Meet our teachers and coaches


Hi, my name is Karen and I’m an ESA teacher; Growing up I adored being in the water and I do not remember a time when I did not know how to swim. From having swimming lessons as a baby, to weekly swims with my family well into my late teens, swimming has always been a big part of my life. Once I started university I decided to get my life guarding qualification but soon decided I wanted to be in the water and teaching instead!

I enjoy watching the progression children make during their swimming lessons and seeing their joy when they finally accomplish something that we have been working on. I like my lessons to be fun and enjoyable to help encourage the children to keep swimming throughout their lives.

I look forward to meeting you and your children!

Karen's Testimonials

“We’ve just been on holiday and we noticed the amazing difference in our son’s swimming and I really believe it’s down to Karen – she is fantastic with him, he listens to her and her interaction and knowledge for him is proving a massive help. Just thought I would pass this on. “

– M. Gear

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