Our team

Shinkai Swimming School consists of a team that have a vast amount of experience in teaching swimming and lifesaving to all ages and all abilities.

Ryan Neal

The founder of the swimming school, Ryan has been teaching and coaching swimming and lifesaving for over twenty years.  In this time, he has taught swimming to children from 6 months old all the way through to adults.  A former Great Britain lifeguard team member, he has also coached the GB lifeguard team and is the swimming coordinator at the swimming school.  Ryan currently competes in triathlons and open water swimming events where he can put his open water experience to use.

Charlotte King "Chuck"

Chuck is one of our senior swimming teachers at the swimming school.  Chuck learnt to swim at Shinkai and went on to compete in open water swimming events and duathlons.  Also a specialist school teacher, Chuck teaches all ability levels of swimmer, from 3 year olds through to advanced improvers.

Rachel King

Like her sister Charlotte, Rachel  learnt to swim at Shinkai and went on to compete in open water swimming events.  Rachel is also a school teacher, and specialises in teaching swimming to young children at the swimming school, including those with additional needs.

Shane Ward

Another of our young swimming teachers who have learnt their skills at the swimming school, Shane started with us as a non swimmer back when he was only 6 years old.  He now teaches and assists in swimming lessons  to our current crop of swimmers, from 3 year olds to advanced. 

Lexi McCleod

Lexi has been one of our regular swimming teachers for the past few years.  Now at university, she still teaches at the swimming school when not away studying.  Lexi came to the swimming school from a synchronized swimming background, adapting her skills to make her into an accomplished swimmer and open water competitor. 

Karen Neal

Welcoming you to the swimming school will be Karen.  Karen  manages the reception desk at swimming school sessions and is responsible for awards and certificates as well as the waiting list for swimmers. 

Swimming Lessons held at:

Sir Joseph Williamson's Maths School.

Maidstone Road





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