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Swimming Lessons Bournemouth & Poole

Individuality Swimming & Fitness Team Profiles

(Owner) Kristin Maguire (née Hughes)

(Owner) Kristin Maguire (née Hughes)

I learnt to swim at the age of 2½ and joined Poole Swimming Club when I was 8 years old. I was a member of the Club until I was 16 and competed in many competitions across England and swam for the County.

As I loved swimming so much, I became an Assistant Swimming Teacher and Lifeguard and taught at a local Leisure Centre. When I was old enough to take my Full Teachers qualification, ASA Level 2, I taught swimming evenings and weekends whilst I was at College.

At College I studied A Level I.T. and Sports Studies, also a Sports Diploma and Pre-Uniformed Services. These qualifications have helped me in my career and when I left College I worked at Fitness First as a Fitness Instructor and progressed to Studio Co-ordinator and started one to one swimming lessons in the pool.

While at Fitness First I achieved many NVQ’s, which include Personal Trainer, Circuit Instructor, Body Pump, Spinning, Aerobics, Step Aerobics, Weight Management, Nutrition and Aqua Aerobics.

After 2 years it was time to move on and I joined Swalings Swim School part-time and took ASA Parent and Baby and started to set up my own business INDIVIDUALITY, when not working. After a year I left Swalings and ran my own business full time, concentrating on small groups and one to one swimming lessons.

Since we started in 2002, INDIVIDUALITY has grown to about 650 clients each week and I have several teachers working for me. With Jason as my Operations Manager to help with the work load as it’s hectic with two kids of my own too.

Jason (Operations Manager)

Jason (Operations Manager)

I started swimming aged 4 and progressed through all skills and distance swimming awards. I started teaching as an assistant at 15 and started my own classes once I qualified at 17 and I have been teaching ever since.

I became a qualified lifeguard aged 16 and worked as a lifeguard from 16 until I stopped aged 19. I have taught non swimmers and competitive swimmers, spanning a whole range of ages, abilities and skills. As well as being a fully qualified swimming teacher I am a qualified aqua fit instructor

Becky (Swimming Instructor)

Becky (Swimming Instructor)

I learnt to swim at an early age and soon joined Poole Swimming Club. I was a member of the Club for 7 years and competed in many competitions.

When I left school I worked in a local Leisure Centre as a Life Guard, Swimming Instructor and Sports Assistant.

My qualifications include RLSS National Pool Lifeguard, ASA Level 2 for Teaching Swimming, BWLA Leaders Award, Level 2 NVQ in Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations Operational Services, Shallow Wave and Mit, NSPCC Child Protection in Sport and Child Protection in Sport Awareness.

Tara (Swimming Instructor)

Tara (Swimming Instructor)

I started swimming at 4 years of age with my family and have now progressed to teaching children to swim.

I passed my beginners STA swimming teachers two years ago. Now I have my STA level 2 teachers. I chose this path as my career as I decided working with children is my passion and seeing them progress over time is very rewarding. I am looking to develop and go on to do my parent and baby swim course so I can work with babies too.

Ben (Swimming Instructor)

Ben (Swimming Instructor)

I was taught to swim by my grandad at an early age and have always enjoyed the water. I passed my STA level 2 teachers award in June 2014 and also have a National pool lifeguarding qualification. I also have my Safeguarding young children and vulnerable adult’s qualification. Watching children and adult’s progress from non-swimmers to confident swimmers is very rewarding.

I am passionate about football and have played for various teams from an early age. I now coach under 6s for Longfleet Youth FCc and have started to build qualifications in this area also. The rest of the time I am busy having fun with my partner and kids.

Robert (Swimming Instructor)

Robert (Swimming Instructor)

I started swimming at the age of 4 and have acquired a variety of skills that I intend to pass on with the utmost care. I wish to promote fun yet safety.

I’ve been an assistant since I was 15, then became a level 1 teacher at 17 and I went on to progress to level 2 at 18. I have taught non swimmers until they can swim and I have done some water aerobics. I like to incorporate fitness with confidence building which will lead to happier and safer environment around water.

