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.
Amanda has been swimming for as long as she can remember and she has real passion for swimming, from the age of 10-16 she swam competitively for a club and got up to a regional level.
Her biggest achievement during her time swimming was a Gold medal for 50m Butterfly when she was representing her club at the county competition at the age of 14.
Amanda likes the Swimming nature programme as its very hands on and the classes are small so therefore you can spend more time with each child and make the lessons more enjoyable for the children.
She really enjoys teaching all ages for so many different reasons but one of the reasons she enjoys teaching the younger ages is because she can make the lessons so much fun and she can see how much they enjoy it. Also, she thinks that when you’ve been teaching them from their first lesson seeing the progress they make is so enjoyable to see. Then from penguin level and above, she thinks it is very fun to teach the children about all the correct techniques of the strokes and about the starts and turns. But as her favourite stroke used to be butterfly that is always a fun stroke to teach for Amanda.
Amanda chose to become a swimming teacher for swimming nature because she saw the way the teachers taught the lessons as she used to be a lifeguard at the Lensbury and she really enjoyed watching and as she really enjoyed swimming Amanda thought that she would like to become a teacher and ever since then she has really enjoyed it.
Athanasia has been swimming since she was 6 years old in her native Greece. Soon afterwards she joined her local swimming club, which made her fall in love with the sport even more. As she progressed, she moved to competitive swimming at national level in Greece.
Growing up in Greece she was always in the water, whether it was swimming in the sea or training with her local club. She studied to be an engineer and followed that path for years until she had her two children, at which point she decided that she needed a different professional path. Becoming a swimming teacher made her love her job again!
Athanasia loves the clarity of Swimming Nature weekly swimming teaching points, the fact the Swimming Nature ensures all teachers deliver their lessons with the same methods and finally the clear achievements per swimming group. She loves the clear focus of Swimming Nature to teach and provide all swimmers with the proper swimming technique, ensuring lessons are always fun.
She really enjoys working with babies and young children as she finds it lovely to help their water confidence grow and genuinely enjoy and love the water. She also believes swimming provides both the adult and the swimmer with a great opportunity to bond and it is very satisfying to be part of this experience.
She is a mother of two primary school aged children so running around their hobbies and activities seems to be filling any free time, when not working or seeing friends.
Dave has worked in the Sports and Leisure industry throughout his career and most of this has been in and around a swimming pool environment.
Dave managed a private corporate facility, which included a 25m pool, for over 20 years and had an active involvement in the organisation and teaching of the swimming programme involving one to one, group and school swimming lessons.
He has in the past also done some Personal Training and has recently obtained a Triathlon Coach qualification due to his love of the sport!
Dave really likes the way the Swimming Nature Programme is structured, allowing the teacher to follow a carefully considered programme and awarding the swimmers for their achievements at the same time. He loves teaching students of any ages and abilities and can't wait to share his vast experience with his new students!
Eden has been swimming her whole life and has been a qualified Swimming Teacher since 2018, having previously been a lifeguard. She holds a Level 1 and Level 2 Swim Teacher Qualification, alongside an STA Safety Award for Teachers. Eden is passionate about swimming and even set up, organised, and captained her school’s first ever swimming team. She knew that after university she wanted to return to the pool and inspire students to swim beautifully!
Ioan has learned to swim since a young age and never looked back! He has been passionate about swimming all his life and he can't wait to share his experience with his new students!
Ioan appreciates the swimming nature methodology as he thinks the small class sizes will allow him to tailor his lessons according to the students and increase the overall lesson quality.
He enjoys teaching children of any ages and ability!
Mark Line has been a long-standing employee at The Lensbury for over 25 years. He is a professional in every manner that comes with being a Swimming Instructor and has taught adults, children and club level students for over 20 years. Mark is also a very keen squash player and is in a league at his local club. Mark since his childhood has won a variety of competitions, swimming for Borough and his schools. His commitment and passion for teaching have driven him all these years. With Swimming Nature now on board with the team at The Lensbury, Mark is looking forward to learning new methods and to teach students how to swim beautifully!
Stela is one of our talented trilingual teachers – who speaks English, French and Bulgarian! Stela loves having the opportunity to encourage new students into the water and support them as they explore their new environment. She believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn to swim and as such enjoys teaching all levels and age groups. Stela had her own impressive competitive career in in Canada, after retiring with an impressive 50 medals to her name, she decided to retrain as a swimming teacher and has never looked back! Stela joined the Swimming Nature team in 2017 and hopes to use her in-depth knowledge of techniques to improve the strokes of her swimmers!
Zoe has been a swimming teacher for over 10 years now and taught all ages and abilities. She has always loved swimming as a sport and started swimming competitively at the age of 10 and since then swam at national level. Zoe has represented her country, Greece, in numerous swimming competitions and meets. She represented England in the European Masters championships in 2016, and managed to bag a European record in the 4x50 medley relay with her Teammates. Zoe and her Teammates also managed to break six World Records in 2016,2017 and 2018, again in relays. Zoe is bilingual, fluent in Greek and English, fun and full of enthusiasm for what she does and has a passion for teaching swimming to meet the needs of her love to pass on experience and learning to others. Working with children has always been an ambition of hers, so obtaining her degree in PE and sports coaching seemed just perfect for Zoe. The greatest reward for Zoe is watching her swimmers improve their skills and having lots of fun. In Zoe's spare time, she enjoys swimming and when not swimming she is kept busy with cycling and running and eating lots of chocolate.