Meet The Teachers

All our staff are qualified & fully approved.


Madeline came to the UK from South Africa in 2003.

A former competitive swimmer, she has been coaching and teaching for several years.

She is very passionate about swimming as a sport but also cannot stress enough how important it is as a life skill.


Being a reluctant swimmer Jacqi realised her children were picking up on her fear of water and she had to take drastic action!

Having a fear of going under water she decided to do the RLSS Bronze Medallion. She spent some of the sessions in tears but overcame her fear and passed the exam.

She was then asked by her son’s school swimming teacher if she would like to go in the water and assist with school swimming lessons. Having two children competing with Norwich Penguins, Jacqi found herself being encouraged to do her ASA & STA qualifications and the rest is history!

Qualifications & Security Checks

Swimcats teachers must have ASA, STA or Birthlight qualifications.


They must take part in Continued Professional Development and be members of either IOS (Institute of Swimming), BSCTA (British Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association) or STA (Swimming Teachers Association).

They must be DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked, follow ASA/STA Child Protection Procedures (including attending workshops).

Kerry Trousdale

Georgie Parker

Catherine Wilcox

Dawn Cowling

Sara Bossom

Amelia Newman

Lauren Charlton

Megan Kirwan

Tom Bossom