Our trainers come from a variety of backgrounds and over the years have gathered a wealth of experience from leisure and public services. The variation of their experiences and approaches to different things is one of the reasons why LTC can offer clients such a professional and tailored service.
Graeme is a highly experienced National Trainer/Assessor with extensive experience of working with the emergency services and the leisure industry. Apart from delivery of Lifeguard and First Aid related training, Graeme also delivers Criminal Justice and Management Training sessions to the police and local authority and has led numerous projects improving service delivery, crime reduction and public safety. Graeme is also accredited to work in a custody environment, is a public order specialist and currently a risk manager for firearms.
Mentor Trainer Assessor
Mike has been an RLSS Trainer/Assessor since 2016 and is an experienced competition Swimming Coach. Having first passed his first Lifeguard Qualification in 2003 he has a wealth of knowledge from various areas of leisure as well as UK Emergency Services.
Working with swimmers of all ages on a day to day basis, Mike is an experienced educator and always finds a way to help candidates achieve and develop to achieve their full potential.
Mike can normally be found at one of our Co. Durham, Wearside or Teesside venues.
Claire has a background in childcare provision and is currently our company administrator. In 2009, Claire set up a highly successful drop-in service for new parents and their children which was voted the best group in Durham in 2013. You will normally have contact with Claire when making bookings, payments or queries, though she does occasionally appear at one of our venues...... Claire keeps the lads on the right track!
Darren is currently the Sports Manager at a prestigious public school and has an extensive background working in the leisure industry with a high level of experience as a manager in a Local Authority setting. He has delivered sport and leisure services in the private and public sector, and is knowledgeable about achieving high quality. Darren is an experienced First Aid and Lifeguard Trainer and has a proven track record delivering quality paediatric first aid courses for schools and nurseries. Darren also has experience of designing training seminars and working in a police training environment.
Corey is a Duty Manager at one of the busiest leisure pools in the North East. Being familiar with such a fast paced, high demand role, Corey is the ideal trainer to give you a taste of what the role of a lifeguard can entail. He is able to relate to the experiences of new lifeguards , and will make sure that you have the skills and knowledge to put your training into action as soon as your feet touch the floor. He is studying paramedic science at Sunderland University and has experience of working with the ambulance service.
John is an experienced lifeguard trainer and facilities supervisor and has many years of delivering lifeguard and first aid training to an excellent standard. As both a swimming and football coach, John fully understands the needs of the leisure industry and sporting clubs and has a massive amount of "real life" examples to draw on and illustrate his teaching. John is an excellent mentor for those wanting to develop within the leisure industry or a school sports environment.
Rachel has experience of working both in the Leisure and the Security industry and joins our team as a Trainer/Assessor delivering the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. With a relaxed but professional style she supports candidates in order to achieve their full potential in assessment sessions. Rachel is normally to be found at our Yorkshire venues.
Olly is our newest TA having completed his Trainer/Assessor course with Myles. He is an experienced competition swimmer so used to working in the poolside environment. Olly has recently been working with younger competition swimmers helping them develop and improve their skills. Olly is normally at one of our Co. Durham or Wearside venues.
National Trainer Assessor
Myles is qualified to National Trainer/Assessor level and can therefore lead our trainer courses. An experienced project manager, as well as having a background in competition swimming and lifeguard championships, he can offer advice about training systems, club development and business projects and delivery. Myles has both competed and been a team coach at national level competitions. Myles has delivered IT and business system projects as well as having experience in Leisure Management.
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Fire Safety Trainers
Michael and Kevin are our Fire Safety Trainers. They are specialists in delivering Fire Warden and Fire Safety courses and are fully qualified , having more than 30 years experience each within the Fire and Rescue Service. They both also have 25 years experience in Fire Safety Management and Support as well as Health and Safety practitioners.
As proven experts in their field of work, then who better to deliver your fire safety courses for you?!
Mentor Trainer Assessor
Carole is LTC's swimming teacher. Having been a competitive swimmer in her youth Carole made the move into teaching at the age of 16. She is now a Level 2 Teacher of Swimming, Disability Swimming and Pre School Swimming and prides herself on giving confidence to all her participants young and old.
As well as teaching swimming Carole is also now teaching Rookie Lifeguards and running Snorkelling sessions through LTC.