Ruth (Swimming Instructor)

Ruth (Swimming Instructor)

I have been teaching swimming now for 15years. After learning to swim as a baby with my parents, through to graduating through levels at the local pool. I eventually reached the dizzy heights of 10th fastest breaststroke 200m swimmer in the country for my age group. Also injury put an end to my own swimming career but enjoying the privilege of teaching others is the most inspiring thing of all.

Despite a competitive edge, my main unique technique is teaching safe positions in the water which enables the stroke technique to build with confidence.

Tom (Swimming Instructor)

Tom (Swimming Instructor)

I started swimming at the age of 5 years old with my family. I have always wanted to give something back and by teaching I can do this. Teaching is both rewarding and beneficial to life, along with exercise. I love to watch people practice what I have taught them, and to see them develop and achieve and learn to swim.

My Qualifications include, RLSS NPLQ, first aid, STA level 2, level 3 in Sports Management, Level 2 in Sports recreation and development, Pool Plant, Health and Safety level 3, Exercise to Music, indoor cycling (spinning), Level 3 PT, Level 2 Gym Instructor, Aquasize instructor, Circuits.

My Hobbies are playing football, Tennis, Squash, swimming (basically any sport) and in my spare time I run for charities, normally half marathons.

Jim (Swimming Instructor)

Jim (Swimming Instructor)

After 22 years in the Royal Marines I started working with children.
Over the next 20 plus years I've been Swimming Teacher, Lifeguard instructor, progressing to Aquatic Tutor and RLSS Trainer Assessor. I really enjoy working with Children

Poppy (Swimming Instructor)

Poppy (Swimming Instructor)

I started swimming at the age of 3 and have loved the water ever since. I started working as an assistant at 11, my Level 1 at 16 and when I was 18 I took the STA Level 2 teachers.
I taught swimming whilst studying at Bournemouth University, alongside coaching gymnastics in the evenings and weekends. In the summer, I work at a summer camp in America as the Swim Department Head, lifeguard and counselor. I have worked with all ages from pre-school to adults, I love how rewarding it is seeing the progression of skills and ability in swimmers as they become more confident in the water.

 
George (Swimming Instructor)

George (Swimming Instructor)

I started to learn how to swim at the age of 4 and progressed through different swim schools.

 As soon as I left school in year 11 I went straight to college to study level 2 childcare and I followed onto level 3. Then 2 months after I turned 16 I qualified as a swimming Teacher .I have always loved swimming and working with children. I now teach children of all different ages and abilities in groups and individually with 1-1 and 2-1's

Andrew (Swimming Instructor)

Andrew (Swimming Instructor)

I started to swim when I was 4 or 5 at Christchurch Swimming Club, I'm still a member of the club as I volunteer there on Wednesday nights.

Last year I qualified as an STA swimming teacher. Through swimming teaching I'm able to give back some of the skills I have learnt over the years.

I'm currently taking PE as one of my A levels, which i hope will enhance and deepen my knowledge and ability to teach others sport.

Sophie (Swimming Instructor)

Sophie(Swimming Instructor)

From a very young age I practically lived in the water, whether if it was a swimming pool or the sea. I was in it. All I wanted to do was learn how to swim and get better and better. I am very self disciplined and wish to always better myself.

My mum is also a swimming teacher and later on in life I joined the elite swim squad which was held in the club she worked at. Many home galas where held there of which I competed in as many as I could. She's a great role model to me and I want to become as good and as experienced as she is.

Parent And Baby Classes

Parent and Baby swim classes involve lots of play to help the children learn. We also use submersion techniques to help the children feel confident in the water.

Children can start from just 6 weeks old. We also offer Aqua Sensory from 6 months up.

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Small Group Swimming Lessons

We offer small group swimming lessons for children, with no more than five children in a group you are assured that your child receives the individual attention important to develop their swimming skills.

The children will learn all the safety aspects of swimming without their parents.

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One to One / Two to One Lessons

One to one swimming lessons help children to learn with confidence. We can adapt the structure of the lessons to suit your child’s individual needs.

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Adult Swimming Lessons

Private swimming lessons provide the greatest flexibility and one-on-one attention for swimmers of any age, beginners or improvers.

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