Hello, I’m Richard

I started my very own swimming journey here in Cambridge at the age of 3 or 4. Funnily enough, all I can remember about learning to swim is where I did it, not how!

After 4 or 5 years of lessons, I joined Cambridge Swimming Club and competed at county level for another 4 or 5 years. I was good, but not quite good enough to ‘make it’, so like many other young competitive swimmers, I migrated over to Triathlon where I am now
an experienced athlete and qualified coach. Some of you may even see me coaching at grassroots Triathlon clubs that take place at various primary schools in and around the Cambridge area.

Being a good swimmer doesn’t necessarily make you a good teacher, but I’m sure it helps! Before qualifying as a swimming teacher I had no idea where you’d start, especially with those just starting on their swimming journey!

Now with more experience under my belt, my ethos when teaching is to create a fun but structured approach to learning to swim, and where possible, using small changes and easily understandable teaching points to make the biggest improvements possible.

I look forward to seeing you at an ESA lesson soon!

“Richard has hit the ground running with his teaching, what a great find he was for ESA!”

B. Tefolt

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