ABC Staff 2020
Lisa - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
My name is Lisa, I gained my Swim England level 1 and 2 teaching qualifications in July and October 2018.
I have been working with ABC whilst doing my qualifications and since become part of the team as a level 2 swimming teacher taking one to one lessons which I love doing. It is amazing to be part of teaching both children and adults and see their achievements week by week. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and am happy to be involved with such an amazing team at ABC.
I have always had an interest in swimming as a child i used to swim for Greenwich. I have a degree in physical education and sport and have worked within the leisure industry (health and fitness) so I have always had an interest in people's progressions through a particular sport or activity.
I work at ABC alongside my other job which involves working in a special needs school which I also love.
I have a 4 year old son who also loves swimming. Since taking him to mother and baby swim lessons when he was 6 months old and watching him progress to pre-school swimming on his own at aged 3, watching his confidence continually growing inspired me to want to become a swimming teacher and be involved in this amazing transformation for a swimmer.
Bethan - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I started club swimming at the age of 7, and started competing for Bexley Swimming Club at the age of 9. I competed at county, regional and national level and still compete now. I passed my Level 2 teaching course in July and love teaching children to swim and sharing my love of the sport with others.
Madi - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I am Club Captain at Erith & District Swimming Club and have swam competitively for years at Club/County/Regional Level. After helping out with coaching in the swimming club I knew I wanted become a swimming teacher so took my Level 1 & 2 Teaching qualifications. After completing my qualifications I started working at ABC Swim School and have been ever since. I enjoy working with young children am passionate about my job and hope to continue for many years!
Kate -Swim England level 2 Teacher
I started swimming competitively for Dartford District Swimming Club at the age of 5 and carried that on for 11 years. In the latter years I combined my swimming with helping to teach younger members. Having now passed my level 2 swimming teaching qualifications, I enjoy teaching all ages and levels.
Danielle - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I have been involved in swimming and synchronised swimming since I was seven, at both club and national levels.
I have my ASA Level 2 qualification and enjoy working at ABC swim school with both the friendly teachers and children. I thoroughly enjoy swimming and love teaching the sport.
Magda - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
My name is Magda Waldron and I am married with a daughter.
(who loves swimming and swims with ABC).
I swam for Southwark in my early teens and I still love swimming today. I became a swimming teacher in 2004 completing my level 2 teachers certificate and unit 4 pre-competition in 2006. In 2005 I qualified as an adult and child teacher which I love. I enjoy teaching all ages and levels. I feel very lucky that I have a job that I enjoy so much which gives me an amazing reward. I have worked for Alison at ABC since 2005. I love working for ABC as Alison is a great boss, a fantastic mentor and we are a great team.
Rachael - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I am a lifeguard trainer and I run lifeguard and first aid courses as well.
I have worked for ABC for the few year and I have really enjoyed working there. I am also now a Swim England tutor training new swimming teachers I find it very rewarding to watch individuals as they build confidence and master the swimming techniques and teaching skills. When I am not working or looking after my two girls I like to listen to music, go shopping and spend time with the family.
Tim - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I hold the ASA Level two Award in Teaching Aquatics.
I qualified in July 2013 as a level 1 and have been teaching in a support role to the fantastic Level Two teachers at ABC since March 2014. I have now gained my level 2 teaching aquatics level 2. I love working with such friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable teachers at ABC. The children are a great cross section of ages, backgrounds and abilities and I enjoy trying to get each one to achieve their best every week and progress to being confident swimmers.
Zoe - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I have my ASA level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification.
I learnt to swim at ABC Swim School. I started lessons in the baby and toddler lessons and have achieved my skill with encouragement and fun filled lessons. I now training to be a personal trainer. I have now been helping at ABC swim school for over 4 years and still enjoy taking part. I love working with the younger children and helping them achieve something they haven’t been able to do before and look forward to help more children achieve their future goals.
Francesca - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I have a massive passion for teaching children how to swim, which is a huge skill to learn.
I competed at county level and have been swimming since I was a 4, my whole life I have been in the swimming pool in some way. I have been assisting swimming lessons for a year now and look forward to developing my teaching in the future.
Sam - Swim England Level 1 Teacher
I have been a member of Erith & District swimming club for nearly 10 years. I have competed at county and regional level and have gone abroad to places like Holland and Germany with my club. I have always loved swimming as a whole, not just competing and training, so I’ve done a level 1 judging course and my level 1 teaching. I hope to share my knowledge from my experience in the sport onto everyone I teach in the pool.
Abbey - Swim England Level 1 Teacher
I have been a competitive swimmer for Erith & District Swimming Club ever since I was young and swam at Club/County/Regional Level.
All my life someone has been teaching me to achieve my best, so I wanted to replicate that and do the same, so I took my Level 1 Teaching qualification. I have been assisting swimming lessons for over a year and I am looking forward to develop my teaching more in the future.
Ben - Swim England Level 1 Teacher
I'm Ben, I'm 16 and I hold my Level 1 Teaching Assistant.
I learned to swim with ABC at 3 years old and have not stopped swimming since!
I now swim for Erith and District Swimming Club competing at County and Regional level and reached the Regional final, for 100m backstroke last year.
I thoroughly enjoy passing on my knowledge that I have gained throughout my swimming career to others and enjoy watching them progress.
Tilly - Swim England Level 1 Teacher
Swimming has always been a big part of my life so the natural thing to do was my Level 1 Teaching Assistance qualification in June 2019. I love helping people grow in confidence in the water and watch them become better and better.
Morgan - Swim England level 1 Teacher and RLSS Lifeguard
I have loved to swim since I was in reception
I gained a PADI license at 11 years old allowing me to dive independently at sea.
I am in the GB Biathlon team and I won gold in the European championship and Silver in the world championships and gold in the mixed relay championships. In the summer I completed a lifeguard coarse and my level 1 swimming assistant . I’m really enjoying helping and seeing young children progress in our session and hope to be able to continue with helping other children progress with there swimming.