"Growing up in a country that is below sea level, the Netherlands, made it so I could swim before I could walk. I have always loved swimming. I began practicing swimming as a sport when I was 5 and was hooked ever since. The freedom and sensation of the water carrying me gives me so much enjoyment, so much so that I used to spend a few days a week at the local pool in my hometown growing up.
As a Bachelor of Social Work I have had over 7 years of experience in childcare, afterschool care and working with kids with special needs such as autism, ADHD as well as speech and language impairment. My work background with children, which is my life’s passion, has contributed to developing an approach and gaining understandings that enable me to give kids that extra bit of support in their swimming journey."