About Us

Ruth Osborn

Founder – Swim Instructor – Personal Trainer – Freedive Instructor 
 

Ruth Osborn founder of Ibiza SwimRuth 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.

Daniela Muranova

Swim and Aqua Fit Instructor – Synchro Specialist

Daniela is originally from Slovakia where, from the age of 9 to 18, she was part of the national synchronised swimming team representing her country in various competitions, working with world-class coaches, and dedicating herself to 8 hours training every day.

After competing, and whilst living the UK, Daniela qualified as an ASA Level 2 teacher and began teaching adults and children both privately and in groups. As well as in the UK, she has also taught in Miami and Slovakia. What she finds the most rewarding is teaching kids a skill which can effectively save their life or the lives of others…all while having fun in the water!

Daniela’s passion and main love is synchronised swimming. She sees this as a great way to build physical strength and stay toned as well as increasing stamina, stability and flexibility. She also loves the artistry of combining ballet, dance, Pilates and Yoga in the water.

Daniela is a self-confessed sports fanatic who swims and practices Yoga or Pilates every day for the sake of her own sanity! She is also a long-distance runner and enjoys long-distance sea swims, rollerblading and skiing.

Tara Durham

Swim Instructor

Ibiza resident, Tara, comes to us as a fully qualified ASA teacher with more than 25 years experience.

Tara was originally a life-guard then after 11 years, she moved into teaching. She has a wide range of experience including coaching a kids’ swim club, parent and baby classes, 1-on-1 adult sessions, teaching school classes and survival skills as well as children with physical and learning disabilities.

A keen swimmer for as long as she can remember, Tara loves the variety she experiences when she teaches swimming. She recognises how everyone is unique with different needs and she takes great pride in making sure she carefully fine-tunes her classes so they are tailor-made for each person’s individual needs and personal  levels of ability.

Mother of two, Tara is super-sporty and loves to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.