Founder – Swim, Freedive and Fitness Instructor
Ruth was inspired to set up Ibiza Swim during a yoga holiday to Ibiza in 2006. Following a dream of working in the water and living in the sun she moved to Ibiza 2007 and launched Ibiza Swim.
Over the years she has built a sterling reputation as an excellent swim instructor and trainer on the island.
She takes great pleasure in seeing enjoyment and progress and in perfecting stroke techniques. A competitive swimmer since childhood, she trained with the Ibiza Masters swim team for a few seasons, has held Balearic records for 50 breaststroke, 400 IM and still holds the 200 breaststroke record. In the 2011 Masters Campeonato de España she received gold for 200 breaststroke and bronze for 400 IM, only just missing medals in the 50 and 100 breaststroke. Overall she has ranked in the top ten in Spanish Masters in her age category. She also competes in open water events of 2km, 3km, 4km and 7km in Ibiza and has been on the podium for most of them.
She is a fully qualified and insured UK Amateur Swimming Association swim instructor and holds the Royal Lifesaving Society National Rescue Test Certificate for Teachers and Coaches as well as a current HSE approved certificate in First Aid. For two seasons (2009-2011) she coached the Ibiza Masters swim team and San Antonio’s children’s swim team Club Natacio Portus. Continuing her love of the water, Ruth certified as an AIDA Freedive Instructor in 2018 and hopes to become one of the first AIDA youth programme certified instructors when the programme is launched. Since 2011 she spends winter travelling and surfing and has spent time in Morocco, Portugal, Tenerife, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Bali and more recently Mexico returning to Ibiza for the summer.
Ruth is also European Register of Exercise Professionals registered and insured personal trainer with a UK REPs Level 3 qualified Advanced Fitness Instructor with a CYQ Level 3 certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management and an Active IQ certification in Pre and Postnatal Exercise and Nutrition. Since qualifying she has had work with The Healthy Holiday Company, has been privileged to be part of In:Spa ‘s team of prestigious trainers and also works with Ibiza Personal Trainer.