I have been involved in swimming from an early age as used to swim for a local club, after competing I took up teaching and worked as a volunteer teacher/coach for a number of local clubs. I was asked to take on a teaching and coaching role at Leander, and have been here now for 25 years. During this time I have taught a large number of young swimmers.  Some who progressed to be regional, national and junior GB swimmers. Others have become teachers/coaches within the sport.

I am currently the Lambeth swim team manager for the London youth games, which I have done for 20+ years and assist with disability swimming events.

Alongside my Advanced teaching and coaching certificates, I hold a diploma in sports psychology, have passed a course to work with children with educational difficulties/ disabled performers and hold a Diploma in Physical fitness.

Along with my duties at Leander, I work part time and have 3 children,1 of who swims with the club, 

I believe that swimming is a skill for life, which builds confidence, teaches discipline and lifeskills, can help improve wellbeing, keeps you fit as well as bringing great friendships.