About Tamlyn Van Vuuren
Every day I consider myself privileged to have the best job in the world! I derive great satisfaction from sharing my love of swimming with others and being able to make a difference in somebody’s life by teaching them a valuable life skill and great sport. What makes swimming so rewarding is that it is not only fun, social and active but also fosters discipline and courage. I have been swimming for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Zimbabwe it was a part of my daily life: at home, at friends’ houses and at school.
From a young age I was helping younger siblings and cousins learn how to swim. I qualified for the school team at age 8, became the House Swimming Captain at age 12, and won the Victrix Ludorum later that same year. As a teenager, I swam competitively for both my school and for various swimming clubs, excelled in butterfly and individual medley, and was presented with Outstanding Achievement certificates for coaching and helping the school team.
I have experience teaching one-on- one as well as both big and small groups. I have also taught children and adults of all abilities. My teaching philosophy is to create a fun learning environment with safety as a priority. I am a caring, enthusiastic and encouraging teacher and take pride in each new skill that my students master.
Qualifications and professional memberships:
ASA Level 1 in Teaching Aquatics
ASA Level 2 in Teaching Aquatics
STA Rescue Award for Teachers
STA Baby and Pre-School Award
STA Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
First Aid Certificate
Full CRB Checked