Andrew is a former Great Britain aquatic team member, having competed in both the Junior European and World Championships as a water polo player. Andrew is Turner Swim’s Founder and Managing Director.
Despite being in the U16 International Squad aged just 13, Andrew struggled immensely with his swimming. In his teenage years he then spent hours each day redeveloping his swimming technique. Training paid off and he reached his goals. However he later realised a lot of his battles could have been avoided had he focused earlier on technique rather than endless lengths of the pool.
After graduating from Manchester University and working on a sales and trading graduate programme at an investment bank, he rekindled his real love, as a full-time swimming instructor. Andrew founded Turner Swim in April 2013.
You can watch Andrew on a Sky TV programme talking about “Why it’s never too late to swim well” if you click here. Andrew has also given talks in the Experts Theatre at the London Triathlon Plus Show. The topic was on “Breathing: Turning your Triathlon swim from being a shortness of breath experience into a calm and enjoyable competitive swim.”
In his spare time Andrew still plays water polo and was part of the Cheltenham squad who won the 2014 British Championships. During the 2022 season Andrew played for Croydon water polo club in local and national league competitions. A regular open water swimmer, Andrew has completed the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim from Asia to Europe twice, as well as the River Dart 10k. In London he has swum the Dock-to-Dock 5k, The Swim Serpentine, and medalled in the Royal Windsor river swim. In 2022, Andrew really enjoyed the Marseille Defi De Monte-Cristo 6k island escape sea swim.
Andrew also founded and runs the charity Water4Ethiopia. He has launched the UK’s first volunteer-run charity bottled water brand, winning the 2012 Global Water Innovation Awards Best Humanitarian Initiative.
Andrew teaches a limited number of one-to-one adult lessons at The Dilly hotel, priced at £145.00 per session.
Lindsay – at the Dilly hotel Piccadilly and Chelsea Harbour hotels, London
Swim Coach Lindsay is a former International swimmer and Strathclyde University graduate. Lindsay has been working with Turner Swim for over 5 years and has more than a decade of experience teaching and coaching adults swimming.
Lindsay has been a competitive swimmer since the age of just 7, enabling her to train and compete in different parts of the world. In the 50 meters freestyle event, Lindsay ranked 6th in the UK following her British Championship performance. One of Lindsay’s favourite swimming competitions was in the 2008 International Children’s Games in San Francisco, where she was a finalist. Lindsay was able to part of Team Scotland’s development squad for a number of years. Unfortunately an injury stopped Lindsay from competing further. However, she thrives on sharing her experiences and coaching ability that she has gained to help inspire others.
Lindsay’s BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Physical Activity gave her a great understanding of the physiology and bio-mechanics of the human body. Her other modules included nutrition, coaching and psychology too. Whilst studying, Lindsay also worked for one of Scotland’s leading children’s swimming providers where she was the most in-demand instructor.
Swim coach Lindsay’s locations:
Swim Coach Lindsay works full-time with Turner Swim. Based at Chelsea Harbour hotel and The Dilly hotel Piccadilly, she really enjoys working with adults of all abilities. Many adults are nervous about entering the water and she helps clients who are looking to learn to swim for the first time. Open water swimmers and triathletes really benefit from Lindsay’s vast swim coaching and technical analysis skills. Lindsay is great at adapting her sessions to the style and speed of each client. This help clients to maximise their potential. She wants adults to really enjoy their time in the pool and works hard to help inspire adults. Lindsay is a special talent.
Swimming lessons with Lindsay:
Lindsay is available at Chelsea Harbour hotel on Mondays. She is available at The Dilly hotel, Piccadilly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. During the summer months Lindsay delivers open water swim coaching sessions at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, Canary Wharf.
Thomas – at Leonardo Tower Bridge, Chelsea Harbour hotel and The Dilly hotels in London
Thomas is a former International swimmer and Sheffield Hallam University graduate. He is working full-time with Turner Swim at Leonardo London Tower Bridge, Chelsea Harbour hotel and at The Dilly hotels in London.
Thomas learnt to swim and joined Dorking Swimming Club at a young age. He then progressed further at Nova Centurion Swimming Club where he received training from Bill Furniss, who is now Great Britain’s head coach. He was selected to compete for England in the 2012 Olympic Park International School Games. Whilst also captaining the team, he gained a bronze medal in the 200m backstroke and a gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle team relay. Thomas then spent time at Tampa University Florida under a swim scholarship. Sadly injury sadly put an end to his further swimming aspirations.
