Meet our teachers and coaches

Liam

I love passing on my knowledge to learners, be it Children or Adults. I pride myself on having a clear way to communicate with my students. I am firm but fair, however I try and make my lesson’s as fun and satisfying as possible. My experience stems from a love of being in and around competitive swimming from an early age. I have taken the next logical progression from competition and I am now a busy coach, be it through the Elite scheme or through the local clubs. 

I take the freestyle coached sessions (weekly) and the Open Water sessions during the season, and have proven results through my 1-2-1 sessions.

I have been a PADI Instructor and taught young children and adults to dive in the world’s oceans. Making people at ease, in the sometimes unfamiliar environment of the pool or sea, is a good skill which I take great pride in. 

Being a father of two young girls also means that I can relate to the younger students well. When not teaching/coaching swimming I work with Autistic children in the main stream school arena. I look forward to teaching either you or your children soon.

Liam's Testimonials

“In our daughter’s words (age 11):

“Liam is a great teacher and really funny! He’s helpful and I’ve learned a lot.  He’s inspiring and I enjoy my swimming lessons because of him.”

– E. Coppin

Liam's Testimonials

Our son (age 8):
“Liam is a great teacher. He knows how to work with kids and give them support. He can see where you can improve. He has taught me very well and I can swim all four strokes now!

Our daughter (age 5):
I agree!

From me:
Liam seems to have encountered every type of child swimmer and knows how to support them. I’ve seen him get reluctant kids get in the water and I’ve seen some go from total non-swimmers to competent in the water. He treats the kids with patience and respect and asks the same from them. I trust his judgement and think he’s great.

– C. Faculjak

Liam's Testimonials

“I have been extremely pleased with everything to do with your academy, from teaching to admin.
I would thoroughly recommend ESA to anyone!
I found Liam to be a very experienced and encouraging teacher, and I am very chuffed to have learnt the crawl at my age! Due only to his expertise and patience only.”

– J. Simmons

Liam's Testimonials

“Our daughter has been swimming with Liam for about three years now and we are very content. We have tried different classes and teachers but she likes Liam best!
Liam teaches with humour and he knows his students well. Liam has a very good way of engaging with the children and captivating their attention when needed, allowing him to adopt a calm and relaxed way of communication.
Our daughter has made a lot of progress during her sessions with Liam and most importantly, she really enjoys her swimming lessons!”

– Rose E.

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