Experts in swimming lessons for adults

  1. Liana

  2. Juliette

    Hello swimmers! My name is Juliette and I am one of the coaches teaching at Diemen.
    Swimming is a sport I immensely enjoy competitively but also professionally. For the last
    14 years of my life whether it was in or outside the water, I have developed a love for
    the beautiful sport and adore sharing my tips and tricks on how to make the water feel
    like a second home! I mostly work with the intermediate swimmers, helping them perfect
    their technic and helping them achieve their goals. My main focus is that everyone can
    power through the water with complete confidence!

  3. Afrooz

    Hi all. I´m honored to be a part of Your Personal Swim Coach team in Amsterdam. I
    started my swimming life as a professional swimmer in competitions since I was 8 years
    old. Then I continued for years as an athlete. Eventually have experience for years as a
    swimming coach and swimming pool manager. During this journey I have always
    enjoyed of being in the water and feel so much peace more than everywhere in the
    water.

    Water has taught me in my life that if I can release myself I will come and rise
    and then I have to move regularly and repetitive on my way of life I can achieve my goal.

  4. Gijs

    Hi, my name is Gijs. I am from Zeeland and now studying in Leiden. You can meet me at the pool in Leiden.

    Next to being a student and swim coach, I also play in a band. So sometime I have to skip a lesson when we are performing.

     

  5. Matteo

    I am a former swimmer having raced for more than 20 years. In Italy I have attended many courses regarding swim teaching and lifesaving with the Italian Federation of Swimming (FIN) and I have been working in the swimming pool for 10 years.

    I like to work with diverse groups of people. I like to match my different coaching approaches to their unique personal characteristics. Throughout the years I have learned to approach first water contact and swimming skills in various ways depending on the person I have in front of me. 

    It is always a nice challenge to find the perfect way to get people more comfortable and to reach their common goal, overcome the fear of water and develop their skills. Achieving this gives me satisfaction in my job. 

    Water is our friend, my passion is to make people feel connected with it

     

  6. Mohamed

    Hello everybody. Since I was a kid I loved running around and looking for physical
    challenges. This lead to a study in sports at the university in Egypt, my home country. I
    specialized in swimming and took great pleasure in teaching kids as well as adults. It's
    amazing for me to see my students play and move in the water, when they were afraid
    before. During my work in the tourism field later, I still gave lessons in swimming but
    also experienced that the learning curve is a lot faster, if you add a bit of fun to it. I am
    living in the Netherlands for a couple of years now and, after learning the Dutch
    language, I really missed the smell of the pool. So come join and let us set your
    swimming goals together. To make you feel safe, confident, comfortable and have some
    fun.

  7. Aron

    At an early childhood, swimming was a big part of my life. Mainly, because I live near the sea so it was a must-have to learn how to swim at a young age. After I got my swimming certificates, I joined the rescue-squad in Katwijk. Joining the rescue-squad was a great way to combine my favorite hobby: swimming and to be able to rescue people who are drowning. After five years I quitted the rescue-squad with a big knowledge about swimming techniques. Currently, I am a chemistry student in Leiden.

    “Oxygen is overrated anyway ;)”

  8. Axel

    Hi all, I am part of the team in Diemen. I have spent a lot of time in pools; I was 8 years old when I started playing water polo and participated in competitive swimming. I picked up coaching when I was 15 years old and I am now still coach while following my education . The last 4 years I have been focusing more intensively on how to become a teacher and I have even got certified by KNZB. At the moment I am coaching the advanced swimmers which is such a joy for me; all the feedback that I am giving to my students makes them swim faster and with less effort each time.

    “Welcome students from whever you are. Diemen is my hometown so it would be my pleasure meeting you there in the pool.”

  9. Daniel

    Swimming is the biggest part of my entire life. I started following this passion when I turned 7 years old. The more I was swimming, the more I was into this sport with a very big motivation to move forward. I travelled across the Europe while participating in various Championships, International Swimming meetings, meeting famous professional swimmers and coaches from all around the world – this is my reward for many years of hard work.

    After 13 years of my swimming career I felt that I have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with our students in Den Haag.  Rather it is shallow or deep water,  I can help you to the next level.

     

  10. Emily

    I began swimming at the age of five in a family of dedicated swimmers. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois in the U.S. and recently moved to The Netherlands. I swam at the national collegiate level for four years. After that I began professionally coaching children and teenagers and my passion for coaching grew enormously and came with me to The Netherlands. I love coaching because I love seeing people succeed in a sport that I have always enjoyed doing myself.

    Don’t compare yourself to others; simply celebrate your own accomplishments and help others celebrate theirs.

  11. Julius

    As a Lifeguard, I know how important it is to be able to swim in the Netherlands. Since the age of 4 I have been swimming. As soon as possible  I joined the rescue team at the Dutch coast. , where I acquired all the skills needed to rescue others. During summer, I, together with my fellow colleagues, keep the beach of The Hague safe. Unfortunately, I have experienced that people – especially those who do not have their swimming diplomas – often misinterpret the sea, resulting into life-threatening situations. I therefore find it very important to join Your Personal Swim Coach, in their journey of spreading swimming skills to both adults and children.

    “Be safe in the sea this summer, start lessons today!”

  12. Liz

    Just relocated from Malaysia and joined this school right after putting my feet on Dutch ground. I am a British citizen, who has resided in south East Asia for the last 8 years. I worked as Podiatrist but, while being a mum, got the idea of becoming a swim teacher instead. I retrained through Austswim – an Australian company.  I have taught private lessons at client’s residences and my own pool within our compound .I do love swim teaching and interacting with all the people I am fortunate enough to teach.  My student ages have ranged from 1+ years old to adults with a deep seated fear of the water.

    ” I can count in a few languages. So  here we go: Een, Twee Drie…. Let’s jump in!”

  13. Parnia

    I started swimming at an early age when I arrived from Iran. My mother had also learned swimming in the Netherlands, so I had witnessed this process closely. Therefore I know firsthand how life changing it can be. I found my passion for teaching after I had finished high school. I decided to take a year off and become a swim instructor. Currently I am a bachelor student in chemistry as well.
    I get really excited when I see that my students are making progress.

    “For a swim coach, seeing your progress is our best reward!”

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