Firstly I'm 22, I'm from Newhaven and I've been an amputee since the age of 3, when I was born I was missing certain muscles so the best option for the doctors was amputation.
How did you hear about the NPLQ course?
Through being an amputee, I haven't been very lucky job wise so I heard about Swim UK through the job centre. I had also read some positive review on the company. I swim for Lewes Swimming club and some of the people I swim with have done the NPLQ also.
What was it that interested you about the NPLQ course offered by Swim UK?
Being a strong swimmer and talking to a few lifeguards at my local pool I decided to apply for the NPLQ. I thought that being a strong swimmer would help me search for a new career path.
How have you found the tutors? Were they supportive of you?
My tutor was Steph, and she was very supportive and made sure I understood everything, as some things I couldn't get first time.
What do you hope to do with your qualification?
I hope to get a job lifeguarding. I have gone to Wave Leisure and handed in my CV and a copy of the NPLQ results sheet, and hope to hear back from them soon.
Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
I love sport, I play for Brighton & Hove Albion amputee team as well as having a season ticket at the Amex. I swim for Lewes swimming club twice a week and I help run a table tennis club three times a week teaching people of all ages and abilities to play.
Would you recommend the NPLQ course to a friend?
I would really recommend this course as it's a great qualification to have and it's something that is vital in life and not many people have it. As I have now shown, anyone can do this course even with a disability like myself!