A true water baby
I’m a former competitive swimmer, gaining a swimming scholarship to University in the USA in 1997. As one of 14 internationals alongside 26 Americans I enjoyed my years of collegiate competition. I competed in mostly long-distance events 400m 800m 1500m and 400m IM. Achieving a 18.06min/ 1500m. I graduated with a BSc degree in Sports Science.
Since graduating I have qualified as a Scuba Diving Instructor, HSE Commercial Diver and have my own business in Underwater Photography (The Underwater Studio). Alongside this I am a Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher, i teach mainly at a private pool in Willminton with Small Splashes, I run a Mermaid Swimming School, MerKids and i am a Surf Lifesaving GB Coach for Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards.
I am a qualified OPEN WATER SWIMMING COACH through the Swim Teachers Association (STA), and I am mentored by the utterly brilliant Olympic marathon swimmer KERI-ANNE PAYNE.
In the last 10 years I have competed in Surf Lifesaving National Surf Swim events, triathlons and train regularly in the pool and sea.
I am so passionate about getting people swimming, all ages, from all warps of life.
There is so much fun to be had in the water, it doesn't matter if its for pleasure or sport and i can give you or your child the skills and tool you need to be safe and enjoy what the great British waters have to offer.