About

Hi, my name is Shei-Lin Simmonds. I have been been involved in swimming for much of my life, having been involved in competitive swimming for many years as a child and moving into teaching swimming within the club that I swam in as a teenager. I have always associated swimming with health and wellbeing and see it not just as a form of exercise, but as a vital life skill.
 
Swimming from a young age gave me confidence and security around water.  It's a life skill that is so important. I wanted my own son to experience that same confidence and enjoyment around water and took him to baby swimming lessons as soon as I could. 
 
Teaching baby swimming specifically has been very fulfilling and I believe that what I do at AquaStar builds something special into a child's development that stays with them throughout life. 
 
AquaStar lessons are based on the Birthlight method of teaching Baby Swimming. Birthlight’s methods have been designed to create an excellent foundation for future swimming, promoting safe practices and confidence. Our classes provide an ideal opportunity for parents to spend time bonding with their babies and toddlers, as well as for children to begin to socialise with others and generally have fun in the water in a safe and secure environment.

 

 
 
I hold the following qualifications:
 
  • Birthlight Level 2 Baby Swimming Diploma
  • ASA Level 2-Teaching Aquatics;
  • STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching- Baby and Preschool
  • NaRS Poolside Helper
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Full DBS clearance

 

I also hold full professional insurance.

 
 
Lead Swimming Teacher - Shei-lin