Rebecca Nockholds

Growing up in the British Virgin Islands, Rebecca truly grew up a child of the ocean making developing an undeniable love of the ocean inevitable. Passionate about inspiring a love of the ocean in others, she began teaching swimming and water safety at the age of 11. Rebecca has been involved with swimming in the British Virgin Islands now for 12 years and has run her own swim school for the past 6 years. Through this, she works with many other organisations to give everyone the opportunity to learn to swim and educate the community about the ocean and how to protect it.

As well as her work, Rebecca spends a significant amount of time in, on and around the water scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and freediving. Volunteering whenever possible with community organisations such as the Association of Reef Keepers to get involved with their conservation efforts, and turtle tagging. Whether it be educational talks, swim lessons, trash to treasure sculptures or exploring underwater; raising awareness about the ocean and teaching others to love it is a large part of her life. Rebecca believes in finding adventure in everyday life; continuously learning new skills and activities.