St Luke's Swim School team
I have had a love for swimming for as long as I can remember. Once completing my NPLQ lifeguard qualification at the age of 16, I started working for University of Exeter. Whilst lifeguarding swimming lessons, I decided this was something I wanted to become a part of. At age 17 I became a swim teacher and have now been teaching swimmers from children to adults since 2014. I developed a passion for teaching children and went on to study at university and I am now a fully qualified Physical Education teacher. I find it rewarding teaching people of all ages to watch them progress into happy, confident swimmers.
Outside of teaching I enjoy physical activity such as the gym, netball and swimming and taking my dog for walks!
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”.
Swimming / Aqua Fit Instructor
Katy started working with us earlier in 2017 and teaches our weekly Aqua Fit classes. Katy has always loved the water, and has been teaching swimming for 17 years. She is also a level 1 water polo coach, and an Aqua Aerobics Instructor. Katy teaches stages 4 and 5 on Thursdays.
Emily began as a lifeguard at the University of Exeter, and after assisting lessons went on to complete her STA Award in swimming Teaching. In the past, she has swum for Exeter City Swimming Club, Exeter Synchronised Swimming Club and Middlemoor Lifesaving Group. Emily is now studying Geography at the University.
I have my Level 1 Swimming Assisting (Teaching) qualification and have been assisting at St Luke’s Swim School since 2019. I used to swim for Exmouth swimming team which is where my passion for swimming began. My role model was my swimming coach, I just wanted to be just like him and help influence other young swimmers and teach them how to swim. To me the most satisfying part of the job is watching the children enjoy themselves whilst becoming more confident in the water.
Amy is a qualified STA Level 2 Certificate Swimming Teacher. She has been teaching since 2015 in several swim schools over this time. Amy has been fortunate to have had the opportunity of being a swimming instructor and a Red Cross lifeguard in Pennsylvania, USA over the summer. Amy really enjoy's teaching as she gets to see everyone progress in their swimming ability, as well as gain self-confidence and enjoyment in the water.
Outside of swimming teaching, Amy is a current student at the University of Exeter studying Geography. She enjoy's playing many sports such as tennis and korfball and is also a keen traveller having been to about 40 countries!
Lizzie has been a swim teacher for 4 years with Level 1 and Level 2 Swim Teacher qualifications. Lizzie's hobbies are exercising (mainly swimming) and spending time with her friends.
Mia is a final year languages student and has been teaching at St Luke's since her first year. She has been swimming competitively since the age of 7 at ESC in London and currently swims with the University swim club here. As well as experiance in coaching, Mia has Level 1 and 2 qualificatoins for swim teaching since 2017.
Mia is half French and half English and can speak Spanish too! I love being outdoors, exploring, cooking, exercising(swimming, horse riding, skiing, walking), and spending time with friends and family.
Harry is a current student at University of Exeter and has just moved to Exeter from East London to study medical science. Harry has been club swimming since he was around 8: 10+ years and was recently made club captain of his swimming club back home. Harry has been teaching swimming since 2017 and at UoE, he is a swimming teacher, swimming assistant and a lifeguard at UoE and is loving working here.
Qualifications: National Pool Lifeguard Qualification and SEQ Level 1 and level 2 swimming teaching.
Hobbies and interests include: Football (Chelsea), snooker, basketball, swimming, boxing, playing video games and spending time with his cat (my son), called Saggy.