Learn to Swim with the best swim schools for your child • Superfish Gold Coast | Brisbane
ANDREW BAILDON'S SUPERFISH SWIM SCHOOLS

The Drowning Prevention and Learn to Swim Experts Since 1996

Looking for the best swim schools on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane?
We have more experience, expertise, knowledge and professionalism – and we’re fun!

Why your child's swimming lessons should be at Superfish Swim Schools:

Industry Revered, World Class Swimming Programs

Developed by Swimming Industry Speaker/Educator Karen Baildon and International Swimming Champion, Commonwealth Games Champion and Olympian Andrew Baildon, our programs include:

  • Drowning Prevention
  • Learn to Swim for babies of 4 months to adults
  • Group & Private Swimming Lessons
  • Swim Squads
  • Public Swimming & Lap Swimming
  • Swimming Club
  • Aqua Aerobics & Adult Fitness Classes

Exceptional Schools Swimming Programs

Acclaimed swimming programs for Primary Schools in South East Queensland, providing the very best service, with better staff to student ratios, at a very competitive price – tailored to suit the needs of each school.

Remarkable Teaching Staff

Fully qualified and trained to the highest level, from our admin team to our highly trained swimming instructors, to the personal trainers and our baristas in the cafés; our team really do want you to enjoy their expertise every time you visit.

Kerryn, Superfish Pacific Pines Centre Manager & Head Trainer/Assessor, was awarded ASCTA 2017 AUSTRALIAN TEACHER OF THE YEAR! READ MORE

Superfish Swim Schools winner of the Swim Australia Best Swim School for Marketing, Promotion and Customer Service

ASCTA Award Winning Outstanding Customer Service

We’re dedicated to making your time with us an enjoyable and friendly experience. Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority, seriously, and we have recently been awarded the ASCTA Best Swim School for Customer Service, Marketing & Promotion

Indoor, Heated Aquatic Centres on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane!

Specifically designed for teaching and coaching, our swimming pools are indoors and heated to 31.5˚ approx. for year-round swimming. We pride ourselves on our swimming water quality, testing our pools 3 times a day, plus purification systems are installed for clean, warm water.

Outstanding Facilities

We provide heated changing room facilities, viewing areas and enclosed play areas for children with TV/DVD.

Goldfish Cafe
Barista quality Merlo Coffee plus tasty meals, snacks and beverages.

Awesome Children’s Swimming Pool Parties!

A fantastic 2 hour, fully catered pool party in Sunnybank, Pacific Pines or Benowa, with fun activities and party games with a qualified instructor. Suitable for children age 6 up to adults.

We pride ourselves on our water quality, testing our swimming pools 3 times a day, plus purification systems are installed for clean, warm water.

A few words from our customers...

