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Sanela

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  • Hourly rate $171
  • Response Time 3h
  • Number of students 50+
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Improve your relationship with water, promote freedom of movement - Motivational FINA Judge & ASA Swim & Artistic Coach with over 30 years of experience & well over 7,000 students Worldwide

    • London
    • at your home
    • By webcam

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About the lesson

My greatest satisfaction always comes from seeing my clients enjoy their progress. Experience the difference between learning to swim and learning to swim the right way. Have a chance to become a swimmer who is powerful, graceful and effortless with any of the four strokes.


Whether working with nervous beginners who need to conquer their fear of water or with more advanced swimmers who want to reach triathlon or other swimming goals, I am certain that I can help you improve your results through supportive and experienced instruction.

I will help you develop body awareness with breathing techniques and swimming confidence in any of the four swimming strokes or synchronised swimming skills covering figures & sculling positions that you wish to achieve.

I also teach swimming based on principles of the Alexander Technique together with the focus on body awareness and its alignment and how to use body more effectively. This technique of swimming focuses to generate Alexander Popov’s 3 R’s : Rhythm, Relaxation and Range of movement and is good for clients who are recovering after an operation of the knee, hip or any other injury. The emphasis of this type of swimming is focus on a quality of experience rather than distance or speed and building better body awareness by transforming swimmers’ relationship with the water.

subjects

  • Swimming
  • Synchronised Swimming

languages

  • English

levels

  • All Levels

About Sanela

Experienced in teaching professional athletes, people with special needs, adults, children and babies. I have also had a chance to work with one of our county's swimming Olympians Mr. David Wilkie - MBE during the 1990s and was part of the team campaign before London 2012 to narrow the gap in gender inequality in sport between men and women in synchronised swimming. Now men are able to swim in mix duets and teams at National and International competitions. With that came the achievement of our first mixed duet winning a gold medal for Great Britain at FINA World Masters Championships in South Korea in 2019.


I was nominated for the London Award 2013 in the category Coach of the Year 2013 across the UK and have been recognised as an ambassador for quality of teaching.

I am very proud of what I have achieved with clients who have put an awful lot of commitment and dedication into reaching their goals.

Head Coach in West London Club for the past 11 years.

My coached clients have received recent media interest including coverage on the Andrew Marr Show (BBC), The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, ABC News, Jo Brand’s Big Splash on Dave, Radio 4, Reuters and Eurosport. I have also been featured in Health and Fitness, ID and Vogue Magazines.

Rates

packages

  • 5 h: $855
  • 10 h: $1710

travel

  • + $$5

webcam

  • $ 171/h

Details

CHILDREN
( 30 min)

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 1:1
covers sporadic lessons bookings - £60.00

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 2:1
£45.00 per child

PACKAGES 1 : 1
£250 for a package of 5 lessons. Lessons are once a week ( 30min ) for 5 consecutive weeks or twice a week ( 45min ) for 2 consecutive weeks. Price of each individual lesson is £50.00.

CRASH COURSES
Lessons every day for 5 days £55.00 1:1/ £35.00 2:1

PACKAGES - SHARE A LESSON WITH A FRIEND 2:1
£200 for a package of 5 lessons per child . Lessons are once a week ( 30 min ) for 5 consecutive weeks or twice a week ( 45 min ) for 2 consecutive weeks. Price is based per individual and works out as £40.00 per child. Children swimming ability has to be at the same level.


ADULTS SWIMMING
Time is split into 30 ,45 & 60 min depending on your preference.


ADULTS SWIMMING
( 30 min)

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 1:1
covers sporadic lessons bookings - £60.00

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 2:1
£45.00 per person


PACKAGES 1 : 1
£250 for a package of 5 lessons. Lessons are once a week (30 min) for 5 consecutive weeks or twice a week (45 min) for 2 consecutive weeks. Price of each individual lesson is £50.00.


CRASH COURSES
Lessons every day for 5 days £55.00 1:1/ £35.00 2:1


PACKAGES - SHARE A LESSON WITH A FRIEND 2:1
£200 for a package of 5 lessons per adult. Lessons are once a week ( 30 min ) for 5 consecutive weeks or twice a week ( 45 min ) for 2 consecutive weeks. Price is based per individual and works out as £40.00 per person. Swimmers' swimming ability has to be at the same level.


ADULTS SWIMMING
( 45 min )


PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 1:1
covers sporadic lessons bookings - £100.00

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 2:1
£85.00 per person

PACKAGES 1 : 1
£400 for a package of 5 lessons. Lessons are once a week ( 45min ) for 5 consecutive weeks or twice a week ( 60min ) for 2 consecutive weeks. Price of each individual lesson is £80.00.

CRASH COURSES
Lessons every day for 5 days £85.00 1:1/ £70.00 2:1

PACKAGES - SHARE A LESSON WITH A FRIEND 2:1
£400 for a package of 5 lessons per adult. Lessons are once a week ( 45 min ) for 5 consecutive weeks or twice a week ( 60 min ) for 2 consecutive weeks. Price is based per individual and works out as £80.00 per individual. Adult’s swimming ability has to be at the same level.

