About Rob’s Swim School
Rob’s Swim School was founded in 2006 and has been organising lessons throughout the year ever since its inception.
Roberta Stellini is now a name synonymous with swimming lessons. She started teaching aquatics swimming at Neptunes Water Polo and Swimming Club at a young age. She held several Age Group and National records. She was awarded a scholarship by the International Olympic Committee at the age of 12, to follow a programme of studies at Beechwood Sacred Heart in Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent
and swam with Monson Swimming Club from 1990 – 1994.
Roberta won the Swimmer of the Year in 1990 and achieved third place in the Sports Awards and took part in the Small Nations Games in Andorra 1991 and won a silver and a bronze medal in the same Small Nation Games 2 years later in 1993, which were held in Malta. After her career as a swimmer, Roberta specialised in Early Childhood Education and also gained a Diploma in Special Education. Roberta worked at Inspire, specialising in supporting children with autism. She then spent 3 years working as an LSA at San Andrea School and 14 years as an LSA at St Joseph School, Blata l-Bajda.
The mission is that of teaching swimming and general water safety to young children. The team is dedicated to allow each child to reach their full potential with gentle encouragement and have expectations for each child to be the best they can. Rob’s Swim School offers lessons for various levels to teach water safety and once that is achieved to teach the stroke technique in a professional manner. Each lesson is planned and carried out in the aim of achieving a skill required at that level. At Rob’s Swim School, every small step leads to a bigger goal. Each term, every child will receive a Certificate of Participation along with a progress report.
Please read the description of each level and if you have any queries feel free to contact us.
25+ Years Teaching Swimming
Roberta’s love for teaching swimming started when at the tender age of 14, she used to assist swimming lessons at her club and at 16, used to teach at the Amateur Swimming Association Swimming School. She continued to teach swimming whenever possible, as a part time job. She worked for several years in the MFA Swimming School and in a few other swimming schools. In 2007, an opportunity came up and she started organising her own lessons. In 2008, she attended a course in the UK to acquire her ASA Level 1 Certificate in teaching Aquatics. It was then that Roberta felt the importance of having a stepped structure in her swimming school.
She introduced several classes at different levels including a progress report at the end of each term, for the child and parent to be able to follow the progress of their child. In 2010, she furthered her studies and obtained the ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics. Roberta is one of the few teachers in Malta holding this qualification. In 2015, she continued to study further when achieving her ASA Level 2 Award in Coaching Aquatic Pre-Fundamentals, to be able to also teach children as young as 6 months. She also achieved the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches, specialising in Infant Life Support.
Rob’s Swim School now has lessons that are held both at YUE Aquatics Centre in Naxxar or at Ta Qali MFA Swimming Pool. Roberta along with her extremely capable team of teachers, concentrate on the children obtaining the learning outcomes at each level, whilst also having fun.
Rotating to hit ball with his head
Dolphin kick on the back!