WHO WE ARE
Southern Swim School is launching in 2019 with a mission to bring a new and innovative approach to swimming teaching to our community. Our directors, Josh & Brigette Crowther and Neisha & John Pitt, share a passion for education and innovation in teaching. Both couples are parents of young children, and already collaborate in running a successful early learning centre at Kirrawee.
After acquiring an existing pool at Kirrawee, our team has undertaken a major overhaul of the swim centre and pool. The swim program has been re-established from the ground up, with new teachers and a new tested-and-proven curriculum, led by our Head of Swimming, Leanne Oakley, and Learn To Swim Coordinator, Brooke Etcell. As a family-owned and run swim school, we look forward to giving both our students and their parents the best possible experience and service.
At Southern Swim School, we believe that all children should have access to quality swimming lessons to ensure that they have the skills in and around every water environment for their safety and survival.
We are passionate about teaching all ages and abilities the fundamental skills that will provide the foundation for their life experiences in, and around the water.
We aim to give back to the community through initiatives such as our Southern Start! program, and by working with local community bodies including preschools, schools, swim and surf clubs to deliver innovations in swim education.
Southern Swim School is accredited through Swim Australia and Australian Swim Schools Association.
Swim Australia operates as a key industry body for 600 Swim Schools, and has become the national authority on teaching swimming and water safety. Swim Australia aims for continuous improvement of coaching and teaching techniques and methodologies and swim school operations.
Australian Swim Schools Association is uniquely focused on swim schools, with its mission to permanently reduce drowning deaths in Australia.
Our membership of these two associations is part of our firm belief in the concept of swim teaching as a profession and as a collaborative endeavour. We are strong advocates of working with and learning from professional bodies, other swim teachers and other pool owners to continually refine and improve the standard of swim teaching in Australia.