As part of Thomas’ degree, he did a placement at British Diving where he ran a project investigating the lifestyles of young divers. As a result, he was able to provide advice aimed at improving young divers performances at competitions.
Thomas enjoys working with clients of all swimming backgrounds, from those with water phobia through to adults training for a triathlon. Friendly, welcoming and with plenty of enthusiasm, his sessions are creative and clients enjoy his informative style. He enjoys inspiring adults into enjoying swimming as much as he has. Thomas is an ideal choice of instructor for all clients and he has impressive reviews.
In the summer months, Thomas is one of Turner Swim’s open water swim coaches. We run sessions specifically for learning and improving open water swimming techniques. These include correctly wearing an open water wetsuit, breathing in cold water, sighting, drafting, turns and race tactics too. Click to watch our open water swim coaching video.
Swimming lessons with Thomas:
Thomas is available at Leonardo Tower Bridge hotel on Wednesdays 12noon-4:15pm and 5pm-9:15pm, Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm, Fridays 12noon-4:15pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm.
He is available at Chelsea Harbour hotel on Tuesdays 6pm-9pm.
Thomas coaches at The Dilly hotel on Mondays 5pm-9:15pm.
Joshua – at The Dilly hotel and Chelsea Harbour hotel, London
Joshua is a former county level swimmer and full-time swimming instructor with Turner Swim who is available at The Dilly hotel and Chelsea Harbour hotel in London.
Like the majority of the Turner Swim team, Joshua began swimming at an early age. His first memory of swimming is nervously diving into a pool and feeling a great sense of achievement from doing so. Joshua has competed for a number of clubs including Waltham Forest, Romford Town, Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham Swimming Clubs. He was also the joint Captain with his team at Barking and Dagenham. Josh reached national level competitions in the 100m butterfly as well as the same level for open water swimming.
Joshua loves to work with adults who wish to better their live enjoyment in life though swimming. He really enjoys working with adults who have had a previous bad experience in water and helping to turn them into really competent swimmers. Equally though, Joshua enjoys teaching adults who want to be able to swim on holiday or to compete in triathlons, particularly if they feel the challenge may be too great to achieve.
To Joshua, swimming is a way of life, so come and try out a session and see if you enjoy being in the water as much as he does.
Swimming lessons with Joshua:
Joshua is available at The Dilly hotel at Piccadilly on Sundays 8am until 6pm, and Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am until 9:15pm.
Joshua is available at Chelsea Harbour hotel 12noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm on Wednesdays.
Georgia – at The Dilly Piccadilly and Leonardo St Paul’s hotels, London
Georgia is a former regional level swimmer who also qualified for the Great Britain age group triathlon team. She is available for lessons with all adult abilities at The Dilly hotel Piccadilly and Leonardo St Paul’s hotel.
Georgia started swimming lessons as a baby and feels she has been a “water baby” ever since. One of her earliest memories is being in the water. Growing up Georgia swam in a competitive club before discovering outdoor swimming and became completely addicted to it. Her parents used to joke that she couldn’t pass any vaguely swimmable body of water without wanting to jump in it and she still carries her swimming gear with her wherever she goes, just in case.
Georgia is currently on the write up stage of completing her PhD in motor neuroscience from Newcastle University. Along with teaching swimming, she balances her studies with swims 3 times a week. She also complements this with daily yoga practice and getting out and about on her bike. When she was based in Newcastle, Georgia competed for the Total Racing Newcastle triathlon team.
Georgia enjoys teaching adults of all abilities, but particularly enjoys working with adults who are learning to swim. She feels exceptionally happy when in the water and I love to see people also share that joy. Georgia finds believes learning how to swim can be really transformational and can help to develop a greater sense of self-awareness, kindness and compassion.
With a warm smile and a naturally positive demeanour, Georgia’s lessons are great fun but she also very honest with clients about the techniques they should adopt, to improve their swimming in a timely manner.
Swimming lessons with Georgia:
Georgia is at Leonardo St Paul’s hotel on Mondays and Thursdays 5pm-8pm and 8:15pm-9:15pm.
She is available at The Dilly hotel Piccadilly on Saturdays 10am-5pm.
Lisa – at Leonardo London City hotel and The Dilly hotel
Lisa is a former county level swimmer and full-time swimming instructor with Turner Swim who is available at Leonardo London City hotel by Tower Hill and at The Dilly hotel in London.
