Meet Nathalie

Training experience: 1 year swim coach and many years as coach

Nationality:

Dutch

Dutch swimcoach flag

In the Netherlands since: 1994

Languages: French (native), Dutch, Engels, Spanish

Pools: Friendship and Zuiderbad

About Nathalie

I grew up in Brussel (Belgium). My father taught me to swim during a holiday, in one afternoon. I was 7 years old.  On the same day, I made my first-holiday competition, finishing the lap in the breaststroke was my victory even if I was the last one finishing this competition.  After that, I continue competing in freestyle interschool during my college.

A few years ago, I started my own practice as a well-being coach to guide women to be the best version of themselves, to let them see, and feel how to be happy in their life. Then came corona and the cards change! How do I come happy in this context? Well, teaching to people who dare, teaching my first love, swim. That was my conclusion after long research and questioning too.

 

Coaching Style

I believe that every adult should be able to enjoy the water and I will work diligently for this goal. I am committed to coaching adults until they are safe and strong enough to jump in open water. My aim is for them to grow confidence, improve aquatic abilities and basic water skills, by explaining the mechanics of the human body and the physics of water.  I keep my classes structured with logical steps so learners stay engaged and physically challenged.

 

Certifications

Diploma C 2022 and more / Certificate of swimming coach in the Netherlands, expected in July 2022 / Survival Brigade – EHBO 2022

 

Specialities

I am successful teaching people of different ages. I believe it is never too late to learn this lifesaving skill. Swimming is a low -impact activity so if you are willing to learn and commit to weekly lessons, I will make sure you succeed!

“Rise and Shine! Everybody should be able to enjoy the water!”.”

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!

Beginners

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.

Advanced

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.