About

Streamline Swims was founded in 2009 by Mike Johnstone AKA “Lido Mike”. Mike and Sarah now work together  providing 121 swim coaching, group swim training sessions and open water swim coaching and trips.

Lead coach Mike is an exceptional communicator and inspirational professional swimming coach /teacher (25 years experience), open water specialist and experienced open water swimmer / competitor (Western Counties OW Swimming ASA Gold Medal winner 2007, selected for GB Age -Group Triathlon Team, World Aqua Bike Championships 2019).

Mike works with swimmers across a wide range of abilities, from beginners to County / National swimmers, disabled competitors and elite triathletes. Having led and swum in a successful Channel relay, in aid of the Forces Children’s Trust, Mike has coached several successful Channel relay teams and solo swimmers. With wide teaching experience in a variety of sports and as a qualified fitness instructor  Mike brings additional useful sporting skills, qualifications and expertise to his coaching.

Sarah is an experienced open water and cold water endurance swimmer, qualified swim teacher and STA open water swim coach. She learnt to swim at a young age and has loved being in the water ever since. Working with swimmers of all abilities including children, disabled and nervous swimmers, Sarah’s gentle and patient approach has helped numerous swimmers overcome their fears, enabling them to enjoy swimming and other water sports.

Mike and Sarah love to share their wealth of knowledge, eye for detail and experience in a calm, friendly and encouraging manner. They bring a great sense of fun to all sessions and together they have helped hundreds of swimmers and triathletes improve their technique, performance and enjoyment of swimming.

Qualifications:

Mike: BA Hons Physical Education, ASA and IOS Licensed Professional Teacher, ASA Level 3 Swim Coach, Qualified  STA Open Water Swim Coach, ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher, SLSC GB Surf Lifeguard, Level 2 Fitness Instructor, National Standard Cycle Instructor

Sarah: PGCE Primary Education, ASA Level 2 Swim Teacher, STA Open Water Swim Coach, Level 2 Fitness Instructor

I have really enjoyed swimming with Mike and Sarah over the last few years. They are friendly and great fun, they cater to all levels and having felt a bit nervous, I soon felt at home. I love their swimming holidays, particularly the marvellous Dorset weekend, but I also love the weekly Brockwell Lido Swim Fit Classes- great classes in a fantastic location. Cate Mackay 2020

Mike and Sarah are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and really make their swimmers feel they believe in them. They have done wonders for my technique and endurance. I’m on the slower side but everyone gets the same level of attention and help. Always feel happy for the rest of the day after session with these guys. Susie Macpherson 2020

Contact Us: Lido.mike@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 07770 261 809

“Dedicated and professional service”
Brit and Borge Mulheisen
“Thanks to Mike and Sarah my swimming has improved so much and I have taken on swims I wouldn’t have thought possible without their help and encouragement!” Gabriella Gentlecore