Your personal swim coach Armando

Meet Armando

Training experience:
13 years


In the Netherlands since:

Italian, English and basic Dutch

You can find Armando at:

Personal vision:
“Learning a lifesaving skill like swimming is stronger than an Italian espresso! “

I grew up in Milan where I had different careers but I had always played waterpolo since childhood. That prompted me to switch and move to the pool permanently, first as a lifeguard but soon after as a full time swim trainer and also personal trainer for those who like to tone and strengthen their muscles. Swimmers of any age, including newborns, can come to me for training. I know how to make them swim like a fish!
When I am not in the pool, I also work in an Italian restaurant and spend time with my family and Ghanaian wife.

Coaching Style
My style can be classed as orthodox when it comes to technique and my focus is on increasing breathing capacity, rather than speed or endurance as good breathing is key for all areas of swimming. If you can breathe well, you can float, relax, and enjoy what you are doing. For beginners, I work to develop a strong fundamental understanding of the water. Simply telling people how to move an arm or leg will not make you a swimmer!

I can coach many people at the same time and still make them feel individually supported. No matter what their ability is, from beginner to sports level, all my students go home super satisfied and keen to swim again.


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

Are you unable to swim, scared or challenged? Have you taken lessons before and failed? Or it has been a long time ago?

Stroke Introduction

You are comfortable in shallow water but are not able yet to perform all 4 basic strokes. This level requires you to have passed the introduction program, or you are able to perform a swim a backcrawl, and a single backstroke (froggy leg).


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

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


Do you have no problems in deep water and could you swim more than one lane without pausing? Improve your swimming skills and stamina. Follow the advanced program for diplomas A, B, and C.

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