The Team


James and Adelle Taylor are the two enterprising cousins behind the new swim academy, amphibi-kids.

James Taylor

james  James has extensive aquatics experience having competed both regionally and   nationally as a junior at the Borough of Kirklees swimming club. James acquired ASA   qualifications in June 2004 and since that date has gained a wealth of experience in   swim teaching both in England and the USA.

  James has a relaxed leadership approach and uses initiative to create bespoke   swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. James places a real emphasis on fun and   believes every child should enjoy learning to swim.

Adelle Taylor

james Adelle also has plenty of swimming experience under her belt, and    has also competed    with the Borough of Kirklees swimming club,    becoming Yorkshire Champion at the age    of 15. Adelle has been    teaching swimming since 2006, after becoming qualified as an ASA    instructor at Leeds Metropolitan University, where she later went onto   study for a degree in PE and Sport and Exercise Science. She has taught   at swimming schools in Leeds whilst at university, and more recently at   schools nearer home in Huddersfield. Adelle has experience in teaching   parent and baby lessons, children’s lessons and adult tuition, all at a   one to one basis and group level.

Adelle’s ideal swimming lesson involves fun and adventure, incorporating confidence    building in the water through games and activities that provide an enjoyable    challenge! Adelle sees swimming as an essential life skill, as well as a great activity    and sport to participate in.

Nick Taylor

james  Nick is the newest addition to the Amphibi-Kids team and arrives with a wealth of swimming   experience. As a child Nick trained and competed with the Borough of Kirklees swimming club   and in 2009 Nick qualified as an ASA instructor at Ponds Forge International in Sheffield.

  Nick has an enthusiastic leadership style which gets positive results. Nick adapts his teaching   to each individual child and takes great pride in helping children take their first splash to   becoming fully competent in the water.

Stephen Butters

stephen Steve is our latest coach to amphibi-kids, who after a year of working with the team is now a   full time member. He acquired his ASA qualification in June 2010 and coaches at a local pool   with great success.

Steve is a full time PE teacher at Moor End Academy and brings a wealth of experience in   developing young children’s sporting ability. He has an abundance of passion and enthusiasm   which shows when in the pool, where children develop their swimming skills in a fun and   enjoyable environment.

Steve has an infectious personality which engages his swimmers, ensuring that each child   in ‘Scuba Steve’s’ team can reach their maximum potential with confidence.

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We’re happy to announce that Amphibi-Kids has chosen the amazing Forget Me Not Trust as our charity partner. We’ll be raising funds through a series of events and activities as a way of our children doing their bit for other young people within our community.

To kick-start the fundraising, we organised a swim-a-thon across The Channel to celebrate our 1st birthday on the 23 October 2011.

We wanted to celebrate our first birthday in style, so we decided to swim the distance of the English Channel to raise cash for a children’s charity. More than 60 of our pupils paddled 35km in just two-and-a-half hours to raise money for The Forget Me Not Trust. We did this instead of our usual swimming lessons at Fartown and we even got a mention in the Daily Mirror and the Huddersfield Examiner – we're famous! The children, aged between three and 10, along with their parents completed 3,371 widths of Fartown High School swimming pool. We even found time to squeeze in some face-painting and a raffle! We were chuffed to bits when we reached our impressive target and raised over £250 for charity! Everybody had an amazing day and we can't wait to hold our next charity swimming event.