All About Denby

Denby Lawn

Denby Lawn started 1:1 Swimming Lessons in 2017 after discovering the real need for private swimming lessons in our local area.


Denby has been swimming all her life and found a real love for teaching at the young age of 13 whilst volunteering at St Martins Swimming Pool. At the age of 16 she gained both her Lifeguarding and Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualifications and had quickly progressed to Level 2 by the age of 17.

After working at several pools within the local area and delivering National Curriculum School Swim Programmes for numerous local primary schools in North Shropshire – Denby recognised the need for private 1:1 swimming lessons – and in 2017 1:1 Swimming Lessons was born.

Denby also holds her TEFL qualification – teaching English as a foreign language and in 2018 moved to Madrid for a school year to teach both children and adults. Private 1:1 Swimming Lessons were offered to local Spanish families as an extra curriculum activity.

Returning in 2019 Denby successfully relaunched 1:1 Swimming Lessons in North Wales and Shropshire.

Now with more than 8 years teaching experience and 6 years lifeguarding Denby teaches all abilities and ages, ranging from 18-month babies to 80-year olds. In recent years Denby has gained much experience with Special Educational Needs (SEND) children and adolescences. Successfully delivering swim lessons to a number of long term clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Denby has a passion for adult confidence and fitness – and has successfully delivered swim programs to over 60’s non swimmer groups, fitness sessions to young adults and rookie lifeguard classes, proving personal survival skills to all age ranges.

Denby loves helping people find their confidence in the water – and believes there is no better place to start than with parent and toddlers.

Swim Qualifications
  • ASA Level 1
  • ASA Level 2
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
Fun Fact

Denby took all her swim characters to Madrid and back – for a whole school year! Denby was there to teach English to foreign students but couldn’t resist to teach the local children to swim in the many sun drenched pools of Madrid, with the help of Sammy Starfish, Tommy Turtle, Freddie Frog, Baby Shark and Ollie Octopus! They travelled on the Madrid Metro everywhere…

Favourite Game

Hungry Shark – Front Crawl Development