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 obtains the Speedo Aquatic Fitness Instructor, Pool Lifeguard and First Aid at Work. Liz looks after the classes at Meadgate Pool. 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. 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, Kelly is one of the Get In The Swim owners. Kelly loves teaching swimming and seeing the confidences the swimmers build throughout their lessons with us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vicky started swimming after she was diagnosed with a spinal condition called degenerative disc disease. She found that swimming improved her condition so much she decided to retrain and become a swimming teacher. When she is not teaching, Vicky can be found swimming in the great outdoors as she is also an open water coach. She swims every day outside in the lakes, rivers and seas and her coldest ever swim was 400m of front crawl in 2.8 degree water! Vicky says that swimming changed her life and she loves to share her passion for swimming with both the children and adult swimmers she teaches.
Rose has been part of Get In The Swim team since 2018. Her Swimming qualifications include SEQ Swimming Assistant Level 1 and STA Level 2 Award. She has worked within the Childcare Sector for over 15 years within a nursery environment and currently as a Nanny. As well as swimming she enjoys cycling and running. She is also a qualified Reflexologist.