Meet our teachers and coaches
Hi I’m Anthony,
I have been a swimming teacher for 13 years now and worked for the elite swimming academy for over 7 years. I have spent my whole life as a swimmer and keen sportsman. I have studied all areas of swimming and swimming safety. As a person of very high standards in my area of work, I pride myself on my knowledge of all strokes and swimming skills.
I am very keen on keeping up to date on all new techniques. This helps me to improve my own style and that of my students. As swimming develops, so do my teaching skills.
I have worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities since I started. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge and love promoting swimming. Seeing someone improve, swim with grace and composure is what I strive to achieve.
I have a very good success rate of moving my students up to swimming club levels at a very early age due to my attention to detail and the intensity of my lessons. I make my lessons fun and varied in order to keep everyone interested. I love when a student shows desire to be the best they can be.
I have 2 children of my own and I am very aware of how learning is different for everyone. I am very friendly and approachable for adults and children. My main objective as a teacher is to bring the best out of every student.
“We have been extremely pleased with our daughter’s progress and this is all down to Anthony’s superb teaching, our daughter thinks he’s great & so do we.”
– Joanna S.
“Can I take this chance to say what a fantastic swimming teacher, “child’s play therapist”, “counsellor” and just downright lovely person Anthony has been and both of my children have had a lovely time learning to swim with him. I’m certain they wouldn’t be where they are now without his input.”
“I want to thank all of you for your patience and willingness to help, particularly Anthony whose support at an incredibly difficult time for us was really important. Our daughter has really enjoyed her lessons with him and has made fantastic progress. We are really grateful.”
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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
All of our staff are trained to the highest standards