We teach beginners and train athletes. We build confidence in nervous first-timers and refine technique in competent swimmers. However old you are, whatever level you’re at, Swimming Nature can help.
By combining highly structured modular lesson plans, small class sizes and hands-on, in-water instructor attention, we ensure you or your child makes rapid and visible progress.
Not only do we emphasise the mechanics of the four strokes, but we teach the how, why and what behind effortless, energy-efficient swimming, so with Swimming Nature, you’ll swim faster, better and in harmony with your body.
Adina started swimming lessons at 7 and swam competitively from the age of 8 until 15.
She swam competitively at the London Region Championships and competed in the following events 50m and 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly. She now holds an STA Level 2 swim teaching qualification and wants to share the love with her new students!
Adina enjoys the opportunity to teach in small groups ie one-to-one and two-to-one. She also enjoys the structure of the Swimming Nature lesson plans which makes it easier for her to follow and execute. She also enjoys working with the swimmers and seeing the progress they make over time.
Adina likes teaching the lower stages as it allows her to be creative with them, these sessions provide the opportunity to add games which they (the learner) enjoy because of the fun element incorporated in the swim lessons, but also they are improving their swimming skills at the same time.
The reason why Adina choose to become a swimming nature teacher is because she has the opportunity to teach the learners a life-long skill which they use to keep them safe near water or as a stepping stone towards competitive swimming. Adina gains satisfaction from her lessons when a child who initially was not confident gains his confidence through the swim programme.
Ali is a highly experienced swimming instructor from Iran who has been swimming for 50 years. He has recently become a qualified swimming teacher, holding a STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming, a Diving Certificate, and a Swimming and Water Polo Higher Diploma.
Ali has an extensive background in swimming and has mastered all the swim strokes since the age of 13. He trained seriously for 4 hours a day, 3 times a week, until he was 18 years old. In addition to swimming, Ali has also excelled in diving and water polo.
As a passionate swimmer, Ali finds teaching the Swimming Nature Programme to be a rewarding way to pass on his skills and knowledge to others. He enjoys teaching swimmers of all ages and levels, but he particularly enjoys teaching upper-level swimmers who have already passed the Turtle level in the Swimming Nature program.
Ali was drawn to become a Swimming Nature teacher because he finds the company's philosophy and approach to swimming instruction to be very appealing. As a new instructor, he appreciates the company's professional training and practical experience that it provides to help him become a better swimming teacher.
Diogo qualified as an Instructor through the ASA in 2010 and joined the Swimming Nature team in 2016, bringing his significant Swimming Teaching experience with him. Diogo previously taught at various secondary schools (including Special Needs schools) for over 7 years; he prides himself in crafting appropriately challenging lesson plans and supporting personalised learning and development. Diogo is also a distinguished Academic with a Diploma in Education and Training, a Masters in Advanced Educational Practices and an Undergraduate Degree in Sports Science to name a few, and is fluent in an impressive 5 languages!
Jenna Richards is qualified as a Swimming Teacher and has been swimming from around the age of three and then started club level at the age of seven and went on to compete at county level (Leicestershire) until the age of seventeen. From the ages of twelve to seventeen, she volunteered at her swimming club, assisting the teaching of children age four to thirteen. She has experience teaching children and have enjoyed working with all ages. Jenna really likes our Swimming Nature Programme, specially because there are very few individuals in a groups as it means that they can develop and improve a lot faster as they have greater attention than larger groups of around ten.
Maria Camila is an enthusiastic and motivated swimming teacher who’s willing to learn and adapt to various environments and circumstances, she also enjoys working within a team, as she has been involved in this throughout university, college as well as work settings. She is a perfect asset for the Swimming Nature team where she can use her motivation to develop great swimmers. Her sports background in her native Colombia gives her an excellent understanding in how the human biomechanical system works, giving her the edge for any strokes development.
Susie McKelvey is a 17-year-old English native who is fluent in English and Afrikaans. She has been swimming for 16 years and recently obtained the STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming, becoming a qualified swimming teacher in March 2023. Susie has experience working in the service industry and administrative work.
Susie enjoys teaching the Swimming Nature Programme due to its hands-on technique and small class sizes. She is open to teaching any age group and level, and her primary interest is teaching children. Susie was inspired to become a swimming instructor by her mother, who has been a swimming teacher for as long as she can remember.
Apart from swimming, Susie has a passion for painting, sculpting, reading, and crocheting. While she is not yet certain of her future profession, she sees herself being a swimming instructor until she completes university.
Wayne brings a vast wealth of teaching experience to his classes; he has been swimming for over 40 years and conducting lessons since becoming a qualified Instructor through the ASA in 2000. Wayne has taught swimmers of all ages and abilities and prefers smaller classes to better assist his students and achieve faster results. He is a big fan of Swimming Nature’s modular teaching approach and our adaptable lesson plans, meaning he can customise his classes and add a touch of his own personality to the activities. Outside of lessons, Wayne practices his circuit training and is a keen cyclist and chef.
On street parking is available but please ensure you have parked courteously and have not blocked any driveways. East Finchley tube station is a 10-12 minute walk from the venue and we would encourage all customers to use green transport options rather than drive.
The entrance to the building is through the door to the right hand side of the garage. Access codes will be issued on enrolment in a course. Buggies are not permitted in the pool area but can be parked within the garage at the owner's own risk. Please be respectful of our neighbours and keep noise outside the property and on the decked area to a minimum.
Please meet your instructor on poolside.
Poolside viewing is available in the lounge area adjacent to the pool. Please do try to limit the number of spectators in attendance. The viewing area is open plan to the pool and can get very hot; layered clothing is recommended for parents and spectators.
The facility has four unisex changing cubicles and a communal shower area for pre and post rinsing. Babies changing mats are available for use as is a large playpen