Lisa Cartin is a qualified and highly experienced swim teacher. Lisa started teaching as an assistant in 2000 after completing her NPLQ at a small private swim school in Kingsbury. She moved to Ireland in 2005 and went on to run her own dance school for 3 years whilst completing her level 1 Swim Ireland Award in Teaching Swimming (ASA recognised). She taught in a leisure centre – both groups and 1:1s as well as teaching school swimming. On moving back to the UK in 2011, Lisa began to teach and co-ordinate swim lessons with a local franchised swim lesson operator as well as teaching with various other swim schools in Hertfordshire, before joining J9 Swimming.
Lisa gained further teaching qualifications from the STA (Swimming Teachers Association). She acquired her STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching (QCF) in February 2014. Designed specifically for those who want to teach non-swimmers, beginners and improvers of all ages confidently, the STA Award in Swimming Teaching sits on the Qualification and Credit Framework at Level 2 with Ofqual, and is regulated by SQA, which means that Lisa has attained a high level of aptitude and has enabled her to become familiar with both the STA and ASA Learn to Swim framework.
Lisa understands the elementary scientific principles relevant to swimming. She can plan, prepare and teach swimming and understands the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice. Moreover, Lisa is responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons. She is passionate about teaching and enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities. She teaches a range of aquatic and safety skills including floatation, rotation, water confidence and swim strokes. Lisa promotes good teaching and learning and has attended various CPDs to enhance her qualifications including teaching adults; diving starts and turns; safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Lisa is DBS checked (enhanced) and has recently renewed her Safety Award for Teachers. She is also a member of the STA.
Lisa lives in Watford with her family.