UQ Sport Swim School

UQ Sport Swim School is one of Brisbane’s most comprehensive learn-to-swim programs catering to swimmers aged 4 months and above. Their attentive staff, fully equipped venue and diverse range of customisable, small group programs set them apart to ensure your child becomes the most confident swimmer they can be!

Comprehensive Swim School Program

Starting at just 4 months old, there is no age limit on UQ Sport’s swim programs – they even teach adults! Classes are small and run between 30-75 minutes, held daily in their heated program and 25m pools. The Swim School runs continuously throughout the year to ensure students’ learning is uninterrupted, with additional intensive programs running during school holidays to accelerate water confidence.

UQ Sport understands that every student is different and is open to tailoring their programs to better suit your child’s learning style or needs. They have an extensive admin team who can adapt and alter lessons for a child’s specific needs and a range of experienced teachers who can implement changes to ensure every student is responding to their instruction. They utilise new equipment–such as noodles, kickboards and toys–to teach swimming skills through play.

Each child is assessed before commencing their swimming lessons to guarantee they are being placed at the correct level for their skill and ability. This on-site assessment also doubles as an introduction to the program and venue, so kids are familiar with the pool and staff before their first class.

The Swim School also offers private learn-to-swim lessons and delivers the UQ Sport Can Swim program – a personalised, one-on-one program tailored to individuals with disabilities and special needs.

Engaging, Highly Qualified Swim Instructors

AUSTSWIM and Swim Australia-accredited qualified instructors guide each student through UQ Sport Swim School’s levels, offering friendly correction and encouraging vital water confidence.

The majority of UQ Sport’s instructors also hold additional qualifications, such as swim correction and inclusive teaching, to deliver the highest standard of coaching possible.

UQ Sport instructors are not just passionate about swimming either. They also genuinely love where they work. You’ll feel their positive team morale as soon as you walk into the Aquatic Centre, with their close-knit team and enthusiastic working relationships translating into bright, bubbly energy throughout the venue.

Inclusive St Lucia Facility

Located at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, UQ Sport Swim School offers classes on weekday mornings and afternoons, and also on weekend mornings. The venue features three heated pools – an indoor program pool perfect for babies, toddlers and young children, an outdoor 25m pool for older kids and teenagers, plus an outdoor 50m pool for competitive squad training and adults.

While your child is participating in classes, you can choose to watch poolside, or grab a barista-made coffee at the on-site café equipped with a full espresso machine and a variety of fresh food, snacks and cold drinks.

Facility inclusions:

  • Indoor & outdoor heated pools
  • Extensive poolside seating available
  • On-site café
  • 3-level gym, group fitness classes and tennis centre in vicinity
  • Free Wi-Fi

Special facilities:

  • CanSwim program
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms
  • Chair lift access into 50m pool
  • Ramp access into 25m pool
  • Aquatic wheelchair available for use

What parents say about UQ Sport’s Swim School

Brilliant swim coaching with a wonderful diverse swimming program for kids (all levels). The manager is fantastic and takes the time to chat with parents … Both our children swim here and our son (with ADHD) trains 4x a week and has the most incredible experience with his favourite coach Loche. He just “gets” our son and is a very talented swim coach. They also offer outstanding swim training in their competitive squad and the coaches are enthusiastic and positive with the kids.” – Elle

Honestly everyone I speak to here are 10/10 the nicest group of people I’ve met. I always leave feeling really happy with the general vibe and atmosphere the staff give off. Can’t wait to come back.” – Adam

I’ve been coming every week for two years it’s the very best swim centre I’ve ever used beautiful green space alongside the river … the staff are amazing, all of them. The pools are exceptionally well maintained, could never find better.” – Eugenie

Great coffee and friendly service. Brilliant swim coaches Dave and Sean do an amazing job.” – Bryan

Enrolling at UQ Sport Swim School

To enrol in the UQ Sport Swim School, and to book in for your child’s initial assessment, call the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre on (07) 3365 6612.

Parking is available on-site. 

About UQ Sport

UQ Sport is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. This means that all of their funds go back into their facilities to make UQ Sport the best it can be. UQ Sport works in conjunction with the Child Protection Act and all UQ Sport Swim School employees hold a current working with children blue card to ensure they are providing a safe environment for your child.

To find out more about swimming with UQ Sport, please visit the UQ Sport website.

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