Amanda Gawthrope joined Birthlight after meeting and being inspired by Founder, Dr Françoise Freedman. She tutors Birthlight and Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA) courses in the UK and abroad and has been an active speaker at numerous international conferences like Birthlight’s prestigious ‘Light on Parenting’ event for the past 20 years.

Amanda is Director of Training for High Five, a popular baby swimming franchise in China, for which she uses her expertise to develop an extensive syllabus. In the UK, Amanda loves teaching at her own swim school, bringing together Birthlight practices, new ideas and creative learning. Amanda is passionate about creating a fun, supportive learning environment and passing on the magic of loving water and the practices of ‘water parenting’.