Meet the Coaches

Natalie Morton


Qualified Level 2 swim teacher, NPLQ lifeguard and member of the IOS.

I swam for Etwall Eagles swimming club for a number of years and have competed at county level which allows me to bring this experience into my teaching. I feel the games led approach to teaching is important as it teachers the framework in a fun way, captivating swimmers of all ages.

Jason Skipper (Skip)


ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher, RLSS Lifeguard, PADI Rescue Diver, British Triathlon Federation Member & Level 2 Coach and recently founder of BelperTenTwenty Triathlon Club.

I’m an enthusiastic participant in Open Water Swimming and Triathlon. My passion is reflected in my lessons with an encouraging and dynamic teaching style and a strong emphasis on good technique and swimmer progression.

Sarah Wilkinson

Coach Ref SW16

Level 2 teacher and a member of the IoS I have been teaching for the past 14 years within private swim schools. I thoroughly enjoy developing children’s skills and watching their confidence grow. During my time teaching I have worked extensively with children with special educational needs which is extremely rewarding.

Lorraine Falkner

Coach Ref SW11

Qualified L2 Teacher, and a member of the Institute of Swimming. I have been a qualified swimming teacher for 10 years and an ex competitive swimmer, I am also qualified to lead adult and child/baby water activities. I coach all ages and abilities and also specialise in teaching beginners and children with additional needs. During my lessons I put a lot of emphasis on both technique and fun learning as I believe this is the best way in which a swimmer progresses.

Karen Brown

Coach Ref SW13

Qualified L2 Teacher, and a member of the Institute of Swimming. Being a mum myself I know the importance of learning to swim.
As a member of the City of Derby swim squad for over 10 years I know my swimming background allows me to bring these experiences to a swim school. My fun yet practical approach to learning will enable me to bring out “the best” in swimmers of all ages.

Julie Butcher

Coach Ref SW5

I am a registered ASA level 2 and Adult and Child swimming instructor with more than five years experience conducting instructional aquatic programs aimed at increasing safety and swimming skills as prescribed by the A.S.A. My lessons have a great deal of emphasis on being fun but informative, as I feel this is the best way to communicate with pupils of all ages.

Georgie Barker

Coach Ref SW12

Qualified Level 2 Swimming Teacher, NPLQ Lifeguard and member of the Institute of Swimming. Having recently joined Lane 1 Coaching I have been teaching swimming and volunteering for a number of years. I have a background in competitive swimming which allows me to have a good understanding of the technique required for improvement. I really enjoy teaching all abilities and seeing each of my swimmers progress through the stages, this gives not only the swimmers but me also a great feeling of achievement.

Evie Keane

Coach Ref SW14

Qualified Level 2 teacher and member of the institute of swimming, I have completed a BTEC national in sports science and an advanced apprenticeship in sporting excellence. I also have a level 3 certificate in higher sports leadership and a sports coach UK certificate in coaching disabled people in sport. Along with the qualifications I have gained which I feel has helped massively in being able to teach swimming to all ages and abilities. I was also a competitive swimmer, swimming at county, midland and national level.

I’ve been County and midland individual champion and also national champion as part of a relay team, representing Derbyshire’s elite swim Squad Derventio Excel, where I was also honoured to be the club captain until I retired from competitive swimming.

I feel that the experiences I have gained from my swimming background have had such a positive impact on my life and because of that, I enjoy being able to teach and encourage children in a sport that I love.

Caroline Peters

Coach Ref SW3

ASA Level 2 & Adult and Child Qualified Swim Coach with 15 years experience teaching at every age group from babies to adults. I am a Member of the Association of Swimming Teachers and Coaches and The Royal Lifesaving Society. Teaching swimming and open water swimming are both big passions of mine and I like to think that I transfer that same passion across to my pupils.