least two years experience, and pay above the market average for their talent and commitment.

All our instructors currently work, or have worked in established swimming programmes at venues such as the Chelsea Harbour Club, Hurlingham Club, Swimming Nature and Virgin Active.  This brings a solid background in swimming teaching to the team, continuously helping us improve our own methodology.  DBS checks are updated regularly for the whole team, as well as insurance and qualifications.  We also provide health and safety training before the start of every term, and constant supervision throughout the year.

We are incredibly proud of our team.  The standards we set are constantly met and raised time and time again.  We have no doubt that from the first lesson you will see that the SwimWay is the only way!

Dan Pastor

Managing Director

Founded SwimWay
in February 2005

I have a degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a Master of Science in International Business Economics from the University of Westminster in London.  I am also a fully qualified…

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Tamsin Watt

Account Manager / Head of Swimming

With SwimWay
since April 2010

I can’t remember learning to swim although my father tells me I cried a lot when I first started!  By the time I was 11 years old I was swimming for the City of Bristol at County and National level.  Training involved swimming before and…

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Ana Veronica Pastor

Facilities Manager / SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2010

I have been working for SwimWay since 2010, both as the office manager and swimming instructor.  I have a degree in Law, and worked for various law firms for over five years until I decided to shift my career…

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Grasieli Campos

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2011

I have always been very active and into doing sports, which encouraged me to take a degree in Physical Education. I started swimming when I was 4 and competed in Brazil from the age of 10 until my early 20’s.  I have always loved swimming…

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Alberto Baggio

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2013

My swimming career began in 2004, teaching in a popular swimming pool in the north of Italy.  I worked with all ages and skill levels, from babies to adults, beginners to advanced.  I was then given the chance to move into a coaching position…

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David Ashton

Kensington Head Coach & Site Manager 

With SwimWay
since March 2014

From the age of 11 I competed at a National Level of swimming, and continued to do so for another 11 years. In 2004 and 2008 I competed in the Olympic trials and in 2006 and 2010 in the Commonwealth trials.  When I turned 19…

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André Sacramento

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since July 2014

Sport is a major passion in my life!  With more than 15 years experience in the Fitness Industry, I thoroughly enjoy the fact that I get to live and work with that passion every day.  Water is my element.  I have been beach lifeguard in Brazil, a surfer, a triathlete…

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Gisa Schubert

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since March 2015

I have had a passion for sports and physical activities from a very early age.  I have been swimming since I was a baby, and have always loved the water.  This natural passion led me to take a degree in Physical Education…

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Darren Fox

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2015

Swimming has been my passion since the age of 4, and throughout my early years it played a huge role into moulding me into the man I am today; disciplined, focused and determined.  My dedication for swimming…

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Filipe Alves

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since January 2016

Swimming has always played a central role in my life.  I have been a member of the Portuguese Swimming Federation for over 20 years, and I have swum competitively for the Portuguese National Team…

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Ivanka Ivanova

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since July 2016

Swimming has been part of my life since I was a little girl, where I swam at national level in my native country of Bulgaria.  Since 2012, I have been teaching swimming in London and have a true passion…

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Alejandro Ortego

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since July 2016

Since my early childhood I have had a passion for swimming; both as a keen swimmer and a teacher.  That is why I decided to study Sports Science at the University of Granada (Spain), and at the Paris-Sorbonne University…

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Richardson Salles

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since February 2017

It was when I was 7 years old that I first swam in the sea in my home country of Brazil.  The moment I touched the water, I felt an instant connection, and my passion for swimming was born…

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Ana Mauricio

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since February 2017

I was just 6 years old when I started swimming for one of the major teams in Portugal, SCP (Sporting Clube de Portugal).  It all started with a school visit to the club, after which I received an invitation to not only…

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Claire Lowry

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since March 2017

My love of the water has been passed down from my dad who was a great surfer and national competitor in Australia.  I know that my sister and I learnt to swim by holding onto his legs as he…

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Lydia Baxter

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since September 2017

I have always been into sport, and swimming has been a passion of mine from a young age.  I was lucky enough to swim competitively as a member of the national squad team, but my journey…

