As a small, local company we're passionate about what we do. Our classes are instructed by one of our professionally trained and fully qualified teachers and our aim is to give 100% with every lesson that we deliver.
Kalie is the Director and founder of Mighty Swimmers and is extremely passionate about swimming and teaching swimming. I wanted to create lessons that were built around pupils as individuals, meeting everyones individual needs, whilst building confidence, having fun and learning core lifesaving skills with teachers that all have a real passion for teaching swimming. I also have a love for open water swimming and this 2017 I swam the channel from Dover to France within a relay team raising over 25k for charity with my team. I am part of an all women's 2 way channel relay team for 2018 and plan to swim a solo in 2020!
Des has been with Mighty Swimmers since it’s first year and has developed into a wonderfully confident teacher who is excellent at settling the most nervous of swimmers. Des started with Mighty Swimmers as a trainee and is now a fully qualified level 2 teacher. Des loves being in the water and teaching every day of the week!
Jessica joined Mighty Swimmers in 2013. Jessica was a customer of Mighty Swimmers who brought both her boys to us to learn to swim. Jessica had so much fun in the adult and child class that she decided to join our small and growing team to become a teaching assistant. In 2014 Jessica completed the first part of her teaching qualifications and passed with flying colours. Jessica has this to say: Joining Mighty Swimmers as a Teaching Assistant has been the most rewarding and fun role that I have undertaken, I love it! Especially seeing the children progress and gain confidence in the water.
Mark came to us as a fully qualified teacher in 2013. Mark is a wonderful teacher who has a real passion for swimming and loves being in the water. Mark is a all round teacher with an understanding nature and has become one of our chosen teachers for those who have Autism. Mark has this to say: It’s the best feeling in the world seeing children and adults learning a skill that they will keep with them for life.
Holly and Kalie have worked beside each other for a number of years. Holly is a very experienced teacher who has a strong ability to take all levels of children and whom specialises in taking our highest level of swimmers. As a competitive swimmer herself Holly has a vast knowledge and understanding in not only teaching but the art of swimming itself.
Lee joined us in 2014 and has quickly become a excellent and well sought-after teacher. Lee comes form a competitive club level himself and whilst he finds himself helping local club children beat their personal best times, he is also extremely empathetic in settling the most nervous of both children and adult swimmers.
Helen is a level 2 teacher and has been with Mighty Swimmers, on and off, for a few years, taking a break to pursue hairdressing. I soon realised I missed it too much and now I have the best of both worlds. I enjoy taking all levels and getting the swimmers to really understand all the strokes and the best ways to move through the water.
Fiona's introduction to the Mighty Swimmers family was initially as a parent before she came on board as our Poolside Manager. She has worked extensively in a wide variety of educational settings, having left her managerial career in the NHS to become a teacher. With 2 young children herself she understands the needs of our swimmers, as well as being able to organise our poolside administration, which facilitates the smooth running of the lessons.
Carolyn first met Kalie many moons ago when they worked together as swimming teachers. Since then Carolyn has worked in an office job before making the decision to go back to education and complete her degree in midwifery. She now plans to train as a doula but will be working in the office as she does so to help keep the invisible side of the lessons running smoothly.