Experts in swimming lessons for adults

  1. Laura

    “Don’t be afraid of trying something new! You’ll be surprised how far you can go once you overcome the fear! ~ YOU GOT THIS!”

  2. Liesbeth – Office manager

    My name is Liesbeth, born and raised in The Hague where the head office is of our school. I am teaching kids and adults for many years and worked with several schools in town.

    At YPSC, I am the one who usually answers your burning questions by email 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.

    Despise some physical and visual limitations I know how far one can come in life and how you can become your best you.

    “Just try without any hesitations and you will surprise others, but most of all yourself!”

  3. Mila

    Hi! My name is Mila and I love to teach you how to swim. See you at the pool!

    “Improve what you already can, and learn what you cannot do yet. Because you can do

  4. Masha

    Hi Everyone, I’m Masha (28) originally from the Netherlands, spatial designer and a lifetime water lover.

    What I can remember is that I actually always prefer to be in the water, from a very early age I swam fanatically, and later also gave training, and now also lessons.

    Living and working in the vicinity of Amsterdam, and here is the need to be able to save yourself in the water very large. And an extra motivation for me to teach!

    Overcoming water fear is more than just overcoming fear, its taking control. Learn how to swim at a later age requires a large amount of physical awareness, so that you feel what your body is doing in the water and that you can control your movement. This physical awareness also helps you overcome obstacles outside of the water.

    And I would like to share as much as possible the fun that I experience with water.

    “We are 80% water, so I believe everyone can love water ;-)”

  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. Agcharapan

    My name is Agcharapan. It is my ambition to work about swimming as I have experience as a professional athletic swimmer in my youth and I still very much enjoy swimming to this day. 

    My experience and motivation will help people step out of their comfort zone and achieve their goals. 

    ” Never give up. Always find a reason to keep trying “


  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. Blanka

    I am an ex professional water-polo player from Hungary with over 6 years of experience in leading swim classes. I possess the comprehensive skill set and hands-on understanding necessary to coach kids as well as adults. It takes patience to achieve some new skills. Focus should always goes out to the process, that the results will come. Remember when you were taking driving lessons? If felt stressful but some years later you can’t even imagine how not to drive.

    “I have real desire to teach others how to swim. I believe it is something that everyone should have the opportunity to learn”

  10. Chefanja

    “See you at the pool?”

  11. Clara

    As a child I loved swimming. Teaching was something I also enjoyed 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. I have learned and achieved a lot throughout the years and am very excited to put that knowledge to use now. I would love to help you to reach your swim goals.

  12. 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.


  13. 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.

  14. Fahrad

    As far as I can remember I have always enjoyed being in the pool or sea. I am born and raised in Tehran,Iran. I gained my life guard diploma when I was 19 years old and during my university studies in Iran I also worked as a pool life guard. At the age 22 I received my coaching licence. I moved to Holland  to continue my studies at TU Delft university and  joined the swimming team (DSZ Wave). During my time as a student l participated in swimming competition, which I continue to do so today.
    I am passionate about helping other swimmers better themselves.

    “By dividing the complex swimming stroke into smaller steps, I help my students with accomplishing their swimming goals.”

  15. Jordi

    Hey all of you! My name is Jordi and I am raised and living in Hoorn, the Netherlands. I am a qualified swimming coach, by the KNZB, and have more than 7 years of experience as a coach of competitive swimmers. I started swimming when I was a baby, and I have never lost my passion for it. On my 13th I started to train the little swimmers, who were just exploring the world of competitive swimming. It was such a joy to train them and see them going faster and faster and having fun. Now, I wanted to give all the people the confidence and the ability to be comfortable in the water!

    “Improve what you already can, and learn what you cannot do yet. Because you can do anything. As long as you give your 100% and believe in yourself. We always believe in you, because we know you can do it!”

  16. 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!”

  17. Kate

    My name is Kate, I am originally from Manchester in the UK.  Swimming has always been one of my favourite activities, my Mum calls me the original ‘Water baby’ as from since I was a child I have always loved being in the water. For 2 years I have been working for a company called ‘Waterbabies’ teaching babies and toddlers water confidence and safety skills. Amsterdam really feels like my second home, I love the freedom of cycling on your bike from A to B and the beautiful canal views.

