Swim coach, teacher and mentor

Born in the Belgian Congo to Jersey parents (who were working there at the time) – evacuated out in July 1960 back to Jersey Schooled here

Competitive swimmer from the age of 9 with Jersey Swimming Club – only Havre Des Pas Bathing pool in those days – so only sea swimming in the summer…

Jersey Swimming changed in 1969 when De La Salle pool was opened – and indoor pool swimming was started.

Fort Regent pool was opened in 1971 – I was 14 and Jersey’s 31 female swimmer at that time – new Swimming club started – big competition and swimming increased and changed again. I still preferred the sea as it was more natural and comfortable for me – so I started to concentrate on sea swimming….

Been involved within swimming the English Channel (and more) since 1975! (Please see attached CV)

What is your favourite beach or place in Jersey & why?

I LOVE the sea – not too keen on sand getting everywhere ere – but if I could choose, it would be St Brelades or St Ouen – easy access and lovely waters!

Free parking mostly – and plenty of good eating places…

St Brelade: Wayside Cafe, Midbay Cafe, Crab Shack, Oyster Box,

Ouaisne : Smugglers Inn and Kismet Cabana

St Ouen: Le Braye, El Tico, Big Verns

Where is your favourite place to stay in Jersey or where would you like to stay if you had the opportunity?

We both love St Brelade’s Bay Hotel – and always have at least one overnights stay there with good friends

Also love Chateau le Chaire Hotel, and the Radisson Blu – their beds are AMAZING!!!

 

Is there a favourite place that you go for either a sporting or leisure activity?

Midsummer Concerts at Grantez

We love Seafaris trips to Carteret and Les Ecrehous

We love the Tennerfest 6 weeks

I love the movies – with my Cineworld Unlimited card!

Where is your favourite place to dine and why?

We adore Thai food and love Little Thai at Snow Hill – or the

Park House in Colomberie

We also love La Cantina too!

Do you have a favourite venue where you like to go and socialise?

So many places! we enjoy live music and go to the Blue Note and Troubadour pubs occasionally

We also meet our friends regularly at the Trinity Arms for a meal or sometimes just a drink

We also enjoy meeting friends at each other`s homes occasionally too

Is there a place where you just like to go to relax and chill out?

I enjoy going to the Gym i am a member at Health Haus – the staff and members are lovely and it`s a lovely calm and peaceful environment

I also love walking with my little dog Charlie, around St Martin’s Green – and he LOVES running on the beach – and we both love being there – it`s OUR very happy place – whatever the weather really!

Can you give 3 words which describe the best things about Jersey for you?

SEA(SIDE), FOOD, SPORT

We aim to make Vibrant Jersey a community based website by involving local people in the promotion of our island. What do you think about the Vibrant Jersey website and what additions do you think we should make?

I think your website is great!

Maybe a bit more ‘animation’?? Music in the background while you browse??

Maybe a snippet of the music each band/musician plays? not sure if that is possible!

Sea waves/ sound effects when looking at the beaches…??

But apart from that i think it`s great!

Well done!

What is your main interest?

  • Food & Beverage
  • Events & Activities
  • Health, Beauty & Fitness
  • Local Services / Trades
  • Tourism
  • Retail

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