Natalia Parzygnat
Swimming Teacher 

How did you get into swimming teacher? I trained swimming for 2 years and after that I swam for myself.I have passed my polish lifeguard qualification on the lake.I worked as a lifeguard. I moved to UK and passed my NPLQ. As I was working as a lifeguard I have completed voluntary hours as an assistant.I liked it so I have done my Level 1 and Level 2 qualification at Wolverhampton and Coventry.
Why have you become a swimming teacher? My grandfather taught me swimming but this took him a while.My progress as swimmer was really slow.He showed me difference between being in the pool and in the lake. After that I was able to trained in the club. I have passed my lifeguard qualification in the lake opposite to the national park in Poland.As a lifeguard I realised how many people cannot swim thats why I decided to be a swim teacher and teach people swim as my grandfather.
Why did you want to work for DSA I have seen them working while I was doing lifeguarding. I was impressed when I read who is teaching there and I knew that I can progress there. I read good reviews about the school.
What else describes you, your personality and the way you teach? Hard working, I like learning new staff skills,open to new challenges, enthusiastic, creative, I like team work , I prefer democratic teaching style rather than autocratic.
What is your background? I am from Poland.I have finished biology and chemistry in my college in Poland and I moved to UK to study Sport and Fitness Studies  In University College Birmingham.I have done semester of Sports Therapy and volunteer as a therapist on Birmingham Run in 2016 and Sheffield Jiu Jitsu Championship 2016. I also practised my first aid skills being a part of polish charity which taught about first aid kids and teenagers but also adults.
What is the best thing about teaching? Passing my knowledge to people who do not know the skills.  Creating creative lessons plans. Spending time with children and with adults.
What is your philosophy as a swimming teacher? Make it fun and enjoyable, teach about safety when swimming in the pool and in the open water. Encourage to the long life participation in swimming and take care of fitness level. Practice Fundamentals Skills and Core Aquatic with kids.
Other places of work and what do you do outside teaching for work I work as a  lifeguard
Hobbies and interests drawing,travel,meeting with friends, volleyball,skiing,reading