It took me a long time to become confident in the water. I was pushed into the water by a stranger as a child before I could swim and that was probably the reason why I started with a fear of the water.
My parents encouraged my swimming lessons with the promise of a Five Star LP but even that wasn't enough encouragement!
I eventually broke my fear at secondary school and with the help of my PE teacher I achieved my 25 metre award. I've been a confident, strong swimmer ever since.
Having two children now, I have made it my mission to make the water environment as fun as possible. I didn't want my children to fear water - respect it, yes - but not fear it as I did. I also didn't want them missing out on water activities like I did growing up.
I started working at Puddle Ducks as a Poolside Assistant in 2016 and was approached to take up teaching. After some consideration, I decided to go for it!
My main driver was that I could help at least one nervous child to become confident in the water.
I am now so excited to be part of the Puddle Ducks team and to help you on your journey of teaching your child to swim.