Get Set 4 Success was founded in 2008 when Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE combined all her skills to enable others to follow their dreams and expand upon their potential in Sport, Swimming, Education, Business and Therapy. In July 2013, Get Set 4 Success became a Limited Company. Get Set 4 Swimming is part of Julie’s Company www.getset4success.co.uk
Julie began her swimming career in 1977 and had achieved her first successful solo swim of the English Channel in 1979 (aged 15). Since then she has gained in excess of 20 world records for long distance and marathon swimming, including her solo Butterfly swim of the English Channel in 2002 and Manhattan Island in 2011. Julie has coached hundreds of swimmers over her lifetime so far, assisting them in their goals. Nicknamed ‘Madfish’, Julie has never been out of the sport in over 40 years and today is still one of the world’s leading marathon swimmers.
In 2006 Julie was awarded an MBE by the Queen for her ‘Services to Swimming and Charity’ and the same year received an Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University. Other award highlights have been her induction into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSOF) and her nomination for the Sunday Times Inspiration Award.
Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE has a Masters Degree in Sports Science, as well as being a qualified Physical Education Teacher (PGCE). As a lecturer at Loughborough, the UK’s top sporting University, she taught for over seventeen years in the Exercise and Sports Science Department, specialising in all aspects of swimming.
Julie is an ASA Advanced Swimming Teacher and Coach and has held various Head Swim Coach positions in the UK and abroad (Canada). She is an STA Level Two Open Water Swimming Coach with a Level Two RYA Powerboat Qualification, and current First Aid Certificate. On top of being DBS (current) checked, Julie is a qualified and BACP Accredited Psychological Therapist and Counsellor, NLP Trainer and Life Coach with professional swimming and coaching memberships Channel Swimming, British Long Distance Swimming Association (BLDSA) and WOWSA (World Open Water Swimming Association). She is also a member of the Institute of Swimming (IoS).
In addition, Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE was Secretary of the Channel Swimming Association for nearly ten years, successfully registering and enabling swimmers to fulfil their dreams. She tirelessly served the English Channel swimming community as a Director of the Channel Swimming Association from 2004 to January 2016. Julie also travels the country giving motivational talks. Her spare time sees Julie helping her community in the role of Borough Councillor in Charnwood, Leicestershire
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