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Meet The Team. 

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Hi I'm Sue, I own and actively manage Octanauts Swim School

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 Nichola, known to most as Nic.

I teach at Tiverton Monday and Wednesday, Riverbank Tuesday and Thursday, Cardinal Wiseman on Fridays. I also teach at Tiverton on Saturdays for the SEND sessions.

As well as being a swim teacher I'm a mermaid instructor, I also teach parent and child sessions at Tiverton.

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

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


Hi I'm Ria,

I teach at King Henry's prep on Thursday and at Riverbank on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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 Mellissa, known as Lissy, I currently teach stage 1 and 2 at Tiverton on a Tuesday and Thursday, I also teach baby and pre school at Riverbank on a Saturday mornings, I'm passionate about watching and helping there confidence in the water from water over there heads to swimming independently.

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Hi I'm Braydon, I'm an assistant at Riverbank on a Saturday morning, I also teach at Cardinal Wiseman on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Fridays at Tiverton.


Hi I'm Cerys, I'm an assistant at KIng Henry's Prep School on a Tuesday Evening


Hi I'm Jas,I'm an assistant at Riverbank on Mondays, Fridays and at King Henry's Prep on Thursdays


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 at Cardinal Wiseman on Friday evening and at Riverbank on Sundays.

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


Hi I'm Elina, I teach at Cardinal Wiseman on Monday evenings, King Henry's Prep on Friday evening and privates at Riverbank on Sundays, I also assist on Sundays.


Hi I'm Chloe,

 I'm an assistant at Cardinal Wiseman on Wednesdays and Tiverton on Saturdays

Hi I'm Kaycee-mai

I'm an assistant at Tiverton on Monday evenings.

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Hi i'm Rene, 

I'm an assistant at Riverbank on Tuesday evenings and Cardinal Wiseman on Thursday evenings.

Hi I'm Phoebe, I'm an assistant at King Henrys Prep School on Friday evening


Hi I'm Mason, I'm an assistant at Tiverton on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


Hi I'm PaigeI'm an assistant at Riverbank on Wednesday evenings

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Hi I'm Thomas, 

I'm an assistant at Riverbank on Thursday evenings and at Cardinal Wiseman on Friday evenings.

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

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