15 years experience
STA Aquatics Tutor with Open Water Discipline
Fully Qualified ASA / STA Level 2 Pool and Open Water Coach
Fully Qualified RLSS Pool and Beach Lifeguard
RLSS National Water Safety Management - Level 3
Level 3 Mat Pilates Teacher
Up to date Emergency First Aid
Why work with me?
"I have always been amazed at just how much performance Sarah pulls out of me without being pushy!"
- Lizzie, August 2020
Tutoring, teaching, and coaching are not only my passions, but defining aspects of my life. Even with over 15 years of professional experience, I continue to seek ways to expand my knowledge and skill set so I can provide the absolute best support to my swimmers and learners. Whether you want to hone your existing swimming technique or learn a new stroke, I can provide the guidance and inspiration you need to succeed. I love what I do, and I am always maintaining my commitment to help others discover and reach their full potential whether that be in the swimming pool, the open water or learners paving their own ways to a dream career in teaching or coaching!
When I am not tutoring, coaching, or swimming, I can be found in the mountains climbing or skiing. I am an avid mountaineer with various successful climbing routes under my belt from routes based in the French Alps, to the English Lake District and to the mountains of Scotland!
I have been swimming in open water for over a decade but moving to the Cairngorms four years ago has given me a new perspective on what being cold really is. I choose to swim 'skins' all year round and as such I have gathered a wealth of experience and knowledge of swimming in what some may think of as extreme conditions. Lochs in here in the Cairngorms are frequently frozen solid throughout the winter months, wind speeds can pick up to 100kph across the summits making the windchill factor bitterly cold. My first winter swimming season here included swimming every day during December with 5 other ladies mostly breaking through the ice with sledgehammers, ice axes and other suitable ice breaking items to raise money for charity!