Meet Team Turtle


Zara

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Zara started her training in May 2006 after starting classes with her first son in 2005.
Trained through the STA (Swimming Teachers Association), Birthlight and the Shaw Method (artofswimming.com) means there is a wide view on techniques & methods that can be adapted to suit the individual & group on a bespoke basis.  

Zara was the first teacher to qualify in the new 'STA Level 3 Diploma in Infant Aquatics' in 2017 - the highest recognised & accredited qualification available in the UK.
As a 'STA Baby & Pre-School Tutor' Zara trains & mentors others to become swim teachers.

Zara is also a Rhythmic Movement Therapist working with children & adults who have retained reflexes - something that came about through teaching swimming & witnessing the impact that mind-body connection challenges can have in & out of the water.
The reflex work is combined with  water based therapy to help identify, guide & aid young babies to resolve held stories occurring from pre-natal & birth challenges.

Qualifications;

  • STA Aquatic Tutor ~ Specialising in Baby & Pre-School Level 2 & Level 3
  • STA Lifesaving – Pool Emergency Procedures Tutor
  • STA Level 3 – Diploma in Infant Aquatics Baby & Pre-School
  • STA Level 2 – Aquatic Teaching: Baby & Pre-School
  • STA Level 2 – Aquatic Teaching: Special Needs
  • STA Level 2 – Teaching Swimming: Award & Certificate
  • Birthlight Infant Aquatics: Foundation & Diploma
  • Rhythmic Movement Therapy Consultant
  • specialising in Retained Reflexes
  • CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked
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Scott

  • STA Level 2 – Aquatic Teaching: Baby & Pre-school
  • STA Pool Plant Operator
  • STA Lifesaving – Pool Emergency Procedures
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked

Jayne

  • STA Level 3 – Diploma in Infant Aquatics
  • STA Level 2 – Aquatic Teaching: Baby & Pre-School
  • STA Level 2 – Teaching Swimming: Award (Beginners)
  • STA Level 2 – Teaching Swimming: Certificate (Coaching)
  • Pool Emergency Procedures – rescue qualification
  • CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked
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Claire

  • STA L3 – Diploma in Infant Aquatics
  • STA L2 – Baby & Pre-school
  • ASA Level 1 Assistant Teacher
  • ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching
  • Pool Emergency Procedures – rescue qualification
  • CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked
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Andrea

  • STA L3 – Diploma in Infant Aquatics
  • STA L2 – Baby & Pre-school
  • STA L2 – Teaching Swimming: Award (Beginners)
  • STA L2 – Teaching Swimming: Certificate (Coaching)
  • Pool Emergency Procedures – rescue qualification
  • Birthlight Aquanatal Yoga
  • CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked
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Lorna

  • STA L3 – Diploma in Infant Aquatics
  • STA L2 – Baby & Pre-school
  • ASA Level 2 Certificate for Teaching
  • Pool Emergency Procedures – rescue qualification
  • CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked
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