ABC Staff 2018
Beth - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
I am an ASA Level 2 Teaching Since 2002.
Taught by Lovely Alison Bell.
I love working for ABC because we are the best. I have and do work for different organisations but ABC is special. Alison is passionate about what she does and puts a lot of time and effort into making sure that everyone is happy, children, teachers and parents.
I have worked for ABC Swim School for 14 years and I have seen so many children learn to swim, including both my daughters, one of which has recently qualified as a swimming teacher and works for ABC Swim School. I love what I do and feel privileged to have been able to introduce such an important life skill into so many children’s lives as well as sometimes a bit of fun. I also really enjoy teaching the Adults on Saturday afternoons, it is wonderful to see the support that they give each other, trying to learn or improve their swimming skills.
My main hobby is swimming! I swim regularly with EDSC Masters swimming club and I occasionally if pressed swim in competitions. I also love cooking and collect cookery books and recipes. I was 50 last year and didn’t really have a midlife crisis but felt that my children were growing up fast and didn’t need me as much ,so I have started French lessons and have joined a choir who are trying to persuade me to go to their tap class as well!
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.
Caitlin - Swim England Level 2 Teacher
With ABC and have always enjoyed helping people develop a love for swimming that I found as a child.
I thoroughly enjoy working at ABC and thrive when working with children and adults I find it extremely rewarding job and enjoy watching the children and adults progress through their stages each lesson.
Catherine - Swim England level 2 Teacher
I have been a qualified Level 2 swimming teacher since 2016.
Being a swimmer my whole life, it was only natural to want to pass on that knowledge to younger children. I love working with children and it always brings a smile to my face when they accomplish a new stroke/skill or even seeing them enjoying the water. I have only been working for ABC Swim School for 4 months but have loved every minute of it. I have 3 years previous experience before joining ABC Swim School and I hope to be teaching for a long time in to the future.
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 1 Teacher
I have been involved in swimming and synchronised swimming since I was seven, at both club and national levels.
I have my ASA Leve 1 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 1 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 1 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.
Francesca - Pool Assistant
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.
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 1
I have achieving my ASA level 1.
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!
Kate - Swim England Level 2
I'm Kate, I'm 24 and I've been a qualified ASA Level 2 swim teacher since October 2016.
I have a son who is 3 and very much enjoys swimming! I was sort of thrown into teaching swimming and completed my level 1 in June 2016. Since then I became passionate about teaching and I'm still amazed at the skills that children can learn from a young age in the water! It's so rewarding seeing them progress and helping them along the way.
I've been working for ABC since November 2016 and working with Alison has helped me really build up my confidence, and it's lovely to be a part of the brilliant team at ABC! I'm hoping to further my swimming career and work towards helping children with special needs learn to swim.
Luca - Swim England Level 1
I have my level 1 and 2 Swimming Teacher qualification and I teach from aged 3 to above 80 years old.
I also coach at my local swimming club. I have swum there for 10 years and I am still competing for them.
I started swimming at the age of 3 months old; you could say the swimming pool is my second home. I have progressed over the years to eventually become a county/regional swimmer. My greatest achievement was coming 5th in the region for 50metres butterfly at the age of 15. I now helps swimmers to reach their goals and aspirations, whether they are new to the sport or an amateur athlete. I have helped many swimmers over the past years. I hope to expand my teaching skills in the future to make me the best teacher I can be.
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.
Nina - Swim England Level 2
I completed my Swim England level 1 in October 2017.
I have joined ABC recently and hope to gain more knowledge and experience to take me onto my Swim England level 2. I have been a childminder for 7 years. Myself and my 3 children all love swimming.
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.
Sam - Swim England Level 1 Teacher
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)
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.