Meet the teachers and coaches


Hi there, I’m Ryan.

To me swimming is an essential life skill and I can’t even remember not being able to swim. I spent much of my childhood at a swimming pool as my mum, Sarah Chamberlain who also teaches for Elite, used to take us swimming weekly.

As soon as I turned 16 I completed my lifeguarding course and have worked for ESA as a lifeguard for many years before progressing onto becoming a swimming teacher. This enabled me to be trained in their teaching methods to a very high standard by observing thousands of their lessons and this is when I decided to make the transition to become a teacher. I have a very fun but firm approach which enables my students to progress rapidly.

I look forward to swimming with you.

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