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Welcome to Airlie Beach Swim Centre
We are passionate about helping your child to swim

We offer various aquatic services in Airlie Beach. From high-quality baby swimming lessons, professional swim teacher training to Padi Dive Courses. We have a mission to inspire, encourage, support, teach ethical and ecological responsibilities while taking care of our precious Great Barrier Reef. Taking great pride, passion and joy in what we do every day. While we strive to deliver high standards for all of our aquatic lessons and services. The primary focus of our swim school in Airlie Beach is on safety in and around water, secondly, to stay fit & healthy and finally to empower people with employment opportunities through our various swim teacher and lifeguard courses. Furthermore, our aim is not just to provide aquatic services but to help improve the quality of life within our community.

Sincerely
Annika Grunwald
Owner of Airlie Beach Swim Centre & Founder of Airlie Beach Aquatic Reef Club Inc.

Get Started Voucher

Eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher valued up to $150

 

Learn to swim with the Aquatic Reef Club

We support you

Get Started Vouchers are government grants certainly assist children and young people with less disposable income or with disabilities.  Hence those families benefit from joining our Sport & Recreation club. Consequently, eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher valued up to $150, which can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club that is registered for Get Started Vouchers.

Junior Funding Oportunity Airlie Beach

How to get the $150 voucher for Aquatic Activities in Airlie Beach

To obtain a voucher visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/.
Our Airlie Beach Aquatic Reef Club Inc. is registered, you will find us in the Club Locator.

Royal Life Saving Queensland

Affiliate with the Queensland Royal Life Savings

First of all, we are working hard together with the Queensland Royal Life Savings, to keep our community safer in and around water. Secondly, it keeps our community active and healthy.

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Swim Australia Swim Coach- Master Swimming Australia Coach and more

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Blue Card - 21 years experience of sport coaching with young children

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Royal Life Savings Trainer-Bronze Medallion & Airlie Beach Pool Safety Inspector

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Swim Australia Course Presenter - Swim Teacher - Baby and Toddlers Swim Teacher

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Locally family owned and family friendly orientated

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Why Swimming should be the first sport for any child

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My job is my passion, my message to you!

I developed the Early Learn to Swim and Survive Program to teach children to learn to swim quicker, to be confident in the water, and to be able to survive. In Germany, I worked as a Lifeguard and due to being a mum with two children, I have experienced how frightened children can be around water. It all takes time to instil confidence. I am absolutely passionate about my mission as a Royal Life Saving Trainer and Swim Coach to give your child a keen awareness of how they can enjoy the water and be safer at the same time.

Firstly:

Most noteworthy swimming is a life skill. In my opinion, swimming should be the first sport a child should learn. The drowning rate in Queensland for under five-year-olds is pretty high because of the Australian lifestyle we live, such as living next to the beach, creeks, rivers, lakes or because of pools in our backyards.

Secondly:

Even more, how beneficial is swimming to a child’s development? The Griffith Institute for Educational Research recently revealed that children who learn to swim from a young age reached many developmental milestones earlier than other children the same age. Some of these milestones included visual-motor skills such as cutting paper, colouring-in and drawing lines and shapes, mathematical-related tasks, literacy and numeracy.

Thirdly:

Certainly, Children in Airlie Beach Queensland need to be ready for school at the age of five. They need to be able to concentrate, listen, to be apart of a group, follow directions and rules. Other character building skills such as learning to trust others and losing separation anxiety, learn to have fun with children of the same age, learning to cope with new skills, getting confident with what they are able to do, to learn not to give up – even if it is hard – are important to their development.

Above all milestones are included in our ‘Learn to Swim Program’. This gives your child a better head start for school. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, I have over 20 years experience in early childhood sports coaching.

Annika Grunwald

Owner of the Airlie Beach Swim Centre

Learn to Swim in the Whitsundays

Swim Saftey to Survive

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Advice from a qualified Royal Life Saving Trainer

First of all, I am so proud of this little man. He started swimming in Airlie Beach at the end of November and had a Christmas break for two weeks. He learnt to swim and survive in five weeks with our learn to swim ASAP for private lessons.
So many milestones he has managed to achieve with his self-determination. That little grin he gives every time he makes it back to the side of the pool, on his own, is so cute.

Therefore lots of parents are mistaken that when children fall into a pool, turning around is enough to save their lives.
I absolutely disagree, as a Royal Life Savings Trainer and Lifeguard, most drownings of children occur when they fall too far away from the edge and don’t have the ability to stay up long enough.\

Swim and Survive is Vital

Airlie Beach Swim Centre specialises in training our children with many survival techniques that will help reduce these very serious and ever-present risks to our children’s lives. You can see for yourself in the video that the child realises that going onto his/her back and being able to breath is the most important thing. This skill is the first ability we teach before going on to anything else.

Because most children under 5 are like lead sinkers because their head diameter to their body ration is far too big and heavy to tread water. Getting your arms coordinated with side breath and kicks is a tremendous struggle for the first 5 years for more than 80% of children.

If you would like to learn to teach your child to swim and save themselves from situations that can very easily result in their death. I am a Swim Australia Teacher Course Presenter and am always willing to give you advice and tips on how to help with this at no cost

I don’t want to appear to be dramatic, but I can’t emphasise the importance of this enough! Too many kids are losing their lives in situations that can be prevented.

Kind regards
Miss Annie