The Hamilton Training team

Alex Thewlis

Alex is Level 4 qualified in Education and Training and IQA, he is the Quality Assurance Officer at Hamilton Training and has over 12 years’ experience in management and training within the aquatics and leisure industry.

He has been conducting training since 2015 and currently holds a Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services licence and trainer/tutor status with the RLSS and Highfield International. Alex conducts Swimming Pool Health & Safety audits and consultancy, as well as leading Pool Lifeguard, Swimming Pool Safety, First Aid, Pool Plant and International Award in Delivering Training (Train the Trainer) courses. Alex is also a member of the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group

Hamilton Training Team

Joy Ordona

Joy is a Lifesaving and First Aid Trainer and Lifeguard Line Manager at Hamilton Training.

Joy has a BSc in Nursing and worked as a nurse in the Philippines before moving to the UAE in 2009, gaining over 10 years of experience in the training industry.

Prior to joining Hamilton Training in 2018, she worked with a medical training centre in Abu Dhabi, where she passed on her experience and expertise to medical and non-medical professionals and corporate clients. 

Joy currently holds a Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services licence, American Heart Association (AHA) and Highfield International tutor status and is qualified to deliver First Aid, Lifeguard and Basic and Advanced Life Support courses. 

Joy describes herself as a people person and the best part of her job is the interactions she has, Facilitating learning and teaching people the skills to help others and save lives. 

Chris Fernandes

Chris is from Bombay, India and has been in Dubai since 2006. Chris has been working for Hamilton Training since 2018, as a Tutor and Admin. Chris currently holds tutor status with Highfield International in the following - First Aid, Fire Safety, Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and IADT.

Chris can speak four languages fluently, Hindi, English, Marathi and Konkani.

Chris specialises in Health & Safety and Fire Warden qualifications.

He says the best part of his job is training people to save lives.

Chris Lawrenson

Chris is the Training & Operations Manager for Hamilton Training. Chris has been a senior life support instructor for over 8 years with experience in the UK military, government and ambulance services.
Chris is an Emergency First Responder HCP and has operated with Dubai Ambulance for the past 6 years.

Chris holds a Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services emergency care and instructor licence, American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor, ASHI Senior Life Support Instructor and Highfield Awarding Body in Compliance status. He has a strong passion for first aid and lifesaving interventions and a strong belief in its teachings throughout the UAE.

Beth Weaver

Beth Weaver

Beth graduated Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in BSc of Health and Social care. Beth has an extensive background working in various Health & Social Care settings. Beth has worked in the leisure environment for over 15 years. Qualifying as a City and Guilds assessor in 2016.
Since moving to the UAE in 2017 Beth has worked with Hamilton Aquatics within the Learn to Swim department and undergoing her Swim England tutor license in 2020 to deliver the Swim England teaching qualifications to aspiring swim teachers in the middle east.

Hamilton Training

Hamilton Training will continue to set the benchmark for high quality training and work tirelessly to educate organisations and individuals on the importance of water safety to reduce drowning across the UAE.

Our Purpose: Unlocking potential and inspiring safe environments – one person, one company and one community at a time.

Hamilton Training are proud to be delivering training in a way that targets all different learning styles to ensure the best possible results. Delivering this way ensures the upmost effective training is delivered and all attendees have fun, and not ‘death by PowerPoint’ which is a common theme both locally and internationally.

Our Vision: To be the leading and most respected training provider for the provision of safety & educational practices.

The Hamilton Training team continuously develop their skills through professional development, tutor mentorship and utilising feedback from customers. This enables a continuous review of training to ensure standards are being raised internally and effecting those across the UAE.

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