With a combined 50 years experience in developing young swimmers and helping children and adults alike gain confidence in the water, we believe that we offer the most successful and enjoyable route to becoming an accomplished swimmer.
We also take great pride in being friendly and approachable, with the aim of making the sessions fun and enjoyable for anyone taking part. This way pupils will learn more quickly, whilst having a great time too!
Jo has always been passionate about the water, ever since her grandfather taught her to swim and dive at a very early age. Her water career began 17 years ago in warmer climates, where she taught scuba diving in Belize and the Caribbean whilst crewing yachts with her husband.
Returning to the UK and to landlocked Wiltshire she took up teaching swimming. Whatever the age, old or young, enabling someone to become water confident is her passion. Jo is an ASA level 1 and 2 Swimming teacher and is also trained in Pediaswim Infant Survival. She enjoys taking part in regular swimming challenges – the latest being the Bantham 6km Swoosh and the River Dart 10km swim.
Hayley has been in and out the water all her life, training with a swimming club in her teens, scuba diving and kayaking throughout her travels, assisting with school swimming lessons. She has been a qualified level 2 ASA instructor for a number of years.
She trained in Florida as a Pediaswim instructor. Hayley is passionate about bringing swimming to her community and teaching the next generation to be safe, confident and skilled swimmers.
Simon is a fifty-something father of two teenage girls. He swam from an early age and as a teenager was a keen and talented diver from both springboards and platforms! As an adult he qualified as a Scuba Diver and has been fortunate enough to dive in the Caribbean, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific.
From his daughters’ first lessons onwards he has seen the benefits of starting your swimming journey as early as possible – they now both swim competitively. As a direct result of this he chose to get involved with teaching. Simon holds qualifications with both Swim England and the STA. He smells permanently of chlorine, but insists its all worth it!
Virginia has enjoyed swimming for as long as she can remember, exploring the extraordinary coasts of Australia and Singapore thanks to her father’s career in the Royal Navy. She’s passionate about sharing her love of the water with others.
She came to teaching through her work as a Lifeguard for Marlborough College, and is dedicated to creating a supportive and enjoyable learning environment to help her students gain in confidence and reach their potential.
She has an ASA Level 2 qualification in Teaching Swimming and Level 2 qualification in Lifeguarding.
Matty is a keen competitive swimmer who has been competing since the age of 9. He currently swims for a club and has been coaching swimmers for five years professionally and voluntarily.
He not only swims competitively in the pool but also enjoys taking part in 10km lake swims Macmillan Cancer Research. Matty enjoys competing in both the indoor and outdoor Southwest regional Championships. He is a level 2 ASA Instructor and is passionate about getting youngsters into the water to become skilled swimmers. He loves his job!
Kim is a high experienced, bubbly and enthusiastic swimming teacher. She has spent the last 10 years on the Pembrokeshire coast, where her passion for the water really flourished. Having spent 6 years in the leisure and sport industry, she worked her way up to Head Sports Coach and loved her role as Swim teacher to children of all ages and levels. She is passionate about getting children and adults happy and confident in the water. Kim is also an RLSS Lifeguard Trainer / Assessor.