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 be part of their swimming team, but also to compete against other swimmers internationally. My 10 years of training and competing for SCP taught me about the importance and spirit of this sport. It also helped me develop an interest for sharing my knowledge and skills with others.
At the age of 16, I started working as a swimming instructor at a prestigious venue in the heart of Lisbon, teaching learners of many different levels and ages. This was excellent experience for me. I felt like there would never be anything more fulfilling than having the opportunity to teach my passion. In London, I worked for Swimming Nature for 4 years, teaching babies, children and adults. It was here that I built on my new experiences with one to one and two to one lessons, but also continued with group lessons. The different methods I have worked with over the years have shown me that one to one and two to one lessons are far better ways of achieving success, and these are the methods used by SwimWay.
The role as a swimming instructor and my other life experiences have helped me develop many important interests and skills. This includes being able to support and instruct people with special needs in many ways of their lives. It is because of this that I am also currently taking a degree on Special Education Needs.