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 Our Instructors

Swim2u Instructors

Swim2u instructors are fully qualified A.S.A. (Amateur Swimming Association) teachers and R.L.S.S. (Royal Life Saving Society) Lifeguards. In addition they are all C.R.B. (Criminal Records Bureau) checked and fully insured members of the I.o.S. (Institute of Swimming). 

Many of our instructors are ex-competitive swimmers that have also specialised in water-based instruction. 

Our instructors use practical demonstrations to motivate children, whilst providing a caring, considerate environment.  They are committed to helping pupils learn and develop by using an enthusiastic and modern approach that makes learning fun.


I believe that our instructors are able to provide some of the best instruction in the area, that's why they have been handpicked as part of the Swim2u team.


The Team

Stiven Tasevski (Head Instructor):

ASA Level 1 and 2 InstructorASA Level 1 and 2 Instructor

RLSS Pool Lifeguard

CRB checked

CPD training kept up to date

Worked privately in small and large groups and with the council in the SDS and Schools

Qualified Fitness Instructor (YMCA Level 2)

Ex-Professional Macedonian Handball Player

“I enjoying teaching swimming because it is nice to see the children happy and enjoying the water and seeing their confidence grow”


Lydia Gall (Swim2u Instructor since 2018):


ASA Level 1 and 2 Instructor

DBS Checked

Fully Insured STA member

Worked across many private swimming schools teaching in small and large groups for over 10 years

Worked at Ashville College as a swimming teacher one day per week

"Growing up as HDSC squad swimmer (many years ago now!) I am passionate about teaching swimming as I have had the benefit of learning this life saving skill and enjoyment that you get from it since being a young child."

Steve Darwen (Swim2u Instructorsince Nov 07)

ASA Level 1 and 2 Instructor

RLSS Pool Lifeguard

CRB checked

IoS fully insured member

CPD training kept up to date

Worked privately in small and large groups and with council in the SDS Schools

Qualified Sports injury Therapist (ITEC)

Qualified Fitness Instructor

Qualified Masseur (SIBTAC)


"I enjoying teaching swimming to develop elegant swimmers (not winners) competing comes next"
Lauryn Dean (Swim2u instructor since 2020)

ASA Level 1 and 2 Instructor

Swim England Level 1 Coach

RLSS Pool Lifeguard

AED Trained

CRB Checked

Level 1 Team Manager

BSc Sports and Exercise Sciences

University of Birmingham Sports Swimming Scholar

NCAA Division 1 Athelete

PGCE Physical Education

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (NVQ)

Qualified Sports Massage Therapist (ITEC)

"The most rewarding thing about teaching swimming is seeing the children achieve their goals and potential"



Daniel Clark-Kelly (Swim2u Instructor since Jan '10)

Dan has always enjoyed contact with the water. He qualified as an ASA Level 2 teacher in 2004 and enjoys working with all abilities. Dan is particularly experienced with beginners, providing a supportive, relaxed and safe atmosphere which helps build confidence and skills. He also welcomes the challenge of working with confident swimmers giving him the opportunity to place the emphasis on style and technique. Dan has attended specialist swimming courses such as the Halliwick Concept and the Shaw Method, which explore a deeper understanding of human interaction with water. He is a member of the Institute of Swimming and is a fully qualified RLSS Pool Lifeguard. Dan also maintains regular CRB checks.


Jess Trewin (Swim2u Instructor since 2020)

Open water swimming coach (STA Level 2)

Swimming New Zealand School Age & Adult Swim Teacher

Swimming New Zealand Early Childhood & Preschool Swim Teacher Award

Swimming New Zealand Swim Teacher Award

Children’s Yoga Teacher

Pilates Level 3 Instructor

"Grown up as a swimmer and continue to swim through adult life. I enjoy seeing swimmers move through learn to swim to club swimming. If I see children enjoying the sport I know that I’ve passed on something good. Previously I have coached squad swimming in New Zealand along with Learn to Swim, I now coach for the Harrogate Triathlon Club"



Julian Harforth:

ASA Level 1 and 2 Teaching Aquatics

Swim England Level 2 Coach

RLSS Pool Lifeguard

First Aid at Work Trained

AED Trained

Safeguarding Children

CRB checked

50years of competitive swimming experience and 10 years of teaching and coaching

"The most rewarding thing about teaching swimming for me is having the important feeling of giving the child a great life skill"