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our team

Meet our wonderful team of instructors, led by our Directors Dan Glass and Jo Glass, Swim Centre Manager Ebony Taylor and Supervisor Andrew Puletti. All our team are experienced and qualified teachers, passionate about swimming and helping others to learn this critical life skill.

Dan Glass

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What do you love about swimming?

Sounds very Zen, but I love the relaxing state of being one with the water when I swim laps.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Sharing the joy with a student when an instruction suddently clicks for them and their swimming istantly improves. It's high 5s all round!

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Eggplant. Try a crumbed eggplant fritter and you'll see what I mean. Delicious!

Joanne Glass

jo

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

What do you love about swimming?

It is peaceful and relaxing.

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?

Mango! It is just so yummy!

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Andy

What do you love about swimming?

I love how relaxing swimming can be. It can be a great way to clear the mind. 

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Watching the swim students develop their swim skills. It’s very rewarding to see a student progress.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Bannanas. I’m constantly on the go and bannanas are a quick way to get some good sugars in and they taste good too.

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ian

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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Hannah

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

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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Tara

What do you love about swimming?

I love the feeling of moving through water, it’s so quiet and peaceful.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Helping kids discover their own love for the water. 

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mangoes!! They’re so delicious and the perfect snack on a hot day.

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Maz

What do you love about swimming?

Moving through water makes me feel light, relaxed and it helps to free my mind of worries.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I love teaching something that's so valuable and so fun at the same time. It's great to see the students' proud faces and smiles when they're getting better at such a highly essential skill.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Passionfruit - It tastes like the tropics to me.

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asher

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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Melinda

What do you love about swimming?

I love the freedom of swimming, the feeling of free floating in the water.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I find it so rewarding when a kid moves past their fear, and how that allows them to grow their confidence.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

I absolutely love brocolli, it's great roasted and soaks up sauce like nothing else.

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Laure

What do you love about swimming?

I love the gliding and zero G feeling of the water! So peaceful and energizing at the same time.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Making sure that the kids (and adults) have fun while learning important life saving skills.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mango is the best shot of freshness you can get out there! :)

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Abby

What do you love about swimming?

I love the feeling of just diving into the water and fully focusing on the swim and nothing else!

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

When a child is able to confidently swim in the water without any doubt in their ability.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Apples, they are sweet and have loved them ever since I was a kid.

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Jane

What do you love about swimming?

I love that swimming is an all-round body workout that’s weight-supportive and having been a big swimmer as a kid, it reminds me of my great childhood!

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I love helping kids have fun while they learn and enjoy bringing a smile of delight to the parents faces when they see progress!

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

I love all vegetables and fruit! Can’t choose my favourite, but possibly mango and snow peas, mainly because they are yummy!

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Tali

What do you love about swimming?

Swimming makes me feel really calm and relaxed. I love the feel and peacefulness of gliding through the water.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I love to see the growth and improvement in students as they get more comfortable with the water and learn to love it.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Watermelon - it’s the best summer food!!

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olivia

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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andrew

What do you love about swimming?

It can be a fun activity or an intense workout, and the feeling of weightlessness under the water.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Watching kids grow from nervous and cautious to confident swimmers who love coming to the pool.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mangoes as they remind me of summertime when I was a kid.

Sharon

What do you love about swimming?

Swimming helps me reset and relax. You never regret a swim! 

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I enjoy watching the kids get better and learning new skills.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Pomegranate - it's delicious and you uncover a hidden world inside

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Gavin

What do you love about swimming?

I love how freeing it is and how relaxed I feel once I jump in the pool.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Seeing how happy the kids are when they progress and get more comfortable in water.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mango, cause they are super refreshing and soo nice and energising to have after a good long swim.

Lei

What do you love about swimming?

I love how useful it is at the beach or pool when i’m with friends!

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

My favourite part of teaching is how rewarding and fun it is and the amazing progress everyone makes!! 

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

My favourite fruit is mango it’s so sweet and reminds me of summer!!!

emma

What do you love about swimming?

I love how fun, energising and refreshing swimming can be and you can do so many different things in the water to move around.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I love the smiles and excitement swimming brings as well as the improvements each week.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

My favourite fruit has to be all the berries: strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

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