Lisa has been involved in the leisure industry and teaching for over 20 years. She began working in a pool as a lifeguard and coaching alongside her own Swim Coach. Following this Lisa taught swimming in California, Greece, and co-ordinated programs in the UK, Muscat and finally moved to Dubai in August 2005. During this time she taught swimming in hotels and health clubs, she ran her own company for 6 years and has joined Fitness First in October 2013 to develop The Swim Academy.  Having grown up in Hong Kong Lisa learnt to swim competitively at a young age, on returning to the UK she swam competitively to county level. 


The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) Level 1 (1994), Level 2 in (1996); ASA Coaching Level 2 (2008) and the STA Tutor’s Award (2012) and she achieved her Lifesaving Tutor’s Certificate in 2013. Awarded AustSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety; AustSwim Competitive strokes, STA (Swimming Teacher’s Association) Full Teacher’s Certificate and Baby and Pre-School qualifications to gain a rounded knowledge from the various organisations. In 2000 she graduated with a degree in Sports Studies with Business – incorporating units including health and fitness, coaching principles, and psychology of sport. 


Lisa loves to help others to develop their understanding of the water no matter what their age or ability. Some Swimmers should learn to relax and understand the water first- it's a great environment to exercise in once a swimmer develops an understanding of the water. Swimming is also a whole body workout developing and toning all areas of the body. She also enjoys working with more advanced swimmers to develop their strokes and technique further.

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