I have been a swimming teacher for some years now and have the best job in the world! I teach 6-week-old babies, toddlers, tweens, teens and adults (I shouldn’t have favourites, but I love my babies and toddlers). Having swum as a child and loved it, I came in to teaching after having two children of my own and saw once again how important swimming is for children. Not only when they are small and are learning how to be safe around water and save their own lives (and above all have fun) but also when older, when they cement good technique to enable beautiful swimming executed with ease. After all, when you can swim, it opens up a whole world of water sports, fitness and aquatic adventures for the rest of your life.