Tandridge Trust Sports Awards 2016
Instructor of the Year
I have worked at Tandridge Leisure Centre, Oxted, since it opened in April 1990, one of the original members of staff! That summer I gained my original Swimming Teachers’ Certificate and over the next 10 years I gradually added to that certificate with Parent & Child, Swimming for Disabilities, Synchronised Swimming, Flip & Fun, Mini Water Polo and Life Saving and Lifeguarding.
As my children grew, I took on more teaching. From the list of names on my badge list at the end of each term since the beginning of 2001, I have taught about 4000 individual pupils not including the pupils I have taught at Downs Way school as a ‘mother’s help’.
Over the years I have met and taught many inspirational and interesting people and still love the hobby that became a job. It all started out taking a Bronze Medallion at Crystal Palace to get round rules and regulations of taking my Guide company to the beach one day over 30 years ago!