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Andre Milani Sandri

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since September 2017

I am incredibly passionate about water sports.  At the age of 22 I achieved first place at the South American sea rescue championships – an accomplishment I have always been very proud of…

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Eduardo Munoz

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2017

As long as I can remember, my biggest passions in life have been swimming and music. I have been very fortunate to be able to follow these passions into my professional life by becoming a teacher…

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Marta Barbara

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2017

My youth was spent in Portugal, where I grew up by the sea, instilling in me an innate love for the water from a very early age.  I was an incredibly active child, participating in many different types of sports…

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Alexander King

Bookings Coordinator / SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since March 2018

Swimming has always been a part of my life.  From my first dip with my mum in parent and baby lessons through to competing against some of London’s top swimmers…

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Miguel Utrero

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since March 2018

I have had a love for the water since I was first introduced to the environment as a baby.  Apparently, I took to it like a fish from the first moment my parents nervously waded into the pool with me in their arms…

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Luis Garcia

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since June 2018

I have always been very passionate about sports; canoeing, cycling, surfing, swimming and more!  Most recently I have started stand up paddling which I…

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Roberta Contegreco

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since June 2018

I was born by the sea in the city of Riccione in Italy.  Living so close to the ocean, I grew up with a natural love and affinity for the water, swimming as often as possible from an early age…

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Istvan Hernadi

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since July 2018

Sports and being active have always played a very important part in my life.  I cannot imagine going through even one day without enjoying some kind of physical activity!  When I was a child…

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Jorge Alonso

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2018

Since the day my parents decided to sign me up for swimming lessons at the tender age of one, I have felt a special bond with swimming.  This has evolved through my life into a passion for all water-related activities…

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Melinda Mozes

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2018

I was enrolled into my first swimming lessons at the age of 5 years.  By the age of 10 I was swimming competitively in my birth country of Hungary.  During these early developmental years, a deep love for water…

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Kasia Janicka

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since March 2019

My swimming journey began in 2007 during my time at University in my home country of Poland.  Five years later, I completed my master’s degree in Physical Education, ready and raring…

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Sara Lagan

SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since March 2019

I was born and raised in the small town of Reggio Calabria in Italy.  Like all small towns, our tight-knit community was a major influence, instilling in me a deep empathy and understanding for those around me…

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Dan Pastor

Managing Director

Founded SwimWay
in February 2005

I have a degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a Master of Science in International Business Economics from the University of Westminster in London.  I am also a fully qualified UK Level 2 swimming instructor…

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Will McCabe

Operations Manager

With SwimWay
since March 2009

I have been with the SwimWay team since 2009, working in customer services, management, and resource scheduling, as well as developing the marketing, new business, and brand recognition strategies

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Tamsin Watt

Account Manager / Head of Swimming

With SwimWay
since April 2010

I can’t remember learning to swim although my father tells me I cried a lot when I first started!  By the time I was 11 years old I was swimming for the City of Bristol at County and National level.  Training involved swimming before and after school and that…

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Ana Veronica Pastor

Facilities Manager / SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since November 2010

I have been working for SwimWay since 2010, both as the office manager and swimming instructor.  I have a degree in Law, and worked for various law firms for over five years until I decided to shift my career…

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Dave Perry

Health & Safety Consultant

With SwimWay
since September 2014

I studied at the University of North London and graduated in 1997 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Leisure & Tourism Management (specialising in Sport & Recreation Management).  I then spent around 10 years…

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Cheryl Harvey

Finance & Office Manager

With SwimWay
since November 2015

I studied at the University of West London and graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Accounting & Finance.  Finance has always been one of my passions, and I have been working in the field since 2013.  Having joined the SwimWay team in 2015…

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Alexander King

Bookings Coordinator / SwimWay Instructor

With SwimWay
since March 2018

Swimming has always been a part of my life.  From my first dip with my mum in parent and baby lessons through to competing against some of London’s top swimmers at the London Youth Games.  My love for the sport has continued throughout…

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