Julie Kamara, Director and Founder Of Funky Fish Swim School, is an active STA Baby and Pre-School Tutor and a Birthlight Tutor in training. As a Tutor, I have met many individuals who are keen to develop and extend their knowledge of parent and child swimming and this has made me realize that I would like to spread the Birthlight ethos and method to those seeking to embrace a deeper understanding in this area. I recently Tutored in Taiwan and will be Tutoring in China.
Throughout, my swimming career, I have sought to broaden my knowledge not only of aquatic techniques but also in the area of child development. I am currently just about to start my 3rd year of a degree in Child and Youth Studies. I have just recently completed Level 2 in Rhythmic Movement Training, which has given me more insight into the subject of reflexes and how they can impact children and even adults, throughout their lifetimes.
My own swim school, Funky Fish, has been built up using Birthlight principles at its foundation and its teaching practices at its core. Both for myself and my teachers, classes represent far more than just a swimming lesson, they create opportunities to nurture both parent and child. To help instill a love of water within the family and allow for windows of time to create unique bonding opportunities.
My belief, is that children learn best when the whole body is involved i.e. emotionally, physically and mentally, it is a joy to create a ‘happy space’ for them to flourish. I look forward to many more years of teaching and Tutoring in this wonderful environment.