Meet The Team.
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.
Hi I'm Sara and I am the co-ordinator for Octanauts Swim School.
I have swam since I can remember and I know the great importance of learning to swim.
I am a qualified Baby and Pre School swimming teacher and love to see how the children progress in the water and the smiles on their faces!
I am a mum to 2 toddlers who keep me busy.
In my spare time we love going for walks with our dog and having lots of fun.
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 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 and Friday.
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'm the lead teacher at Tiverton Monday to Friday. I also teach at the Jaguar sports and social club on a Saturday morning.
As well as being a swim teacher I'm also a mermaid instructor and teach SEND swim lessons at Tiverton Tuesday to Thursday.
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 mornings.
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 deliver the adult lessons for Octanauts on Mondays and I continue to be a pool assistant on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings 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 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*
*Emergency First Aid Qualification*
*Customer Care Certificate*
Full enhanced DBS check