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We have had a very busy year so far here at Aquarius Swimschool. Our sister company, Aquarius Training, has been launched and has been a great success, they can now offer even more training in First Aid, Swim Teacher Training and lots more, please check out their website for all your training needs aquariustraininguk.co.uk
We have said Goodbye to Four of our teachers, Louise, Nessy, Kirsty and Scott who have all left to take on new challenges and we wish them every success. We also welcomed three new Teaching staff: Hayley, Tammy and Sharon. We also welcome our new assistants: Poppy and Laura.
Alot of our staff members have also been gaining more qualifications to help our learners reach their full potential. We will update these soon.
Welcome Home :
In October 2013 after 8 years of working for the swimschool. Charlotte Bousted, Swimschool Co-ordinator and Lisa and Ians eldest daughter and one of our fully qualified teachers left the country to start a new job in New Zealand for a year. She secured herself a full time swimming teachers job at The Swim Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. After a very busy year teaching with them we are delighted to now welcome Charlotte back to Aquarius. We Know lots of our exsiting customers are already thrilled to see her back teaching their children.
We say goodbye and good luck to three members of staff :
Good luck Will in following your dream to becoma a Royal Marine, We wish you the very best of luck. He will be missed by all his customers.
We wish Sam all the very best in his apprenticeship with the church at Bristol. He will be missed by all his customers.
Michelle Boon :
Michelle will be missed by all her customers she taught on a sunday morning at the hospital pool. As a very busy Mum of two small children and with a business with her husband she is now enjoying spending time with her family and helping out JB garden services, check out their facebook page. We wish them all the best of luck in the future.
POOL NEWS 2014:
As of April 2014 the lessons held at chudleigh pool were sold to Swim with Sally.
As of September 2014 the lessons held at both Exeter abd Zeal Monochorum pools were sold to Laura at Baby Paddlers.
These pools were sold to allow Ian to leave Aquarius to follow a new career path. However, Ian continues to fuily support Lisa with the business and is keeping all his qualifications up to date should we ever need him.
DISABLED TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS:
In April 2014 Five of our fully qualified swim teachers trained to become level 2 teachers for people with disabilities. We are the ONLY swimschool in North Devon who offer fully qualified teachers in this specialist area.
In July 2014, Lisa then became a fully qualified tutor enabling her to teach others the People with disabilites course.
Don't forget Lisa is also a qualified first aid tutor with STA. We are now able to run First Aid and Manual Handling courses.
NEW QUALIFIED SWIM TEACHERS:
We are pleased to say that we trained 5 new swimming teachers during August and September 2014. Many congratulations to all of them and I'm sure you will soon be seeing some of these new teachers at the pool whilst they gain some valuable experience.
We are proud to announce that Aquarius Swimschool has become the first private swimschool in the UK to become accredited as a STA Swimschool Academy!
Roger Millward, Chief Executive of STA, welcomed the new partnership with Aquarius Swimschool.“We are very much looking forward to working together to ensure that all learners with Aquarius have access to the best teaching practices available through our programmes. We now look forward to working with the team at Aquarius, and creating innovative new ways in which they can further expand their swimming programmes for the purpose of encouraging more people to get involved in swimming and learn this important life skill.”
From the beginning of the summer term, we will no longer be using the name BeBe Swimming. We shall be reverting back to our original sister company brand Aquarius Swimschool. This change is part of our overall long term business plans and corporate identity consistency. None of these changes will affect swimming lessons other than positively.