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Beyond the Water Team

Sarah Wiseman

The Boss - Lead Tutor and Head Coach

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!

IQA and Tutoring Team

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Hilary Quick

Lead IQA, Swim Coach (Open Water)
and Safeguarding Officer

Over the decades Hilary has competed in various sports including white-water kayaking, squash and orienteering, and she says little about the titles she has won.

Open Water Swimming is the one she discovered most recently (6 years ago) and undoubtedly the one she is physically least well suited to. Nevertheless, she swims skins in the chilly waters of Northern Scotland all year round and qualified as an Open Water Swimming Coach in 2020.

She loves coaching and mentoring people who want to grow and get better at whatever their passion is.

Qualifications

Internal Quality Assurer 

STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

RLSS National Water Safety Qualification

STA Safey Award for Teachers

Emergency First Aid

Sport Scotland Safeguarding Officer

COVID Officer Training

In Date PVG

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Maria Timperley

IQA and STA Aquatics Tutor / Assessor

Qualifications

Internal Quality Assurer

External Quality Assurer

STA Aquatics Tutor / Assessor

ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher

STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

COVID Officer Training

In Date DBS 

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Adrian Goodhand

STA Aquatics Tutor / Assessor - 
Open Water Tutor

Qualifications

STA Aquatics Tutor 

STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

STA Safey Award for Teachers

COVID Officer Training

In Date DBS

Swim Coaching and Guiding Team

Louise - Open Water Coaching in Aviemore

Louise Mainland

Swim Coach (Pool and Open Water)

Qualifications

UKCC Level 2 Swimming Teacher

UKCC Level 2 Parent and Toddler Teacher

STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

RLSS National Water Safety Qualification

STA Safey Award for Teachers

Emergency First Aid

Sport Scotland Safeguarding

COVID Awareness Training

In Date PVG

Beyond the Water Open Water Swim Coach M

Morven Bridges

Swim Coach (Open Water)

“Like many people, Morven’s first experiences of swimming were splashing about at the beach on family holidays, but in order to learn to swim she was taken to the local pool where she ended up joining the club, getting a pool lifeguard qualification, and even getting her first job, as a pool attendant. 

 

Despite always being “outdoorsy” she thought “proper” swimming was something that only took place in the pool… Until 2017, when she encountered a local open water swimming group and hasn’t looked back since!  While Morven has a passion for introducing people to the joys of swimming without walls, she has a keen interest in performance coaching and programming for longer distance open water swims and events and is continuing to develop her coaching skills in this area to help swimmers achieve and surpass their goals.”

Qualifications 

STA Level 2 Open Water Coach

SASA Assistant Swimming Teacher

RLSS National Water Safety Qualification

Emergency Medical Technician

First Aid at Work

COVID Awareness Training

In Date PVG