Swim School Team
Swim School TeamOur dedicated and experienced team of Swim Instructors are all fully qualified and equipped to teach people of all ages, fitness levels and experience.
Our Swim Instructors are extremely patient and caring, and have a particular passion for teaching and looking after children.
The instructors prioritise safety above all else and are extremely diligent in ensuring this.
Anne grew in the Central Tablelands of NSW and is currently living in Bondi. She’s swam competitively from a young age and has enjoyed every minute of it. She expanded her love of the water by playing representative water polo team for three years.
Anne has combined her love for swimming and kids. She is an encouraging teacher who focuses on the progress of every child throughout all lessons.
“Teaching children swimming and water safety is valuable, rewarding and enjoyable.”
Ash’s love for swimming started as soon as she stepped into the water when she was two years old. She swam competitively right through to her teenage years.
She strives to better her students each lesson and has a passion for promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
She hopes to progress further into her swim teaching career and study Infant & Preschool Aquatics. Ash also has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Ash is always smiling and open to chat at any time around the club!
Bess’ passion for water safety and her ability to relate to children makes her an enthusiastic addition to the Elixr team. Having taught swimming both in her hometown of Bathurst and the UK, she brings a multitude of experiences to the pool.
Currently studying a double degree of Social Work and Criminology at UNSW, Bess hopes to one day work in child protection.
Carel has been teaching swimming since 2001.
Carel is currently studying an online Arts degree majoring in Spanish and International studies. She also speaks fluent Italian and French.
Carel has an intuitive approach with teaching and is passionate about swimming and water safety.
Cassy was born and bred in Bondi, so naturally there was no question about learning to swim from a young age; from Paddling Pool as a toddler to the Bondi Nippers and Icebergs as a youngster.
Cassy is a caring, patient and passionate instructor. She believes that everyone deserves the skill of swimming, along with being able to it incorporate into a regular fitness lifestyle.
Growing up in Tamarama, Claudia joined nippers at an early age and completed her Bronze Medallion with Tamarama SLSC. She also played and coached Water-Polo for St Clares college and UNSW.
Claudia is currently studying law and a psychology degree with the goal of becoming a sports lawyer.
"I find swim teaching a highly rewarding job as not only does it provides children with necessary life saving tools, it helps them become confident and skilled in the water."
Elena has shared a love for water since she was a little toddler. Although she grew up in Italy near the mountains, Elena spent every summer holiday at the seaside!
Elena’s love for water and sunshine brought her to live in Australia.
In realising how important swimming is for everyone, especially in Australia, Elena developed a passion to teach children this essential life skill.
Grace has a strong swimming background having competed at a state level for seven years. She has a passion for swimming and greatly enjoys teaching others this amazing life skill. Grace has taught swimming for over two years in the Hunter Valley and Sydney.
Grace is fully qualified to teach infants through to the elderly of all skill levels. Grace is currently a medical student at UNSW.
Joy grew up in the East Coast and always had a natural love for water. She is a qualified Swim Instructor as well as a certified Scuba Diving Instructor & has taught in Cyprus, Thailand and Australia.
Joy is now following her passion as a Swim Instructor. She believes in absolute dedication to water safety and having fun at the time! She is fully qualified to teach infants and preschool children of all skill levels.
Juliet has a very strong passion for swimming and working with children. She has experience teaching and coaching children of all ages and abilities at various swim schools.
Outside of the swimming pool, Juliet is surrounded by water as alife saver for the Bondi Surf Club. She also competes regularly in open water races.
Juliet also has a degree in Sports Science and Education.
Kirrah grew up in Bondi which created her love for the water, in the ocean and the pool. Kirrah began swimming at the age of one and swam competitively until she was 14. Along with swimming she loves surfing and any water activity. Kirrah has been teaching people how to swim since she was old enough to be qualified and has loved every minute of it!
Lee began swimming before he could even walk and now has a passion for everything water related.
Along with his love for swimming and surfing, Lee is also an active member of Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club where he volunteers his time to make the beach a safer place.
Lee is currently studying Neuroscience and Psychology at the the University of Sydney with the aim to one day be a doctor.
Lisa regularly competes as a professional triathlete, and as a mum with her son!
Lisa teaches Swimming and Aqua Aerobics classes at Elixr. Lisa's triathalon experience, positive energy, and caring nature makes her a unique and wonderful teacher.
Mercedes was raised on the northeast coast of Brazil.
Mercedes always loved water as a child, so her parents enrolled Mercedes into a swimming school when she was 3.
With her love for children, Mercedes feels very fortunate she can work with her two passions - water and children.
Mercedes find it especially rewarding to teach children skills they will have for life.
Sammy began swimming at a competitive level at a young age, eventually progressing to a national level.
Because of her love for the water, Sammy also volunteers as a Surf Life Saver in Manly.
From her experiences of working with young people, Sammy has gone on to begin her university education with a Bachelor of Primary Education Degree.
Swim School Coordinator
Victoria coordinates the Elixr Swim School. She has taught swimming for 15 years in the UK, USA and Australia, working in a wide variety of swim schools and teaching environments from indoor pleasure pools and Olympic diving centres. Victoria is qualified and well experienced to teach with all ages 6 months to adults; she loves the pool and the rewards of seeing children progress in swimming as a sport and an essential life skill.
Outside of the pool she has a very active lifestyle at home being mum to three children.