I am Melanie Ragot and I have founded in 2011 with a lot of love and passion for water the SchwimmMonster Club®!
(Swimming courses in Gerresheim in German, English and French)
… consists of thirteen years of competitive swimming in Germany and the United States as well as eight years as a coach of children’s swimming courses from beginner to competitive level swimmers. I was working as a swimming teacher for the project "Schwimmen macht Schule" where I taught primary school children in Duesseldorf and I coached adults from a local scuba diving and a swimming club. From September 2013 until July 2015 I was working for the French School as a swimming teacher. I am currently coaching a competitive team in a local swimming club for children from 7-11 years.
Today, I am a master swimmer, triathlete, IRONMAN®, diver and a mother of two "SchwimmMonsters".
In creating the "SchwimmMonster Club®" I’ve turned my passion for swimming in to my profession!
My further educations
I do regular further educations to improve my trainer skills. I like to learn about methods of swim training and teachning from other countries. I participated in 2013 in a swimming seminar in Dinard (France) with the animation of Raymond Catteau and his team. You can read (sorry, so far only in German) about this fascinating seminar: Seminarbericht. The method of swimming teaching was so convincing for me that I participated again in 2014 at the yearly held seminar in Dinard. Here some impressions of the 2014 Seminar: Bericht.
2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017 Expert conference "Schwimmen Lernen" in Cologne
2017 Participation at educations about cooperation school and clubs, swimming in diving training and diving medicine at VDST (German Scuba Diving Association)
2015 Participation at Introduction to the four swimming techniques at Swimpool NRW (Swimming Association in NRW)
2014 Participation at Swimming Seminar Raymond Catteau in Dinard/Frankreich (1,5 W.); Special course Apnoe Diving 1; Training Butterfly and Breastroke swimming
2013 Participation at Swimming Seminar Raymond Catteau in Dinard/Frankreich (1 Woche)
2012 Expert conference "Scuba Diving"
2011 Special cours scuba diving: training methods
Continuing education in lifeguarding and first-aid.
My achievements in sports