ADULTS SWIMMING
( 60 min)

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 1:1
covers sporadic lessons bookings - £120.00

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 2:1
£80.00 per person

CRASH COURSES
Lessons every day for 5 days £110.00 1:1/ £95.00 2:1

PACKAGES 1 : 1
£500 for a package of 5 lessons. Lessons are once a week for 5 consecutive weeks. Price of each individual lesson is £100.00.

SHARE A LESSON WITH A FRIEND 2 : 1
£375 for a package of 5 lessons per person. Lessons are once a week for 5 consecutive weeks. Price of each individual lesson is £75.00. Adult's swimming ability has to be at the same level.

Swimming based on THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
(60min)
Swimming based on principles of the Alexander Technique. The main priority of this form of teaching is to get you at ease without any hurry in the water, rather then to get you to move through the water. It is a slow pace of learning preventing you from feeling panicked.


PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 1:1
covers sporadic lessons bookings - £140.00

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 2:1
£90.00 per person

CRASH COURSES
Lessons every day for 5 days £120.00 1:1/£105.00 2:1

PACKAGES 1 : 1
£550 for a package of 5 lessons. Lessons are once a week for 5 consecutive weeks. Price of each individual lesson is £110.00.

SHARE A LESSON WITH A FRIEND 2: 1
£400.00 for a package of 5 lessons per person. Lessons are once a week for 5 consecutive weeks. Price of each individual lesson is £80.00. Adult's swimming ability has to be at the same level.


ARTISTIC SWIMMING ( Synchronised Swimming)
CHILDREN & ADULTS ( 60 min )

Synchronised swimming skills with basic body positions, movements, figures and skills to hold breath.


PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 1:1
covers sporadic lessons bookings - £120.00

PAY AS YOU GO - AD HOCK 2:1
£80.00 per person

CRASH COURSES
Lessons every day for 5 days £95.00 1:1/ 80.00 2:1


BIRTHDAY PARTY LESSON WITH FRIENDS
A package of 2 - 3 hours lessons with a group of up to 20 individuals.

Price of 5 individuals in a lesson is £30.00 per hour
Price of 10 individuals in a lesson is £25.00 per hour
Price of 20 individuals in a lesson is £20.00 per hour

Swimmers’ swimming ability has to be at the same level. A swimmer needs to have ability to swim at least 25m with ease.






Video

Find out more about Sanela

  • 01

    What age did you start playing sport? Tell us about this time or moment in your life.

    I have always been a bit of a water baby. I developed a passion for water sports from a young age and have a very wide background and knowledge of aquatic sports including swimming, synchronised swimming and waterpolo.



    I was a competitive swimmer and subsequently a gold medalist and record breaker in 100m and 200m backstroke between 1986 - 1991 in Former Yugoslavia.



    At later years as a master swimmer I practiced waterpolo and predominantly synchronised swimming. My swimming background helped but I had a lot to learn; control and poise became vitally important.



    As part of a synchronised swimming team I competed in the European and World Championships and have been a gold medalist in the solo event at National Masters Level Competition in the UK. I enjoyed camaraderie of the sport.

  • 02

    What are your favourite sports; those that you practise at a high level, a simple hobby, and a sport that you'd still like to discover?

    My other hobbies include love for cars, reading, cooking and yoga. I would like to learn to ski.

  • 03

    What gives you the motivation and passion to pursue your sport?

    For me swimming has timeless allure. I feel free and at ease. It is one of the sports I will be able to enjoy until later years.

  • 04

    Do you have a sporting achievement that you're particularly proud of?

    In 1991, I moved to the UK. I then had the opportunity to swim with David Wilkie to raise money for The Leukaemia Trust and won best collection for the STORT Enterprise Trust.

  • 05

    How have your achievements and challenges made you a better sportsperson?

    A great component in doing any sport is the element of fun and enjoyment while practicing a new set of skills.



    I was fortunate enough to have supportive parents and coaches to provide me with the right guidance to start this journey. The rest of it was down to my own personal ambition.



    Being involved in sport has thought me how to deal with time management, follow the rules, be part of a team, accept a loss without making excuses, learn to respect others and deal with self - control.

  • 06

    If you had to go for a jog with a famous athlete, who would you choose? And what questions would you ask them?

    As a kid I remember watching brilliant Franz Klammer dominating ski slops during his time with a win after win in downhill cup titles.



    I would ask him how did he develop his ski style without being too aggressive and how did he manage to ski on the absolute edge yet stay in complete control at 80 mph?!

  • 07

    How do you help people stay motivated?

    I think it is important to create a good and positive environment that is fun. Like that students will value the enjoyment of sport above winning. Winning comes later once they feel entrench in sport they are practicing.

  • 08

    What makes you a Superprof in sports?

    Define your goal - stay focused - avoid the reasons not to do it - take small steps towards it - enjoy the journey in getting to your goal.

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