Meet our teachers and coaches

Bryn

Hi, my name is Bryn (sometimes known as the “Pied Piper”*),

I have recently transferred my love for swimming to swim teaching.  A keen swimmer and father of two club swimmers, I was particularly successful as a competitive breaststroke swimmer, and hold several open water breaststroke records, including the first UK breaststroke Ice Mile!

As a swim teacher, I believe in being encouraging and supportive of all my students, young and less young, of new learners through improvers to those consolidating their swimming.  Not only is swimming a life skill, it gives students and their families confidence in and around water and, of course, it is good exercise.  In my experience, once learnt, the enjoyment of swimming lasts a lifetime.

I hope to be the catalyst to give you or your family a firm foundation to enjoy the water and look forward to meeting you.

 

*In the Cambridgeshire/Northants/Bedfordshire area open water swimming community I have been called the Pied Piper for consistently encouraging people to swim outdoors, develop their knowledge of safe open water swimming and enjoy our local rivers.  Most recently in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/aug/08/river-swimmer-paradise-northamptonshire-buckinghamshire-south-midlands

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