Meet the team!

41012_107615652630638_7332808_nGordon Lye

Gordon Lye is our Head Coach and owner of Barracuda Swimming.

Gordon has been teaching swimming for over 15 years and is an Swim England Level 2 qualified Teacher and Level 3 Coach. He has been a volunteer coach with Bath Dolphin Swimming Club and City of Bristol Aquatics, he is also the swimming teacher at Saltford Primary School and Prior Park College.

Kathy Lye

Kathy is the Swim School Coordinator, she keeps Barracuda Swimming running smoothly and deals with enquiries, bookings etc.  (she also does a bit of art on the side!)

Please contact her at our e-mail address if you have any questions or would like to enquire on lesson availability.

Our teachers and helpers

We have a range of teachers qualified to the Institute of Swimming Levels 1 and 2 Teaching Swimming. Many of our teachers have been with us from the start and we have known them through their involvement in competitive swimming for local clubs and bring their already extensive knowledge of swimming to the classes., some have worked with us as assistants and have moved on to gain their teaching qualifications.

We also have our very talented and enthusiastic assistants who work as in-pool helpers, they assist in the lessons and particularly help in the younger classes, most go on to qualify as teachers themselves. They are an invaluable extra pair of hands, giving confidence and encouragement to the swimmers in the water. This keeps the staff to swimmer ratio in the beginner classes very low and enables the swimmers to keep moving throughout the lesson.

Meet some of our team below!


Jasper Lye

Jasper swam with Bath Dolphin from the age of 7 and then moved to City of Bristol at 15, During his swimming career he rose to international level and won a Gold medal in the 200m breaststroke in Croatia in 2016. He s a Level 2 qualified teacher and a fully qualified swimming coach. He has been working for Barracuda Swimming since 2013 when he started as an assistant and he is now the Swim School Manager.

Lucy Duckett
Amelia Bryson
Amelia Bryson

Amelia is a Level 2 swimming teacher, she is also a fully qualified lifeguard.