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Inspire and develop our community to create lifelong swimmers who thrive and succeed.


SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia (SWIM) is the peak body for swimming Coaches, Teachers and Swim Schools in Australia.

We have a range of priorities for the further development of our learn-to-swim programs, the swim safety industry and the sport of swimming. Swim Coaches and Teachers Australia is a corporate entity with business objectives and is a not for profit special interest group dedicated to providing service to its Members and acting as an advocate on their behalf.

SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia and SWIM Australia is dedicated to developing world leading practises in the education, aquatic qualifications, professional development and ongoing support for swimming Coaches and swimming and water safety Teachers, as well as developing and empowering our swim school network through the delivery of world’s best practice guidelines, professional development programs, growth opportunities and business support.

SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia would like to thank everyone for attending SWIMCON22 UNLEASHED! on the Gold Coast and being part of one of the best conferences experiences we’ve hosted. More than 350 delegates from around Australia registered and came together with us at the iconic Sea World to connect, create and celebrate. The venue was spectacular, the Awards Luau and functions were amazing, the presentations were world class across all streams, the activities were FUN and our exhibitors who support our conference every year were magnificent. Special Guests included: Olympic legends Emma McKeon and Dawn Fraser; Learn to Swim champion Laurie Lawrence; Board and Life members who head-lined a stacked line up of world class presenters and professionals across four conference days.

SWIMCON23 SUPERNOVA has wrapped up and was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and speakers who have helped create a memorable experience.


To enable successful Coaches, Teachers and Swim Schools to achieve their aquatic aspirations and those of their community.



To provide a platform for success by engaging with skilled and successful educators and delivering trusted advocacy for our community.



To be passionately committed to the continuous improvement of aquatic skills, methodologies and business operations.


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Swim Australia Teacher qualifications are recognised across Australia and provide aspiring swimming teachers with the skills and knowledge to teach water safety and swimming skills to learners of all ages through safe and engaging swimming lessons and programs.Our courses feature a best-practise, blended delivery technique providing you with the flexibility of self-paced online study coupled with a face-to-face practical workshop.

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SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia Membership makes you part of the only association representing Coaches, Teachers and Swim Schools. SWIM Coaches & Teachers Australia members have access to connections, resources and professional development programs. Swim Coaches and Teachers Australia advocates for it’s members, and supports them.


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Swim It Forward


Our research shows that more than half (55%) of all Australian children are not learning to swim due to the cost to enrol in lessons and in recent times over 8 million swimming lessons were missed due COVID-19. We believe learning to swim is a lifesaving skill every child should receive regardless of income or ability and our aim is to help more children receive this vital education and lifelong skill.SWIM It Forward is an initiative to take the financial barrier out of the equation and get more disadvantaged Australian families enrolled in swimming lessons at their local swim school.
For every child we help place into a learn to swim program, the more we lower the risk of drowning deaths and grow confidence in our kids to love swimming and the water.
With your help we will radically improve the number of children learning to swim and make a big difference in preventing drownings. Read more or donate now

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