Meet The Team
As a child, Liz did not have swimming lessons until she was in her last year of primary school. Then as an adult she wanted to learn to swim properly and took it to the next level by taking the ASA level 1 course in 1999 and then Level 2 in the following year. Additionally, Liz has her parent and child qualificatio. Since then, Liz still thoroughly enjoys teaching swimming to all ages and abilities, including children with additional needs and adults. Over the years, Liz has gained a wide range of knowledge and experience from teaching at large leisure centres, private swim schools, primary school lessons, baby swimming and pre-school children. Adding to her qualifications she has passed the Speedo Aquatic Fitness Instructor, Pool Lifeguard and First Aid at Work. Liz looks after the classes at Meadgate Pool, The Warren, and Wentworth Primary School. Liz is also one of our mermaid instructors.
Jenny is part owner of Get In The Swim. She has been teaching swimming for 10 years and was one of the first 17 year olds in the country to complete the full Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualification. She has experience in teaching for a number of swim schools and health clubs and is one of our main parent and child swimming teachers. She went to university to become a primary school teacher still teaching swimming on the side, but after finishing university she could not give up her love of teaching swimming. She is also a fully qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer which helps towards her knowledge and understanding of the body mechanics when swimming. Jenny looks after the after school lessons at East Hanningfield and lessons at The Boswells School. Jenny is also one of our mermaid instructors.
Kelly bagan her swimming carrer when she was 14 when Liz first took over Get In The Swim. After many years of experience and completing all her swimming teaching qualification, progressing to be one of the Get In The Swim owners as the swim school expanded. Kelly loves teaching swimming and seeing the confidences the swimmers build throughout their lessons with us.
After spending years of building her own fitness level up though swimming, Pippa decided she wanted to pass her passion for swimming onto others. Since becoming a qualified swimming instructor over 10 years ago, Pippa enjoys seeing the progress all her swimmers make, including adults, though their swimming abilities and fitness levels.
Beckie first begun assiting for Get In The Swim several years ago. She then moved to New Zealand where she got involved with swim schools and trained to become a qualifed swimming instructor. After a long time in New Zealand, Beckie returned to the UK and taught in a collage. She missed teaching swimming so very soon done all the UK qualifications for a swimming instructor to then be back with the Get In The Swim Team.
Alfie has spent the vast amount of his life growing with Get In The Swim. He started swimming lessons with the swim school at the age of 4 and still joins in the adult classes today. Alfie began to assit for the swim school to then become a qualified swimming instuctor. He loves that he can now be part of the Get In The Swim team and pass on his knowlegde to current and future swimmers from the same place where he started his swimming journey.
Kay's swimming journey began in 2000 when she was approached by her own children's swimming teacher to be a parent helper. She loved it so much she embarked on her teacher training. She has been teaching children, adults and parent and child classes for 16 years and still finds it a very rewarding career.
Nikki has been a swimming teacher for a few years now. Swimmming was a passion of Nikki's as a child and after having a daughter in 2011 and taking her to swimming lessons, her love for the swimming came back in abundance and she decided to peruse it as a career. Nikki works for a couple of local swim schools in a variety of venues teaching from babies through to adults and has experince in manageing swimming lessons. Nikki loves that each age group and ability brings with it new challenges for her to tackle and make sure that she makes learning to swim enjoyable, safe and progressive. She truly finds it the most rewarding job.
Lisa has been teaching swimming for 8 years at a number of different places gains lots of experience and throughly enjoys her line of work. Lisa loves to make her lessons as fun as possible in the safest environment. She belives that everyone should have the opportunity to swim as it is a life skill. Lisa mainly teaches for Get In The Swim on a Wednesday after school in East Hanningfield. She also has her parent & child and lifeguard qualifications in addition to the main swimming teach qualifications.
Kelcie has been teaching since 2011, after leaving various office jobs in the city. Once qualifying to teach swimming she has never looked back to working behind a desk. Kelcie loves teaching swimming and takes pride in delivering safe, yet fun swimming lessons to all ages and abilites. She also loves teaching adults. Kelcie's main teaching is a Thursday after school at East Hanningfield.
Lydia has been teaching swimming for over 10 years. She started off as a swimming assistant teacher when she was just 13 at her local swimming club. Since then, Lydia has worked with a whole range of swim schools and been a full time is a deputy manager of a nursery. Lydia has recently started teaching for Get In The Swim since being on maternity leave after having her first baby. She enjoys teaching all ages and abilities believing that swimming lessons should be about safety and having fun at the same time.
Alex spent her childhood training hard at the diving pool, sending her several times on the highest level of the podium becoming the national champion in diving. Alex then decided to continue her passion, studying swimming, and becoming a swimming and penthatlon coach.
In 2011, she started her career as a coach, trying to inspire my pupils about the beauty of swimming. Moving to the UK, Alex continued to develop her career by passing all swimming teachers courses. Alex feels so lucky doing a job she loves, helping every individual to reach and realise their potential, seeing them evolving and building their self esteem and confidence.
Alex has future planes to qualify as a swimming and diving Coach in the UK and being able to see her pupils on the podium where she had once been.
Gloria is one of our fully qualified Swimming Assistants. Gloria learnt to swim whilst at school, many years ago and at that time she was a member of her school swimming team and took part in many competitions. On leaving school, she worked for the NHS and Essex Police for many years but during all this time she always enjoyed swimming. After retiring from full time work and taking a few well deserved years off, she then found that with time on her hands she was able to take her granddaughter to swimming lessons with. Gloria’s daughter, Nikki, was already a qualified teacher with us and seeing how much fun they were having and hearing the Get In The Swim were looking for an Assistant, Gloria decided she wanted to be part of the fun and help the children learn this very important life skill.
Holly is one of our swimming assistants. Holly is currently studying at Chelmsford Collage and is working towards BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development - Early Years Educator. She also spends time volunteering with a local charitable trust, providing exciting outdoor adventures activities, including water sports which she loves participating in. She thinks swimming should be fun and is essential for life saving skills.