Meet Maria

Training experience:
3 years


In the Netherlands since:

Russian, English and working on her  Dutch

You can find Maria at:

Overbosch, The Hague 

Carlton, The Hague


I was about 1 or 2 years old when I accidentally went under the water  while taking a bath. My mom was scared to death when she noticed that, but I was completely fine, enjoying being a part of that new world.

 Since that time, I have never stopped exploring. I do love the statement “We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again”.

I am a qualified PADI Divemaster, lifeguard and marine mammals trainer. Hence it is a pleasure for me to introduce the underwater world to as many people as I can and make them feel comfortable either in a swimming pool or the ocean.


Coaching Style

When there is a combination of strong motivation and hard work – everything becomes possible. My goal is to inspire people towards new achievements, support them by explaining basics of swimming and showing exercises that build the confidence while in the water.



I am confident working with adults of any age. My favorite swimming techniques are freestyle and breaststroke.  Since I am a PADI instructor  I am able to teach beginners when they are don’t feeling so comfortable yet . Above all , I trained big fishes, so if they can do it , I can make you do it too… 😉   


“The underwater world is waiting for you!”

Our adult swim classes

Your Personal Swim Coach will help you become a more confident you, a stronger, fitter and healthier you, a happier, care-free you and ensure your success in learning to enjoy and feel safe in and around water!

Water Introduction

If you cannot swim at all and are fearful and/or challenged in water generally.

You took classes before and failed or it has been a very long time ago.


You can swim comfortable in shallow water, however deep water gives you discomfort.

This level requires for you know all the 4 basic strokes and you have had swim lessons before.


If you have no issues in  deep water and able to swim more than  200m without getting exhausted.

You want to become fitter and stronger and swimming is your weekly workout.

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