I WAS A COMPETITIVE SWIMMER THROUGHOUT SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY, YET HAVE NO RECOLLECTION OF LEARNING HOW TO SWIM. AFTER HAVING CHILDREN, I RETRAINED THROUGH THE AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION AND BEGAN TO TEACH SWIMMING TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES, THIS EXPERIENCE HAS ALLOWED ME TO SEE THAT MOST SWIMMING PROBLEMS FOLLOW A CLEAR PATTERN.
I was introduced to Total Immersion swimming and was instantly drawn to its methodology in all four strokes.
I became dedicated to re-learning how to swim, persevered through the challenge of undoing my own bad habits. Developed a greater understanding of how to connect and interact with the water and my own body in ways that have transformed my own swimming, allowing me to swim with a greater efficiency than I ever had as a competitive swimmer. It was a natural progression to then train as a Total Immersion Coach in 2015, training over the next few years upto a Level 3 Workshop Director.
As Head of Swimming at Bancroft’s School (2012-23), I have been fortunate to share my experience and passion for swimming with my colleagues and pupils of all swimming abilities aged 7 to 18 and implementing a swimming programme into the PE curriculum that focuses on skill acquisition and the core principles of efficient movement.
An experienced open water swimmer; including swimming Marathons and a 3 person English Channel Relay. Sharing my love of open water with the pupils, we took the Bancroft’s pupils to Montenegro for the schools first open water swimming trip in 2019, an incredible experience for the pupils and an absolute pleasure to swim alongside them.
A technique focused coach my private coaching allows me to work with all levels of swimmer from adult novice to competitor and endurance athlete helping them to take the guesswork out of swimming and achieve their goals…whatever they are!