Meet Elizabeth

Training experience:
6,5 years

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In the Netherlands since:
Dec 2018

English, some Dutch, some French, some Spanish

You can find Elizabeth at:
Amsterdam Friendship


I cannot remember not knowing how to swim, I have been in the pool since I was a baby. I have never been a competitive swimmer, but it has always been my go-to sport. I think swimming is a relaxing hobby as well as keeping you fit – the water soothes you and takes away the stresses of the day. I also believe swimming is an essential life skill. As there is so much water around us, especially in the Netherlands, it is a good idea to know how to swim! I hold several training certificates including, Austswim qualification, Teaching infant and preschool aquatics, Teaching swimming and water safety, and a certificate for teaching Competitive strokes.

When I am not in the pool, I work as an administration assistant for Your Personal Swim Coach looking after the Amsterdam and Utrecht areas, as well as managing the teams of coaches in these cities.


Coaching Style:

I have a fun and gentle way with my students. I am encouraging and like to engage with them! I am a strong believer in learning sequentially – little by little and working on both strengths and weaknesses.



I really enjoy teaching the different levels, I am successful with all my students! I enjoy seeing students transform their fear of water and start to relax and enjoy their lessons and progress. I like to help guide them through this. I also thoroughly enjoy seeing swimmers achieve their first survival diploma!


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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