Feel so thankful to have been recommended to Super Fish Sunnybank through a friend. We signed up for the free baby... lessons from 12 weeks and haven't looked back. Bub is over a year old and loves the water because of these weekly lessons. Our beautiful teachers Natasha, Gina, Tracey and Ursala have been amazing and given us the best experience from day 1. They all genuinely love the kids and this translates into their teaching. The pool and change rooms are always clean and tidy. Would highly recommend Super Fish Sunnybank to anyoneread more
Ramona Harvie
Ramona H.
06:49 24 Jul 19
Great Place to be We are going there for past 4 years and Kids enjoys with all teachers - everyone's friendly -... Thank You...read more
Ravjas Pty LTD
Ravjas Pty L.
03:33 20 Jun 19
Really happy with the experience we have had here kids love their lessons
Jess Sacre
Jess S.
09:53 17 Jun 19
Great swim school, lovely teachers, our little one is going so well!
Nicholas Fritzkowski
Nicholas F.
03:22 04 Jun 19
My son has been swimming there for 12 months and he is a great little swimmer thanks to his wonderful teachers
Katherine Fairbrother
Katherine F.
06:12 29 May 19
My daughter has attended this facility since she was barely 5 months old. (now 9 months old) To see her progression and... confidence grow has been amazing. She loves her class, her teacher and the swims there outside formal classes. The facilities are excellent including ample change tables and baby wipes! Would definitely recommend for people with babies starting out with swimming as we have.read more
Scott Giles
Scott G.
06:01 04 May 19
Thanks to SuperCoach Nina and Superfish Benowa for having my daughter Lucy during the Easter school holidays. Your... intensive program was fantastic with personalised coaching and a great facility for swimming and watching. Highly recommend- especially during the cooler months 👍read more
Bekky Ashcroft
Bekky A.
22:59 24 Apr 19
My daughter has been swimming at Superfish Pacific Pines for the past 3 years. When she began swimming at 4 years of... age, she wouldn't even put her face in the water! It is only due to the positive encouragement, dedication and commitment of her amazing coaches - Miss Tayla (currently) and Miss Kerryn (previous swim coach) who in particular have helped her face her fears and learn to swim! She now loves swimming and hopes that one day soon she will be able to join squad. 🙂 I highly recommend Superfish to anyone!read more
Susan Lewis
Susan L.
07:22 24 Apr 19
My daughter has been swimming at Superfish Pacific Pines for over 4 years. The team at Superfish are nothing short of... amazing. When our 6yo daughter was diagnosed with Leukaemia 4 years ago they were very supportive and did everything they could to work with us in getting her back into the water during and after her treatment, working with us to assure she didn’t miss out and still progressed. Our daughter loves swimming with all of the amazing teachers. The only thing she wanted to do when she got her central line out was to get back to swimming lessons so that we did. We would definitely highly recommend the team at Superfish to absolutely everyone.read more
Shelley Chappel
Shelley C.
06:48 24 Apr 19
Excellent team, brilliant program. My son started with water safety and has progressed to learning different swimming... strokes, all with great technique taught by world class educators.read more
Wazza Bray
Wazza B.
07:46 27 Mar 19
My kids are legendary swimmers because of this place 🙂 Get on it!
Anton Harrison-Kern
Anton H.
02:52 25 Mar 19
My two children are loving their lessons and within the short time we've been doing them, both have increased levels of... confidence in the water. I can see my daughter's stroke technique getting better and breathing easier. Super awesome Super Fish!read more
Charmaine Henderson
Charmaine H.
05:32 14 Mar 19
We have been taking our boys to Superfish Sunnybank since they were four months old. Eight years on the swim school has... long been an enjoyable routine every week ( even the six o’clock early starts now for swim squad)The quality of the swim program and professionalism of the centre has been exceptional.The learn to swim program has not only been enjoyable but life saving as the oldest fell in our pool (trying to grab a beech ball and you don’t necessarily hear the splash) at fourteen months old and immediately rolled to float on his back. The education gained is far more than just high level swimming competency. The discipline learned in classes, self confidence and esteem gained combined with the lung development of the kids radiates throughout their other sporting, social and academic activities. Well done and thank you Superfish 👍read more
Harley Spar
Harley S.
01:18 02 Mar 19
My son has been swimming at Superfish Swim School Sunnybank for the last 5 years. Started as a baby and progressed... through the program to where he is a competent little swimmer. Thanks to the amazing instructors I don’t have to worry when he goes into a pool, as I know he can swim safely and look after himself. Looking forward to starting lessons with our 3 month old baby in the coming weeks. There is now one else who I trust we teaching my children how to swim.read more
Brendan Barker
Brendan B.
22:31 01 Mar 19
Great Swim School. Fantastic facility - 25m indoor heated pool. Amazing swim teachers that care about your child's... improvement. Reception staff who are always happy to help.read more
