Pulse Life
Teachers
photo Kathryn Smith

My love of water began at a very early age, I grew up competitively swimming and spent most of my childhood (well spare time), at the local pool.  It was one of my coaches that got me started teaching swimming, and I have been do so for over 15 years, both in Australia and Overseas, and I love it. Some of my past swimmers are now competing at State level.

I can think of no better job then combining two things I love, children and swimming.

To me, swimming lessons are incredibly important, and while my focus is to get them swimming to the best of their abilities, I also firmly believe that lessons should be fun. 

 

     
  Coral Haugh

I am a born and breed Kiwi with two adult children in NZ and one daughter with me here in Sydney. They are all swimming teachers, along side their career jobs. It’s in the blood.

 

I have been involved in the aquatic industry for over 35 years, both in New Zealand and Australia, from swimming teacher to management.

 

I am excited to bring to Pulse my experience and passion for teaching and coaching. I have experience in all areas of teaching from infants to adults including special needs and I’m qualified in all areas. I have much experience in teaching private lessons as well.

What keeps me fresh in the water is I love working with children and their many different personalities, they come out with the funniest things.

I love to make a difference in people’s lives and that is what gets me up in the morning. I want to see all people be given the opportunity to be, the best that they can be.

 

I believe that swimming is an essential life skill and that everyone has the right to learn the basics.

 

I look forward to meeting new clients.

 

     
photo Kaden Tsoi

Kaden has strong interests in sports and started swimming when he was less than one year old. He learnt to swim when he was 5-years-old and started squad training at the age of 8.  He had been a State swimmer and represented his primary school (in Hong Kong) and his high school (Trinity Grammar School) for inter-school competitions. He was also the Vice-Captain of the Swimming Club at his high school. Kaden is a qualified learn to swim instructor with the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate. We welcome Kaden as an instructor at Pulse. His repport with children is evident and he loves watching all of his students develop and learn. 

     
photo Nicole Mueller

 

Swimming has been part of my life since I was a child. Coming from Europe, my parents were not strong swimmers. They thought it was important to learn how to swim so that I could be safe around water and also participate in school and social activities. 

 

Learning how to swim, allowed me to participate in competitive swimming as well as triathlons. I now enjoy tackling oceans swims of various distances, as well as the swim leg in triathlons to keep fitness and maintain a heathy lifestyle.

 

Knowing how important it is for children and adults to be able to swim and be safe around water, I became a ASCTA swim instructor. I am passionate about teaching children the swimming skills they need to be able to confidently move through water to the best of their ability, ensuring they have fun at the same time. 

It is rewarding to see children, as well as adults, reach their swimming goals. These skills are learnt for life which can be to stay fit and healthy or to enjoy social activities around water.

 

Swimming is an important life skill, especially in Australia and I look forward to taking this journey with you.

 

Nicole Mueller

 

 

 

     
photo Mel Alderton

I have been teaching swimming since 2000, teaching babies and pre-school children through to adults. Unlike many swimming instructors, I only learnt to swim competently myself in my 20’s, and the desire for my own children not to be like me led me to become an AUSTSWIM instructor. 

 

I still remember what it’s like to be fearful of the water, so am understanding of this in learners of all ages. I currently hold qualifications in Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety, Infants and Access and Inclusion. I’m currently working towards my Towards Competitive Strokes and Bronze Coaching qualification. 

 

I have a strong interest and experience teaching swimmers with special needs. Since 2006 I have also been working as a Teacher’s Aide with students with additional needs. I currently work in a high school for students with special needs with an extensive swimming programme, where I teach beginners through to squad level swimmers. 

 

I live locally, and when I’m not working you might see me riding, running or swimming myself, training for triathlons!  I look forward to sharing my passion for all things swimming with the residents of The Waterfront. 

     
photo Barry Alderton

 

I have been a keen recreational swimmer for over 30 years now, having taken it up to counteract several back issues. Over the years, I have developed a passion and interest in improving my own swimming, and learning as much as I can about the sport. As such I understand the needs of the adult learning, and adults with chronic and acute injury.

 

I have participated in several Half Ironman events in the swim and cycle legs, and several open water events.

 

I have shared my wife’s passion for swimming teaching over many years, and am looking forward to bringing my previous experience coaching children in other sports, and in corporate training, to the fore, in helping deliver the quality swimming programme at Pulse.

 

Barry Alderton