Christine - Prof swimming -

Christine

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  • Hourly rate £12
  • Response Time 5h
  • Number of students 2
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Struggling with Swimming? Aquatic professional with 30yrs experience offering friendly online support.

    • By webcam

About the lesson

• With 30yrs experience teaching a wide range of swimming abilities and ages, in 1 to 1 and group settings. From 2004 to 2015, my role focused on individual lessons and adult learners.

• Included in my lesson plans are many exercises that could be repeated on dry land as a technique to either train muscle memory or help to rectify stroke issues.

• Teaching 1to1 is more enjoyable as the finer issues of what could be developed in an individual swimmer's stroke can get lost in the constraints imposed by group lessons - time, other swimmers' abilities, etc.

• Offering email and/or video support. Private swimming lessons are costly, (I know, I charged for them!) Whether you or your children are quite literally, struggling with swimming or your issue relating to water has been a challenge for some time. This is a more cost effective way to have tailor made swimming tuition.

• I am very happy to give any email/video (blended if preferred) advice on a continuing plan or one-off basis on anything relating to swimming tuition and the teaching and tuition of swimming, progressive practices, stroke analysis, stroke problems, etc. I don't write coaching plans, sorry.

• My qualifications:
Level 2 Teaching Aquatics & Coaching Swimming,
Level 2 Fitness & Exercise Instruction
Level 2 Aquacise Instructor
Level 2 Adult & Child Aquatics Co-Coordinator
Level 1 Coaching Synchronised Swimming,
Level 1 Lane Coach
• I once trained swimming teachers too, but decided teaching swimmers was more fun.

• I am happy to help swimmers of all ages; however, you have to be over 18 to hire me.

• Scanned copies of my qualifications are available to view and references can be provided.

subjects

  • Swimming
  • Aqua gym

languages

  • English

levels

  • All Levels

About Christine

At the age of three years my Dad threw me into the local pool to teach me to swim. It isn’t a technique I have ever used or ever will. As a kid/teen I swam for the club at that same pool and it was there I first qualified as a swimming teacher and lifeguard. We did adult lessons, school lessons, sessions for disabled swimmers, and council lessons all great fun, the experience proved invaluable later on when I moved to a different area with my husband.

I saw an opening for quality 1 to 1 swimming tuition whilst working in a leisure center as a Lifeguard/Swimming Teacher. My business idea received start-up funding and a training grant. The training grant was used to finance the Adult & Child Instructors course, Aquacise Instructors course, and Swimming Tutors course. The first course allowed classes that were much needed to commence locally, and the second allowed a popular fitness class to recommence. Part of the teaching duties that I took on, was contracted swimming teaching for the local council.
I started with two pupils in January 2004 and went on to teach seventy-eight one-to-one lessons in 2011, at which point, I decided to start a waiting list, as I always seemed to be in a pool.

At that time, my working wardrobe was a variety of very gaudy swimming costumes (that made me easily stand out and that the kids loved), two wetsuits, and a lot of fleeces, boots, and loads and loads of towels.
I am never going to swim for TeamGB in the Olympics but my Husband says I could bore for Britain about teaching swimming. I would prefer to say that it is a subject that I am passionate about.
I was once asked what do I dislike about teaching swimming; truthfully, nothing. Whilst I was still teaching in 2015, our dog, decided to test the strength of my swimmer's shoulders, by chasing a cat whilst I grabbed a post to secure the mutt. Daisy won.
After roughly a year in physiotherapy with a dislocated shoulder and a frozen shoulder, returning to University where I graduated with a BSc(Hon) in Biomedical Science, which focused on Sport and Fitness and Anatomy and Physiology, among other modules, in the first two years (also joining the Swimming team and Water Polo team and surprising the coach with my ability to tread water – gained from decades of treading water beside 1 to 1 lessons) and teaching swimming again on a very part time basis (especially at exam time!) to keep down the student debt...and then of course we had COVID-19.
Now I am out of the swimming teaching loop. Rather than go back via lifeguarding etc. I thought I would create my own loop.
I look forward to hearing from you and putting an end to any swimming struggles that you may be having!

Rates

packages

  • 5h: £60
  • 10h: £120

webcam

  • £12/h

free lessons

  • 1hr

Details

If you require email only support or blended support, please get in touch. A one hour 'lesson' can be excellent value if you have a fair idea what the issue is and are just looking for someone to provide some practises or drills to tweak it over a few emails.
There is no initial free lesson. I went down that road in real life and a surprising amount of people thought I could teach their children to swim - from scratch - in 30minutes, or completely resolve fundamental issues with their stroke in the same time frame. I am not the swimming fairy. If you are looking for her you came to the wrong website, but I can fix things in real time. I don't charge for an initial enquiry email or phone call, I can and have helped a great many swimmers over the years but there are few quick fixes. I've only ever seen the magic wand stuff happen twice.

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