our team

Meet our wonderful team of instructors, led by our Director Dan Glass, Head Coach Jo Glass and Supervisors Ebony Taylor and 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

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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?

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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ANDREW

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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Wendy

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

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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Priscilla

What do you love about swimming?

There’s nothing more liberating than floating in the ocean, relaxing and looking at the sky.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Being a mum of 2, I know how imperative it is to instill water safety into our children. I feel proud to be able to teach such a valuable, life-long skill.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mangosteens! They are so refreshing, healthy and sweet. They also have a cool little trick, The petals at the bottom of the mangosteen represent the number of petals in the flesh.

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charlotte

What do you love about swimming?

I love being able to see how much I can push myself to be better knowing it will always show exactly how much effort I put in at the end on the clock. 

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

I love extending the kids from what they think they can do to what I know they can do and seeing their excitement when they realise they did a new skill. 

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

I love mango cause it reminds me of summer!

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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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andreja

What do you love about swimming?

It’s super freeing and helps me reduce stress, especially during exam periods.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

It is a very rewarding feeling knowing that I’ve helped someone overcome their fear of water and watch it become their new favourite place to be. 

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Carrots - they are delicious and mess free so you can eat them anytime and anywhere.

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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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ADam

What do you love about swimming?

Swimming helps me separate from everything. It’s my relaxing time.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

The big high 5 when a child is proud of their progress.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Lychee. It is delicious, and makes me feel happy.

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meg

What do you love about swimming?

Swimming helps me separate from everything. It’s my relaxing time.

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

The big high 5 when a child is proud of their progress.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Lychee. It is delicious, and makes me feel happy.

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yassmin

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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Jess

What do you love about swimming?

Being in the water is almost otherworldly – I love the weightlessness of it, and watching light reflect underwater!

What's your favourite part of teaching swimming?

Forming a unique connection with each of the students as they learn a new (and potentially lifesaving) skill.

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable and why?

Mango 1000%!! Ever since I was a kid, mangoes were the main reason I looked forward to summer!