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
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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

Dan Pastor

Managing Director

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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Tamsin Watt

Tamsin Watt

Account Manager / Head of Swimming

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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David Ashton

David Ashton

SwimWay Instructor 

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, I became the head of swimming at a private school…

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Jitka Kantor

Jitka Kantor

SwimWay Instructor

From a very early age I had an unquenchable passion for all kinds of sporting activities, my favourite of which was always swimming.  I could spend hours in the water and it was never enough for me!  Following this desire, at the age of 19 I was drawn to Pedagogical Lycee…

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Grasieli Campos

Grasieli Campos

SwimWay Instructor

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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André Sacramento

André Sacramento

SwimWay Instructor

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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Veronica Berkes

Ana Veronica Pastor

Facilities Manager / SwimWay Instructor

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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Alberto Baggio

Alberto Baggio

SwimWay Instructor

I spent five years teaching and coaching in a prestigious swimming pool in the north of Italy, working with all ages and skill levels from babies to adults, beginners to advanced.  I was then given the chance to coach the swimming squad…

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Filipe Alves

Filipe Alves

SwimWay Instructor

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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Ruta Siskaite

Ruta Siskaite

SwimWay Instructor

I am a professional swimmer myself, and I still compete in Swimming Masters competitions all over the world.  I really love teaching – passing my knowledge and passion to children and adults gives me…

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Gisa Schubert

Gisa Schubert

SwimWay Instructor

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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Alejandro Ortego

Alejandro Ortego

SwimWay Instructor

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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Dave Perry

Dave Perry

Health & Safety Consultant / SwimWay Instructor

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)…

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Darren Fox

Darren Fox

SwimWay Instructor

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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davidas-juo

Deividas Juo

SwimWay Instructor

My passion for swimming started early in life when I started swimming when I was just a small child in my home country of Lithuania.  When I turned 16, I began to help with swimming teaching…

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Jay Liddicoat

Jay Liddicoat

SwimWay Instructor

Swimming has always been a major part of my life.  As a student, I competed at a National Level for Truro College, as well as South West Regionals, and was a county champion in multiple disciplines…

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Ivanka Ivanova

Ivanka Ivanova

SwimWay Instructor

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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Bradley Sills

Bradley Sills

SwimWay Instructor

Having swum competitively from the age of ten, I still train regularly and compete from time to time. From club galas, to open water events, I’m always on the look out for the next aquatic challenge…

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Richardson Salles

Richardson Salles

SwimWay Instructor

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

Ana Mauricio

SwimWay Instructor

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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Patricia Garcia

Patricia García

SwimWay Instructor

My first experience of swimming was when I was 2 years old, paddling around with with my mum.  Apparently I took to it instantaneously, as I only have good memories of the water…

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Claire Lowry

Claire Lowry

SwimWay Instructor

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

Lydia Baxter

SwimWay Instructor

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…

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Ivo Sequeira

Ivo Sequeira

SwimWay Instructor

My first experience in the world of swimming was when I was four years old.  I loved it so much that I never wanted to leave the water, and since then I have never stopped swimming whenever I am able…

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Uliana Maslova

Uliana Maslova

SwimWay Instructor

Growing up with a mother who was a swimming coach had a huge impact on my life.  My whole family and I were all very avid swimmers, and highly invested in the culture.  I competed for 10 years…

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Joyce Rego

Joyce Rego

SwimWay Instructor

I am originally from Brazil, where I grew up surrounded by sports and fitness, and the belief that a healthy, active lifestyle is a happy one!  I qualified with a degree in Sports Science…

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Dan Pastor

Dan Pastor

Managing Director

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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Tamsin Watt

Tamsin Watt

Account Manager / Head of Swimming

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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Will McCabe

Will McCabe

Account Manager

I have been working with the SwimWay team since 2008.  With over ten years’ experience in customer service and resource management & scheduling, my primary position in the company is Account Manager I manage several of the SwimWay locations on all levels…

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Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews

Account Manager

I have over 10 years experience of customer service and in more recent years I have gained lots of experience of administration work. Working for SwimWay has reinvigorated my love of swimming that I had from an early age.  When you achieve something through swimming…

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Veronica Berkes

Ana Veronica Pastor

Facilities Manager / SwimWay Instructor

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 toward education…

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Cheryl Harvey

Cheryl Harvey

Finance & Office Manager

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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Dave Perry

Dave Perry

Health & Safety Consultant / SwimWay Instructor

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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