Meet The Team. 

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Hi I'm Sue and actively manage Octanauts Swim School, often referred to as the lady in pink !

I have been involved in teaching swimming for close to 25 years, it is my passion that every child and adult should learn to swim, share a love for the water.

My early years were spent assisting beginners at a local swimming club prior to gaining formal qualifications in 1999.

I am also an experienced Tutor of Swimming Teachers and National Tutor for the Royal Life Saving Society.

Over the last 10 years I have developed swimmers, lifeguards and teachers internationally. 


I'm Kate, I am a passionate swim teacher to all abilities and love being able to help children have fun and learn a vital skill at the same time. I teach at the Jag on Friday evenings

I am also a Mum to 1 boy who loves his sport like I do.

I am a twice British Champion power lifter who competes for Great Britain internationally and I hold multiple British records and I love the bench press most.


Hi I'm Ria, I teach at the Jaguar sports and social club on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

As well as a teacher I am also an Aquabatix instructor.

I am passionate about my job and love to see everyone gaining confidence in the water and progressing through the stages.

Water safety is a very important life skill that I feel everyone should learn.

I am a mum to 4 daughters so in my spare time I love to spend time with my family having fun.


Hi I'm Nichola, known to most as Nic.

I am the swimming lesson coordinator for Octanauts and also

 the lead teacher at Tiverton Monday to Friday. I teach at the Jaguar sports and social club on a Saturday afternoon.

As well as being a swim teacher I'm a mermaid instructor 

I'm passionate about my role and get great pleasure from teaching.

I also work part time as a catering assistant.

I'm a mum of 3 and enjoy spending my spare time with my family.


Hi I'm Fabrice. I've always been a keen swimmer and completed all my swim stages as a youngster and I have been privileged to represent the county and my schools in various swimming galas.

I started working with Octanauts as a swim assistant and gained my Swim Teacher and Rookie Lifeguard Teacher qualifications as soon as I was old enough to do so.

I enjoy teaching and take great pride in seeing all swimmers gain great water confidence and progress to their next swimming level.

I teach on a Monday and Thursday and look forward to seeing you have fun in the water.


Hi I'm Ashleigh and I'm a swimming teacher at the Jaguar sports and social club on a Saturday afternoons.

I really enjoy teaching all stages and abilities and watching the swimmers confidence grow.

I first began as a swim assistant with Octanauts and gained my teaching qualification in 2019.

I am also studying photography with a particular interest in fashion and portrait photography.

As well as spending time taking and editing photos, I love to spend time with family and friends.


Hi I'm Marcel and I've been swimming all my life.

I'm currently at sixth form studying Engineering.

I started working for Octanauts in 2018, which is where I began assisting in the water. During Lockdown I gained a few more qualifications and I am now a qualified swim teacher.

I teach on at the Jag on sundays as well as delivering the adult lessons for Octanauts on Mondays. I continue to be a pool assistant on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons so I may see some of you swimming.

I really enjoy helping out and watching all the swimmers progress through their stages.


Hi I'm Luke, I attend Blue Coat sixth form studying business, philosophy and PE.

I am grade 8 drums and like music.

I was on course to get my silver Duke Of Edinburgh but was halted by covid.

I recently stopped playing top tire academy football for Southam and Coventry.

I love going to the gym in my spare time as I would like to join the Royal Marines in the future.

I am a swimming teaching assistant at Tiverton school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I also assist at the Jag on Sundays

I am really passionate about my job as I love seeing people improve.

I really enjoy my job and try my best to achieve the best.


Hi I'm Meg, I'm a lesson assistant at the Jaguar sports and social club on a Thursday and Friday. I also assist at Tiverton school on a Wednesday.

In my free time I enjoy spending tine with friends and family.

I also love going to the gym so spend a lot of my free time there too.

I love my job and look forward to seeing you all progress and helping you learn to swim.

All Octanauts teachers hold the following Qualifications
*Level 2 Swimming Teacher*
*Level 2 Pool Rescue Qualification*
*Safeguarding Certificate*
*Emergency First Aid Qualification*

*Customer Care Certificate*
Full enhanced DBS check