We are a family run swim school covering Suffolk and Norfolk. You will be amazed at what your baby or child can achieve in the water, with your guidance and love, they are truly amazing. Classes are kept small to enable a relaxed, friendly, fun environment for you and your family. Water safety skills are taught as fundamental to produce safe, competent swimmers.
Karen is an ASA, STA and Birthlight fully qualified swim teacher, with many years experience, working abroad and in England.
"I am passionate about swimming and teaching swimming and have many years experience of teaching all ages from newborn babies to adults in their seventies.
I have always been a swimmer and could probably swim before I could walk. Although I trained in law, there is no better way for me to spend a day doing something I love, in the pool with smiley babies and children with happy parents.
I am an associate member of the STA and a member of the Institute of Swimmers. I am committed to providing good value for money, safe and progressive lessons that are ultimately good fun."
Karen's daughter, Jade, joined the team last year working from the Methwold venue. She has been teaching part time for over 12 years but decided to make the jump to full time, leaving her career in marketing behind.
Jade is an ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher, STA Baby and Preschool Teacher, Birthlight Level 2 Baby Swimming Teacher, IAIM Infant Massage Instructor and has completed the Aqua Sensory Foundation Course. She has a full DBS, as well as the STA Teachers Rescue qualification.
Last year Jade was invited to share her skills with a swim school in China to assist the center with the more child-led approach to lessons.
More recently, she attended the Birthlight Baby Swimming Level 1 & 2 course to further improve her knowledge of water parenting, elective submersions, and baby development.
'Birthlight believes that a life long love of water and enjoyment of swimming are best generated by a confident and loving handling of babies in water, by swimming with babies and by imparting gentle progressive methods towards unaided swimming, without ever resorting to forceful conditioning. The sooner a child discovers the freedom of buoyancy and underwater swimming, the more relaxed and independent he or she will be in water.' - www.birthlight.co.uk