In the Netherlands since:
Italian, English and basic Dutch
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“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.
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!
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 are comfortable in shallow water, but are not able yet to perform all 4 basic strokes.
This level requires for you to have passed the introduction program, or you are able to perform swim an backcrawl and single back stroke (froggie leg).
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.
You have no issues in deep water and are able to swim more than one lane without breaking.
These groups works on improving their swimming skills and stamina and follow the program for diploma A, B and C.