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Aqualight Staff

Aqualight was the first baby swim school in Northampton founded in 2001 by Emmaline Kitson BSc, International Tutor and speaker on baby swimming. Since then it has gone from strength to strength. Our instructors teach all ages from birth right up to teens in various locations across Northamptonshire.

Emie Kitson

Having always loved the water, I swam early and was teaching little ones to swim whilst working as an au pair in France in the late 90s. My focus now is on facilitating the parent and baby bond and growing their mutual trust, I also love working with babies and helping them and their parent understand how their little bodies move in the water. Read more...

Baby Swimming

Toddlers

Pre School

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Baby Yoga

WATSU

Nicola Smith

Nicola, mum to Ella & Lucas, has been involved in swimming since the age of 13 with Northampton Swimming Club. “Swimming is still a big part of my life and my children are both little water lovers too. I have swum with Aqualight since Ella was very little and I was always amazed at what she could do in the water at such a young age”. Nicola has worked in the leisure industry for over 15 years and is now putting her skills and experiences to good use in helping Aqualight to develop.

Aqualight Squad

Administration and Bookings

Louise Gleeson

I am a mum of two, Emily and Aaron, and have had a passion for swimming since I was a young child. I took both of my children to lessons at Aqualight from a few months old. Having enjoyed how water confident my children became, I was very happy when an opportunity arose for me to train and teach others. I have now been teaching for Aqualight since 2009 and hold STA Level 2 qualifications in Baby and Pre–School Aquatic Teaching and Pool Side Helper.

Baby Swimming

Toddlers

Junior Swimmimg

Sarah Marsh

I have always had an affinity with water - I've spent a large proportion of my life swimming for fun and in competition, and was a swimming teacher and lifeguard before I had my children. Now I find myself teaching again, this time with the knowledge parenthood has brought me and with a passion for child-led learning and the importance of bonding with your baby.

Qualifications: STA Poolside Helper, STA Baby and Pre-School, ASA Full Teacher certificate

Baby Swimming

Toddlers

Ali Oliver-Harris

My passion for the water has come from my grandfather. He used to teach me from the side of the pool and when I am in the water I feel close to him and my fond memories come back. I have always loved the water from a very young age. I used to swim for Northampton swim club and later in life sold the products for Speedo. I like to share my love for the water which is why I teach.
Qualifications: STA Poolside Helper, STA Baby and Pre-School, STCB Swim Teacher - Birthlight Infant Aquatics

Baby Swimming

Toddlers

Junior Swimmimg

Shannon Harris

If you were to ask my family or friends one thing about me that I love to do, you would undoubtedly be told swimming. I have always loved to swim which led me to train with Northampton Swimming Club in my teens and then qualifying as a lifeguard. I am also a qualified swimming instructor – something of which brings me a great amount of joy. Teaching is a passion of mine and am currently training to be a primary school teacher. .

Qualifications: NPLQ, ASA level 2 qualified swimming teacher

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Rebecca Slater

I  have a real passion for teaching as have been a primary teacher for the past 15 years.  My three wonderful children have been the inspiration for my swimming career.  For me it is amazing to be able to have the bond with my little ones in the water and I feel privileged to be able to share this experience with other parents.

Baby Swimming

Toddlers

Pre School

Susan Horner

I have always been passionate about the water from a very young age. My mother was a swimming teacher and taught me and my sisters to swim. From then on you couldn't get me out of the water and I luckily I was able to swim and compete for my home town in Cumbria. Since moving to Northampton I realised there was only one thing I wanted to do which was to follow in my Mother's footsteps and teach swimming. So now I wake up every morning to a job I truly love. It's amazing!

Qualifications: ASA level 2 qualified swimming teacher and STA Baby and Preschool.

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