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.
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.
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.
I am currently studying Liberal Arts and the University of Exeter and have moved from living in Cardiff. I have been swimming for Cardiff since the age of 8, and been competing nationally, and have also continued with swimming within the university club. I have been teaching swimming since 2021 as a swim teacher and swim assistant.
Outside of teaching I enjoy many sports including swimming, netball, running and going to the gym. I also love spending time with friends and family!
Qualifications = Level 1 and Level 2 Swimming
Hannah is a current student at the University of Exeter and has moved to Exeter from Sydney, Australia to study archaeology with forensic science. Hannah has been club swimming since she was around 8: 10+ years, swimming at state and national level back in Australia as well as playing waterpolo for 5+ years and continues to play for the university. Hannah has been teaching swimming since 2018 back in Australia, and has been at Exeter since September 2021. She is a swimming teacher and swimming assistant at UoE and is loving working here.
Hobbies and interests include: Rugby Union and rugby 7s, waterpolo, swimming and surfing.
Qualifications: Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Australia Qualification, first Aid certification, Advanced resuscitation techniques certification and Bronze medallion surf life saving qualification.
I’m currently a 3rd year student at the University of Exeter studying Sport and Exercise Sciences. I’ve been a member of the Exeter University Swimming Club for 3 years and train with them whilst at university. For 10+ years I was a competitive swimmer and triathlete competing up to national level. I’ve been swim teaching since April 2021 and am loving working as a swimming teacher at the UoE.
Hobbies: Swimming, Reading, Baking
Qualifications: SEQ Levels 1 and 2 swimming teaching
James is a student at the University of Exeter, studying Biological and Medicinal Chemistry. James has been involved with swimming all their life, beginning with swimming clubs and then moving on to join lifesaving clubs as they got older.
Back home in Nottingham, they began volunteering at their local leisure centre in 2016 and quickly fell in love with teaching. In 2018 they became an ASA Level 1 teaching assistant and then in 2019, gained the ASA level 2 qualification to become a full swimming teacher. Since then, they have taught a wide range of classes from toddlers to adults including Rookies, water polo and inclusion lessons. They are also a qualified pool and open water lifeguard which they thoroughly enjoy.
Qualifications: National pool lifeguard qualification, ASA level 1 and 2 swimming teacher, open water lifeguard qualification.
Hobbies: Playing and watching Rugby, reading books and volunteering with the Royal Lifesaving society at open water events and music festivals around the country.
Cora is a literature student at the University of Exeter who loves the pool and all things swimming! From South Wales, she swam competitively for her county team for ten years before coming to university. Cora’s hobbies (aside from swimming) include: reading, baking, walking her dog (Fred), and spending time with friends and family.
Cora has been working as a swim teacher/assistant and lifeguard for three years and loves her job immensely as she believes that swimming is an essential skill as well as a fun activity for all.