Sarah is a politics graduate and did a PGCE at the Institute of Education, University of London. As a primary school teacher, Sarah specialised in the ‘Early Years’ and has taught in several schools in London. For 20 years, Sarah has been developing, running and managing swim programmes, plus training swimming teachers.

Sarah started the swim school at Linden Lodge in 1993 and it quickly became the fastest growing swim school in London. She also became an ASA Tutor and was appointed the in-house tutor at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

Sarah holds the ASA Level 2 and Advanced Swim Teacher qualification. She is also a qualified Synchronised Swimming Coach, Judge and Assessor.

Rick is a trained PE Teacher and an Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Principal Tutor.  He has been extensively involved in the development of various ASA initiatives including the full ASA Teacher Education Programme, the BT National Curriculum Training Programme, the National Plan for Teaching Swimming and the ASA ‘Aquamark’ quality assurance scheme for swim programmes.

Rick is one of a select group of senior ASA staff who are invited to train Tutors nationally. He has delivered literally hundreds of teacher-training sessions to both swimming and primary school teachers. In 2005 he became involved with the development of the new United Kingdom Coaching Certificate and the updated ASA National Curriculum Training Programme for Primary Teachers.

Rick holds the ASA Advanced Swim Teacher & ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification.

Lee (Chester, Sandbach & Manchester) 'Captain' Lee joined the swim school in 2000, and is the NW Manager. He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Lee lives in Chester.

Dan (Manchester, Chester & Sandbach) Dan joined the swim school in 2007, and holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Dan lives in Wigan.

Gareth (Chester & Manchester) Gareth joined the swim school in 2011. He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Gareth lives in Manchester.

Dave (Machester & Sandbach) Dave re-joined the swim school in 2017. He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification.

Emma (Chester & Sandbach) Emma joined 'the sarah harris school of swimming' in 2016. Emma holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Emma has a degree is Zoology and has been a competitive swimmer. Emma lives in Chester.

Kwok (London) Kwok joined 'the sarah harris school of swimming' in 2008. He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Kwok is a 'Strength and Conditioning' coach and has a degree in Sports Science from St Mary's University. Kwok has a daughter and lives in South East London.

Josie (London) Josie joined the 'sarah harris school of swimming' in 2008. She holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Josie runs our Greenmead venue in Putney. In her spare time Josie is a stand-up comedian and performs regularly across London. Josie has three children and lives in Clapham, London.

Hussein (London)  Hussein joined 'the sarah harris school of swimming' in 2013.  He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher and ASA Club Coach qualification. Hussein is qualified in pool plant operations. Before joining the swim school, Hussein worked at a Special Needs School in North London. He has two children and lives in West Sussex.

Nathaniel (Bracknell)  Nat joined the swim school in 2014 and holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Nat teaches at our Bracknell venue as well as Linden Lodge. Nat is a season ticket holder for Reading Football Club and enjoys going to the gym. He lives in Bracknell. 

Lee (Bracknell and London)  Lee joined the swim school in 2015.  He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Lee lives in Bracknell.

Jamieleigh (Bracknell)  Jamie joined the swim school in 2014 & holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher Qualification. Jamie lives in Newbury, Berkshire.

Elliott (Bracknell)  Elliott joined the swim school in 2014.  He holds the STA Level 2 Swim Teacher Qualification.  Elliott lives in Sandhurst, Berkshire.

Clare (London)
Clare joined 'the sarah harris school of swimming' in 2015. She holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification and has been teaching swimming since 2006. Clare enjoys cooking and baking celebration cakes as well as going to the cinema and out for meals (especially pizza!). Clare lives in Surrey.

Matt (London)
Matt joined 'the sarah harris school of swimming' in 2015 and holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Matt is a keen cyclist and has spent time travelling around the world. Most recently Matt cycled across 32 countries, covering almost 17,000 miles. Matt lives in Southfields, London.

Adrian (London) Adrian joined 'the sarah harris school of swimming' in 2016 and holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Adrian has played rugby for Harlequins and also England. He now competes in BMX racing and last year was in the European Championships. Adrian lives in Hammersmith, London.

Dominic (London and Bracknell) Dominic joined the swim school in 2016. He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Dominic lives in London and enjoys kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Harry (London) Harry joined 'the sarah harris school of swimming' in 2016. He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification and the RLSS Rescue Test award. He is a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was winner in the BBC Young Composers Competition in 2014. 

Cathy (Balsall Common) Cathy joined the swim school in 2017. She holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. In her spare time Cathy enjoys swapping her place on the poolside for being in the water and training for competitive swimming. 

Kyle (Balsall Common) Kyle joined the swim school in 2017. He holds the ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher qualification. Kyle has worked with athletes in the England Talent Programme for Modern Petathlon. Kyle lives in Solihull. 

Faith (Balsall Common)

Hayley (Office Administrator)  Hayley joined the admin team at the swim school in 2015.

Tansy (Office Administrator)  Tansy joined the admin team at the swim school in 2016.

Sheila (Finance Administrator)  Sheila joined the admin team at the swim school in 2011.

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