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About Us

Ruth Osborn

Founder – Swim Instructor – Personal Trainer

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.  Since 2011 she spends winter travelling and surfing and has spent time in Morocco, Portugal, Tenerife, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and Bali, returning to Ibiza for the summer.

She is also a European Register of Exercise Professionals registered and insured personal trainer with a UK REPs Level 3 qualified Advanced Fitness Instructor and a CYQ Level 3 certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management.  She is currently studying The Essentials of Sports and Exercise Nutrition with www.precisionnutrition.com.  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.

Tessa Fisher

Swim Instructor – Baby and Aqua Yoga Specialist

Tessa Fisher swimming instructor Ibiza Swim

Tessa joined the Ibiza Swim team in 2013 and has been with us every summer since, bringing with her expertise in baby swim and aqua yoga.  An excellent teacher in all areas of water based swim activities (she has even completed an STA course in snorkelling!) she is a fully qualified and insured swim teacher and special needs instructor with the Swim Teachers Association.  She runs her own swim school in Belfast and has been teaching swimming in her home country of Ireland since 2005, holds the Royal Lifesaving Society National Pool Lifeguard qualification and is First Aid qualified.

Tessa believes that a life long love of water and enjoyment of swimming are best generated by a confident and loving handling of babies in water. For the last six years Tessa has been  teaching parent and baby swim classes and baby massage under the Birthlight umbrella.  In addition to this her qualification in Birthlight Aqua Yoga has added another complimentary dimension to her teaching repertoire.