Mr. Francis James
Swimming Coach / Lifeguard

Francis comes from Mumbai, India. As a teenager, he has been an avid swimmer and decided to adopt his hobby as a profession. Francis started his career as a Swimming Teacher at Holy Family High School, India. In 2011, he moved to Gems American Academy, Abu Dhabi as Swimming Instructor, responsible for teaching and delivering high quality swimming lessons to a range of ages and abilities. Francis is a certified ASA Level 2, UK Swimming Instructor, Water and Safety Instructor from AUSTSWIM, Lifeguard from American Red Cross and Certified Pool Operator (CPO), USA. He has taken part in a charity swim 10kms. event for Somalia to raise funds. He enjoys teaching swimming because it empowers students to not only look after themselves in the water but also to help others in an unforeseen accident that could occur. Francis enjoys spending time with his three kids and playing sports.