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St Luke's Swim School team

Angie Sydenham

Swim School Co-ordinator 

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 will 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.

Email: swimminglessons@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 722905

Chloe

Swimming Instructor

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

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”.

Katy

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

Swimming Instructor

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.

Sophie

Swimming Instructor

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

Swimming Instructor

Hi, I'm Amy and I am a qualified STA Level 2 Certificate Swimming Teacher. I've been teaching since 2015 in several swim schools over this time. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity of being a swimming instructor and a Red Cross lifeguard in Pennsylvania, USA over the summer. I really enjoy teaching as I get to see everyone progress in their swimming ability, as well as gain self-confidence and enjoyment in the water.

Outside of swimming teaching, I am a current student at the University of Exeter studying Geography. I enjoy playing many sports such as tennis and korfball and I am also a keen traveller having been to about 40 countries!