Name: Darren

Been a Swimming Teacher for: I completed my Level II qualification in 2019

What made you want to be a teacher? The opportunity to teach a life skill. 

What is your favourite skill to teach? It’s not really a skill but building water confidence!!  Otherwise log rolls are fun to do.

Which stage do you think is the hardest? Stage 5/6 when it gets technical and to tweak little areas of a swimmers stroke.

Have you got a funny swimming story? I once swam very close to a seal who pretended to be a shark on the east coast near Yarmouth and I don’t think I have ever swam as fast I did that day....

Where in the world would you like to swim? The Montjuic pool on the outskirts of Barcelona is lovely and has a great view of the city!!

Tell me something interesting about you? I am a qualified football coach and run a successful youth football team.