Meet the Swim School team

Katy McCreery

Swim School Co-ordinator

Katy is the Swimming Lesson Co-ordinator here at St Luke’s. She is an ASA qualified level 2 swimming teacher and coach, so you may see her stepping in on poolside from time to time! She enjoys teaching all stages as well as coaching the higher level swimmers.

Katy has swum competitively since she was about 8 and still competes now on behalf of Exmouth Swimming Club. Katy is also a keen triathlete and is hoping to represent her country in the sport one day!

For any swimming lesson related enquiries, please see Katy at reception or leave her a message swimminglessons@exeter.ac.uk

Sammy

Swimming Instructor

Sammy learnt to swim at a young age at Newton abbot swim club where she went on to reach Devon country standard aged 9. She then moved to Exeter City Swimming Club and achieved qualifying times for both Western County and National Championships.

She started as a volunteer assistant coach at ECSC where she was encouraged to achieve her ASA Level 1 Swimming Teaching at 16. Then she went on to get her ASA Level 2 at 17 whilst on an apprenticeship in swimming coaching and teaching.

She enjoys teaching all stages and likes to see children's confidence improve, reach their targets and feel proud of themselves. She wanted to give something back as she feels that swimming helped her confidence and self-esteem whilst in her school years. She believes swimming is very important for everyone to learn and enjoy being in the water.

Chloe Walker

Swimming Instructor

Chloe has been swimming regularly for fitness since she was 8 years old. This hobby led her to undertake her NPLQ lifeguarding qualification, which then led to her involvement with assisting swimming lessons.

After assisting with us for a while Chloe felt passionate about obtaining her teaching qualification and is now a fully qualified ASA Level 2 swimming teacher. 

Sally-Ann

Swimming Instructor

Sally-Ann has swum competitively from a young age, representing Exmouth and reaching county level, and continues to train with Exmouth masters. She initially helped coach and teach younger swimmers at Exmouth where she developed her love for swim teaching, and has since completed sports leader qualifications and ASA teaching awards.

Sally-Ann works with all ages, using her enthusiasm to ensure they learn everything needed to the best standard, whilst enjoying their lessons. She also coaches the swim school's practice training squad, where she hopes to develop swimmers and prepare them for future competitive training.

Tom

Swimming Instructor

Tom is a level 2 Teacher with over 10 years of experience.  He is also working towards his  level 2 ASA coaching.

He has taught and coached in a wide range of clubs and swim schools including Hatfield, Tiverton and Taunton.

Tom works with all levels of swimmers throughout their development pathway non-swimmers through to national and regional swimmers.

Adam Davies

Swimming Instructor

Adam has been working at St Luke's Swim School since April 2016 and qualified as an STA level 2 in June 2016. He has worked with a whole range of abilities and ages and enjoys teaching and assisting all stages.

Adam has always been interested in teaching and, like all of our teachers, it gives him a great sense of achievement to see anyone progress in their swimming!

Bella Weetch

Swimming Instructor

Bella is an ASA Level 1 Swimming Teacher who assists regularly for us here at St Luke’s. She swam competitively in the Middle East for 9 years before returning home this summer for University here at Exeter.

Bella also enjoys open water swimming and competing in triathlons. Her mum is a swimming coach and so thanks to her she’s been both teaching and assisting for 4 years. Bella’s next ambition is to complete her ASA Level 2 qualification and also her NPLQ to become a qualified lifeguard.

 

Jon Bastone

Swimming Instructor

John has been working in the leisure industry since 2014 and instructing swimming since 2011. In his first few years of teaching, he also assisted in the instruction of various outdoor pursuits including Kayaking/Canoeing. With a number of qualifications under his belt in addition to the ASA Level 1 and Level 2 teaching certificates, he also holds the Mini Polo certificate, NPLQ (Lifeguarding Qualification), RLSS Rookie Instructor certification, and is a qualified Pool Plant Operator.

John is constantly on the lookout for new resources and self-improvement. Most recently he gained a Level 1 in BSL.
He has been privileged to have taught a wide range of swimmers from 9 months to 75 years of age. In addition to this he has also had the opportunity to work with swimmers with differing abilities including those with Cerebral palsy.


Having spent a term teaching in Malawi, his teaching method has developed to one that requires little to no equipment.

Doris Marcello

Swimming Instructor

Doris prides herself on being an enthusiastic and dedicated swimming teacher, with experience in teaching both children and adults since 2008.

Doris has always loved water sports and finds swimming a joy, which led to her becoming an expert in teaching swimming to children & adults. In her opinion, swimming should be compulsory teaching for children from 3 years old - or even earlier if parents are happy to! Being able to swim can not only help you to be safe in the water but also to become a confident swimmer and have lots of fun in the water in any environment - at the pool or any other outdoor water environment; sea, lakes or rivers (given conditions favourable to do so!)

Other water sport activities apart from swimming that Doris enjoys are; snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and body boarding.

“I hope to help you become a better swimmer whenever possible”.

Rosie Orchard

Swimming Instructor

Rosie joined her local swimming club back in Bristol when she was 12 and has been swimming competitively since then, representing both her county and Exeter University. Rosie became a qualified swimming teacher in 2011 and has taught a range of ages and abilities both in this country and abroad!

Rosie teaches regularly for us at St Luke’s on Mondays and Wednesdays and enjoys teaching all stages!