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Who we are

Our growing team of swimming professionals are from all corners of the globe, each with their own swimming story. All our swimming teachers have ASA or STA qualifications, up to the highest standards in the United Kingdom. We have a mixture of coaches, teachers and competitors, which brings an interesting mix of experience. Our swimming team treat their jobs as professionals, which means they are all working 30+ hours a week teaching swimming only. We have all worked for the top private swimming schools throughout London, which has given us the expertise, experience and knowledge required to excel at our jobs.

 

“The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”

Vince Lombardi

 

We believe that swimming is not just about beating times, it is also about having fun and learning how to overcome your obstacles. Everyone that has learned to swim with us at Swimming Class UK has forged strong bonds with their swimming teacher. This is one of the most important steps in the learning process, to become comfortable with your teacher and surroundings. Our team has a vast arsenal of skill sets, each has their own unique way of teaching you how to swim and have fun. If you have a fear of water, and have never put your face in the pool, we have the right teacher for you! If you are trying to improve your open water swimming times, we have expert coaches (who still compete) ready to give you the direction you need.

What makes a great swimming teacher?

1. Experience. Choosing the right instructors is pivotal for our swimming school. Each team member comes from a background that was based around aquatic activities. We have surfers, swimmers, triathletes, open water swimmers, physical education teachers, synchronised swimmers and water polo players. They also have worked extremely hard to achieve excellence through professionalism.

2. Patience. Teaching swimming is a practice of patience, and repetition. We are ready to stand by your side, as you put your face in the water for the first time. Or do 100 lengths of the pool, trying to get that arm catch just right. We watch, and instruct, with compassion and encouragement throughout. We never bark or bite! This is an old school method to teaching, we are the new kids on the block.

3. Professionalism. We have a combined working experience of 30 plus years, and we have taught tens of thousands of children and adults how to swim. Teaching people of all abilities is something we pride ourselves on. You are going to be glad to have chosen our swimming team, as we can teach everyone how to swim and be at ease in the water.

4. Humour. Having a laugh is important to us. It comes with the territory, spending so much time in the water is fun! We are lucky enough to work with people who are generally happy positive people. This adds a fun dynamic to the learning process, and also makes you feel at ease. Laughing is a key factor to healthy positive learning, in all aspects of life.

Swimming is our passion

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Brian FitzGerald
Irish
Brian excels at working with nervous adults and energetic children. He is the sole founder of the company, and passionate about swimming. Having been born into a family of swimmers and coaches, Brian's earliest memories are from swimming! Has past experience as a competitive swimmer, specialising in 400 I.M. and long distance swimming. When Brian is not swimming, he can be found mustering up culinary feasts for friends and family. Also has a BA degree in graphic design, and is passionate about photography.
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Miguel Marcano
Venezuelan
Swimming is my greatest passion in life! I have been a competitive swimmer and part of some Venezuelan and Spanish master swimming teams for many years. I have the qualifications and training needed to teach people of all ages and abilities how to swim and play a key role in the training of future swimmers. In this role, I have had the opportunity to deliver safe and consistent swimming lessons that give people real confidence in the water and an invaluable life skill. As a Swimming Teacher, I thrive on supporting people to achieve their potential. Taking a pupil's nature and needs into account, I always draw on my knowledge of practices, progression and teaching points and apply it in the most effective way.
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Breanna Janbroers
Australian
Bree has come from Australia with a plethora of swimming experience. Working best with children and adults in small groups and private lessons. Bree also works as a P.E. teacher, working closely with children has given her expert knowledge and experience. Bree is available 6:30pm - 9:30pm Monday to Friday, and Sunday afternoon.
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Danielle Petticrew
South African
Growing up in the Sunny climes of South Africa Danni's natural environment is water. When she's not swimming teaching she's a scuba diving instructor on an exotic tropical island. Danni has a wealth of teaching experience with babies, children, adults and special needs. She absolutely LOVES teaching, is a perfectionist when it comes to technique but most of all finds it thoroughly rewarding unlocking students' absolute passion for swimming, transforming the fearful into the unflappable! She has the knack of tailoring her lessons to her student's specific needs and her lessons strike a good balance of fun and structure. Danni is available Sunday afternoons in Barbican and for home swimming.
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Claudio Leitao
Portuguese
Claudio has worked with the top swimming schools in London, his style of teaching reflects this. Excellent with children and adults. Understands swimming concept and delivery of lessons. Claudio spends his spare time surfing in Portugal, he has an experts knowledge regarding ocean swimming. If you need surf instruction he surely can help. Claudio is available Friday morning, Sunday all day.
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Eva Slováková
Slovakian
Working with the most established swimming schools I enjoy teaching children as well as adults from complete beginners to competitive and long distance swimmers. My background is a competitive free diving swimming. I am passionate about aquatic sports since very early age and I love inspiring my swimmers to have fun whilst learning essential swimming skills.
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Norbert Mandic
Serbian
Norbert brings a friendly smile and a enthusiastic approach to the swimming lessons. Every lesson is delivered with in-depth knowledge and skill. Norbert has come from a water polo background, which is a touch sport. This has shown him discipline and sportsmanship. Norbet is available Sunday afternoon.
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Timea Mandic
Serbian
Timea is a passionate teacher and really excels at working with nervous children. She has a deep understanding of people and what is needed for each individual. Timea has worked with children and adults for over a decade, giving her expert knowledge on swimming education. Timea is available Sunday afternoon.
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Vincent Fillol
French
Vincent has over 10 years experience teaching in London. Having worked with the best swimming schools, his style of teaching reflects this. His lessons are fun and consistent. Vincent also works with London schools, taking groups of children for fun based learning and skill focused activities. Victor is available for schools.