MEET OUR TEAM
Christina: Founder & Owner
Thanks to an interesting and fortunate turn in my career, I became the owner of this wonderful swim school! I am originally an agronomist, but my passion for teaching others to swim could not be stopped!
After living in Kenya for two years, I came back to The Hague and decided to get off the corporate track for a while and continued doing what I really enjoyed while travelling through Africa; sharing my passion for exercising in the water and helping others to learn how to swim. I have taught hundreds of people how to swim over the years and I can't wait to help you!
I started as an assistant teacher more than 10 years ago, while collecting all kinds of swimming diplomas meanwhile. This is where I found my passion for teaching children of every age range so I had got my qualification to become a teacher myself.
Later on I gained a Master’s Degree in Pedagogical Science. This study is all about the progress of parenting and educating while interacting with the (disturbed) development of children and adolescents in their own environment.
Risma: Office Manager
"Swimming gives me such a sense of freedom, I can not describe. It is a privilege to grow up in Holland where we are surrounded by water and swimming is a part of our life. After 16 years of working for a big commercial company, it was an honor to be able to work for this great organization. I am the one who usually answers your burning questions by email, on social media platforms or by phone. Although I’m not right beside you in the pool, you can count on me to be your pillar of support behind the scenes. Together we will make this an adventure to be remembered."
Amber : Head Coach North Holland
As a child I loved sports. Not just swimming, but every sport. As a result, I ended up pursuing my education in athletics. Teaching was something I enjoyed quite a bit and I soon found out that I could combine my two passions. It all just came together and just like that... I became a swimming instructor. In my 15 years of experience, I have taught people of all ages including babies. I have learned and achieved a lot throughout the years and am very excited to put that knowledge to use now in Diemen. I would love to help you to reach your swim goals.
At Your Personal Swim Coach, we specialize in teaching adults and teenagers, whatever your level of experience with water, whatever your background and whatever your swimming goals!
We can help you to:
- Overcome Fear of water
- Be able to enjoy the pool or beach with family and friends
- Get fit and healthy
- Learn survival as well as water rescue skills
- Improve your swimming technique for sports or competition swimming
- Get the swimming skills to enable you to participate in water sports
- Feel confident and safe in every situation in the water
Read what some of our students have to say about their lessons: