Meet The Team
Nirala Bopanna Rai
Founder & Teacher
I am an AUSTSWIM certified swim teacher, an SSI verified advanced diver, a keen fitness enthusiast, and constantly on the lookout for new things to learn. Bubbling Fish is my true calling. You can read the story behind it here.
Being a teacher is the most satisfying job. I truly believe in understanding the child, making them comfortable, giving them time and space so that they are happy and eventually have a good class.
Being a teacher has taught me to be immensely patient and also understand the psyche of the child, what works better for them, how to make it interesting, and what the child isn't comfortable doing. I also believe in building trust between the child and teacher so that kids come back willingly and enthusiastically.
I am an AUSTSWIM certified swim teacher and a ISA level 1 certified surfing instructor. I have been surfing for the past 18 years and have surfed most of Indian coast and explored other water adventure sports as well.
I have been a swim teacher and a coach for past 6 years. Worked with all age groups. Been fortunate enough to learn from some of the best coaches and swim teachers of the country. Also got an opportunity to visit Australia and watch and learn from the best swim teachers and coaches there.
I love teaching and have obtained Nursery Teachers training from Vishnu Vocational Studies. I' am also very passionate about swimming and have the AUSTSWIM swim teacher certification under Ceri.
I have done my BA in Psychology from Bangalore University, Science of Exercise from University of Colorado, CPR and First aid training from Rashtriya Life Saving Society. I have won several gold and silver medals in breast stroke in 2018 and 2019 in the Masters Swimming Competition conducted by Karnataka Swimming Association. Overall I have 5+ years of swim teaching experience and taught swimming to more than 800 children.