REBECCA GIVENS

Swim Teacher.
Warwickshire, UK.
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I am a member of the STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association), and qualified via the Safety Training Awards which is the awarding organisation of the Swimming Teachers’ Association, regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

CV

Swim Teacher (Baby & Pre-School)
(July 2021 – Present)
Swim Works, Leamington Spa, UK

I teach babies and toddlers and also have experience assisting and supporting older children in the pool too (4+).

At Swim Works, we have a sensory, child-led approach – we watch and work with our children and their individual preferences, we ’guide’ rather than ’teach’, and our lessons are always relaxed, whilst being fun and dynamic too!

I have a background in English Language and Communication so I am passionate about how we talk to, and talk about, our children in a swimming lesson. I am also interested in the metaphysical, spiritual and emotional aspects of water and believe it is the perfect element to bond, grown and learn in!

As an avid swimmer myself, my teaching always focuses on laying the key foundations for future swim skills, as well as communicating the importance of safety in and around water.

QUALIFICATIONS

Safety Training Awards
STA: Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School Swimming (December 2020)

Safety Training Awards
STA: Level 2 Award – Safety Award for Teachers (December 2020)

WorkSafe
Emergency First Aid at Work (November 2021)

The University of Nottingham
BA Hons (2:1), English Studies (2009)

ADDITIONAL TRAINING, CPD & WORKSHOPS

Aqua Sensory & Montessori Parenting (Online Montessori Conference)
The Magic of Montessori Approach in Water (November 2021)

Safety Training Awards
CPD: STA International Virtual Conference (October 2021)

Oxford University, Oxford Brookes & University Babylabs
Workshop: Babies and Toddlers in Lockdown and Beyond (September 2021)

Aqua Sensory
Let’s Sign (September 2021)

Safety Training Awards
CPD: Baby and Pre-School Submersion Up-Skill (August 2021)

Safety Training Awards
CPD: Aqua Sensory Baby – Sensory Discovery Ideas for the Pool (January 2021)

Safety Training Awards
CPD: What Every Baby Swim Teacher Needs to Know / Contented Baby Swims (January 2021)

Warwickshire County Council
CPD: Carer Aware (December 2020)

Safety Training Awards
CPD: Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults (November 2020)

ARTICLES

Why language is an important tool when learning to swim

10 top tops for your first swim

When to start baby swimming

MARKETING & WRITING

Prior to working as a Swim Teacher, I had 13+ years’ experience in writing, communications, marketing, PR and blogging.

I primarily worked for clients in the arts and charity industry and have specialisms in digital marketing and storytelling, plus a passion for inclusion and accessibility.

Today, I can offer a small but valuable level of marketing and communications consultation and support for selected industries only. Get in touch if you’d like to know more