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Sarah Sutherland

Director
Absolute Sports Services
Sarah Sutherland

Nationality: British
BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science
ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher
Sports Coaching Certificate for safe guarding and protecting children
Flip n’ Fun
Mini Water Polo



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Emma Hutchinson

Area Manager (South)
Emma Hutchinson

Nationality: British
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
NPLQ 8th Edition Lifeguard
NPLQ Trainer Assessor
STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming Beginners
STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching (QCF)
Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement



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Caroline Dowson

Area Manager (North)
Caroline Dowson

Nationality: British
Level 1 and 2 ASA Swim Teacher
Rookie Lifeguard Instructor
Swim Fit Instructor
NPLQ 8th Edition Lifeguard
NPLQ 8th Edition Lifeguard Trainer
Level 3 Pool Plant Engineering



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Lindsay Murphy

Learn To Swim Teacher
Lindsay Murphy

Nationality: British
ASA level 1 - teaching aquatics
ASA level 2 - teaching aquatics
Bsc Hons sports Therapy
National beach lifeguard qualification
Halliwick AST



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Kieran O’Rourke

Performance Squad 3 Coach and Learn To Swim teacher
Kieran O’Rourke

Nationality: South African
Ellis and Associates Qualified Lifeguard
Qualified Beach and Rescue Lifeguard
Level 1 & 2 Austswim/Aiss Qualified



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Josephine Seidal

Learn To Swim Teacher
Josephine Seidal

Nationality: German
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
Austswim Learn to Swim Certificate
Austswim Adult Instructor Certificate
German Lifeguard Certificate (silver)



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  • Sarah SutherlandOpen or Close

    Nationality : British


    Qualifications:


    • BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science
    • ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher
    • Sports Coaching Certificate for safe guarding and protecting children
    • Flip n’ Fun
    • Mini Water Polo


    Experience:


    Sarah started swimming at the age of 3 and was swimming competitively at the age of 7. She took an interest in helping on poolside when younger and became a qualified teacher at the age of 16, starting with the LEARN TO SWIM program. She coached her own competitive swim squad from the age of 20 and has over 11 years of teaching & coaching experience. Sarah also holds her FLIP N FUN diving course, which develops children’s diving through a structured and fun program, starting with basic movement skills and leading to the more challenging dives.


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  • Emma Hutchinson Open or Close

    Nationality : British


    Qualifications:


    • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
    • NPLQ 8th Edition Lifeguard
    • NPLQ Trainer Assessor
    • STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming Beginners
    • STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching (QCF)
    • Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement


    Experience:


    Emma started swimming at the age of 2 and went on to compete with her school at the age of 9. Although Emma stopped competing shortly after, she continued to swim for leisure and fun with family and friends. Her passion for the pool lead her to becoming a lifeguard and swimming teacher, then furthering her skills into becoming a lifeguard trainer and assessor too.


    Emma has taught a variety of swimmers from six months to sixty years, and of all abilities, including a disability swimming session which she really enjoyed. Emma feels she has really flourished since joining Absolute Swimming Academy in 2014, and is happy to be working alongside such a great team. This has now lead her onto becoming Director of Learn to Swim for which she could not be more excited about. Emma is really looking forward to helping the swimmers and the academy grow.

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  • Caroline DowsonOpen or Close

    Nationality : British


    Qualifications:


    • Level 1 and 2 ASA Swim Teacher
    • Rookie Lifeguard Instructor
    • Swim Fit Instructor
    • NPLQ 8th Edition Lifeguard
    • NPLQ 8th Edition Lifeguard Trainer
    • Level 3 Pool Plant Engineering


    Experience:


    Having been raised in Kuwait Caroline started swimming at a very early age and represented her school and club in many competitions. On returning to the Uk Caroline qualified as a Lifeguard and then a Swim Teacher and later went on to study pool plant engineering.


    Caroline has worked with all ages abilities of swimmers from babies to Triathletes.


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  • Lindsay Murphy: Open or Close

    Nationality : British


    Qualifications:


    • ASA level 1 - teaching aquatics
    • ASA level 2 - teaching aquatics
    • Bsc Hons sports Therapy
    • National beach lifeguard qualification
    • Halliwick AST

     

    Experience:


    Lindsay began swimming for her local club at a young age and continued to compete for them until university. Lindsay continued to train with university and returned to masters training following graduation. Her desire to teach swimming began with helping teach and coach the juniors at her club and at their annual swim camp. Lindsay went on to complete her Level 1 and 2 ASA Swimming Teaching qualifications and has taught at various pools around her home town, as well as Camp America and in New Zealand; followed by two and half years teaching swimming in a special needs school.

