• Why did you join Mini Swimmers?

I brought my little girl to Mini Swimmers as a baby (she’s now 5!) and saw how rewarding the results are and it made me want to be part of it teaching others how to swim! My little boy now swims with us and he loves it just as much!

  • What’s your favourite thing about teaching?

Seeing how the kiddies progress over time is very rewarding – from being babies to leaving Mini Swimmers being able to swim independently.

  • Do you remember learning to swim?

Yes – I remember having lessons from a very young age and have continued swimming since!

  • What do you get up to when you’re not in the pool?

I love spending time with my family and friends – my two children certainly keep me busy!

  • Favourite post swimming snack?

It will have to be a big bar of chocolate!

  • Favourite song in the pool?

Speckled frogs – I love seeing the confidence grow each week with the kiddies jumping in!

  • Favourite swimming stroke?

It has to be breaststroke – I love just to relax and swim slowly!

  • Swimming qualifications?

STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School

STA Level 2 Safety Award for Teachers

  • Where’s your favourite place to visit in the local area?

I would have to say Fountains Abbey and Studley – it’s lovely there when the sun is shining!

  • What was the last concert you went to?

I think it was Boyzone (it was that long ago!)

  • Guilty pleasure?

A big bar of chocolate and a glass of wine!

  • Favourite restaurant?

The Crab and Lobster in Asenby

  • Dogs or cats?

Dogs – I’ve grown up with dogs so I have to say dogs!

  • If you could have one superpower what would it be?

To magic everything clean and tidy! Would save me hours!! ?

  • What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I always wanted to be a teacher

  • Favourite Princess?

Elsa from Frozen – my little girl loves this film!

  • Favourite Superhero?