Our Teachers


Andy is a Level 2 teacher and Level 2 coach and has been involved with swimming since the mid 80s when he was a competitive club swimmer with Bath Dolphins SC and now volunteers as a member of the Junior Squad coaching team. He enjoys bringing swimmers on from complete beginners in a learn to swim environment to Squad level.


Ash is an ASA Level 2 swimming teacher with 15 years experience teaching and coaching swimming of all abilities, from pre-school beginners to advanced learners, national level club swimmers and GB age group triathletes. He is a former regional and national-level swimmer, and holds a BA (Hons) degree in Coach Education and Sports Development.


Eli has been teaching swimming for 9 years and has worked with a wide range of abilities from pre-school to adult learn to swim; as well as coaching competitive swimmers competing at county level to British Championships. Alongside teaching swimming Eli also works in a Primary school as a teaching assistant and is a Crossfit trainer for children and adults.


Having grown up with a family heavily involved in my local swimming club, swimming has always played a huge part in my life. As a young child I competed in lots of different swimming galas and competitions until I was approached and asked to give Biathlons a try (running and swimming). After my first competition I was hooked and it was from then that I slowly began training for Modern Pentathlon (running, swimming, shooting, fencing and horse riding) and after a few years was lucky enough to be asked to join the world class talent programme. I competed in Pentathlon until I was 18 years old until I decided that I wanted to switch my focus into being a PE teacher. 3 years later I started working as a teacher and loved every minute, but definitely missed being involved in the swimming world! So I decided to gain my Level 2 swimming qualification and was able to become part of the Bath School of Swimming community and have enjoyed every minute since. Being able to give back to the sporting world and create opportunities in sport that I was lucky enough to experience is something I am very passionate about!


June has been teaching and coaching children from beginner to district competitions for 20 years. She is passionate about seeing children progress in both ability and confidence – that it is such a joy to witness. She is also an experienced adult learn to swim and open water swimming coach.


I first learnt to swim at the age of 6 and after many hours and years of training started competing nationally at the age of 14. Since this time I have been involved in coaching and teaching swimming, and I thrive on passing on my love and passion for swimming to those I teach.

I especially enjoy teaching swimmers with special and additional needs. I feel my understanding and humorous approach helps me to gain the trust of even the most nervous children, building their confidence and self belief.


Sam has been swimming competitively since the age of 7, whilst living in the US. Sam returned to the UK age 9 and has continued to swim competitively for Keynsham Swimming Club, Team Bath AS and most recently, City of Bristol Aquatics. He achieved medals at County and Regional level and made Nationals in 2018.


Sarah- Jane is the owner of Bath School of Swimming and is passionate about children having the opportunity to learn to swim in small, nurturing classes with excellent teachers. She believes this gives children the best opportunity to develop their swimming, grow in confidence and also have fun!

Having grown up in South Africa Sarah-Jane learnt to swim at an early age and spent most of her free time in the pool, swimming competitively through her school but mostly for enjoyment. Sarah-Jane has been working with children and young people for 15 years and loves bringing this experience into her work at Bath School of Swimming.


Trish started swimming at a young age and progressed on to represent her country Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) for 7 years with winning results. Trish then went back to swimming competitively at the age of 27 while living in the US, where she competed in the All Star Games achieving 2 gold and a silver medal. Trish joined Bath School of Swimming 15 years ago and continues to share her love of swimming with all ages. She loves knowing that children are developing such an important life skill.