Stratus Swimming School was established in 1997 and still going strong 20 years on.
Many of our teachers were with us a the Stratus Swimming School Launch.
Owner: Sarah Avery
ASA Club Coach, ASA Swimming Teacher, ASA Parent and Child, Triathlon Coach, Rescue test for teachers
National award winning RLSS Rookie and Swim, Survive and Save Instructor.
NNEB-Nursery Nurse, First Aid at Work
Sarah has also been sports centre manager for Billericay School for 14 years.
Sarah is a mum to one daughter and one on the way in February 2018.
Here are the senior teaching team at Stratus that you may come across at our swimming school.
ASA Swimming Teacher, Triathlon Coach, Rescue test for teachers, First aid at work, Lawyer in the city
Jonathan has 20 years of teaching experience specialising in improver levels and technique
Jonathan is father to one daughter and one on the way in February 2018.
ASA Swimming Teacher, ASA Parent and Child, Rescue test for teachers
Stella has 25 years teaching experience teaching specialising in teaching young children and babies.
Stella is now a Grandmother
ASA Swimming Teacher, ASA Parent and Child, Rescue test for teachers, Swim, Survive and Save Instructor
NNEB-Nursery Nurse, First aid
Anna has 20 years teaching experience specialising in teaching young children and babies.
Anna is a mother to 3 teenage children
ASA Swimming Teacher, Rescue test for teachers, Registered child minder, first aid
Nichola has 20 years teaching experience specialising in advanced improvers and life saving and experience with teaching young children.
Nichola is a mother to one son and one daughter
ASA Swimming Teacher, National Pool Life Guard, RLSS Trainer Assessor for Life Guards, RLSS Trainer Assessor for Rescue Test for teacher RLSS and STA, President of the Essex RLSS, National award winning Instructor for the RLSS.
Gina was a competitive club swimmer, she has 20 years teaching experience and specialising in life saving.
Gina heads up the Essex RLSS open water course at Mersey outdoor centre in the summer for Rookie Life Guards, Swim, Survive and Save and teenagers who wish to train to as RLSS instructors.
We welcomed Gina to Stratus in January 2017, Gina had previously been our Rescue test for teacher tutor.
Gina is a mother to two teenage sons
ASA Swimming Teacher, ASA Parent and Child, Rescue test for teachers, Rookie and Swim, Survive and Save Instructor
Emily has 5 years teaching experience and many more years as an assistant teacher, Emily specialises in advanced children and life saving.
Emily is a mother to one daughter
Here are the Junior members of our teaching team who hold one or more of the following qualifications:
ASA Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Life Guards and Rookie and Swim, Save Instructors.
Olivia Christian-Specialising in Life Saving and teaching
Olivia has swam with us since young completing our swimming scheme and the RLSS Rookie and Swim, Survive Programme.
Joanne Ellis-Specialising in teaching and life saving
Joanne is still one of our swimmers swimming in our teen group for fitness, Joanne has completed our swimming scheme.
Samuel Doyle-Specialising in life saving
Samuel has a lot to live up to with Gina as his mum, he has a lot of passion for life saving and sharing his experience with
Stratus students. Samuel is also a Life Guard, Life guarding on a regular basis.
Craig Brown-Specilaising in teaching and Life Saving
Craig is relatively new to our team, Craig has loads of passion for teaching and imparting his knowledge to our students at Stratus. Craig is also a Life Guard, Life guarding on a regular basis.
Georgia Hobson-Specialising in teaching
Georgia was a former competitive swimming, imparting her knowledge to stratus students
Jodie Parker- Specialising in teaching
Jodie is Anna's daughter specialising in teaching younger children.