Meet our teachers and coaches


Hello, I’m David and I’ve been a swimming teacher for over two years now. I have a huge passion for water and any water-based sports and activities.
I was a competitive swimmer during my teen years, swimming in pools and in open waters, mostly using breast stroke and butterfly.
I learned to swim when I was only 13, as I was petrified of water. Thanks to my great teacher at that time, I was able to overcome my fear of it and ended up enjoying being in the water a lot! Due to beating this fear, I am able to relate to children that haven’t had much contact with water, by reassuring them that it can be a fun place after all.
I’m able to provide fun, engaging and varied lessons, making sure the child is both progressing and enjoying the lessons as well.
I look forward to seeing you on poolside!

David's Testimonials

“Just wanted to say how impressed we were with David’s teaching of our son’s first lesson.

David has a quiet, competent manner and clearly a great deal of experience evident in the skillful and low-key way he introduced new skills and experiences throughout the lesson. Very impressed.”

– A. Styring

David's Testimonials

“I’m SO happy with the lessons our daughter is having. David is attentive and tailoring each part of the lesson to her abilities. The biggest problem is that she’s smiling so much she’s swallowing lots of water!

Looking forward to seeing how she progresses”

– S. Lygoe

David's Testimonials

“Our sons have swimming lessons with David at DW Sports. They enjoy their lessons very much and are making good progress. David is very kind and patient, and the lessons have helped to build up our sons’ self-confidence. Thank you so much.”

– Katherine M.

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