Elizabeth Maradeen
Elizabeth M.
11:03 27 Feb 19
Exceptional learn to swim centre! Friendly staff who always make an effort to get to know all of the students. Couldn’t... recommend this place more highly! Everyone who wants their children to learn how to swim need to bring them to Superfish.read more
Nicole Bates
Nicole B.
05:23 27 Feb 19
Incredibly professional. Very focussed water safety and teaching quality swimming skills. Purpose built facilities are... awesome!read more
D L
D L
22:35 26 Feb 19
Incredible staff and the care and expertise of this centre is beyond any other swim centre i have seen. The Owners are... meticulous about the safety of your child, do not wait another day to book in, you owe it to your child <3read more
Alli Simpson
Alli S.
20:15 26 Feb 19
Wonderful facilities, friendly staff and teachers that care. Highly recommended.
Janelle Watson-Evans
Janelle W.
20:14 26 Feb 19
The staff and the experience of the owners is beyond any other swim school around. They were Olympic swimmers... themselves so know what it takes to teach children to swim and saves lives, do your kids a favour <3read more
Alli Simpson
Alli S.
20:13 26 Feb 19
My children learned to swim at this centre and would not look anywhere else, 2 of my kids went on to become state and... National Champions. The staff and the experience of the owners is beyond any other swim school around. They were Olympic swimmers themselves so know what it takes to teach children to swim and saves lives <3read more
Alli Simpson
Alli S.
20:12 26 Feb 19
My kids have been at superfish since they were babies, my kids love all of the teachers, its like a second home to us.... The staff at Superfish Benowa are incredible, they have always gone above and beyond to help me work out my kids swimming schedules and have even offered to help get my screaming toddler to the car. Thank you to all the Superfish team for helping my kids to be confident little swimmers.read more
Lori Davis
Lori D.
10:39 26 Feb 19
My grandchildren have been going to Superfish Pacific Pines for the past 7 years. They started as babies and love the... water thanks to the amazing teachers. They are now in squad level and swim at Superfish Swim Club as well. I often take the kids to swimming and couldn’t fault the facilities or staff at this centre. The kids love all the teachers they have had over the years!read more
Edna Newman
Edna N.
07:14 26 Feb 19
We traveled quite a distance for my daughter to swim at Superfish as we found their program's attention to technique... far better than any other swim school we reviewed. We have been greatly impressed with their whole program. Now my daughter is in squad, I can do my gym workout while she trains. What a bonus. Thanks Superfish.read more
Gabrielle Nardi
Gabrielle N.
06:54 26 Feb 19
All my grandchildren have gone here, can't recommend the place more highly. It is our home away from home! Awesome... staff and great coffeeread more
Caralyn Christensen
Caralyn C.
06:07 16 Oct 18
Coming from an Southeast asian country, my step daughter who was 15 at the time couldn't swim. I brought my daughter to... Superfish Sunnybank to learn the basics of swimming like breathstroke, freestyle and backstroke. Within 2.5 months of coaching at Superfish Sunnybank she can feel confidence swimming those styles now. Thank you staffs at Superfish Sunnybank.read more
DJC
DJC
06:40 14 Oct 18
My son has improved so much in the last three months with superfish.The staff from reception, to the cafe and of... course the instructors are all so friendly and helpful and more importantly excellent at what they do.My son loves his swimming lesson days and that is because of the staff, thank you.We wouldn’t go anywhere else and would certainly recommend them for anyone looking for swimming lessons for their children.read more
Heather Anders
Heather A.
23:40 24 Sep 18
My son has been swimming at this fantastic swim school for 3.5 years and loves it. He is almost 4 years old is very... confident in the water and I owe that to his teachers. Each lesson he gets better and better. The teachers and administration staff are always there to help and they are also very polite, welcoming and happy which goes to show the management and owners must be good!! We love going every week and I will be forever thankful as this school is teaching my son how to swim. A special thanks to Kerryn Harper😀read more
Renae Bullock
Renae B.
10:36 26 Jun 18
We love Superfish Swim School Pacific Pines! Our little boy has been swimming here since he was 3 months old and is now... a confident and extremely happy two year old in the pool! There is a beautiful family feel from when you walk in and all staff members are extremely helpful and friendly. I love how encouraging the swim instructors are and also other parents within the classes. Our swimming teacher Kerryn is absolutely amazing and she is great at pushing kids to do their best in a nurturing way! Our little boy gets so excited to swim as soon as he sees her!! Nicola in the cafe is one of a kind!!! She is most helpful and makes a delicious coffee and baked goods! We now can’t leave without banana bread and prices are really good!! Overall, we are more than happy to call Superfish our swim school!!read more
Sarah Atallah
Sarah A.
11:24 24 Jun 18
