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St Luke's Swim School team

Angie Sydenham

Swim School Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

Angie is our new swimming development coordinator who will cover for Katy whilst she is on maternity leave. She will be working with us on a fixed term basis for 12 months, managing and supporting the successful swim school programme.

Angie swum competitively from the age of 10 to 19 which led to her interest in swim teaching. She has been an ASA Level 2 qualified teacher for 30 years as well as being a Birthlight qualified instructor (baby swimming). She happily teach all ages and stages but takes particular satisfaction in seeing anyone swim independently for the first time.

For any swimming lesson related enquiries, please see Angie at reception or leave her a message.

Phone: 01392 722905


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.


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.


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”.


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.


Swimming Instructor

Emily is a level 1 swimming teacher and lifeguard at the University of Exeter. In the past, she has swum for Exeter City Swimming Club, Exeter Synchronised Swimming Club and Middlemoor Lifesaving Group. Emily is now studying for her A-levels at Exeter College and hopes to study Primary Education in the future.