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Your Swimming Instructor:  Ian Shaw

I was nominated for "England Swimming Teacher of the Year Award 2019" and am currently training to become a Swim England Tutor.

Sport is a major passion in my life!  With more than 20 years’ experience in the leisure and fitness industry.

I am a highly qualified and experienced swimming teacher with over 7 years of swimming teaching behind me. Sport is a major passion in my life and water is my element. I have been a lifeguard in South Africa, the USA, Ireland and the UK.  I am an advanced SCUBA diver and an Open Water swimmer.  I am even an Ironman!

I teach children from one year old through to grandparents; I believe you are never too young or too old to learn to swim.  My style of teaching is to keep it fun and enjoyable whilst improving your swimming technique.



  • Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher 

  • Swim England Level 2 Baby and Toddler

  • RLSS Pool Lifeguard

  • First Aid at Work 

  • Paediatric FirstAid


  • Teaching babies and young children water confidence

  • Teaching non-swimmers and beginners

  • Improving water confidence with adults

  • Stamina / Speed improvement

  • Triathletes

  • Open Water Swimmers

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