Meet the Team
All our teachers are ASA or STA qualified with NPLQ Lifeguard or National Rescue Awards.
Owner and head instructor
After 25 years teaching, in schools and then in the water, I am now a fully qualified Solution Focused Therapist. I will be teaching adult 1-1’s and covering lessons when teachers are unavailable and continue to manage the pool.
Jess has been assisting Brad since July 2020 and is a fully qualified level 2 ASA instructor. She is excited to have the opportunity to run her own classes. Jess has been a competitive swimmer and is confident with all ages and abilities
Amy has been assisting at the Dragon pool since she first went in the water to help her brother Sam gain confidence in his lessons 2 years ago. She is wonderful with the younger children and gaining confidence in every area. We can’t wait for her to turn 16 in order for her to qualify as the most experienced swim teacher ever.
Piran is the newest member of our team and will be assisting Jess with lessons while he gains his qualifications. He is currently studying Maths and Aeronautical Engineering at college with the ambition of becoming a Royal Navy Helicopter pilot.
Neve has been at The Dragon Pool since 2017. She has a calm manner that encourages the younger children to become confident in the water very quickly, and her background as a competitive swimmer makes her ideal to teach older and more advanced children too.
Ross teaches a few class lessons but he specialises in teaching 1-1 lessons on a Sunday morning. He is particularly enjoys teaching nervous swimmers, both adults and children.
I have been teaching for 34 years and have a wide range of experience teaching, from nervous children to triathletes. I also have experience in teaching all types of learning difficulties. I teach with compassion and fun for optimum learning enjoyment, for myself and my students.
Brad has joined the Royal Marines but we hope to see him back from time to time for special 'one off' courses, using his new training (not for the faint hearted) !
Connie is a very energetic and confident teacher currently studying for a degree in Marine Biology. In the holidays she will be helping out with events days and intensive courses.