Stef's Story

Mum of four, Stef attended one of our Becky Adlington Training Courses in Irlam with our fantastic tutor, Dan. Now a fully qualified Swimming Teacher, Sarah works with our sister company, Becky Adlington’s SwimStars.

We caught up with Stef and asked her the following questions…

Why did you choose Becky Adlington Training to gain your qualification?
I’d been looking into doing a swimming teacher course for years and years but there was no help available towards funding. Then I found out about BAT’s Work Back Scheme which really helped me by making the training affordable and I knew I’d have a job once I was qualified, too. 

How have you found working your course around parent life?
It was hard managing the childcare and parent life whilst doing the course but I just had to be super organised. It was 2 weeks that would change my life for the better. The job centre did help me with funding towards childcare too which I don’t think many people are aware of.

What has been your course highlight(s)?
Working with the master of swimming Dan, of course! I gained so much knowledge from him, learned how to be fun again and enjoyed every second of it. I think my top highlight was teaching my first lesson with confidence, putting all of my practice into a lesson and knowing I could do it.

And finally… What would you say to someone interested in starting their journey as a swimming teacher?
I’d say just do it, Be organised, have fun and keep on top of your work. Two weeks that would completely change your life for the better. If I can do it with four under 10 year olds, anyone can do it!