My name is Melissa Duncan Ryan & here’s just a little bit about me…
I am a Total Immersion accredited level 3.0 Swim Coach. The past four years I have been on numerous training courses, back n forth to the UK working hard on becoming a Swim Coach in T.I. On my level one coaching programme, I was mentored by Tracey Baumann, a TI Master Coach in the UK and after vigorous training I qualified as a Total Immersion Swim Coach in early 2014. I passed my level two and level three coaching in May 2015. I was coached by Founder to Total Immersion Swimming, Terry Laughlin. July 2016 I became a Director for T.I. Swimming in Ireland. I am now qualified to run T.I. workshops across Ireland.
Terry Laughlin also visited my Swim Studio in 2014 – A very exciting time, penciled into my diary! Hoping to have him back on our shores in 2017. I am presently the only T.I Swim Coach listed in Ireland.
I’m also a fully qualified, licensed and insured Swim Ireland swim teacher and swim coach. I am qualified to teach / coach in Butterfly, Back stroke, Breast stroke and Front Crawl.
My loyal clients range from adults – kids- total beginners and those who want to improve on general fitness to triathletes- Ironman and club level swimmers. I have spent over 16 years teaching and coaching and working with Swim Ireland to keeping updated with CPD’s. I have gained a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in my years as a swim teacher/ swim coach. In recent years I have researched & studied Total Immersion and its swim methods and I now only practice and coach in T.I. methods,
In comparison Total Immersion V’s Swim Ireland? To me, there is none. I now coach 100% T.I & I am very excited about the fact that I have successfully brought Total Immersion Swimming to Ireland. I feel I’m giving people the chance to learn to swimTI and adapt this technique ‘an effortless technique’ that is Total Immersion. It’s something I would have only loved to discover years ago!
I teach children’s lessons on a daily basis. Group (after school hours) and Private one to one. I not only teach but practice in what I do. Over the past number of years I have competed in endurance sports… Marathons, 1/2 Marathons, Open water swims, 24 hour challenge, Triathlons (sprint and olympic distance events) and oversea’s Tri’s.