Meet Coach Nerys

Training experience:
since 2023

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In the Netherlands since: 2009

English, Dutch and Italian

Pools: Utrecht


Growing up near the Welsh coast, I’ve always been drawn to water. As a child, any glimpse of the sea, lake, river, or pool would lure me in. This love for water still defines me today. When I’m not in the pool, you might spot me exploring Utrecht lakes and canals. For me, being in water is suchfreedom.

At 4 years old, my parents began to take me swimming at a local holiday complex. I continued with weekly swimming sessions in primary school, and weekend lessons at my local pool. Throughout secondary school, I represented both my school and county in swimming competitions. My passion for swimming remained throughout my adult life, and I am a former member of the South London Swimming Club.

Professionally, I’m a trained biomedical scientist working as a project manager in biotechnology. Recently, I diversified my career by becoming a certified Health and Wellness Coach. At Your Personal Swim Coach, I get to combine coaching and swimming. My aim is to share my love for the sport by helping others not only learn this crucial life-skill but to feel at ease, and joyful in the water.

Coaching Style:

During lessons, I like to come prepared with a flexible plan and then let the students also be a guide  depending on their confidence in the water and progress.

I think it’s important to really listen, and take on feedback from my swimmers, particularly when they are not confident in water or are first learning to swim in deep water.


I love to work with students during the early stages of Water Introduction, and to help find ways that they can get accustomed to the water. This is also a stage where you can see big improvements quite quickly, and that is very satisfying for me as a coach.

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

– Rabindranath Tagore

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.

If you have taken   classes before and   failed, join our beginners groups and we teach you how to float first.

Stroke improvers

If you can float and swim but are afraid of deep water.

You can swim but are complete exhausted after swimming 1 lane.

You can join the intermediate or A group and enjoy our support with the first moves in the deep water.


If you have no issues in the deep water and able to swim two laps without getting  exhausted.

you can join the diploma groups or sportclass, come weekly or book individual lessons. Objective is working on stamina and improving techniques.

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