Meet the Team

​At Dizzy's Dolphins we believe that every child matters, and should have the opportunity to learn this valuable life skill. As a team we provide a safe fun learning environment in which every child is given the chance to flourish. We strive to bring out the best in each child and give them the time and attention they need to achieve at their own pace.

Sophie Balsom

Owner and Swim Teacher 

DBS Checked

NRASTICs Qualification

STA Level 2 Award in Swim Teaching

STA Level 2 Certificate in Swim Teaching

STA Level 2 Award in Mermaid & Monofin 

STA Level 3 Baby and Preschool Award

Level 2 Fitness Intructor

''Swim teaching has become such a passion of mine over the years. The feeling of pride, when a child finally learns how to swim, fills me with absolute joy.


I am so proud of every child I have ever taught, and feel so incredibly lucky to have found a job that I adore!''


Alex Newman

Swim Teacher/Lifeguard

DBS Checked

NPLQ Lifeguard

STA Level 2 Award in Swim Teaching

Level 3 Personal Trainer 


Ed Churn

Swim Teacher 

DBS Checked

NRASTICs Qualification

ASA Level 1 in Swim Teaching

ASA Level 2 in Swim Teaching

Swim England Assistant Swim Coach

''I've been swimming since the age of 6, and instantly fell in love with it. Over 20 years later I'm still swimming, and now teaching to pass my passion on.


As well as teaching and poolside helping, I also coach school children and teenagers.''


Taylor Gutteridge

Lifeguard/Poolside Helper

DBS Checked

NPLQ Lifeguard

ASA Level 1 in Swim Teaching

ASA Level 2  in Swim Teaching