Lots of parking, Great teachers, outstanding administration staff. The one & only Mrs Wendon coaches squad, worth her... weight in gold.read more
missy muffett
missy M.
09:36 14 Mar 18
Fantastic childrens classes, teachers really love what they do. Highly recommend!
Melita Fisher
Melita F.
23:24 23 Feb 18
Great Place to be - our kids are going there for past 1 year and enjoys with all teachers - everyone's friendly - Thank... You...read more
Decking Wood QLD Trade Timber & Hardware Specialist
Decking Wood QLD Trade Timber & Hardware S.
02:54 20 Feb 18
Teachers that really care, including a Swim Australia Assessor & 3 Olympic Games Swimmers within the teaching team.... Beautifully designed, state of the art swim school.read more
Karen Baildon
Karen B.
21:25 14 Feb 18
A big “thank you” to Bellena for going the extra mile organising our children’s lessons. You’re a super star! Your... efforts have made my time at the pool with our 4 boys much more achievable. Once again “thank you”read more
Christine Keenan
Christine K.
05:56 11 Feb 18
Teaching kids to swim great!!! 😘
M Dz
M D.
11:52 07 Feb 18
My four year old son has come a long way in nine months, from not wanting to get into the water and sobbing throughout... his first lesson, to now swimming across the pool by himself without a kickboard. We can’t recommend this swim school enough. The instructors are so dedicated and patient, friendly yet firm. We will be enrolling our younger daughter in Superfish in the coming weeks! Thank you again for all that you do. You truly deliver beyond expectations!read more
Alicia Tan
Alicia T.
08:38 04 Feb 18
Have been coming here almost 7 years and both my children love it. Very helpful and extremely knowledgeable staff who... actually take the time to get to know you. Couldn’t be happier, thank you!read more
Tina Barnes
Tina B.
21:31 02 Feb 18
After trying another swim school closer to home we came back to superfish. Our 3yr old went backwards at the other... swim school but after coming back she has so much more confidence in the pool. The teachers are amazing and Miss Stoni is great with strong willed children like mine.read more
greta vincent
greta V.
00:36 12 Jan 18
Karen and Andrews professionalism shines through their happy staffSuch a pleasure to deal with!
Julie McDonald OAM
Julie McDonald O.
07:49 10 Dec 17
I love being here at Sunnybank, excellent management, training, and wonderful caring instructors.
Ursula Gordon
Ursula G.
04:31 22 Nov 17
Very friendly staff who genuinely care about our children and their needs. Highly recommended.
Chris Rutter
Chris R.
01:29 01 Nov 17
Benowa superfish is a great facility. My boys have both come a long way with their swim abilities. They're always... excited to go to swim lessons and the teachers are highly qualified and trained in what they do. I recommend them to everyone! 😁read more
Lyndall Walsh
Lyndall W.
21:21 28 Sep 17
very nice people and outstanding pool
Jamshid Jamil
Jamshid J.
08:28 11 Sep 17
Great swim school, highly recommend. My 10 yr old son had done lessons since he was 3 yrs old with another school & his... technique was so poor he almost didn't pass his preliminary swim for surf club nippers. We joined Superfish and within a yr he has made significant progress. I would never have thought he'd be able to achieve so much in such a short space of time. Think all the staff are great.read more
Julie Ann
Julie A.
05:08 23 Jul 17
I am impressed with not only the high professional standards of these swim schools but the owners monumental efforts to... stay focused in the light of fake reviews and lies being thrown his way.Highly recommendedread more
A P
A P
23:58 11 Jun 17
My children started their learn to swimJourney 2 and a half years ago at the pacific pines superfish with no water... safety skills at all. They are now confident, happy and safe swimmers who are excelling in their classes. The facilities are lovely and staff work really hard to help the children master the skills they need! My kids love it when Mr Andrew visits and from a parents perspective it is wonderful to see him acknowledging them and their swimming! It truly does feel like a second family for us with many strong relationships formed! I would highly recommend Superfish!read more
Annemaree Albrecht
Annemaree A.
02:11 05 Jun 17
State of the art facilities , program and dedicated passionate instructors !!!
Kerryn H
Kerryn H
10:15 17 Mar 17
Amazing staff always willing to listen and help, making everything less stressful for us and more fun and productive... for my kids.read more
Bree Tatum
Bree T.
09:50 17 Mar 17
Have seen amazing progress in my kids skills. Awesome teachers and admin staff are so friendly and helpful.
Jodie Sell
Jodie S.
09:39 17 Mar 17
Family owned and run. Love that my 2 children are learning life saving skills that will carry them into adult hood by... the best program I have found thus far.My daughter is just 7 years of age and can swim all 4 strokes. Her technique is just beautiful to watch.I am so glad that I chose Superfish as the swim school for my kids.Would highly recommend........5 starts all the way!!!!read more
Bellina Jacobsen
Bellina J.
09:26 17 Mar 17
Great systems and really professional instructors.
Beau Worsley
Beau W.
23:44 10 Sep 16
Great centre. Swimming pool, Jett's Gym and Goldfish cafe. Great staff, friendly service awesome coffee
Matthew Long
Matthew L.
06:28 12 Nov 13

