Instructors

We are very proud of the quality of our Swimming Instructors. All are Austswim or ASCTA qualified and are either experienced before they join us or are trained prior to starting. We are pleased to report that the turnover of Instructors is relatively low with many having been with us for over 8 years.

As every child is different and learns in different ways, we try and match each child to an Instructor with qualities that best suit the needs of the child (eg “Johnny needs a firm instructor). I am always available to discuss any concerns should they arise.

Our Instructors

Amanda Bice

Amanda is one of our long term employees, having been at our Swim School for over 10 years. Not only is Amanda a fully qualified Coach with a wealth of experience, she is also one of our most experienced Learn to Swim teachers. Amanda has a genuine passion for her job and enjoys teaching young children to swim and then watching them flourish into accomplished swimmers in her Squad programmes. Amanda is a firm believer in teaching the basics well to ensure the children will become confident and skilful swimmers for life.

Tory Barker

Tory began her teaching career in the Learn to Swim area, developing a strong reputation during her 30 years of teaching. Tory genuinely loves teaching children to swim from the very early years to the older, more experienced levels. Her dedication, competency and experience combine to produce outstanding results in her students at all levels. Her past experience as a National level competitive swimmer ensures that she shares her enthusiasm and encouragement with all her students, making her a highly sought after Instructor. She has been part of the Belinda Cadzow Swim School team since January 2013. She is fully Austswim qualified.

Matty Green

Matty commenced with the Belinda Cadzow Swim School in June 2009, and in the five years he has been part of the team, he has developed a strong following. Matty has a genuine interest in providing each and every student with quality classes that see them gain confidence and develop sound techniques along the way. His natural rapport with children of all ages make him an incredibly popular instructor within my Swim School. Matty is fully Austswim qualified.

Kellie Horn

Kellie commenced with my Swim School in March 2012 and is an incredibly popular Instructor. Her area of expertise lies more with the Pre-School aged children but she is also a very competent Stroke Development Instructor. She is an Austswim qualified Instructor and achieves amazing results with her students. Kellie displays a perfect combination of warmth and discipline, and has achieved great results with children with disabilities.

Belinda Mifsud

Another long standing employee of the Belinda Cadzow Swim School, Belinda commenced with us in 2006. She has a wealth of experience with all ages and holds multiple qualifications, including the Teaching of Adults and Teaching of those with Disabilities. Belinda brings to the pool her sunny disposition and her dedication to ensure each child receives quality tuition, making her a valuable member of the team.

Illona Rosenstein

Illona first commenced with our Swim School in 2007 and proved a very popular Instructor during her time with us. She was then offered a managerial role in the Aquatic Industry which saw her gain valuable skills in all areas. I was absolutely delighted when Illona approached me to return to my Swim School in January 2013. She had decided that she was happiest when in the pool teaching and I was more than happy to accept her offer! Illona is brimming with enthusiasm and has a wealth of qualifications and experience in all areas. She is equally at home teaching Water Safety to the Under 2’s as she is conducting her fabulously popular Adult Squad programmes.

Kate Crisp

Kate has been employed at the Belinda Cadzow Swim School since 2012 and is a very popular Instructor. She is skilled with all ages and levels up to and including Beginner Stroke Development. She has a natural rapport with her students and parents are so happy with her classes that she is repeatedly requested for subsequent terms. Kate holds a current Austswim certificate.

Maddie Spellacy

Maddie has proven enormously popular as an Instructor for children of all ages since she commenced at our Swim School in 2012. She has a fabulous manner of interaction with the children and instills confidence and a desire to improve. She is endlessly patient and genuinely enjoys her work in the pool. Maddie is a highly sought after Instructor who holds her Austswim Teacher of swimming and Water Safety Certificate.

Anny White

Anny is a very new Instructor having only qualified with her Austswim certificate in 2014. She has past experience working with children though, which makes her a very competent Instructor. She is able to combine equal parts of discipline and encouragement to ensure that each student gains the most of each session in the pool. She has been well trained by my other experienced Instructors and may also have inherited her passion for teaching swimming from her mother (Belinda Cadzow) and grandmother (Diana Cadzow).

