Experts in swimming lessons for adults

  1. Imke

    Hi, I am Imke and I have been coaching in Eindhoven for a few years now.

    Before working for Your Personal Swim Coach, I taught Dutch children who lived all over the world with there expat parents. It was great to deliver the high quality, Dutch standard of swimming lessons to those children. During my travels, I found out that learning to swim is not simply about common sense for everyone.  I learned to help everyone according to their individual needs and situations and that has helped me now, back in in Holland.

    “I have two legs, but is secretly, I was born a mermaid! I can help you to love the water too!”

  2. Tom

    Hello everyone (Hoi allemaal!)

    My name is Tom and I’m an instructor in Eindhoven.

    I have been giving swimming lessons to children for almost 10 years now, but now I have made a new start by giving lessons to adults.  Besides being a swim instructor I also work in an outdoor shop, advising people to buy their equipment for their outdoor journey.  In the pool, I support our wonderful students on their journey towards becoming an independent swimmer. I really enjoy helping people to overcome their fear of water and the improvement they make.

    “Don’t overthink in the water, just relax!”

  3. Lianne

    Through swimming, I have gained a new world.
    I have been working in different swimming pools for 7 years now, and still enjoy the fun and new challenges, as well as the beauty of seeing others enjoy the water! There is so much you can do with swimming!   I enjoy my time as a Personal Swim Coach and love to guide people. Which steps to take to reach your goals and how to wrap it up in something  fun!  In my free time I go swim with disabled kids and let them have a hour relaxation without having to sit in their wheelchair. It makes me happy to see the joy water can bring!

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

  4. Nora

    My name is Nora and I am from Algiers. I have been living in Eindhoven now for one and half years after moving from Austria.  I speak French, Arabic, English, Spanish and a little bit of German.  I have always been a good swimmer since I was a child, as we lived near the beach and I spent a lot of time there during my free time.  Since January, I have been training to be a swim instructor. I am an assistant coach with “Your Personal Swim Coach” and studying online with the STA simultaneously.

    “I like to see people feeling comfortable and safe in the water. So, let me help, let’s go for a swim!…
    A bientôt! Ila elliqa! See you soon! Hasta luego! Tschüss!”

  5. Simon

    I have been swimming for essentially my entire life, my father tells me repeatedly that I was swimming before I could walk! I began participating in competitive swimming at 13-years-old and continued competing up through my years at University. My natural passion for swimming also translated very easily into my first job at 16-years-old as a swim instructor. I have been giving private and group swim lessons for several years, to all variety of age groups and skill levels.

    “You can do it!”

  6. Karam

    Greetings to everyone!  I started my swimming experience when I was ten years old when I followed a swimming learning course and I got my first swimming diploma!  After that I decided to follow up and develop my style and skill in swimming.   In 2009 I received a diploma in Rescue and Training at the same time I was studying English Literature in Syria.  During my summer vacation, I was teaching swimming, which I loved!   I participated swimming races for long distance in Euphrates River and the Mediterranean Sea.   As a rescue swimmer, I saved a lot of people in the Euphrates River and  also Belgian  woman in the lake of Zoetermeer, NL.  I love swimming and teaching it. Swimming means a lot to me, not just a sport where I learned patience, challenge and help others.

    “I am honored to be part of this great team, I can’t wait to help you with your swimming!”

  7. 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!”

  8. 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!”

  9. 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!”

  10. 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!”

  11. Amber

    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.

    “Big goals, little goals, any goals – I am here to help. I truly believe that only those who attempt , will achieve”.

  12. 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.”

  13. 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.”

  14. Armando

    Ciao Tutti, I swopped Milan for a new life in the Netherlands. I have been working for decades as a qualified teacher for adults and children. I can guarantee my full commitment to every swimmer in my class; beginners, advanced as well as masters. Within those 45 minutes, I will help you reach your next level. I love to see my swimmers get satisfaction when they reached their targets time after time. Whether it is a new stroke, a longer distance or a complete different exercise. Arrivederci !

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

  15. 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 ;)”

  16. Sharon

    From the moment I started swimming, I had loved it. Mainly because it is like you are somewhere else. I appear to have talent for it too, so I joined some competitive swimming teams for a while. I think it is safe to say that swimming is my nature.
    I lived in Nigeria for some years, that is where my mom (also a teacher) helped out many locals who did not know how to float nor swim. Now I am working with scared adults myself. I put them at ease by telling them how I feel in the water. By giving them a different view, they get their minds off their fear.

    “When I swim or go under water, all the noise around me fades away. Let’s share this experience together!”

  17. 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. 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.

    “The fun part of teaching others how to swim is sharing the joy for water. That just boosts my energy!”

  18. 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!”

  19. Lucio

    I was born in Sicily, where I played in the semi-professional water polo division for many years. At the young age of 19, after I was selected for a pilot training within the air force, I enrolled myself in the swimming section of the air force. After leaving the air force I realized I could also help other people by being more than just a uniform. Now that I am living in the Netherlands, I work as a physiotherapist. It allows me to keep people mobile and to motivate them to get and stay fit and healthy. Swimming is just the perfect excise to achieve that goal.

    “A perfect lesson is about letting go of your fears and having fun! And dont forget the technique I apply strictly.”

  20. Fabian

    I spent quite some hours in the pool already, mainly as a water polo athlete in the National League. Meanwhile I am really getting the hang of teaching and coaching others who are keen to become better and faster swimmers. While working with the children of a swim school in The Hague, I was schooled as a qualified swim instructor. I love the new challenge of teaching adults. They force me to explain the strokes in detail. Meanwhile I crack a joke occasionally when I think that it could help my students to relax a bit more.

    “I enjoy swimming very much but I like to teach it to other people as well, since I think it is an absolute must-have skill.”

  21. Mandy Co-Owner

    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!”

  22. Christina Founder and Co-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.  After living and working 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. That was the first time I realized how hard it can be dealing with fear of water. I got my qualifications to become a swimming instructor and my passion for teaching others to swim could not be stopped ever since.

    In the meantime I became a NLP master,  this offered me helpful  skills in order to communicate with our students who fear water.  I have taught hundreds of people how to swim over the years and I can’t wait to help you to achieve your goals!

    “It humbles me that our students allow us to work with them. They are our heroes!”

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