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Mark Durnford

My passion for swimming and outstanding coaching inspired me to establish CreateFit in 2004. 


Having participated in competitive swimming to a high level throughout my youth, I experienced coaching that really drew the best out in me along the way. It is this same objective that I hope to achieve with my clients - regardless of current starting ability, I know that everyone can enjoy the confidence and fluid technique of swimming effortlessly to any level.  I have also written a series of swimming eBooks available to download on your smart device.


I look forward to sharing my swimming and coaching experience to ensure we successfully achieve your swimming goals. 


Weekdays 9.15am - 1.00pm

Saturdays 8.15am - 12.00pm

Kai Baker

Are you one of those people who is reluctant to enjoy the sea because you don’t feel confident in the water? Or maybe you’re happy to jump in, but quickly tire of the struggle to swim and the effort to breathe? With care, we will guide you past these issues and develop a new, more enjoyable experience in the water. 

What began for me as a boisterous hobby evolved naturally into competing at the highest level for my club. Now, for the best part of a decade, I’ve enjoyed the flip side of the coin as a swimming coach. The pleasure of my role is indescribable, from building confidence in those who have never learned to swim, to exposing the more experienced to the reality of effortless swimming. 

As a beginner, within the first session you will be swimming 10 meters with minimal effort. From there on, we will build the optimal stroke together. 

Meet me poolside where we will realise your goals.



Wednesdays 3.15-6.15pm

Thursdays 5.30-7.45pm

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Alan Ward

During my childhood, I was fortunate enough to grow up in a seaside town near the beach. The sea and the water were always a source of fun, and I was lucky to learn strong fundamentals of swimming in a club environment.

My swimming journey truly began during my time at university when I immersed myself in training to participate in my first triathlon. Post-university, I ventured into work as a swimming teacher, lifeguard, and beach lifeguard, all while honing my coaching skills in local triathlon clubs. Since 2014, I have been professionally coaching triathletes for open water, sea, and pool-based events, drawing from my own experiences competing across all distances of triathlons since 2005.

All of this experience helps me truly understand the pathway from first-time nerves all the way up to performance swimming. This places me in a great position to guide adults on their swimming journey. Witnessing your progress and unlocking the swimmer within you is a privilege I cherish as a coach.

In swimming, the greatest lesson isn't just about technique; it's about finding relaxation, exploring learning, and having fun doing so.

I can't wait to meet you and explore how swimming can become a positive and transformative part of your life.


Wednesdays 9.15-12.30pm

Fridays 3.15-6.30pm

Saturdays 12.15-1.45pm

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