    Lindsay has always loved the water and has also been a lifeguard for more than ten years. Working as both a pool and beach lifeguard. She has spent the last 14 months travelling around Australia and Asia and spent six months working at North Sydney Pool.

    Lindsay is involved in many other sports including netball, running and most recently cycling and triathlons. She proved herself very quickly, qualifying for the European championships in her first race and finishing 3rd woman overall in her second and is excited to further her training whilst in Dubai.

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  • Kieran O’Rourke Open or Close

    Nationality : South African


    Qualifications:


    • Ellis and Associates Qualified Lifeguard
    • Qualified Beach and Rescue Lifeguard
    • Level 1 & 2 Austswim/Aiss Qualified


    Experience:


    Kieran started his swimming career at 11 years old. He quickly got into the hang of it and found a passion for the sport and joined a club to start competing. During his time at the Club, Kieran went on to Captain his high school team and club for the season of 2013/2014 winning numerous medals. After ending his competing in the middle of 2014, Kieran wanted to continue his career within the swimming world and took an interest in lifesaving. Through his enjoyment for lifesaving, he represented his Province at the South African National Championships. On moving to Dubai and working with the Jumeirah Group, Kieran was part of the lifesaving team that won the UAE National Championships in 2015. After realizing how much he was missing the swimming industry, he decided to pursue with his passion for swimming and studied the learn to swim instructors programme. Kieran’s swimming career has been a huge impact on his life now and he wants to give back to athletes the same joy and rewards he received as a swimmer.


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  • Josephine SeidelOpen or Close

    Nationality : German


    Qualifications:


    • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
    • Austswim Learn to Swim Certificate
    • Austswim Adult Instructor Certificate
    • German Lifeguard Certificate (silver)


    Experience:


    Josie started swimming at the age of 8,taking classes once a week but found her passion in swimming very quickly. She competed on a national level for over 8 years where she trained amongst many Olympic swimmers. During her time at College from 2011-2015 she started to compete at the National Master level, open water swimming and became a member of the college lifesaving team that competed both in the pool and outdoors. In addition to her own practice she started teaching beginner classes in 2012. As a former high performance athlete, training 9 times a week for a total of 4 hours in the pool daily, she knows the water inside and out.

    When she finished her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, she came to the realization that she wanted to fall back to her roots as a swimmer. Only this time she would be in the water teaching. She firmly believes that everyone should know how to swim and feel safe in the water yet always understands that it should be fun as well. Therefore she brings a lot of patience with her along the pool and inside the water.


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  • Al Garhoud,Le Meridien Hotel & Conference Center Open or Close

    Our first venue at Absolute Swimming Academy and one of our most popular, Le Meridien Garhoud. Situated minutes away from Dubai International Airport, the hotel is right in the heart of the City. The Leisure & Fitness Centre is set amongst Le Meridien Dubai's 38 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. This facility comprises of distinct areas offering a selection of state-of-the-art equipment, relaxation, rejuvenation, fitness and sport facilities. The club has 3 swimming pools where Absolute Swimming offer a full range of services, teaching adults and children of all levels and age groups.

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  • Arabian Ranches,Dubai Polo & Equestrian ClubOpen or Close

    Located near Arabian Ranches with easy access to Motor City and Sports City. Dubai Polo Club is set in Beautiful Surroundings with State of the Art Facilities including a temperature controlled Swimming pool. Absolute Swimming Academy are pleased to provide Parent and Child , Learn to Swim and Adult Class here on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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  • Sheikh Zahed Road, Shangri – La HotelOpen or Close

    A quality 5 star hotel located on Sheikh Zayed Road near the World Trade Centre and Dubai Financial Centre. With pools on 4th and 42nd floor, Shangri – La Hotel is the perfect location for beginner or timid swimmers to start their lessons. Absolute Swimming Academy offer learn to swim lessons for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

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  • Kings School, Al Barsha SouthOpen or Close

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  • Kings School, Nad Al ShebaOpen or Close

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  • Kings School, DubaiOpen or Close

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