Growing up, I had a natural affinity with the water. My mother and two sisters were all swimming teachers so I spent a lot of time in swimming pools. As a result it led me to trying my hand at diving, canoeing and kayaking. I finally settled down at a local swimming club called Brent Dolphins and competed there for four years. It felt as though swimming teaching was a natural progression as it allowed me to work in water environment which I love.
I have very fond memories of my swimming lessons as a child and try to recreate the same great experiences that I had for my students. Having fun, playing games, working hard and then leaving with a sense of accomplishment after swimming lessons is a great feeling.
My approach to teaching is to make lessons fun and enjoyable while maintaining goals of improving technique, fitness and competitive skills. Finding the right balance is paramount to a child’s progression in this sport.