Hampton Swim School For Kids

Hampton Swim School was established by Julia Ham, a former Australian swimming representative, in 1999 operating out of Morningside

Teaching essential life skills

Hampton Swim School believes that aquatic education can assist in the prevention of drowning. Their certified instructors are passionate about not only providing essential water safety and life-skills but ensuring positive experiences for your child. Their tailored programs are aimed at developing the ‘whole’ child and deliver consistent results at all levels.

Hampton Swim School prides itself on a gentle, nurturing approach to learning. Fun is FUNdamental! One thing that is paramount to this Swim School – at the core of their philosophies – is to nurture their swimmers so that their achievements – no matter how small – can be celebrated! Hampton Swim School aims to understand a baby, toddler or child’s needs from a psychological and physiological perspective.

Why choose Hampton Swim School?

  • Low student to teacher ratio. 
  • Highly trained instructors – With a dedicated learning and development manager, Hampton Swim School prides itself on having the highest trained teachers in the industry, with weekly learning and development sessions for teachers.
  • Nationally recognised experts in swim program and whole child development.
  • Unique benchmarking progress systems through their Babysteps and SwimSteps learn to swim program.
  • Flexibility class times to suit your schedule.
  • Make up lessons available.

Programs offered at Hampton Swim School

Hampton Swim School is renowned for its child-centred philosophies, having a major focus on a child’s age and stage of development and linking these with their specific age-appropriate aquatic activities –


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BabyBegins, a FREE program for babies from birth to 3 months. Hampton Swim School wants to share the joy parents can experience when participating in aquatic activities with their newborns; for parents to be educated on how the water can attribute to their child’s physical, social, emotional wellbeing. Hampton Swim School’s BabyBegins program incorporates water safety through supportive holds and parent education and bonding, however, there are so many other components in the program. BabyBegins is about a positive, calm and gentle introduction to the water. Actually, it’s a ‘reintroduction’ to the water after recently exiting the watery environment of the womb.


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BabySteps provides babies and toddlers with a gentle, positive introduction to the water, incorporating water familiarisation and awareness to give them the confidence, plus the skills to be safer in and around the water. This is all done in a manner that babies learn best by – BabySteps! From 3 months of age, your child can work through their gradual program, where parents see weekly progressions and improvement that delivers quality results and super happy swimmers. By the end of their BabySteps program, toddlers can maneuver through the water independently and will have made a seamless transition to participating in lessons without their parents in the SwimSteps program.


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The SwimSteps Learn to Swim Program has been developed to incorporate a series of graded class levels that enable children to build and practice key skills and techniques. Hampton Swim School’s progressive approach ensures children learn with others at a similar level and progress through their unique benchmarks that are celebrated along the way. Hampton Swim School incorporates a swim-float-swim sequence into their SwimSteps lessons, to ensure each swimmer through their program is provided with a solid foundation to their aquatic education to make them safer in and around the water. As part of their SwimSteps program, swimmers are taught to be comfortable in both the front and back positions, to ensure they are given the best possible tools if ever confronted with a dangerous aquatic situation. Hampton Swim School’s Service Coordinators are continually assessing swimmers to ensure they are in the appropriate level, and are always on hand to answer your SwimSteps questions.


Is your child unhappy in the water? Hampton Swim School’s NEW HappySwim Course is a 6 week program where kids learn to love the water – it also offers a money-back guarantee!

The course consists of parent in water classes. Classes dive into learning with some short videos, homework activities for 1-2 minutes a day, and access to a closed Facebook Group where you will receive course materials and ongoing support.   This course sets you on your way to HappySwimming! 

Team Accelerate

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The Hampton Swim School Team Accelerate squad program is the FUN place to swim squad, with a focus on fun, fitness, and recreational squad swimming in their 25 metre pool, and individualised training based on personal goals.

Red Squad is for Swimmers graduating from Hampton’s SwimSteps program. Participants will now continue their progress in the water in the Red Squad. This new format is designed to bridge the gap between a smaller class in the water and the larger numbers in multiple lanes in Team Accelerate.

White Squad introduces rudimentary squad swim session for swimmers transitioning from Learn to Swim.  Because squad is FUN, each session utilises team-based games, activities and drills for achievement of skills and stroke development.

Silver Squad is for the accomplished squad swimmer and is based on stroke development extension, with a focus on challenging fitness in flexibility, strength, endurance and speed to achieve personal and team goals.

Lastly, Black Squad is for the committed squad swimmer. Stroke refinement is still the number one priority, alongside the continued development of a swimmer’s physical capabilities. In Black Level, swimming may be the sport of choice, with personal goal setting based upon training and competition.

Private lessons

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Tailored to meet individual needs, such as to overcome anxiety, jump-start their swim skills, or refine their stroke, private lessons can be tailored to each swimmer’s needs. Hampton Swim School recommend the private program for a younger child who has had a traumatising experience in the water, for an older child who requires an intensive boost in skills, or for a competitive swimmer fine-tuning their form. Private lessons are also suitable for swimmers of any age who may have trouble focusing in a group environment, or have certain learning or physical challenges.

Adult Learn 2 Swim

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Adult Learn 2 Swim sessions are affordable group classes teaching all levels of ability to swim and be confident in the water.

Treasures ASD Program

The Treasures ASD Program is a specialised therapy-based aquatic program for children with Autism. Unique to Hampton Swim School, Treasures’ swim lessons are facilitated by a fully qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, who has also undergone formal training in swim instruction. Classes are HCWA, Better Start and NDIS approved and registered.

Experience the Hampton Swim School difference today – Brisbane’s Premier infant, toddler, learn to swim and squad aquatic programs!

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