Lisa’s first memory of swimming was when she was 4 years old, begging her parents to let her start swimming lessons because she loved the film The Little Mermaid. She continued to enjoy swimming and progressed through competitive training at Halton Swimming Club, winning multiple medals. One of Lisa’s biggest achievements was being the female junior county champion for the 1500m Freestyle event.
After graduating from Arts University Bournemouth in 2020 with a BA (Hons) Acting degree, Lisa began a full-time swim teaching role. Lisa enjoys teaching and coaching swimming because not only is it rewarding helping others achieve their goals, but she also find that she is constantly learning herself.
Lisa particularly enjoy working with adults as she feels the opportunities for development are endless.
Swimming lessons with Lisa:
Lisa is available at Leonardo London City hotel by Tower Hill on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Lisa is at The Dilly hotel at Piccadilly on Fridays, as well as Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Nadia – at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
Nadia currently holds the 7th fastest time for female 34-39 Masters swimmers in the USA in the 1500 meter freestyle event. Nadia is working part-time at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, while she works on her PhD until 2024.
Nadia was taught to swim by her Grandfather whose love of water came from his time in the Navy. Her first memories of swimming are as a toddler in her Grandfather’s paddling pool.
She still thrives on swimming now and feels it is the greatest sport in the world, utterly timeless, and yet almost everyone can do it. Nadia still swims regularly now, 3-5 times a week on a good week.
Nadia also enjoys open water swimming and has competed in some challenging events, including the Dwight Crum 2-mile pier-to-pier swim in Hermosa Beach, in California, in 2021. Also highly recommended by Nadia are the 2-mile pier-to-pier swim at Newport Beach and the La Jolla Cove 10 mile relay swim.
When she isn’t swimming or teaching others, Nadia is found working on her PhD in Philosophy (English Literature) at the University of Glasgow. Before coming to Glasgow Nadia gained a Masters of Arts (English) from California Polytechnic University Pomona and went into teaching for several years.
Nadia enjoys swim teaching and swim coaching because it combines her two passions: teaching and swimming, and gives her a chance to help others swim better, faster, more safely, and more efficiently. She likes working with adults because they are both easier and more challenging than children: they are eager to learn but habits are harder to break and form.
Highly experienced and keen to assist with all levels of non-swimming and swimming at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central, we recommend that you book a lesson and see how much Nadia can inspire you too.
Swimming lessons with Nadia:
Nadia is available at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central hotel, Cambridge Street, on Mondays 3:45pm-8pm and Wednesdays 3:45pm-8pm.
Please note; our Glasgow evening lessons don’t operate between 23 June to 1 September annually due to pool use requirements.
Evan – at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central hotel
Evan is a former club level swimmer. He also coaches the City of Glasgow swim team as one of their national age group coaches.
Evan’s first memory of swimming is when his Mum took him to swimming lessons when he was 4 years old. He gradually started to progress through the local council swimming lesson programmes before moving on to join his local triathlon club and subsequently South Ayrshire Swim Team.
He enjoys both swimming and running. Swimming combines good cardiovascular workouts along with strength and core muscle fitness which can be enjoyed throughout life. Whilst Evan likes going for a swim himself, he actually loves teaching swimming to others.
Evan finds that teaching and coaching adults in the mornings with Turner Swim, is a lovely balance to his other coaching responsibilities with Glasgow swim team. He finds his coaching technique alters when working with adults, especially those learning to swim or overcoming water phobic. Evan enjoy working with all clients of all abilities, the variety in levels is appealing yet challenging. Yhe progression he sees in clients and their feedback is what makes the job so worthwhile.
Swimming lessons with Evan:
Evan is available at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central hotel on Mondays 8am-11am, Tuesdays 7am-10am and 10:15am-11:15am, Wednesdays 8am-10am and Thursdays 7am-10am and 10:15am-11:15am.
Toby – at The Dilly hotel, London
Toby is a former county level swimmer who has completed a BSc in Strength and Conditioning Science at St Mary’s University.
Toby began swimming at a young age and quickly became a competitive swimmer for London’s Saxon Crown swimming club. Toby trained hard, focused on good quality technique resulting in his efforts being rewarded by being selected for county level swimming events over several years. Whilst studying for his ASA Level 2 swimming teaching qualification, Toby went back to Saxon Crown to volunteer as a coach to gain further experience.