  18. Kim

    Hello everybody, Kim here!  I started swimming when I was a baby and right up to this day, I still swim every week! I really like being in the water and the way it makes me feel weightless. At an age of 12 years I started to teach children how to swim and from that moment I fell in love with teaching. It is very important for everyone to feel save in the water and I am happy that I can help with that.

     “Let’s work together, step by step, to help you feel comfortable in the water!”

  19. 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!”

  20. Mandy

    Hi everyone! 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.

    “I love to teach swimming skills to children and adults so much because, it gives these people more confidence. In and outside the pool!”

  21. Myrthe

    As far back as I can remember, swimming has always been a part of my life. My grandma and aunt taught me how to swim. Teaching others how to swim, just runs in our family, I guess. The fun part of teaching others, is all about sharing the joy for water.  It simply boosts my energy.

    In my earlier years, I used to be a competitive swimmer. I even participated in the Dutch National Championships. Besides being a swimming coach, I am also a current bachelor student of human movement technology. Recently i picked up waterpolo. There are still so many aqua- sports to discover. 

    “Some students are scared in water. But they try it anyway. According to me, these  people are the bravest .”


  22. Paolo

    Hello everybody! This is Paolo; I have been living in the Netherlands for the last four year while working as a software engineer.
    But many years ago I started my water experience in Italy!   During high school I was a water polo player, then during the university I got my qualification as swim teacher and worked part time for many years as trainer for several teams, as well as teaching swimming to both young kids and adults.  Additionally, I’m an scuba diving instructor as well. So come and meet me in Diemen and i will introduce you into the magic waterworld.

    “My passion is to share my love of the waterworld Float, swim, dive and have fun!”

  23. 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!”

  24. Philip

    “We say…a man can live 5 days without water… only if he is not a swimmer!”

  25. Rachel

    “Lets get started and experience the all benefits of the water!”

  26. Ronny

    After 12 years as a swimmer and waterpolo player, I believe that swimming is a ‘must have’ for everyone. It’s a really great sport, because it trains every muscle of your body and keeps your health in great shape. Also, it’s a great personal development tool because you learn things that you can apply in your life, outside of the water. While learning how to swim, you earn a lot of self-confidence, because in every session you are working with your fears, limits and you have to practice until can go through everything you deal with. In time swimming becomes fun, form of meditation, freedom in a new environment.
    For me, as a coach, working with adults it’s more than just giving some instructions. You have to connect to every student. Without a connection of trust, you can’t expect great results and that’s why i love helping others to bring more joy, freedom and health in their lives.

    “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine”

  27. Ruben

    Ask me what swimming means to me and you get a cery clear answer; swimming means the world to me! The moment when you have total control in the water is really great. It gives you a feeling of being free. When I started playing waterpolo at the age of 12 I couldn’t swim very well, but I loved it immediately. Nowadays I’m still playing waterpolo and next to that I swim races at Master championships as well. Every Sunday, I lead a team of devoted coaches in Rotterdam. We welcome new swimmers every week.

    “Being free and relaxing into the water is the most important thing. I grant anyone those feelings.. So that is why I’m a coach at YPSC!”

  28. Thomas

    My name is Thomas, a lifestyle information student  and a swimmer whole my life. When I joined the local swimming club, I took up competitive swimming.  Soon, after I realized I enjoy coaching others much more, I got my qualifications. By now I accumulated over 6 years teaching experiences.

    I am patience  and have process-driven approach of teaching strokes. Mostly I take care of the stroke introduction classes. Swimmers who can glide with their face in the water, are ready to start this level. During my lesson, I address all aspects of developing an effective and sustainable front crawl.

    “It  may take a while to manage a good stroke,  but the results are everlasting!”


  29. Yolanda

    Being with people and helping them to overcome fear that they may have had for their whole lives is a rewarding and humbling experience. For me, the water is a comforting and safe environment, but for many of the people I work with the water is a source of fear and panic. I am filled with admiration at their courage and determination. I feel privileged to watch as they set themselves free.

    “Stop prolonging the fear and come to our lessons weekly. This will give the fasted water familiarity improvements”

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