Swimmers Born and Bred!
Andrew Baildon’s SUPERFISH Swim Schools was founded by Andrew Baildon, Olympian and International Swimming Champion, with Karen Baildon (née Karen Wenden), a top state level swimmer and daughter of the legendary dual Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist, World Record Holder and Commonwealth Champion Michael Wenden.
Karen and Andrew began teaching Drowning Prevention and ‘Learn to Swim’ programs when Andrew retired from competitive swimming, after 10 years on Australian Swimming Teams. Together, their vast experience and wealth of knowledge gives them a rare insight into all aspects of swimming development and the expertise to develop training programs at the very forefront of the industry.
With a family of their own, their passion for their sport continues, striving to provide the very best aquatic facilities for children and adults, passing on their skills to save lives and inspire.
2016 was Superfish Swim Schools 20th year in providing ‘Learn to Swim’ expertise.
1996Andrew Baildon Aquatic Centre Southport, Gold CoastWith a 16 metre pool. Andrew, Karen and just two other teachers. Within months of opening we were teaching 'Learn to Swim' and Drowning Prevention classes to over 800 children each week.
1998Andrew Baildon Aquatic Centre Gaven, Gold CoastWithin the 1st year, we were teaching over 1000 local children each week. We also began our comprehensive School Swimming Programs.
1998Aquatic Consultancy ServicesRunaway Bay Sports Super Centre
Couran Cove Resort's Swimming Facilities
2001 Andrew Baildon Aquatic Centre Nerang, Gold Coast
2003Rebranded to Andrew Baildons Superfish Swim SchoolsAligning our brand image with our high standards.
2003 Superfish Swim Schools Sunnybank, BrisbaneWith a team of over 40 swimming instructors, were conducting swimming lessons for over 3000 children each week and ran additional Schools Swimming Programs for 15 schools in South East Queensland.
2006 South East Queensland Business Achievers Awardfor Sport and Recreation.
2009 Superfish Swim Schools Pacific Pines, Gold CoastUnder development from 2007 to our opening in 2009, we designed, developed and constructed Andrew Baildon’s Superfish Swim Schools Pacific Pines on the Gold Coast, encompassing 2 indoor heated pools, a Jetts Fitness 24/7 hour gym, a café, meeting rooms and the head office (Superfish Leisure, now Baildon Group) – one of the largest swim schools in Queensland, conducting over 2000 swimming lessons each week.
2009 Jetts Fitness 24/7 Pacific PinesOur first Jetts Fitness 24/7 was opened at our Pacific Pines complex, with the highest number of members in Australia.
2009 Sponsorship of Superfish Swim ClubThe inaugural year as major sponsors and supporters of Superfish Swim Club, an independent club run by volunteers and parents of children attending our Senior Squad Program. In the club’s 1st year, we had 2 swimmers attend the Australian National Championships and a Gold Medalist at the Queensland State Championships.
2014 Jetts Fitness 24/7 Coomera, Gold Coast
2016 Baildon GroupSuperfish Leisure rebranded to Baildon Group, encompassing Andrew Baildons Superfish Swim Schools, our Jett's Fitness centres and Goldfish Cafes.
2016Superfish Swim Schools Benowa, Gold CoastThe long-awaited opening of Superfish Swim Schools Benowa, right in the centre of the Gold Coast, with a stunningly appointed, heated indoor 25 meter pool. Planning commenced back in 2010 but due to the economic downturn the project was postponed. Now, with the Commonwealth Games fast approaching (and literally a five minute walk from Superfish Benowa to the adjacent main Commonwealth Games stadium), the timing is perfect and we are super excited!
2017 ASCTA and Swim Australia 2017 National Award Winner
2018 Jetts Fitness 24/7 Pimpama
2019 Superfish Swim Schools Worongary, Gold CoastOctober saw us open Superfish Worongary at 55 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary Ideally located for: Mudgeeraba, Tallai, Merrimac, Highland Park, Nerang South, Robina, Carrara, Clear Island Waters, Reedy Creek, Varsity, Varsity Lakes, Gilston.
2019 A Learn to Swim Instructor Team of over 80, spanning 4 facilities
2021 Superfish Swim Schools Redland BayJanuary 2021 we opened our brand new facility at 99 Collins Street, Redland Bay.
2021ASCTA Winner!Karen Baildon awarded ASCTA “Meritorious Service to the Teaching of Swimming in Australia” award.