Meet the Lead Team

Managers

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    Alena Sarri

    Managing Director

    Alena is the co-founder of Aquatots swim school and has been teaching since 1998. She specialises in babies and toddlers and has developed an aquatic development program for infants from 6 weeks of age called Aqua Bubbas. She has presented the Aqua Bubbas.

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    Alena has been with Aqautots from the beginning and previously taught at the AIS. She teaches all levels from infants through to squad level swimmers. She loves seeing the children who start in her infant classes progress throguh to squad level swimmers.

    Her qualifications include:SAT teacher of swimming and water safety, SAT teacher of infant and toddlers, SAT teacher of adults and adolesence, SAT competitive strokes, AUSTSWIM teacher of babies and toddlers, AUSTSWIM teacher of swimmign and water safety, SAT course presenter for teacher of swimming and water safety and infant and toddlers, Cert 3 in Fitness, Aqua instructor, Cert 4 in pool and plant room operations, Cert 4 in training and assessing, Assessor for AUSTSWIM teacher of swimmign and water safety 

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    Daniel Sarri

    Managing Director

    Daniel has been teaching since 1998 and he teaches everything from babies to squad level swimming. He specialises in stroke development in preparation for competitive racing and challenging children

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    Daniel holds his Swim Australia qualification and the teacher of babies and toddlers. He also has his Bronze level coaching and is a combat fitness leader for the army. He is a qualified Aqua Aerobic instructor and pool and plant room operator. His passion for coaching children and getting them excited and motivated to try and do their best is second to none. Kids love his classes and training sessions and this is shown throguh the awesome number of attendance he has each week

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    Debbie Sarri

    Director

    Started instructing swimming in 1975 and has continuously taught swimming since then. Supervised RLSS summer programs in 1977 and 1978. Set up and operated Belconnen Swim School at Macquarie pool up to 1986 and then at AIS till 1990. Wrote and set up the

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    Debbie has been involved in the intial development of Austswim and attended the first Austswim Course in the ACT. Featured in the early Austswim advertisements with Suzie Landells. Debbie consulted on the initial development of the Austswim Teacher of Infants Qualifications.

    Debbie holds not only swim teacher, babies and preschoolers, competitive strokes and adolescents and adults swim teaching qualifications but also a Bachelor of Education specialising in Early Childhood and Physical Education and a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration. 

    Coaching experience was there too, with the development of the Belconnen Swim Club and she held a Bronze Coaching Licence and had attended the Silver Qualifications but then decided that the learn to swim was her focus.

    Debbie has spent years sharing her skills as a swim teacher presenter for both Austswim and Swim Australia and lectured at the ASCTA Conference.

    ACT representative for Austswim Teacher of the Year in 2013 at Queenstown in New Zealand.

    Attended World Aquatic Babies Congresses and conferences since 1996 in Melbourne, Mexico, France, Canada and USA.

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    Rhiannon Kocmar

    Senior Manager

    Rhiannon has been teaching since October 1996 with all ages of learn to swim as well as coaching squad children. Her passion is teaching the pre school age children because of how excited they get for swimming lessons each week.

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    Rhiannon has been with the Aquatots family for 9 years and loves teaching all ages and abilities how to swim. Her passion out of the water is training all of the Aquatots staff to be the best swim teachers or coaches they can be. 

    Rhiannon's qualifications include:Swim Australia teachers, Swim Australia babies and toddlers, Swim Australia Competitive strokes, Swim Australia adults swimming, Swim Austalia teaching people with disabilites, ASCTA bronze coaching licence, Certificate 4 in training and assessing, Royal life saving society's bronze medallion examiner.

Lead Team

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    Artur V

    Lead Team Member

    Artur has been teaching since September 2016, and joined the Aquatots team in January 2018. He teaches from babies to squads level. Teaching such an important skill and having the ability to make the difference in their lives, always will be the most rewarding part of this job.

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    Brooke L

    Lead Team Member

    Brooke started teaching in April 2017. She has a very gentle nature with the children and kids and parents really enjoy being in her classes. She loves teaching children a skill that may one day save their life but also loves to be a part of them gaining the actual strokes for technical swimming.

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    Celia H

    Lead Team Member

    Celia has been teaching since 1998, 12 years of which have been with Aquatots. Celia enjoys watching children gain new skills and being pleased with themselves when they achieve this. She also loves knowing that she is teaching them a life saving skill. Winner Aquatots baby teacher of the year 2015

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    Danielle C

    Lead Team Member at Black Mountain

    Danielle started teaching in April 2018 and loves working with young kids n the water teaching them how to swim and survive. She finds it extremely rewarding to see the kids confidence and ability increase while having fun!

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    Iandra B

    Lead Team Member

    Iandra has been teaching with Aquatots since October 2017. She loves helping children gain stroke development. it is awesome watching the children start to actually swim with strokes

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    Irene W

    Lead Team Member

    Irene has been teaching for 3 years. She love's teaching as she is able to share her love of the water with the children. Being a part of the kid's discovery in the water from floating to gaining the skills of a stroke is her favourite part of teaching. Winner Aquatots instructor of the year 2016 Winner Aquatots encouragement award 2015

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    Phoebe H

    Lead Team Member

    Phoebe has been teaching since July 2015, she teaches all levels and enjoys all of them. She loves seeing the faces on the kids when they learn a new skill and build up their confidence in the water. Her passion is infectious and the staff she leads takes this on board as well.

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    Pia E

    Manager

    Pia has been teaching since 2013 and loves teaching the babies and preschoolers. She enjoys watching their confidence grow and helping them learn new life-saving skills. She enjoys discovering new methods of teaching and inspiring each day. As well as teaching, Pia is focused on customer service, and making sure every person who walks through the door has a positive experience.

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    Stuart M

    Lead Team Member

    Stuart has been teaching since October 2013 and loves teaching propulsion to children. Once they gain the trust in the fact they will not sink their progression moves a lot faster and he loves watching this happen and being a part of this

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    Tai S

    Manager

    Taila has been a swim teaching since February 2012. She loves watching the children grow not only in swimming but as a person. Being a swim instructor is her passion and she loves seeing how proud children are of themselves when they have achieved new skills. Her speciality is Micro squads and teaching under 7's advanced racing strokes

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    Taylor A

    Lead Team Member

    Taylor has been teaching since October 2017. He loves making a connection with the advanced school age kids and encouraging them to want to perfect their swimming skills

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