A little bit about me

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I started swimming from quite a young age, 4 I believe, and very quickly worked my way into the local swimming club. From there the real love for swimming took hold and I found myself training 15 to 17 hours a week in order to compete most weekends.

At 16 I made the hard decision not to pursue swimming further than national level, mainly due to the lack of support and the effort it would require to source funding. This decision was made easier as I had just qualified as a lifeguard and for the first time in my life felt fulfilled.

At 18 I started my career as a Design Engineer and by age 20 no longer had time to keep the life guarding going as well. To fill this void I completed ASA level 1 swim teacher course and taught family members, friends and friends of friends how to swim in my spare time.

Due to crowding in my local pool I investigated open water swim groups and in 2018 met up with a local group who I now swim with all year round without a wet suit. My swimming is predominantly open water these days and I have recently fulfilled two of my ambitions; learning to free dive and swimming the Channel.

For a long while I have felt the need to share my knowledge and know deep down my passion is in helping people, so I am now offering my services to pass on my skills in order that others may benefit.

Kevin
Open water coach

Qualifications

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STA - Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coaching

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AIDA - Freediving Level 2

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British Red Cross - First Aid At Work