Hollie Field is a Lincolnshire action lady who is known by thousands across the county who thank her for teaching them one of life’s most vital skills – and that is to swim!
Hollie, who many will know by her maiden name of Wells, has run marathons, taken part in triathlons, co-ordinated weight-loss camps and been a county-level swimmer herself.
Now our Swimming Development Manager, Hollie, 33, is responsible for the development of swimming lessons at Meridian Leisure Centre and of course our sister pools in Horncastle and Skegness.
Her career started when she helped to coach with Louth Swimming Club (Dolphins) at just 14-years-of-age: “I have helped simply thousands and thousands of people of all ages – I simply could not put a figure on it,” says Hollie.
For the many people who meet Hollie, they are used to seeing her in tracksuits, shorts and sports shirts – so they may be surprised by some of her ‘My Favourites’ Let’s find out a little more about her:
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: The Greyhound in Louth, the steak and pizzas are great – and then there’s the cocktails. It is a really nice place to relax and enjoy very good food.
FAVOURITE HOBBY: I have to say swimming. And although I don’t train any more, I try to get in the pool at least once a week and of course support my daughter Lillie. We also like to go out cycling.
FAVOURITE MUSIC: There is no one particular style I like. I was introduced to the Foo Fighters by my husband Daniel – who is a huge fan, in fact the band’s songs were playing at our wedding in March this year. Of course, for any form of exercise, the modern fast beats are the best!
FAVOURITE BOOK: Our daughter Lillie is just coming up to two-and-a-half and we love reading the ‘That’s Not My….’books together.
FAVOURITE SHOP: This will surprise all those who see me training or at work, but at other times I simply love Vivienne Westwood – especially the earrings, and then there’s the clothing and shoes.
FAVOURITE FILM: With Lillie, it has to be the Despicable Me series, and for me it would be actions films, starring Jason Statham.
FAVOURITE BUILDING: Our house in Fulstow, which we are doing up at present and it is wonderful to see it coming together.
FAVOURITE FOOD: Steak from The Greyhound in Louth – it has to be the best!
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY: A trip to Dubai to catch up with two friends and former local athletes. Jess Towl is a former GB triathlete and now a personal trainer living in Dubai. Charlotte Hodgson, who is from Fotherby, travels the world with Emirates Airlines but is also a world fitness and beauty champion. We were all former Louth swim mates and getting together again was fantastic – along with seeing the fabulous sights in Dubai.
FAVOURITE DESIGNER: Vivienne Westwood for all the reasons I have already said. Then there’s Michael Kors’ handbags, I love those – along with my pair of red sole Christian Lauboutin shoes. Of course, I have to say Nike trainers too!
FAVOURITE MEMORY: There are some fantastic ones over the years, but two things have changed my life and continue to do so for the better and that is having my daughter Lillie and marrying Daniel when I also became step-mum to Harry, who is now 12.
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