I grew up in Ireland and was taught to swim aged 5 in a freezing lake. The bottom was very stony which is why we all learned to get our feet off the ground really quickly! Since then I have loved getting my feet off the ground, though usually in a nice warm swimming pool. You are in a completely different plane in the water and I find the freedom to move horizontally is just wonderful.
I saw Steven Shaw swimming and teaching at Champneys Springs and was fascinated. I had worked in fitness for eight years – doing aerobics, yoga and swimming, and was looking for a new approach. I qualified as a SM teacher in June 2009 and since then I can’t get enough of it.
Shaw Method Teacher Training (2009)
ASA Teacher of Swimming Level 2
RLSS National Rescue Award