Meet The Team

Charlotte, Aqua Swim School Charlotte & Barry
Proprietors of the Aqua Swim School

Swim England Level 3 Club & Senior Performance Coaches

Both Charlotte & Barry have always been water babies and started the Aqua Swim School in 2007 after meeting through, you guessed it… swimming.

Charlotte swam for Dorset Amateur Swimming Association winning numerous long distance events before turning to open water swimming where her endurance and mindset led to her achieving the accolade of National Champion with her club Christchurch Seagulls Swimming Club.  Charlotte naturally stepped into teaching & coaching and has continued to enjoy the reward of instructing through the whole pathway from Babies up to National standard competitors.

Barry has represented the UK in both swimming & lifesaving. Since 2014, he committed all his time to developing junior athletes up to National and International Major championships as Head Coach of Poole Swimming Club, regularly being selected to coach for England and Great Britain.  Recent achievements have included Poole Swimming Club winning Swim England Performance Swimming Club of the Year in 2017 and himself Swim England Coach of the Year in 2018.

Charlotte runs the Aqua Swim School solely by herself, working hard to set the young on their swimming journey and of course continues to thrive on the rewarding role of teaching through out the week, in a friendly, firm and fun manner.

Leanne 
Swim England Level 2 Full Swimming Teacher

Leanne started swimming competitively at the age of 8 and has competed for Dorset at inter county level. Leanne has represented Great Britain in a sport combing both running & swimming. Leanne decided she wanted to become a teacher to share her knowledge about swimming skills and teach young children the life skill. Leanne’s lessons are well structured & effective, bringing both enjoyment & discipline to get the best out of each and every child.

Rachael 
ASA level 3 club coach

Rachael started swimming with Poole Swimming Club at the age of 6 and swam in competitions from 9 years old, she still swims competitively for Poole & Dorset masters where she competes in National GB masters and European Masters Competitions. Rachael has been teaching swimming to all ages from babies through to adults for 20 years, and still enjoys and has the passion for it and loves to help other reach their potential in the pool and learn a life skill.

Heather – ASA Level 2

Heather is an excellent teacher for all ages and abilities – Heather currently teaches at our Durley Grange Pool – BCS pool – Bristowe & Marriott and she is a fantastic member of the team.

Sally & Dom – ASA Level 2

Sally & Dom teach at our Parley / Ferndown venue and cover at other venues – Both Sally & Dom are extremely popular and there lessons fill up very quickly – Sally has an excellent approach to teaching Non swimmers in particular with her gentle approach.

Dom is a fun teacher and the children really enjoy his classes.

Ashleigh – Poolside co ordinator / teacher

You will mostly see Ashleigh at our weekend lessons in Southbourne running the poolside chatting to parents and swimmers and making sure everything runs smoothly if you ever have a query please just ask Ashleigh she is more than happy to help alongside this she is a fantastic teacher.

Gabi – asa level 2

Gabi is a wonderful teacher – she currently teaches Fridays & Saturdays for us and is a very popular teacher especially with the nervous swimmers she is fun and engaging and gets the best out of the children.

Kirsten – ASA Level 2

Kirsten originally from South Africa is a fun energetic confident teacher who enjoys teaching private lessons & group – she currently teaches Mondays , Wednesdays & Saturdays- kirsten also does the intensive swim courses.