I learnt to swim as a child at Swindon Dolphins and progressed to National level.
I used to teach the children to swim at Swindon Dolphins as a teenager.
I returned to teaching when my children were very young and I have taught babies children and adults for 30 years.
I swim for Crawley swimming club masters section and I also compete for Sussex.I am qualified ASA timekeeper,and also Judge for Crawley Swimming club.I also teach learners at Crawley Swimming Club.
In October 2015 I competed in the Nationals at Sheffield and I came third in the 50 metres butterfly, fifth in the 50 freestyle I also competed in two relays where we won gold medals at national level.
I am CRB checked and also have a child protection certificate from the ASA.I also have a current Pool lifeguard qualification.
Merlin Swimming club is sponsering a relay at the European Masters Champonships at the Olympic pool.
I will be swimming in the relay I am swimming Butterfly and freestyle.
I was taught to swim by my father at a very young age. I then joined Crawley swimming club with my sisters, where we regularly competed for the club.
I continued swimming till I was 17, when I left to go to college. I returned to swimming when I had my own children and we all competed in swimming and lifesaving competion.
I took up teaching and in 1996 Meryl and I formed Merlin swim school. I do seminars to keep up to date with teaching and still compete in Masters swim competion and I also do triathalons.
I have won quite a few medals, my most memorable being a gold in the 1500 metres front crawl at the Nationals, I also became the 50 metres freestyle Champion at the South East Championships at K2 in 2009.At Sheffield in 2012 I got a silver in the 1500 metres at Nationals.
I am CRB checked and hold a child protection certificate. I also have a current Pool Lifeguard qualification.