Zara

Zara

Zara is the Managing Partner & Founder of Splash which she set up in 1999. Splash has taught more than 4000 people to swim in Devon since it began, along with many school lessons too!

Relevant Qualifications: PGCE (PE teacher), BA (Hons) Sports Development, Swim England Trainee Tutor, ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher, ASA Babies and Pre-school, Safeguarding Children & Adults, Rookie & Junior Lifeguard Instructor, Deaf Friendly Course, CPD Teaching Water Polo, CPD Working with People with Additional & Complex Needs, RLSS Rescue Test for Teachers, DBS Enhanced Checked and Emergency First Aid At Work.

Zara has been teaching for 20+ years and still loves seeing her pupils swim for the first time, or seeing them refine their swimming strokes and progress with their water skills. Zara teaches all ages and all abilities and has always enjoyed the water and sports from a young age. A Modern Pentathlete who competed to National Level winning a Team Gold Medal at the National Biathlon in 1986. Inspired & coached by GB swimming coach Paddy Garrett.  Zara has a passion for excellence and wherever possible to see swimmers become happy, confident & capable efficient swimmers.

When not teaching or running the Splash Office, Zara is also a foster parent and loves to spend time with her extended family & friends or help out with Church activities.

Simon

Simon

Simon is the Managing Partner of Splash, he has helped with the running of Splash since 1999 and has been teaching since 2016

Relevant Qualifications: Bsc Civil Engineering, ASA Level 2, Safety Award for Teachers, First Aid, CPD Working with People with Additional & Complex Needs, Safeguarding Children & Adults and DBS Enhanced Checked

Simon is also a foster parent and enjoys seeing children reach their full potential.  With a love of working with children in many voluntary and paid roles over the years and a fun attitude, he is someone who is able to engage and pass on his enjoyment of the water to those he works with.

When not working he enjoys being creative and can often be found building or renovating something at home. When he gets the chance, he is a bit of a thrill seeker, so has been known to bungee jump, sky dive or abseil for charity.

Becky

Becky

Becky has been teaching for Splash since September 2014 and has been teaching swimming since April 2013.  Becky also is part of the Splash Administration Team.

Becky is currently on maternity leave.

Relevant Qualifications: ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher, Babies and Pre-School, National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Safeguarding Children & Adults, CPD Working with People with Additional & Complex Needs and DBS Enhanced Checked.

Becky teaches all ages from babies to adults, all abilities. Becky comes from a line of swimming teachers, her Mum is a swimming teacher, as was her Grandmother, so it’s become a family tradition! Becky was part of a local swimming club growing up, which fuelled her interest in swimming techniques and she likes to combine it with developing confidence, enabling her swimmers to happily pursue and enjoy many water activities in the future.

Her biggest achievement to date is receiving a 2:1 BA Hons degree for Creative Writing. When Becky’s not teaching she likes to do anything creative, whether it’s writing, painting, baking or knitting! She also loves to swim in the sea when it’s warmer and snowboard whenever she gets the chance.

Louise

Louise

Louise previously worked for Splash for seven years and recently returned to Splash in March 2019 and has been teaching since 2007 

Relevant Qualifications: ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher; Safeguarding Children & Adults Course; Babies and Pre-School; Disability and Deaf Friendly Awareness; Emergency First Aid, DBS Enhanced Checked.

Having always enjoyed swimming and water-based activities, Louise decided to become a swimming teacher to help others find a confidence and, hopefully, a passion for an important, healthy and fun life-skill that she feels should be accessible to all ages and abilities. 

Louise teaches babies through to adults and really enjoys seeing swimmers progress and gain their water confidence.

Caroline

Caroline

Caroline has been a voluntary swimming teacher for over 20 years.

Relevant Qualifications: ASA Teacher’s Certificate for Swimming, RLSS Rookie Instructor, National Pool Lifeguarding  Qualification, RLSS First Aid Qualification, Safeguarding Children Level 2 Training, Enhanced DBS Certificate,  Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Caroline has worked with children for all of her career, from babies up to year 11 students. Caroline was part of a local swimming club growing up, where her mother was a teacher. This inspired her to train as a swimming teacher and to pass her passion for swimming on to the people that she teaches. She has even encouraged her children to become swimming teachers and lifeguards.

When Caroline is not working she loves reading, cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

Rachel

Rachel

Rachel has been teaching for Splash since December 2018 and has been teaching swimming since 2011.

Relevant qualifications: ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics, Safety Award for Teachers, Level 3 Diploma for Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding Children & Adults, Enhanced DBS check.

Rachel has been swimming from a young age and swam at regional level in New Zealand.
Rachel teaches all ages and abilities and particularly enjoys working with younger children who are new to the water. Rachel believes swimming is an important skill to learn especially as she grew up living close to the water, this is where her passion for all things to do with water began and she particularly enjoys water skiing and snorkelling.

In her spare time Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and growing vegetables in her garden.