Meet our teachers and coaches


Hello, my name is Alice. I have been a qualified swimming instructor for 2 years now after being a lifeguard for 6 years! I have always loved being by the water from a young age, teaching children from ages 6 months, all the way up the ladder to Junior Rookies (stages 8/9/10).

I love to teach children the sport I love, whilst making it as fun and as safe as possible. Water safety and the rules of the pool are just as important to me as the actual technical content. I like to make sure that your children- wherever they may be around water – know the importance of good behaviour around the pool.

When I’m not teaching, I’m working with a range of people with severe learning disabilities and mental health illnesses – a job which I love.

I believe that I can learn from you, the parents of the children I’m teaching, as much as you can learn from me. I look forward to meeting you and your children soon!

Alice's Testimonials

“Alice has been fantastic with my daughter, who has Special Needs. She has adapted her teaching to enable my daughter to understand the instruction. She’s has the perfect mix between being firm and being supportive. My daughter has come on leaps and bounds with Alice and loves her weekly lessons!”

– S. Cook

Alice's Testimonials

“In our son’s words:

Alice doesn’t criticise his swimming, but instead gives lots of encouragement and positive feedback.  She gives him ways to improve but does not use criticism.

Our son now actually looks forward to his swimming lessons (“the best swimming lesson ever“), and indeed his swimming has improved massively since he began learning with Alice, and he is much more confident and willing to have a go.  He will now swim with his face in the water.
I wish we had made the switch to ESA much sooner!”

– S. Peake

Alice's Testimonials

“Alice has been an excellent teacher, managing to maintain the perfect balance of fun but also boundaries. Our son really enjoys his lessons with her and his swimming is progressing well!”

– H. Upright

Children's Lessons Testimonials


"I can recommend Elite Swimming Academy in the strongest possible terms. My son was three and a half when he started his classes with Elite and was very nervous around water following some disastrous swimming lessons at our local leisure centre pool. After only one session with Anthony, he seemed entirely happy in the water. After two sessions, he was claiming that he "loved swimming". After a term, he had become a really confident swimmer. I have nothing but praise for Elite, Ed Williams and Anthony." 
C Ross.

"My two children (aged 7 and 3) just started with Elite after waiting for several months for suitable lesson times due to our other commitments and the popularity of the lessons! The classes were worth the wait - I noticed an improvement in their skills from their first lessons! I've recommended Elite to my friend for her 4 year old and she too is delighted! My kids' teachers are really nice, any emails are answered really quickly and the service as a whole is great!" 
E Watson

"Fabulous! I saw clear progress in just one lesson. I am a teacher and could have filmed the lesson for use in professional development! Excellent use of assessment for learning, clear instruction, personalised per participant and clear explanations of how and WHY! Super. We will be booking lessons for Christmas holidays if available."
Nikki Gabb

"I must let you know that although we have only had 5 lessons with you so far, I am more impressed with the progress that Jacob has made in just 5 lessons than he has made in 5 years of our previous swimming lessons! Clear instruction, superb attention to detail and sheer professionalism every step of the way." 
Laura Davies

All of our staff are trained to the highest standards