Charlotte began helping at CJB Academy of Swimming as a teenager, and soon realised she had a passion for teaching children. She completed her Assistant Teaching & Coaching Qualification, where she revelled in her new found vocation of swimming. Furthermore, she gained further insight into more competitive swimming through volunteering at Hoylake Swimming Club, where now two of her children attend. This has given Charlotte a vast array of swimming skills, and is constantly gaining more and more awareness into the ever-changing competitive side of the rules and regulations of the sport, so that she can be the best possible teacher.
Having turned 18 she completed her Full Teachers and Coaching Qualification and her RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification before starting university, where she studied Retail Marketing at Manchester.
After 4 years of University and travelling, she joined her mother Corinne, where SHE ran CJBAS on a temporary basis and has never left.
She is a qualified Rookie Instructor and is hoping to undertake her STA Tutor course next year, where she can train people to become qualified swimming teachers.
Charlotte runs all the Octopus classes, and has various other teachers helping her - also young assistants who are gaining experience and being taught how to teach.
Charlotte is now Director of CJB academy of swimming.
Corinne began her teaching journey with her children's enthusiastic attitude towards swimming. Once she had taken all the relevant qualifications, CJB Academy of Swimming was born in 1996.
Once the swimming school was up and running, within the next few years the school grew and grew, and by 2002 there were 500 children enrolled into the programme. This lead to additional courses being run such as summer intensives, water polo skills, snorkelling and synchro swimming. This meant we could accommodate for all types of hobbies and interests within the water.
With her abundant skills, she is qualified in teaching Diving of Springboards of up to 1m. Furthermore, she taught at Hoylake Swimming Club for many years, alongside running CJB Academy of Swimming.
In 2003, the Academy moved to its new home of Birkenhead High School Academy, and has gone from strength to strength, currently teaching over 650 children per week.
Corinne currently teaches all the Starfish classes, Duckling classes and oversees all the coaching sessions.
Janet began her journey at CJB in 2008, initially as a volunteer. In 2009 she completed her Level 1 Teaching Qualification, in 2010 her Level 2 and National Pool Life Guard. Additionally, she has numerous years teaching both children and adults with mental and physical disabilities.
Her love for swimming originated as a child, where she learnt to swim from a very young age and then grew into a competitive swimmer at Chester Swimming Club.
In June 2012, she became an RLSS Trainer Assessor and is able to undertake NPLQ (Lifeguard) courses. These courses normally take place during school term holidays, and lifeguard training takes place monthly.
During the Summer of 2015, Janet successfully completed her Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching, which allowed her to become a fully qualified First Aid Tutor as well as a trainer assessor in this field.
Furthermore, she is a member of staff at Birkenhead High School Academy, working as part of the P.E department in all areas of swimming and the GCSE programme. Her role also includes the training of staff in both Lifeguarding and First Aid.
Janet is an integral part of CJBAS and oversees all the Angelfish classes and runs the coaching sessions alongside some superb County swimmers, including her eldest son Callum Wade.
Lucy began swimming at CJB at the age of 2 and continued to the age of 12.
She first began helping with the Ducklings and Parent and Tot classes in 2012. This is when she realised that she wanted to do more than just help. This in turn meant she completed her Level 1 which led to more responsibility and a wider knowledge of teaching. Lucy then completed her Level 2 Teaching Aquatics and RLSS Pool Lifeguard and now plays an active part in the Duckling sessions three days a week and is a very popular teacher with the children who adore her caring and gentle nature. Lucy is currently at University in Liverpool training to be a primary school teacher, but is at the pool teaching whenever her studies allow.
Matt began helping at CJB Academy of Swimming in 2014. Due to thoroughly enjoying this experience,in 2015 he completed his Level 2 Teaching Qualification and in 2016 completed his RLSS Lifeguard Qualification.
Matt began swimming at Hoylake Swimming Club at the age of 6 and competitively swam for over 11 years, often swimming in Hoylakes A team. This experience inspired Matt to begin assisting with younger groups at Hoylake and CJB, helping the younger children to improve their swimming technique and coaching the older swimmers.
Since completing his Level 2 Matt has played an active part in running the Goldfish classes and very much enjoys helping the children to find a love of swimming that he has. Matt has also taken on the role of coaching at a higher standard and his own swimming background and prior experience of coaching at Hoylake Swimming Club has provided him with valuable skills and tips to pass on to the children.
Matt is currently studying at Liverpool John Moores University and will be able to continue teaching at CJB.
PLUS LEVEL 1'S AND LIFEGUARDS:-
JODIE BRYCE, MEIKE DONNELLY , ABIGAIL WHITE, EMILY BROWN, LEAH GEERING, RACHEL HOUSTON
HARVEY DEAN, TAYLAN WADE, CARYS BARBER, STEPHANIE JAMES, EMILY BERNHAM, LIV WADE , ELOISE ARNOLD, AMELIA DODD, IVY BARTOZZI, MILLIE BURNETT, BECKY FRODSHAM ,