about KOI/ meet our instructors

Established back in 2012 KOI SWIM SCHOOL is an independent private swimming school.

Ever since, each term we have welcomed many swimmers to our classes.

We are proud of developing the unique way swimming is taught. The way we teach creates opportunity to learn through having fun. Children are introduced to different variety of games and plays which helps them to enjoy swimming even more.

With our motto HAPPY SWIMMING we aim to help swimmers and their parents to recognise the danger water brings but also enjoy the beauty of swimming. Whatever fun you have, stay safe.

We want 'our' parents to become a 'teachers' so they can confidently support their little ones' water experience.

Safety and learning are priorities at KOI SWIM SCHOOL
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about icon about Justyna
I do remember my very first swim.  How wonderful it felt to be able to get of the bottom and move freely in the water! It was only 2 metres swim but it felt like miles! I felt excited and proud. That’s why I always praise all my swimmers with even the smallest achievement as it does matter.

Over the years, ideas I have had were changing/developing to make sure my swimmers stay safe in the water and progress faster. It’s always been my goal to provide the highest standard of teaching.

-  teaching /  swimming
-  badminton
-  ice skating
-  rollerblading

about icon Justyna’s Accreditations and Qualifications
icon STA Tutor
icon ASA Level 1 Certificate for Teaching Swimming
icon ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics
icon STA Level 2 Certificate in Aquatic Teaching BABY & PRE – SCHOOL
icon STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching - People with Disabilities
icon STA Continual Professional Development – Antenatal Swimming
icon National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches
icon STA Level 2 Award in  Paediatric First Aid Foundation
icon DBS/CRB check
icon STA Teaching Adults Online Programme
icon STA Specialist Considerations for Aquatic Spinal Injuries Online CPD
icon STA Level 1 Award in Pool Emergency Procedures (QCF)
icon Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

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emma tidy

about icon about Emma
My love of water started at a young age splashing around in the sea for hours with my family.  This passion led me to join a swimming club where I swam competitively for many years and became an assistant swimming teacher for the club.  I then gained my lifeguard qualifications and worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor in America.  I expanded my career in America by becoming a Water Safety & CPR Instructor with American Red Cross.

Upon returning to the UK to undertake a university business degree I continued to work within the wonderful world of swimming until becoming airline cabin crew specialising in first aid and CPR.  I spent the majority of my time in Japan where I continued swimming for my leisure. 

After having four lovely children (who also adore the water!), I restarted my swimming career and qualified as a Level 2 aquatics teacher and lifeguard.  I have since gained a number of additional swimming teaching and coaching certificates.  I have taught and coached swimming in sports centres, swimming clubs, schools, and hotels to all ages and abilities. 

I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to pass on such a valuable life skill and enable others to enjoy the magic of water safely.

-  swimming (obvious favourite!)
-  gardening
-  camping
-  beach-sports
about icon Emma’s Accreditations and Qualifications
icon ASA Level 1 Teaching Aquatics
icon ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics
icon ASA Level 2 Extended Diploma Coaching Learn to Swim (Pre Fundamentals)
icon RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
icon Sports Coach UK Safeguarding Children Certificate
icon HSE First Aid at Work
icon American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
icon American Red Cross First Aid & CPR
icon CRB/DBS checked
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taya harvey

about icon About Taya
Swimming is a passion of mine, always has been. It was always fun, I met loads of friends and I made my way to the Surrey champs with my club. Such a good buzz to compete in galas in so many places.

I have been involved in the leisure industry for years, working with children and adults of all ages and abilities. I find it very rewarding and enjoyable. I’d like to pass my passion for swimming on to others. I absolutely love teaching swimming, and what it can bring to anyone who is learning in a fun and safe way.

Being able to teach makes me very proud as swimming is an essential skill to have.
Giving praise and being happy makes for happy children!

-  running
-  swimming
-  walking my dog
-  fixing up my house
about icon Taya’s Accreditations and Qualifications
icon ASA Swimming Instructor Level 1
icon ASA Swimming Instructor Level 2
icon STA Level 2 Certificate in Aquatic Teaching BABY & PRE – SCHOOL
icon National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
icon Health and Safety Certificate
icon Water Fitness/Hydo actif Qualification
icon Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
icon CRB/DBS checked
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emma swain

about icon About Emma
I have been involved with swimming for as long as I can remember, I started at 6 months old and I haven’t stopped yet! I love being in the water whether it is swimming, surfing or canoeing. So to be able to inspire children to safely enjoy the water is the best job in the world to me!

- Swimming
- Surfing
- Spending time with family and friends
about icon Emma’s Swain Accreditations and Qualifications
iconASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics
iconASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics
iconCPD Deaf friendly swimming
iconSafeguarding children
iconTeacher's rescue qualification
iconDBS checked
We have achieved STAmark Bronze.
What does the STAMark Bronze Accreditation mean?
The definitive Mark of excellence for Swim Schools and Business & Swimming Pool Operators.
Launched in 2005, STAmark was originally developed to provide greater clarity of standards within the leisure industry for the operation of both public and private swims schools.
Re-launching in 2014, STAmark’s aim is to provide a standardised level of accreditation that organisations can work to that demonstrates prestige in the key areas of running a swim school and or leisure facility.

STAmark accreditation will act as symbolization of excellent standards and operational provision to swimmers.

STAmark bronze accreditation

Tiered from Bronze up to Gold, organisations will have to demonstrate levels of competence in the provision of swimming lessons and swimming pool operation according to industry standards and best practice.

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WHY choose swimming?
Swimming is the only sport that can save your life!
We understand how hard it is these days to decide which activity is best for your little one. Take a look and learn a few facts why swimming should be on top of the list.
No wonder 1 in 3 children say swimming is their favourite family activity…
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