About Alex Lawrence Swim School
I have always been passionate about swimming and water sports in general. Growing up I was more often in a swimming pool than out of it.
Having swum for both my schools and Sevenoaks I took a break from swimming other than leisure until I had my first child in 2009. It was when I took my daughter to parent and child classes I had a lightbulb moment that teaching swimming was very much what I wanted to do and the rest as they say is history.
I took my first qualification with Swim England in 2012 and set about working for a number of swim schools in Kent working alongside some great teachers and children. The more I did the more I enjoyed helping children and adults become the best swimmers they could be whilst having some fun in the pool too.
Swimming is the only sport that could potentially save a life but it’s imperative to me that all children or adults are safe in the water.
When I am not teaching; I have three children aged 4 to 11 who keep me fairly busy but I also enjoy yoga, baking and travel in my spare time!
- Swim England level 1 teaching
- Swim England level 2 teaching
- Swim England baby & preschool
- Swim England coaching assistant
- NRASTC (National Rescue Award Swim Teachers Certificate)
- Safeguarding Children
- Breastroke CPD
- Diving fundamentals CPD
- Butterfly CPD
- STA CPD swimming with Cerebral Palsy
- Full DBS check
Alex is a great supportive, patient and encouraging teacher, she makes the lessons fun and built a great rapport with my son. He progressed really well with her and I’d highly recommend her!
Mike and I have worked together for just over a year now. I am always impressed with Mike’s calm nature and the rapport he builds with each of his swimmers. Mike goes above and beyond to ensure those that swim with him always achieve their full potential.
Mike was a latecomer to swimming aged 9 until a brilliant teacher took him from being a non swimmer to a length swimmer in jus a few hours. From then on Mike was rarely out of the water catching up on lost time! As a child he loved swimming underwater usually collecting peoples dropped money at the local lido which brought him numerous ice creams when he finished his swimming. Mike holds his Swim England level 2 and parent and child qualification, which he loves to teach. Away from the pool Mike is a qualified sports massage therapist. In his spare time he enjoys running having completed distances from 5k to Ultras and is a member of Tonbridge Canoe Club.
- Swim England Level 1 teacher
- Swim England Level 2 teacher
- Swim England Parent and Child
- Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
- First Aid at work
- Mental Health Awareness for sport and physical activity