Emma – I run the swim school, cover teacher for all levels and am the general dogsbody
A competitive swimmer in my youth, I then went away from the sport for many years following a career in finance and my love of horses (I’m a keen showjumper these days!). On taking my eldest son swimming at 8 weeks old I remembered what I was missing and returned to the sport there and then. I am a fully qualified STA teacher for both children and babies and also a Junior Lifeguard instructor. I am also an STA Tutor, training and qualifying new swimming teachers and I have a Swim England coaching qualification, regularly coaching for Poole Swimming Club. While I love teaching, I don’t get to do much these days, filling in as and when needed. You will find me on the poolside doing the organisation or coaching our TeenFit session.
Dawn – teaches at Colehill, Wimborne
Dawn is a very popular teacher who has been with SOS for many years and teaches our group 3 and 4 swimmers. Dawn is super experienced and highly qualified at all teaching levels and disciplines including top level coaching, babies and those with disabilities. She loves teaching and especially loves buying themed toys for the children to use during lessons! Dawn is also hoping to become and STA tutor next year.
Joy – teaches at Colehill, Wimborne
Joy has been with SOS for some time, taking a break to have baby Sofia-Rose. Joy teaches our more experienced group 3 and 4 swimmers. She loves swimming, its her passion. She is a keen competitive swimmer who swims for miles each week, putting us all to shame! Joy is very well liked by all her pupils with her kind, supportive approach. Joy is also a swimming coach with Swim Bournemouth.
Jeff – teaches at Colehill, Wimborne
Jeff is qualified to teach at the highest level with the STA. Jeff teaches our higher level classes and gets fantastic results. Jeff is the head coach at Wareham swimming club and is a competitive swimmer himself. He is currently coaching national level swimmers. Jeff is very well liked by all of the boys and girls and is fun while producing really very good swimmers.
Laura – teaches at St Michael’s
Laura is a very experienced and committed teacher who teaches all levels for SOS, from preschool to group 4. She is our beginner teacher at St Michaels and always gets great results with a combination of fun and hard work for the children who love their lessons. A keen synchronised swimmer, Laura is friendly and calm being popular with all the children.
Jennie – teaches parent & baby only
Jennie is the senior teacher for our Baby and Preschool classes. She is a fully qualified STA Baby and Preschool teacher. Jennie adores teaching the little ones for SOS and both babies and parents really love her. She is always sending me links for new, fun toys to buy for the classes and really enjoys seeing the smaller children progress in their water confidence.
Ella – teaches on at St Michael’s
Ella is a fully qualified level 2 swimming teacher. She has been a helper with us for some time, working with both beginners and weak swimmers. Ella is an accomplished county level swimmer herself. She teaches both group 1 and 2 swimmers. Ella is young, keen and the children love her.
Elsie – teaches at St Michael’s
Elsie has been with us forever it seems. She learned to swim with us, was a helper and is now a qualified teacher who is loved by all the children. All of her swimmers progress very well and love her enthusiasm.
Mae – teaches at St Michael’s
Mae has been a helper at SOS for some time. She learned to swim through us, gaining her 2000m badge (over a mile!) in impressive style, front crawl all the way! Mae is now a qualified teacher, teaching our groups 1 and 2. Very popular with the children and super keen.
Catherine – Poolside manager at St Michael’s, Saturday morning teacher and Cover Teacher
Catherine is a PE teacher at St Michael’s School so a brilliant resource for us. She also coaches their swim squad who are always very successful in the local primary schools gala. If I’m not attending a session Catherine is always on hand to help.
Daisee is our newest assistant only starting recently. She is loving it so far and I have heard excellent reports with the children being fond of her already.
Katie has only recently joined us as an assistant. She is very keen and works very hard. She will be looking forward to completing her training in the next year.
Edie learned to swim with us and worked so hard at it. She is a brilliant assistant and again another one very keen to be qualified as soon as possible.