Director of Swim A Life
Founder & Director Maurice is an entrepreneur who has a passion for swimming. He has been involved in numerous businesses, both in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Maurice takes great pleasure in establishing his ideas and turning them into a viable concern.
He loves to teach people to swim, and really thrives with special needs children and adults. Seeing individuals that are scared of the water become comfortable and proficient in it, brings him an absolute pleasure. Swim a Life has been a dream of Maurice's and will be a success because of his passion and the skills that he has to offer.
Head Swim Coach
Gaby is the head swim coach of Swim A Life and runs her own swim school in Guildford called Rubba Duckies.
She comes with 20 years of swim school experience and is a wonderful asset to the team.
Gaby has a true passion for teaching, qualifying as a pre-school teacher and then moving on to swimming. For Gaby the younger someone learns to swim the better. She has been teaching swimming for 12 years, starting Rubba Duckies Swim School 11 years ago in South Africa before moving the business to England. Gaby's passion for the swimming industry and her understanding of how to make children comfortable in the water make her an expert in her field. She has a wealth of knowledge in both teaching and running a swim school that she can impart on our partners in Swim a Life.
Gaby has experienced the horror of "loosing" someone to drowning, and believes that anyone and everyone should be given an opportunity to learn to swim.
Tanja Kent MSc
A lover of all things water and tech. Tanja Kent MSc is our web and marketing, go-to person. She has worked with many social enterprise and charities over the last 12 years and is a great asset to our team. She also runs her own Media & Web company called My Business Online.
If you as a swim school need a website, help with marketing or getting found online in your local area - you can contact Tanja directly here.
We help swim schools have functional easy to use websites and help them with their local marketing and getting found on Google.
STA - Health Leisure Life
'The Swimming Teachers’ Association is an international charity working towards the objective of preserving human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques. This objective underpins all that we do at STA, and since 1932 has driven our commitment to providing the highest quality qualifications and charitable services within leisure. As a national governing body for swimming and lifesaving with over 12,000 members, we continue to develop qualifications in swimming teaching, lifesaving and leisure management to support the needs of the industry.' From STA Website.
Meet the Team
We have a great team that believes wholeheartedly in Swim a Life and making the project a success. Each one comes with a very unique background and has a relationship with swimming and saving lives.