ABC Staff 2019
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!
Emily - Swim England level 2 Teacher
I have always been passionate about swimming and have competed for Bromley Swimming Club at all levels. I gained my level 2 qualification in August 2018 and thoroughly enjoy teaching children what I believe is a life skill. I have been teaching at ABC since September and enjoy working with the swimmers and other teachers
Claire - Swim England level 2 Teacher
Swimming has always been part of my life.
I have been a club swimmer and an adult helper on the poolside progressing to teaching swimming to children with special needs, which is also rewarding. I passed my ASA Level 2 swimming Teacher with Aquability and have enjoyed teaching so much that I have now joined ABC swim school. It is great to see the children having fun, growing in confidence and learning key skills at the same time.
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.
Eleanor - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
Having been involved in swimming since I was four, competing at both club and county levels, working at a place where I already have great interest seemed like the perfect thing to do.
I have my ASA level 2 and thoroughly enjoy working at ABC swim school and love helping the children I supervise not only improve in their swimming skills but also enjoy their time in the water. I look forward to helping more children receive the same joy from swimming that I have gained.
Georgia - Swim England Level 2
I am a Level 2 teacher at ABC and thoroughly enjoy every day working with all of the friendly teachers and children.
I have swam competitively for over 10 years at Erith and District Swimming Club, so I have always enjoyed being in the water and love to teach and see others to be confident in the water and enjoy it too.
Henry - Swim England Level 2
I have achieved my ASA level 2.
I am in sixth form and I currently swim for Bexley Swimming Club at National level and Club Captain. I’ve been working for ABC Swim School for a few months and love working with the children and teachers. I look forward to helping the children achieve their goals.
Julie - Swim England Level 2
I was an active member of Eltham Training and Swimming club throughout my teenage years and rejoined again in 2000 as a parent of keen swimmers.
In between finding my love of swimming again, I did some voluntary coaching on poolside. In 2008 I completed my Level 1 Teaching Aquatics and gained my Level 2 qualification in 2009.
I joined ABC swim school in 2010 and also teach Parent and Child swimming with GLL at Eltham Leisure centre. I really enjoy working for ABC as it very well organised with clear schemes of work to follow. I am able to draw on the experiences of the other teachers and the on-going training from Alison and the Aquability TTC keeps me up to date with new activities and teaching techniques. I enjoy seeing my pupils’ progress and the sense of satisfaction when a child, who was initially very reluctant, swims their first width!
I still love to swim and like to take a dip at Charlton lido on a cold morning when the steam is coming off the pool. I have swam in 4 Channel swim relays and also visit Lake Windermere every year for some open water training! I am a keen runner and have run marathons, although, really, I prefer a gentle run round the local woods chatting to friends!
Magda - Swim England Level 2
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.
Paul - Swim England Level 2
I hold the ASA Level 2 swimming Teacher and qualified in April 2017.
I have been swimming at various local swimming clubs since I was 6 years old!! I have been swimming, coaching and teaching at Erith & District Swimming Club for the last 25 years, teaching various squads and still swim and coach the Masters section of the club.
Rachael - Swim England Level 2
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 more children achieve their future goals.
Sam - Swim England Level 1
My name is Sam and I learnt to swim with ABC from 3 – 11.
I also competed at county level of swimming from the ages of 11 – 15. As I have matured and grown into a young adult I decided I want to pass on my knowledge of swimming to the younger generation of swimmers and completed my ASA Level 1 swimming assistant (teacher)
Francesca - Swim England Level 1 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.
Louise - Pool helper
I am really excited to be back to ABC where I learnt to swim and progress to the Synchronised swimming Team where I was part of the ABC gala displays.
I have recently returned from travelling and hope to go to university in September. I enjoy passing on the skills I have learnt and watching the children’s confidence grow
I am going to achieve my Swim England level 1 in April 2019 with Aquability training
Jacob - Swim England Level 1 teacher
I’m 17 studying A levels at Chis & Sid. I am planning to go to University to study Sports physiotherapy & hopefully will be able to continue teaching swimming part time.
I enjoy watching the children progress each week giving me great satisfaction in watching their confidence grow. Children are also so much fun making teaching such a great job to do.
Christina - Swim England Level 1 teacher
I have always loved swimming and enjoy working with children to further their love and ability for the sport.
I have competed in county and regional level swimming and still take part in competitions now. Swimming is a beneficial skill and a wonderful activity for children, seeing them have fun and grow in confidence is the best part of the job. I look forward to making every swimming lesson fun and see children improve each lesson eventually achieving their swimming goals.
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.
Jerreh - Swim England Level 1 teacher
I have been swimming since the age of 5 and have enjoyed it ever since. I then swam for Erith and District Swimming Club competing at County and Regional level. I had also reached the Regional finals for 50mFront Crawl last year. I love to passing on all of my knowledge and experience to the children and watch the progress and enjoying themselves