Meet our teachers and coaches

Mikaela

Hi, my name is Mikaela,
I have been an A.S.A swimming teacher for over 10 years and I absolutely love my job! From a young age, I have always been a sports enthusiast, whether it be in team sports, on a pitch, or in a swimming pool.
When I was at university, I decided to become a teacher within the sports industry, I knew that I wanted to make a difference and also that I wanted to work with people of all ages and abilities, whatever they maybe.
So what better sector to work in than swimming – to teach people a sport that I love, and to teach them a very important life skill that will stay with them always?
When I teach, I pride myself on being firm, but fair, and really making sure I get to know everyone I teach, so that we can build a trusting fun relationship. I also aim to make quick progression at a rate that both the swimmer and I can realistically achieve with everyone’s safety being paramount.
Look forward to working with you soon!
Mikaela x

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