At Horsham Swim School , we have a fantastic team of teachers. Linda Hooker,Jackie Reeves and Sharon Sharman between them have over 65 years of teaching experience. We all feel very passionately about swimming and the way it is taught and wish to share our knowledge of this important life skill with your child/children.

Sharon Sharman


  • ASA level 2
  • Baby and Pre-School – Swimming Teachers Association Aquatic Teaching Certificate
  • National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches
  • First Aid and AED Trained.
  • Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy – (teaching people with disabilities to swim) Foundation Course
  • DBS
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children

I have been a pre-school swimming teacher for over 5 years. Before that I was a senior manager in the London Fire Brigade for 16 years and loved every minute of it and very proud to have been a part of it. I have run my own business hiring out my two fire engines for children’s parties, hen nights etc. I was also in the Royal Navy Reserves for 6 fantastic world exploring years. I have two lovely teenage girls Amelia and Calista and a noisy dog called Satchmo, oh and a husband – Dave!


I love my job because it is rewarding to know you are helping children to be safe in the water – a fantastic life skill to have. My favourite lesson is the first lesson, with nervous but brave parents willing to let me put their precious bundle under the water for the first time, setting them on their wonderful swimming journey.




Jackie ReevesJackie Reeves


  • ASA Teacher: Level 2
  • City Guilds: Level 2 NVQ in Sport Recreation and Allied Occupations;
  • Coaching, Teaching, Instructing Adults and Children (Swimming).
  • First Aid and AED Trained.
  • Teacher Rescue Test
  • Certification: The National Pool Plant Operators Certificate. This is awarded by IQL UK – the awarding body for The Royal Life Saving Society
  • CRB/DBS checked

Hello my name is Jackie Reeves and I live in Horsham with my husband Stuart and my 3 sons. I trained as a swimming teacher when Luke was a baby having given up my job as an Air Hostess to become a full time mum and have now been teaching for 15 years.

My passion for swimming started from a very young age when I trained every morning before school for Crawley Swimming Club. I went on to compete in galas and competitions for both the club and the county and was Sussex Breaststroke Champion at the age of 10.

We pride ourselves at Horsham Swim School with having the best teachers in the South East of England. Our pre school programme follows a pathway associated with Swim England and our after school lesson follow the Swim England National Teaching Plan. It gives me great pleasure and job satisfaction to teach children this very important life skill  and to see the progression they make under our expert tuition. Our lessons are safe, fun and enjoyable whilst providing the basic fundamentals of each stroke.

“As well as my teaching qualifications I have been fully trained in water treatment and I help to keep the pool at Morriswood crystal clear; I have successfully completed my Pool Plant Room Operators course. It covers everything you need to effectively maintain a Swimming Pool, Spa or Water feature. I learnt about circulation, filtration, disinfection, pH correction and heating of pool water. I also learnt how to maintain water which is safe and pleasant to swim in, how to correctly test pool water and understand how to restore it to ideal conditions. “


When I am not in the pool INa enjo y gardening, skiing, keeping fit and walking my dog Archie.

Hannah Henly





  • ASA Teacher: Level 2
  • First Aid and AED Trained.
  • Teacher Rescue Test
  • CRB/DBS checkedHaving swam a lot as a child and enjoyed seeing my son Callum learn to swim, I became a Swim School Administrator for a private swim school covering several sites where I went on to qualify as a Level 2 Swimming Instructor and have never looked back in 9 years of teaching babies through to adults.I love being a part of a persons journey becoming safe and enjoying the water and feel so strongly that everyone should be given a safe and fun environment to learn such an important life skill.

    Having now had our lovely daughter Rosie, I feel so lucky to have a job that I absolutely love and get to spend so much time with my family as well