Milborne St Andrew uses the services of Just Add Water Swim School to provide swimming lessons to pupils
Regular reports are available regarding the progress and achievements of pupils and links to these can be found below:
Maria Timperley gets a real buzz from seeing people of all ages develop and achieve more than they thought they could. She especially gets a thrill from working with adults who thought they never could swim and then achieve wonders – often to swim with the grandchildren having missed out on swimming with their own little ones.
Adrian Goodhand is an Environmental Education Tutor and Forest School Leader for Coast and Forest Education by day and a swim teacher at The Abbey and lifeguard trainer by night (and any other spare time he has!). You can find out what he does here Coast and Forest Education Facebook page
Maria and Adrian have recently been joined by the lovely Cate Read, a GB triathlon athlete, openwater swimmer, sea kayaker, Ironman and mum to a grown up son at university; Jo Ball – a super swimming teacher, Water Fitness instructor, netball player and coach, Netball Fitness leader and mum to two lovely little people – one in the junior lifeguard academy and another in our Improver classes; Grace Ritchie who had been a fantastic assistant teacher for a number of years for both Just Add Water and Bere Regis Orcas now joins us as a level 2 qualified teacher whilst studying for her A levels; Daniel Dodd and Jack Campbell, again enthusiastic assistants for some years and now fully fledged level 2 teachers combined with their A level studies (Daniel) and an apprenticeship (Jack) – and our amazing assistant teachers – Dudley Dodd and Lucy Campbell – without whom we could not achieve so much in our lessons.
All of the teaching team are minimum Level 2 swim teacher qualified with either the ASA, the STA or both and are qualified lifesavers or lifeguards.
Maria and Adrian are STA and RLSS qualified lifeguard trainers / lifesaving instructors / Lifeguard Academy Instructor and are RLSS and STA Tutors and Examiners as well as Speedo qualified Aquacise instructors. Adrian is a BSAC snorkel instructor. Maria additionally holds qualifications for Baby and PreSchool, Baby Aqua Sensory and People with Disabilities. Jo is a qualified Water Fitness instructor and Cate is a Junior Lifeguard Academy instructor
Everyone has completed Safeguarding training and holds an Enhanced Record Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
And, of course, we are looked after by our two able RLSS qualified lifeguards Alex Tibbey and Stephen Woolley