Erika Gittins

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Head Teacher

I swam for Dane Valley and also helped with the teaching as a teenager. I returned to teaching swimming and gained my Level 1 and 2 ASA qualifications. I worked at the local leisure centres on their learn to swim programme and also started Danes after my children were born. More recently I started to helping on the coaching side.

Level: 
2

 

Favourite Venue and why:  Manchester Aquatics Centre. I saw the 2010 British Gas Championships here.

Tip for Success: Focus, Dedication, Listening.

Role Model: Sue Seabourne

Career Aspirations: To progress an many swimmers as possible to reach their maximum potential.

Music:  1970’s and 1980’s

Favourite Film/TV Programme: Desperate Housewives

Football, Cricket, Rugby or other sport: Don’t like football, but love watching Athletics.

Describe yourself in three words: Small, Loud, Assertive.

Who would you most like to meet: Victoria Wood

Biggest influence on my teaching/coaching: Des Cox (Founder of Dane Valley ASC) for his dedication and belief in everyone.

Favourite food: Chocolate cheesecake.

Favourite colour: Pink

Preferred poolside drink: Water.