With a wealth of experience our swimming instructors offer a friendly environment and a team tailored for you and your child to enjoy during their swimming journey.
All our teachers are fully qualified and pride themselves in achieving a high level of standard at our swim school. We all have the relevant Teacher Rescue Awards, CRB checks and necessary Insurance cover.
STA Baby & Pre-School Diploma Teachers
Tracy Lowe and Glenda J Davies are both certified teachers.
Tracy has run two previous Swim Schools in partnership in West Sussex, and has has now decided to set up on her own and run her own Swim School.
Tracy was fortunate enough to have been a competitive swimmer at Beckenham Swimming Club, training long hours 6 days a week right up to the age of 21! At that time Beckenham was the best club in Britain under the Olympic Coach at the time Dave Haller. Later on Tracy has trained and swam in the Masters on several occasions, butterfly being her favorite stroke.
With the knowledge she has gained through competing and teaching over 36 years, she can offer a wealth of experience. Tracy works to understand and interact with pupils and identifying their individual needs. All pupils are individuals and require different approaches. Tracy will ensure that this will all help to achieving the ultimate goal of being able to swim competently.
Tracy has been teaching babies for over twelve years now and enjoys offering such a wide range of abilities. Tracy has recently passed her STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby & Pre School, she has recently attended a CPD course on Aqua Sensory too!
Keeping up-to-date, learning how to improve and adapting to a pupils needs is so important. This is what drives us to provide high standards of teaching.
Anita Rumble has her STA baby and pre school award and has been swim teaching pre school children for 3 years. She has currently gained her level 2 STA Award and is hoping to achieve her level 2 STA Certificate before the end of the year. She swam, and particularly dived competitively, and her first job was as a lifeguard.
While her 2 sons were young she worked as a teaching assistant, and she has volunteered for her 2 sons football club as child welfare officer for the past 4 years, so has plenty of experience dealing with children.
She is very enthusiastic about joining Tracy on a Monday evening at The Towers and Sundays at Handcross.
I have been teaching for 5 years at a variety of locations. Freedom leisure centre, Barcombe Primary school, manor park primary.
I Worked two seasons abroad for First Choice (Cyprus 2012 and Rhodes 2013) as a swimming teacher, teaching a variety of abilities from parent and toddler, beginners, advanced, adults.
Always swam from a young age and love love love teaching!
Connie is a cover Teacher for Tracy Lowe Swim School.
“After spending my entire childhood swimming competitively, I knew I wanted to share my passion for technique and love for the water. At age 16, and then 17, I completed my ASA Level 1 & 2, respectively, and have been teaching locally ever since. My focus will always be to create a happy, supportive and safe space for my students to develop and reach their full potential.” Gail teaches on a Sunday at Handcross but also covers on other days/pools for Tracy.
Glenda J Davis
Glenda has a competitive swimming background and was trained formally as a swim teacher in Durban, South Africa. She has been trained internationally in Elementary and Intermediate courses, including changing basic strokes to competitive ones. She has also trained in teaching babies 3-18 months. In the UK I have a current STA Pool Safety Award, my STA Swim Teachers Award and ASA Level 2 Award as well as the STA Baby & Pre School. Glenda has also passed her STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby & Pre School, and has recently attended a CPD course on Aqua Sensory too!
Glenda ran her own swim school from 1993-2002. Her passion is to impart a love for swimming and skills acquisition in a fun, safe and rewarding environment. She has two sons and a daughter and they live in Copthorne, West Sussex. Glenda will be teaching on Sunday’s at Handcross, Monday evenings at the Towers, Cisswood House Hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at Cottesmore school.
Lesley Smith is a fully qualified swimming teacher who joined Tracy’s team late 2015.
She brings enthusiasm, knowledge and a can do attitude. It’s this combination that pushed Lesley during her competitive swimming when she was a junior and more recently through triathlons locally. She teaches at Horsham Amateur Swimming Club and Bluecoats Sports. She likes to dive too when she is given the opportunity to do so (mainly in the sun!). You will find Lesley teaching at Handcross on a Sunday mornings, Monday evenings and now teaches Parent & Baby/Toddler on Thursday morning at the Towers and Lancing Diving Centre on a Saturday’s.
Lorna has worked for twenty years as an Infant School Teacher. She is passionate about teaching children to develop a confidence in their abilities which will enable them to succeed in their learning. Lorna has two children who have both been swimming from an early age. She has also extended her own professional knowledge in the world of aquatics teaching. She holds an STA Baby and Pre – school Award and is currently working in an EYFS classroom. She has gained her STA Level 2 Award in teaching aquatics and hopes to complete her Level 2 Certificate in teaching aquatics by the end of this year. Lorna has a keen interest in British Sign Language. She has a level 2 qualification in BSL.
Nicholas (Nick) Mutalama
Nick has a Level 2 ASA and has joined our team on a Sunday at Handcross Park School and also Coaches our Development Squads on a Monday evening at the Towers School. He’s got a background in competitive Swimming and specialises in stroke development and maintenance.
Vicky is currently on maternity leave. She gained her ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics in April ‘15 and her Level 2 and Life Saving qualifications in August ‘15. She is has a full DBS check, insurance and is hoping to gain a STA Parent & Baby certificate in October ‘15.
From a young age Vicky has been at home in the water, having been taught to swim against the rough tides of the Atlantic Ocean, off the east coast of Barbados as a toddler. She has an energetic and boisterous 3 year old at home, who also loves being in the water and keeping her very busy when she is not teaching at Tracy Lowe Swim School and her local Leisure Centre. Vicky teaches at Handcross Park School on Sundays and covers for us on a Monday at the Towers.
Keri Flint-Clarke is one of our cover swimming teachers at Handcross School on a Sunday and Lancing Diving Centre on Saturdays. With a history of competitive swimming, she has recently been involved in open water swimming.
Her aim is to make learning to swim as fun as possible. Teaching with a supportive, all inclusive attitude through a range of games integrated with skills and stroke development.
I have been teaching swimming since January 2016, having achieved my STA level 2 Award in October 2015, I then completed the STA level 2 Certificate in October 2016.
Whilst never swimming competitively, I always enjoyed being in the water, until one day I suffered a panic attack in the water and developed a fear of the water. After five years I decided it was to overcome this fear and find my love of the water again, which I managed to achieve. After graduating from Bath Spa School of Art with a BA(hons) in Fine Art, I moved back home to Crawley where I later trained to teach swimming. I think my experiences help me when teaching nervous swimmers.
When I’m not in the water, you’ll find me in my art studio painting.
Abby is working on a Wednesday at Handcross after school and is a regular cover teacher on other days.
Coming from a competitive swimming background Helen has been teaching swimming for nearly 24 years to children & Adults of all abilities. In 2004 she further developed her teaching skills by completing a Diploma in the Shaw Method of Teaching Swimming, which uses the principles of the Alexander Technique.
Helen’s passion for swimming shows in her teaching, helping all her pupils achieve the best they can in learning a life long skill with the fun and sense of freedom that can be experienced in water.
Helen is a cover Teacher for Tracy on a Sunday at Handcross and Ardingly.
I have been a swimming teacher for over 6yrs. Having gained my ASA level one and two qualifications, I also went on to qualify to teach baby and toddler groups and Flip and Fun diving. I have always been in to fitness and swimming and have been lucky that I have been able to combine the two through running Swim fit sessions. I love teaching children new skills and gaining confidence in water as well as stroke technique for the more advanced swimmers. Jenna is a cover Teacher on a Sunday at Handcross and Ardingly.