Janine Barclay has been involved with swimming for more than 20 years. Initially herself a competitive swimmer and more latterly as a parent of a national swimming champion, Janine worked with The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club as Club Administrator from 2004 to 2018, liaising and co-ordinating lessons and venues for over 500 swimmers. She is still a member of the Amateur Swimming Association.
A fully qualified, licensed, level 2 ASA swimming instructor, Janine’s experience is extensive and varied – from teaching pre-schoolers and primary school children at St Margaret’s School, Bushey and with Kingfisher Swimming in Watford to coaching pre-competitive swimmers and competitive squads at The Borough of Harrow Swimming Club. From May 2009, Janine worked for London Swimming ASA on their 2012 mobile pools project, visiting schools to teach swimming to children in deprived areas of London. She has more recently been teaching swimming to both children and adults in Borehamwood, Bushey, Northwood and Harrow.
Janine has portable DBS certification (enhanced disclosure) and has attended workshops in ‘how to coach disabled people in sport’, ‘safeguarding and protecting children’ and ‘teaching turns, the basics’. As part of her continuing professional development, she attended a team manager’s workshop in March 2017. She holds valid certification for the RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers And Coaches (NRASTAC) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Swimming.
Janine’s aim is to encourage all people to swim, irrespective of age, creed and ability. She is married, has two children and lives in Pinner, Middlesex. References can be supplied upon request.