A Sydney pool supervisor who says a father's shocking claim about swim coach Kyle Daniels was "burnt into my mind" has been challenged over her evidence.
The crown witness, who can't be named, has told the District Court jury the father reported his daughter as having said Daniels "may" have touched near her front area.
But prosecutor Karl Prince on Thursday referred to her email written soon after the call saying the father said the girl stated her teacher "put" his hand near her private area.
Daniels, 22, has pleaded not guilty to 26 charges, including multiple counts of having sexual intercourse with a child under 10 and indecently assaulting a person under 16.
He is accused of touching nine of his students aged between five and 10 on or near their genitals while instructing them between February 2018 and February 2019 at a pool on Sydney's north shore.
Mr Prince asked the supervisor on Thursday if she had smiled at Daniels when she went into the witness box on Wednesday.
"I don't think I intentionally did," she replied.
"It's my first time in court and I was just trying to smile and be normal."
She told Mr Prince the email was not "quote for quote" about the father's February 2019 phone call, which ultimately led to the police investigation.
By saying "may have touched" to the jury she said she meant the father said he had not seen the incident himself.
"It was a lot of information. I was quite shocked," she said.
"I would never have thought anyone would say that about Kyle."
She had worked with Daniels all the time he was employed at the pool, but "we never hung out outside work because he was very young, I was a lot older".
She was "friendly" with him just as she was friendly with all her staff members.
Mr Prince also noted her email said the father reported another daughter coming out of class the following week and saying the same thing about Daniels, but he wasn't sure if she had heard her sibling say this.
But the supervisor told the jury the father said the younger girl's complaint emerged after he directly questioned her.
She again said her email was not "quote for quote", but agreed this part of the conversation she revealed to the jury was not in the email.
The trial continues before Judge Kara Shead.
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