Why Superfish Swim Schools are so different?

Drowning Prevention Program vs Conventional Learn to Swim Classes – what’s the difference? One Word: SURVIVAL!

Drowning Prevention Lessons should not be ‘fun’ lessons that drag on week after week, for years, wasting parents money and potentially dangerous to your child. Conventional Learn to Swim Lessons teach limited independent prevention activities, because they are usually mixed with too many songs and games, without enough ‘work’ on Independent Drowning Prevention Skills.

It is VITAL that Babies and Young Children attend a Drowning Prevention Program until they have attained a high degree of INDEPENDENT Drowning Prevention Skills.

Karen Baildon

Drowning Prevention needs to be established in young children 1st, then, when these skills are mastered, further Learn to Swim skills can be taught once a high degree of Prevention Skills is mastered. As well as teaching a healthy respect for aquatic environments, we need skills taught that will assist young children SURVIVE if they found themselves in a potentially deadly aquatic environment. There is a reason we do EVERY activity in these lessons. Always, as a parent, know HOW to do activities, WHY your child is doing it, and WHAT they are working towards.

As a parent, you need your baby or toddler to complete Drowning Prevention Lessons as a priority.

Our ‘Stroke Perfection’ Lessons vs ‘Mini’ Squads- what’s the difference?

  • We keep instructors in the water with swimmers, right up to our junior squads.
  • We are a ‘Hands On’ Stroke Correction Centre. We concentrate on the ‘whole’ stroke. Head and Body Position are key to effective swimming. Kicking is the ‘Motor’ of the stroke. ‘Sculling’ drills teaching children to move effortlessly through the water are taught from basic Learn to Swim to Squads.
  • Instructors can correct stroke and stroke faults in children more effectively by being in the water an addressing faults immediately.
  • We do ‘Short Distance’ lessons, until the stroke has been mastered in a particular stroke.
  • We are striving for young swimmers to have the most effective swimming stroke, correcting faults that maybe hindering effective swimming.
  • Our focus is on technique rather than long distances.
  • Again, we don’t use unnecessary ‘aids’ in lessons. Until swimmers are strong enough and effective in their strokes and introduced in advanced levels.
  • Swimmers are taught more effectively when a ‘progression’ is taught.
  • We conduct ‘Swimming Assessments’ with children regularly (every 8 weeks) to monitor their swimming progression.

ASSOCIATIONS

ASSOCIATIONS

  • SUPERFISH AUSTSWIM ACCREDITED
  • Swim Australia
  • Royal Life Saving Australia
  • WABC
  • United States Swim School Assoc.
  • Swimming Australia
  • ASCTA