Toby enjoys working with adults of all abilities, particularly helping those learning to swim. Toby also holds the YMCA Level 3 Personal Training Qualification, making him an ideal choice of instructor for adults looking to improve their technique to then use swimming as a good form of fitness, strength and flexibility. Toby is naturally calm, adapts his teaching and coaching styles to meet individual client’s needs and speeds of learning well to help clients gain impressive results. Like all of our instructors, Toby works from the same Turner Swim programmes and records progress each session.
Toby spent time in the air cadets as a sports manager. During this time he successfully coached the squadron swimming team to winning the London wing regional levels competition.
Swimming lessons with Toby:
Toby is available at The Dilly hotel on Saturdays.
Ehsan – at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Manchester
Ehsan is a former county level swimmer and water polo player who is available for one-to-one adult swimming lessons at Worsley Park Marriott hotel & country club Manchester.
Whenn Ehsan was 4 years old he with with his family to the beach for the first time. There he fell in love with the sea and water. His brothers were trying to show him how to float and paddle. Then when he was about 8 years old he joined the local community club in his home town of Esfahan, Iran.Outside of swimming, Ehsan has a civil engineering degree from Iran, an MBA (IT management) from Multimedia University of Malaysia and MSc Building information Modeling (BIM) from Salford University.
Ehsan finds teaching new swimming skills or honing previously obtained skills quite rewarding. He especially enjoys seeing the expression on a person’s face when they succeed. He thrives on working with adults as he enjoys having a more in depth conversation about the specific swimming techniques to help overcome their limitations and improve.
With a professional approach and a calming influence, clients really enjoy working with Ehsan and reaching their goals. We recommend that you book a session and give the lessons with Ehsan a go.
Ehsan’s availabilityEhsan is available for lessons on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 4:45pm-9pm in Manchester. Click here to view availability and book.
Martyn – at The Dilly hotel, London
Martyn is a former national level swimmer and music performance graduate who is available for adult swimming lessons at The Dilly hotel London.
Martyn was about 3 years old when Ihestarted swimming, joining lessons and learning to swim. His first memory of swimming is being taught how to do a backstroke turn, and consistently doing it wrong because he was struggling to understand the technicalities of it.
As well as swimming in the Scottish Nationals, Martyn also represented Winchester City Penguins where he then coached for many years. Martyn has won multiple medals and events. His mist proud achievments are that of being junior county champion for the 100 meters breaststroke (2016), as well as being a national finalist for 50 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters breaststroke and 200 individual medly (2016).
Martyn enjoys educating and informing people about swimming, as well as helping people achieve their goals and reach their full potential in the pool. He has been involved with teaching swimming for 10 years and he has developed a fun, engaging style of teaching and coaching for all adult ages and abilities.
We recommend that you book a session and get started. All instructors work from the same programmes and record progress each session, so you can work with more than one instructor.
Martyn is a full-time instructor and is available at The Dilly hotel on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Click here to view Martyn’s availability and to book online.
Katie – at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Manchester
Katie is a current Great Britain international swimmer, providing a limited number of private one-to-one adult swimming lessons at Turner Swim Manchester.
Katie learnt to swim aged 3 and by the age of 7 was already competing for the City of Salford swimming club. Since the age of 16, Katie has been training and competing for Stockport Metro swimming club at their High Performance Centre. In 2020, Katie has the Olympic games trials with her main event being the 200m breaststroke.
Katie trains 10 times per week in the pool, with each session being up to 2 and half hours in length. In addition, Katie does 3 gym sessions and extra cardio too. Katie also trains abroad and spent 3 weeks in Florida this Autumn, so please check our up to date online booking system for Katie’s availability to avoid any disappointments.
After her A-levels, Katie took 2 years out to focus on her swimming. In addition to being a full-time athlete, Katie is now in her second year studying Sport and Exercise Science at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Despite Katie’s international swimming successes, she is very down to earth, incredibly friendly and is keen to help adults with their swimming. As a Level 2 qualified swimming instructor, Katie enjoys working with adults of all swimming abilities. So whether you are keen to overcome water phobia, learn to swim or gain breaststroke technique types from the current British Champion, Katie is a fantastic choice of instructor for you.
Kate is usually available for one-to-one adult swimming lessons at Turner Swim Manchester on Mondays and Tuesdays 12noon until 2pm and Fridays 11am until 2pm. As Katie does sometimes train abroad, please check our online booking system for her up to date availability.