Lianne Jackson

Lianne has a wealth of experience in all areas of Learn to Swim and Squad coaching, having spent the bulk of her 15 years’ experience with my Swim School. Her thoroughness with stroke technique is well known, making her a very popular choice with parents of children of all ages and ability levels. Lianne also holds her Austswim qualifications.

Belinda White (Cadzow)

Belinda grew up watching her mother teach hundreds of local children to swim at various venues, including Ascot State School and Ti Trees Swimming Club. Belinda began teaching swimming at the age of 18, and then returned to this career some 15 years later when she commenced her Swim School. She is Austswim qualified and thoroughly enjoys working with children of all ages. A firm believer in correct technique being taught at the earliest stages, she has achieved great results with her students over the years. Parents of past pupils often comment on the fact that their children have been happy and competent swimmers as a result of this thorough approach to learning.

Felicity Loel

A past swimmer, Felicity naturally progressed to becoming a qualified Learn to Swim Instructor back in 2009, when she commenced working at the Belinda Cadzow Swim School. She is Austswim qualified and thoroughly enjoys working with children of all ages. A firm believer in correct technique being taught at the earliest stages, she has achieved great results with her students over the years. Parents of past pupils often comment on the fact that their children have been happy and competent swimmers as a result of this approach to learning.  Felicity will be providing relief teaching during Term 1 of 2015.

Destiny West

Destiny began her swim teaching career back in 2006 and has gone from strength to strength over those 8 years. She is a highly competent Instructor for swimmers of all ages and levels. She has a lovely calm manner that immediately puts her students at ease and enables them to focus on their lessons. Destiny achieves great results with her students and she has become a highly sought after Instructor since her commencement with our Swim School in September 2014.

Sarah Ewbank

Sarah began her swimming teaching career in 2013 and thoroughly enjoys her work in the pool. Her warm personality and ability to put children at ease have made her a popular choice since she began at our Swim School in September 2014. She has had most experience with the under 6 age bracket and feels that this is her area of choice when being assigned classes.  She is Austswim qualified. Sarah will be providing relief teaching during Term 1 of 2015.

Lauren Giles

We are fortunate to have Lauren on loan from her regular job at Clayfield Aquatics for one or two mornings/week. Lauren is fully qualified and experienced with children from 4 years to 12 years. Lauren really enjoys the variation to her regular work from the pool deck at Clayfield Aquatics. She is a popular Instructor and excellent with small groups.

Zoe Truscott

Zoe describes herself as a “down to earth person who is extremely passionate about the importance of water safety and teaching people of all ages to swim”.  Having had Zoe join our team in September 2014, I have witnessed these qualities first hand. Zoe is a fabulous Instructor and a valued member of our team. She is fully Austswim qualified. Zoe will be providing relief teaching during Term 1 of 2015.

Sally McKitrick

Sally has recently moved to Brisbane from Maryborough, where she ran her own Swim School successfully for many years. Having worked alongside Sally when she has filled in for me in a relief capacity, I can confidently say that she is a highly competent Instructor who has a strong focus on the formation of correct technique in the early stages. She has a warm, approachable personality that has put parents and students immediately at ease. I am thrilled that Sally is able to join our team as a permanent member of the teaching staff as of January 2015.

Marcin Makowski

Marcin is new to our Swim School this year and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and skills. He is a qualified PE Teacher and Personal Trainer who began teaching swimming in 2008 (6 years ago). Marcin has proven very popular during the January clinic at EJ. Parents have commented on his positive attitude, thorough attention to stroke technique and open communication with parents. He has a great rapport with the children and comes highly recommended by Illona, who worked with Marcin at Healthstream Aquatics for 2 years. He holds multiple qualifications including a Bronze License Swimming Coach ASCTA, Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety ASCTA and a Bay and toddler Swimming Teacher ASCTA, giving him experience with all ages / levels.