SWIMMING - A LIFE SKILL
My journey into the fitness industry has been a long process. But this has meant I have been able to develop multiple different skills, to help lots of different people. After deciding to change my career from riding horses all day, I qualified as a lifeguard. Having previously swum competitively, I rediscovered a love for the water and the journey began there.
Initially I was asked to help assist a local school group in the water, and I loved it! I really got an unbelievable buzz around seeing children swim for the first time and the joy that came with it - I still get the same feeling today!
I quickly qualified as a swimming teacher - I travelled to Plymouth for the soonest course and trained with Swim England at the same pool Tom Daley dived at!
After spending a few years teaching as a self employed teacher I realised I wanted to work more with competitive swimmers - that brought with it the 5.30am pool starts! I reduced my teaching and qualified with Swim England as a coach. I was lucky enough to have a role with City of Norwich Swimming Club (where I learnt to swim myself) and was the lead Masters and County Youth Coach.
During my time teaching and at the club, I gained a phenomenal amount of experience from non-swimmers to GB swimmers. Including Para-athletes and SEND children.
This experience has enabled me to be able to help 100s of swimmers and I now offer private 1-1 lessons at an Endless Pool in Norwich.
I use the Endless Pool to help more competent swimmers such as Tri-Athletes to improve their technique and efficiency. Which is a great asset to have for providing injury help and rehabilitation.
Personally, I have taken to open water swimming and have completed distances up to 5km in various lakes.
If you would like help with your swimming, please send me an email.
Phoenix Gym Norwich