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Baby swimming lessons

Scott 

My childhood was pretty much spent swimming training at Beatty Park and surf training at the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club. My father was, and still is a swimming and surf coach. I enjoyed the swimming training, even though it was very hard and it was really cold. I still swim today, and I still enjoy the benefits of swimming (there is no better sport to stay fit and strong). I have a skip in my step going to work everyday at Go Swimming, I am proud of running a business that is doing something positive for the community, and I enjoy being surrounded by such awesome people - parents, kids and colleagues.     

Qualifications:

LIWA Group 1 Aquatics Manager

Safe Pool Operations

Pool Lifeguard

Senior First Aid

Water Rescue and CPR

ASCTA Bronze Swimming Coach

Working With Children Check

Skills:

My skill set lies with training junior swimmers swim efficiently and effectively, using a combination of technique and endurance training.  I also believe that my passion for striving to be the best, helps me to employ excellent teachers, with wonderful positive attitudes and personalities, who teach children to swim far better than I ever could.  

Career highlights:

Given that I have been involved in swimming for 40 years I have a few highlights! My favourites are

1. My 11 year old son swimming a 33.72 for a 50m freestyle last year in a competition. It was not the time that made me proud (though it was a good swim), it was that I was the only person to ever teach him swimming, and that particular swim was my personal confirmation that I had helped my son to become a good swimmer. Now I am working on my other two kids!

2. Winning a national gold medal at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships with my best friend Mark Atkins. Being in the WA State Team and up against the strong states of NSW, QLD and Vic, we were never given a chance. The waves were big and it was messy, and we smashed them by 50 metres - it wasnt even close. I remember every second of that race even today. What a great day.

3. Completing the Rotto swim in 4 hours 39 minutes in 2005. I had trained hard, and I swam well, and I dont believe that I could have swum one second faster. An overwhelming sense of satisfaction at the end of that swim.....but never again! 

4. Being able to pass on the joys of swimming to children and parents at Go Swimming Swim Schools every day. I am very proud of what we do. 

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Aimee 

For as long as I can remember I have loved the water. From a young age I had decided to join a swimming squad, training numerous times a week and competing across the southwest. From here I watched as my elder sister completed her training to gain her Austswim license, and watched her reap the rewards of such an enticing career. Following in her footsteps I too received my qualification in swim teaching and it has been one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made. Even whilst currently studying at the University of Western Australia, I always ensure I make time to constantly revise and broaden my knowledge of swimming strokes and water safety, in particular in the field of competitive strokes.

 

 Qualifications:

AUSTSWIM Aquatic Instructor- Teacher of Water and Safety

Working with Children Check

Basic Resuscitation

National Police Clearance

 

Awards:

Numerous awards in competitive swimming across the southwest 

 

Career Highlight

Each time I witness the pure joy of a child who has just learnt a new swimming skill, or see the giant smile on their face as they tell me about winning a swimming race at their school carnival, simply any achievement to do with the water, it makes me overjoyed to know that I had some part in that. It honestly makes me fall more in love with my job everyday.

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Kes 

I grew up in the Central Wheatbelt Disrict, where learning to swim is essential for everyone due to the number of dams, lakes and pools in the area. I got into teaching just after I graduated High School because my hometown was low on swimming instructors, like many other rural areas. Allowing lessons to be cancelled due to a lack of teachers was not something I was going to let happen so I took on the opportunity. My main goal and focus when I teach swimming is to teach others to save themselves.

Qualifications:

AUSTSWIM Aquatic Instructor- Teacher of Water and Safety

Basic Resuscitation

Working With Children Check

National Police Clearence

Bronze Medallion

 

Skills:

Working with children with special needs and learning difficulties such as mild Autism and ADHD. Working with Stage 1’s to ensure each child gains the confidence they will need to develop future skills. I love the opportunity to invent new games and adapt my lessons to suit the individual needs of each student and turn my classes into a fun learning environment.

 

Career highlight:

The first day I started at Go Swimming and every day since. I love coming to work every day to teach alongside great people. Another highlight for me is getting to know my students, to the point where I know what they are comfortable with, when they need to be pushed as well as how their week was since I saw the last. It’s really rewarding teaching happy and confident children.

Swimming Message:

Swimming isn’t just for children, so many adults living in Australia don’t know how to swim and are afraid to learn. There’s nothing shameful about learning a life skill such as swimming that may one day save your, or someone you love, life.

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Kanon

Swimming has played a massive role in my life! I have been swimming ever since I was born and have continued to love the water. Training 9 times a week, as a kid, I probably spent more time at the pool than at home. Competitive swimming has given me so many opportunities like travelling across the country to compete in championships, making lifelong friends and meeting world class swimmers. Through my years of swimming, my instructors and coaches have all had an influence on my decision to become an instructor and have shaped me into who I am today. Currently studying Sport Science at UWA, I am able to constantly apply the knowledge I have learnt to my job in order to become a better teacher.

 

Qualifications:

AUSTSWIM Aquatic Instructor – Teacher of Water and Safety

Bronze Medallion

CPR certificate

Working with Children Check

National Police Check

Certificate I in Sport and Recreation

Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

 

Skills:

My passion for the importance of learning to swim and my love for the water drives me to always adapt new drills to further progress the children’s skills. Experiences as a competitive swimmer also helps in technique development in strokes.

 

Career highlights:

My career highlight is every time I see a child with a massive grin on their face, enjoying the lesson and simply being eager to learn. Also watching them develop confidence, learn new skills and pass stages is rewarding as a teacher and hope to continue to see this.

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Kaitlyn 

 

I have been involved in swimming practically since I was born. My older sister was a competitive swimmer before me and she actually taught me how to swim. From there I started competing at about 6 years old until retiring at 18. There was always a lot of friendly competition between my sister and I and my mum is still heavily involved in our South West region for swimming. Swimming is by far my favourite sport and I have so many great memories from club and all the state competitions I swam at. Coming from the small country town of Harvey I really wanted to help support our swimming community and give back to them. I became a swimming instructor as soon as I turned 17 and also a volunteer coach for my local club in my spare time. Over three years I taught all over the South West and in the Wheatbelt, while also finishing high school and continuing to compete in swimming competitions. At the beginning of 2017 I moved to Perth by myself to pursue university studies at UWA studying a bachelor of science, majoring in medical sciences. I have continued to teach up in Perth now at Go swimming during the week and I love my job. Swimming is the best sport to get your children into not only for its health benefits, but safety and also valuable life lessons. Teaching babies all the way to teenagers how to swim is by far the most rewarding job in the world and seeing their smiling faces makes my day.

 Qualifications:

Senior First Aid.

CPR and Bronze Medallion.

WWC Cheque

National Police Clearance

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Water & Safety

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Access & Inclusion

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant & Preschool Aquatics

Skills:

Stroke correction, squads and race preparation

Building confidence in young swimmers

Special needs children

Infant & toddler aquatics

Career Highlight:

I can have the worst day then come into work and see the smile on a child’s face when they are excited to see me and it cheers me right up. You build such a connection with every child and really get to know what their strengths and weaknesses are. You can teach them how to swim of course, but you can also help them out with their self-confidence and teach them valuable life lessons. I love how determined children are to pass a stage and when they finally do nothing can wipe the smile off their face. Watching children achieve and grow in and out of the pool is amazing. Swimming teaching is honestly the most enjoyable and rewarding job in the world.