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. Growing up in Cornwall has made me a competent and keen open water swimmer.
I worked as a lifeguard when I first moved to London in 2014. After observing the swimming lessons while I worked, I decided to expand on this and become a swimming teacher. I then started working for St Thomas the Apostle Swim School in Peckham, helping swimmers of all ages and abilities progress and fulfil their ambitions.
I strive to ensure swimming is an enjoyable activity, and encourage pupils to share their thoughts and experiences which I believe builds trust, allowing them to feel comfortable and to express their personalities. This helps me tailor my lessons/approach to the individual needs of each student. I believe this ultimately helps to build confidence, which is one of the most important parts of my role as a teacher.