Meet our teachers and coaches


Hi! I’m Hellen and I have loads of enthusiasm to help kids (and adults!) to swim to the best of their ability, and hopefully enjoy it along the way.
I swam for my county until 14, then after a career break for children, I retrained and refreshed, in order to start yet another swimming journey – Teaching the skills I learned!
I teach all ages, and abilities – I feel very privileged to help my swimmers improve their technique and grow in confidence, and I think that being a parent with 3 kids helps me be firm but fun.
I’m love getting all of my students water-safe, enjoying their swimming and I am very excited to meet you and your children!

Hellen's Testimonials

“On Thursday evening, my son’s lesson at Kings Hedges was covered by Hellen as his normal teacher was unwell.

Hellen was absolutely the best teacher I have seen! She quickly assessed the ability of the children in the class, spoke to them immediately at their emotional-level, with excellent eye contact and clear instructions, and within the 30min lesson, she had improved their front crawl technique – directly due to her detailed instructions combined with a caring approach. I was impressed!”

– C. Lemanski

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