Steven has a 10 year background in competitive swimming which was established throughout his school and university years in Northern Ireland. He has also competed in triathlons and open water swimming from 2016. Steven has a real love of all things swimming, this should be evident from your very first lesson, he has been working as a full-time swimming teacher from 2014, throughout this time he has delivered 1000s of private 1-2-1 lessons with adult beginners and early-improvers. He loves to pass on his knowledge around the process of learning to swim, the technical aspects of each stroke and allowing each individual to develop in their own time. Steven is also a physiology graduate and because of this he loves to use this knowledge in order to better explain the science in swimming and its effects on the body. In his spare time he enjoys open water and cold water swimming. In 2018 he completed an English Channel relay swim in 12 hrs and 45 mins and in 2019 he competed in the winter swimming World Cup in Skelleftea in Northern Sweden. He also spent 12 months teaching groups of adult beginners and coaching triathletes in Sweden in 2019, it was during this period that he got the opportunity to shadow the former Swedish olympic team head coach for 6 months to better understand the coaching side of swimming and how it plays a role in developing swimmers to the highest level. “My passion is helping adults overcome their fear of the water, if you are uncomfortable in the water or have ever had a bad experience, I guarantee I can help”
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Ellen our female teacher works mainly as a personal trainer, she has a background in contemporary dance at the professional level. Ellen has competed in triathlon over the half ironman distance and in multiple 5km and 10km open water swimming events. She primarily conducts lessons for individuals who have a pool in their home.
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STA Level 1 in Pool Emergency Procedures.
STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching.
STA Level 2 Professional Certificate in Swimming Teaching.
STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre School.
ASA Level 1 Award in Swimming Coaching.
ASA Level 2 Award in Swimming Coaching.
National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches.
CPDs in Promoting behaviour change, understanding unconscious bias & improving butterfly and breaststroke.