Aqua Blue swimming school in Compton, Newbury was founded in 2010 and quickly developed into a friendly and thriving swim school. We specialise in children's swimming lessons in and around Newbury, West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire, our catchment area covers Streatley & Goring, Didcot, Abingdon, Chieveley, Wantage and Wallingford. Our swimming instructors, Beth and Amanda, are professional ASA level 2 qualified teachers.
I love swimming and my family are all keen swimmers, with my eldest daughter swimming with Newbury District Swimming Club.
I have taught swimming for 15 years, I began my career as a PE teacher working in a secondary school for over 10 years, I developed the school’s swimming program and very quickly realised my love of teaching swimming. I then began to work in local pools delivering both group and private lessons.
I have taught swimming for 32 years. My first teaching position was in Cape Town SA. I taught Life Saving to the municipal police and to various schools around Cape Town. On my return I worked for Cambridge City council teaching approximately 1000 school children a week! In addition to the council schools, I taught children that attended The Leys school and The Perse.
Since moving to Berkshire 19 years ago I have taught in most pools in the area and was program and promotions manager at the Kennet and Hungerford Leisure centres when they first started.
I love teaching swimming and have never lost the passion and enthusiasm that I had all those years ago!
ASA Qualified Level 2 Teacher First Aid Rescue Test for Teachers