A little bit about me

My name is Julia Wilson and I have been involved in swimming for over 21 years. I have been swimming from before I can remember, I began swimming competitively from the age of 8 and continued competing until I was 19 years old.

I began training and competing for the swimming club ‘New Northern ASC’, which was later renamed ‘City of Belfast Swimming Club’ and which is still going strong.

Our training regime with the club was very intensive with training sessions every day and many twice a day (one before school and one after school) plus numerous land based exercises, flexibility work and gym sessions throughout.

Most weekends consisted of competing in swimming galas throughout Northern Ireland. I began competing for my club in galas such as Teletots meets and PTL galas, I continued to make my way up to a higher level and went onto compete in the Ulster Open Championships and Irish National Swimming Championships.

I also competed for my school Lagan College and they presented me with 2 awards for Sporting Achievement and I was appointed Captain of the Swimming Team.

When I completed my Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher’s course in March 2000 I began voluntarily teaching the younger kids in my Swimming Club, since then I have gained my SI Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics Qualification and my Child Protection Certificate.

Currently I am a member of several swimming organisations including the IOS (Institute of Swimming) and I’m an associate member of Swim Ireland - Excellence through teamwork organisation.

Since gaining my Level 2 I have been teaching a variety of school swimming lessons, Belfast City Council ‘Make a Splash’ classes, adult swimming classes and 1 to 1 lessons throughout Northern Ireland. Teaching this assortment of lessons has enabled me to gain plenty of experience coaching pupils of a wide range of ages and abilities.

Safety is the most important aspect of all my swimming lessons, therefore there will always be two lifeguards on the poolside at all times who are all fully qualified pool attendants and first aiders and together we assure safety is maintained at all times.

My belief is that my customers’ needs are of the utmost importance and I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of my business is repeat customers and referrals.

I would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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