Meet the K9 Swim Team

Here's who you will find hanging at the pool...


Marti Wood - Managing Director & Hydrotherapist

Passionate about dogs and their well-being, Marti founded K9 Swim as a way of sharing his knowledge and expertise whilst fulfilling his dream of being able to work with dogs.

As well as being a qualified hydrotherapist, Marti possesses incredible handling abilities which allow him to work with dogs of all backgrounds and temperaments.

Favourite Breed: German Shepherd Dog

Leah Montverde - Hydrotherapist


As a lifelong lover of canines, Leah initially pursued a career in doggy daycare. 

In October 2018 Leah joined the K9 Swim and under Marti's watchful tutelage, has become a very accomplished  hydrotherapist. 

Favourite Breed: Shiba Inu

Maxine Wood - Manageress

Maxine is the manageress at K9 Swim and deals with the smooth running of the facility. Maxine initially came to help only for the day when K9 Swim first opened and has stayed ever since! Don't be fooled by Maxine's cuddly image, she's a rottweiler in lab's clothing! 

Favourite Breed: No favourites; dogs with a cheeky personality

Steph Maloney - Head Groomer

Steph has been the head groomer at K9 Swim since its opening and is very popular with all clients. Steph has one assistant working along side her to give the best possible service to all customers.

Favourite Breed:

Ciarán McLoughlin - Administrative Assistant / Trainee Hydrotherapist 

Ciarán joined the K9 Swim family in late 2019 after deciding on a new career path. Having witnessed the benefits of canine hydrotherapy first hand (Ciarán has been a K9 swim customer since the early days) he couldn't wait to join the team. 

In his spare time, Ciarán loves to go for walks with his rescue Bulloxer, Chance. 

Favourite Breed: All bull breeds (Too hard to choose!)

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