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Sarah's Qualifications

Level 2 ASA British Open Water Coach

Level 2 STA Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching 

Level 1 & 2 ASA Swimming Teacher

Level 2 RYA Power Boat Handling

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

RLSS National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification

STA CPD - Winter Swimming

Level 3 Mat Pilates Teacher

CPD - Common Orthopedic Conditions

CPD - Small Pilates Equipment  

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Level 2 Food Hygiene 

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Emergency First Aid at Work 2019

Emergency First Aid in the Outdoors 2022

REPs Membership Full Level 3 Exp: 2020

Swimming Teacher Association Exp: 2020

Insurance through both REP's and STA Exp: 2020

About Sarah

With over a decade teaching and coaching within the leisure industry and working in various locations around the UK and France.  Sarah has a wealth of knowledge in swimming, fitness and exercise ranging from total beginners to training for various events and competitions.  Sarah has been fortunate to work alongside top swimming club coaches and learn to swim teachers. 


Looking for something new Sarah entered her first open water event ‘The Great North Swim’ 1 mile in Lake Windermere in 2010, which became a regular for the next few years.


In 2016 Sarah moved to the Scottish Highlands, joining the Cairngorm Wild Swimmers group, soon becoming a regular member of the groups Sunday swims.  In 2018 completed her first Marathon swim St.Mary’s Loch 10km and supported a swimmer completing a 39km Loch Lomond swim.  Then in 2019 for UK Ice Swimming Championships completed the 1km event.  And more recently a 4 person Loch Ness Relay in July 2019 and a 5 person English Channel Relay in September 2019!

What's next?

Sarah plans to undertake more solo and relay swims within Scotland and the UK - So watch this space!!