WELCOME TO SOS PENGUIN SCHOOL OF SWIMMING

We offer high quality swimming lessons for children aged 3 months to adults,
from experienced and friendly teachers.
Whether you are a nervous beginner or in triathlon training,
we can help improve your skills in the water

Meet our Team

Our Teachers

Shirley

Hi, I am Shirley. I have been a teacher for over 20 years and have run Penguin Swimming since 2009. I specialise in non-swimmers and the under 5’s. I love seeing children take their first independent strokes; it never ceases to bring a smile to my face.When I am not teaching classes, I’m running the office, and I am regularly on poolside at all the venues; please feel free to talk to me at any time.

Andrea

Hi, I am Andrea. I have been teaching swimming for 14 years. I have been part of the Penguin team for all that time and also teach the earlier years at Bournemouth Collegiate School. I feel lucky to be able to enjoy a job that gives me such a huge sense of satisfaction. Seeing a child’s confidence in the water grow is the biggest achievement to watch. I swim myself with Poole Masters and also help out on a voluntary basis with the junior and senior squads at Poole Swimming Club. My most memorable swim ever was taking part in the European Masters Competition last year in the Olympic pool. Smiled all the way!

Emma

Hi, I am Emma. I swam competitively for Bournemouth Swimming club until 16, when I went to college to train as a chef. When I was expecting my first child. I retrained to be a swimming teacher that was 12 years ago and I haven’ looked back. I love job. I am passionate about teaching children to swim. I have my full teachers qualification, parent and baby pre-school qualification and my teachers safety qualification. I have just completed a level 3 diploma in baby and pre-school teaching.

Simon

Hi, I am Simon. I love teaching to be able to see the progression of a child build confidence in the water, to swim unaided, having fun safely in the pools makes the job all worthwhile. I love my job!

Jeni

Hi, I am Jeni. I have four children who have all been swimming since they were 4 months old. I trained as a swimming teacher in 2013. In 2015, I qualified as a baby and pre-school swimming teacher. I love this age group.

Stuart

Hi, I am Stuart. I am camera-shy! I have been teaching and coaching swimming for many years.

Fraser

Newly qualified and very enthusiatic

Our Pool Side Helpers

Feel free to ask these guys any questions you have at the swimming pools, or just say Hi.

Dominic

Hamworthy

Nadia

BCPS

Ellie

Hamworthy

Abby

BCPS

Paige

BCPS

TERM DATES

AUTUMN TERM

Monday 9th Sept to Friday 20th Dec

Half term

Monday 28th Oct to Sunday 3rd Nov

SPRING TERM

Monday 6th Jan 2020 to Friday 3rd April 2020

Half term 

Monday 17th Feb to Sunday 23rd Feb

SUMMER TERM

Monday 20th April to Friday 17th July 

Half term

Monday 25th May to Sunday 31st May

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