our team

Meet our wonderful team of instructors, led by our fantastic Head Coach, Jo Glass, and Supervisors Ebony Taylor and Kaitlin Laycock. All our team are highly experienced and qualified teachers, passionate about swimming and helping others to learn this critical life skill.

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jo glass

What do you love about swimming?

Feeling totally re-energised and refreshed by the power of water.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Seeing smiles, confidence and growth in my students and working with our brilliant team of instructors who are truly passionate about swimming education!

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mango! Squishy on the inside and super yummy.

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ebony taylor

What do you love about swimming?

There’s something magical about racing. It’s just you and the water!

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I love watching a child’s face light up when they finally complete a new skill correctly! 

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

I love them all! But I probably eat spinach the most! Fruit and veges help to fuel your body with lots of energy for your swimming lesson!

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Kaitlin Laycock

What do you love about swimming?

I love how peaceful it is and the feeling of being free. 

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Teaching a child to be independent in the water. When they realise they can swim on their own it is so rewarding. It feels like you’ve saved a life.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mangoes because they're so good on their own and delicious in salads.

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starla baziotis

What do you love about swimming?

From a young age I loved the mystery of water and how it can make you feel so free. As I got older, the love changed into fitness and how the body works through the water. Also how it allows you to escape the problems of the world.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

The children or individuals that you teach. Everyone is so different, they all start somewhere and achieve things differently at different times. When they achieve something they have been trying for a long time, the expression on the face when they get it, is magical. .

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Who doesn’t love watermelon! You can have it any time of year, it’s so fresh and an easy treat.

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ian gordon

What do you love about swimming?

The feeling of movement through the water.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

When a swimmer achieves something they’ve been trying to do for ages, e.g. jumps/dives in or swims their first 5 metres.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Tomatoes. They're versatile but lovely on their own with salt.

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emily wall

What do you love about swimming?

I love the way swimming makes my body feel. In the water I am completely relaxed and happy.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Seeing a child who was scared of the water, summersaulting towards me in the pool with a big grin on their face, because they have found their love for the water through my encouragement and support.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

My favourite fruit has to be mango, close second is green grapes, because they remind me of warm summer days at the beach.

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Wendy Doyle

What do you love about swimming?

I love being in the water more than on the land so I guess that says it all! For me swimming is a mindful meditation. A place of calm and quiet. . 

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I love to see the smiles of babies through to adults when they get the “I can swim" feeling and to see them progress through the different strokes.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mangoes are so delicious. I love them as a fruit on its own or dried mango or mango smoothies! I even like the song ‘I wish I had a mango tree, in my backyard’!

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Hannah stubbs

What do you love about swimming?

I can completely relax when I’m in the water. It feels almost like I’m in a whole other world. 

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

The big smiles you get to see whenever a kid accomplishes something new for the first time. There is so much happiness in that smile!

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

How could it not be Mango? Something about mango just makes me feel like I’m in the peak summer at the beach!

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beau Glass

What do you love about swimming?

The feeling of weightlessness as you float in the water, feeling completely relaxed.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

That moment when a student finally beats the fear that’s been holding them back and seeing how happy it makes them... (and their parents).

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Watermelon, nothing beats the refreshing juicy taste after a  summers day of swimming!

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yassmin ebrahim

What do you love about swimming?

Being able to keep fit and do fun activities in the water.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Helping kids stay safe and watching them get better.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Watermelon because it reminds me of summer.

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asher senator

What do you love about swimming?

The feeling and movement of water as you move through it is a very defining and special sensation. Swimming is very healthy and nursing for the body, spirit and mind.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Seeing the improvement and confidence develop with students in the water. 

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Banana. Very healthy and full of natural sugars, bananas are a terrific food choice!

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charlotte owen

What do you love about swimming?

Gliding and letting my body move smoothly through the water in a streamline.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

When kids try their hardest and want to do their best.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

My favourite vegetable is crunchy beans!