Ipswich Swim School - Peter McMahon’s Swim Factory

Since 1992 Peter McMahon’s Swim Factory has operated an indoor swim school in Ipswich, Queensland, providing high quality swimming programmes.

The Swim Factory aims to promote swimming for lifelong health. We endeavour to make learning to swim a positive and enjoyable experience.

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Swimming Lessons & more at the Peter McMahon's Swim Factory

Swimming lessons for all ages and abilities including baby's, children, adults and squad - Monday to Saturday.

To book your FREE trial, please email or call 3812 2923.

Also available - pool parties, aqua aerobics, intensive swimming lessons (during school holidays), lap swimming and general swimming.

A Gift for Life

Our learn to swim programmes are focused on swimming safety and the promotion of correct technique. Students develop social skills, self confidence and experience a sense of achievement whilst enjoying swimming activities. Programmes are designed to cater for all ages.


Swimathon (Sat) 11 October 2014

Every year the Swim Factory organises and hosts a Swimathon in memory of Harper Hockings, a toddler who tragically drowned in 2008.

Thanks to the support of both the girls and boys Grammar schools in Ipswich, local Crossfit organisations and the generosity of the friends and families of the Swim Factory last year’s event raised over $25,000 for Ipswich Hospice Care.

The 2014 target is to raise $25,000 once again. We are confident we will achieve this target with your support and the introduction of additional events such as a Splashathon on the day. This involves fun and games in the pool for all the family to enjoy. There will also be the celebrity race, Olympic swimmer, jumping castle, food and drink and more.

The date for this years Swimathon is 11th October 2014 – put the date in your diary, it promises to be a lot of fun.


the Ipswich City Rotary TUFFKIDZ mini triathlon
(Sun) 26 October 2014

intensive lessonDo you want to be a triathlete? Do you want to be a TUFFKID?

Then take the opportunity to experience the Ipswich City Rotary TUFFKIDZ mini triathlon series held in Ipswich on the Sunday 26 October 2014.

The races will start at Ipswich State High School, Brassall. All legs will take place in & around the school which is next to the pool. Street parking available on Vogel Road and Hunter Street. On the day registration is by the pool.

These events are specifically designed for all children in grades 1 - 7 who want to be a triathlete for a day and a registered TUFFKID.

Download Tuffkidz Registration Form


$11 Second Lesson Extended

The Swim Factory introduced a special offer at the start of winter offering second weekly lessons at just $11.00. The idea was to give children the opportunity to develop their swimming skills at a time when many would otherwise be limited in sporting activities due to the time of year. It also had to be affordable.

Due to the popularity, success and positive feedback given by parents of children who have participated in two or more swimming lessons per week, the Swim Factory have decided to make the $11.00 second lesson a permanent fixture.

We know the importance of swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and children. Not only for physical development and that it may save their life one day, but also the development of the academic brain which puts students attending swimming lessons ahead of their peers.

Parents whose children attend more than one lesson each week have noticed a difference in their child’s swimming ability and behaviour.

If you would like to give your child a head start and utilize the special offer, please contact one of the office staff who will be happy to assist.


Consistency is the key for confidence

When a young child who has learnt to enjoy water has extended periods away from the pool, their reaction to starting swimming again is unpredictable.

The return can often be met with fear and hesitation due to the rapid development and behavioural changes the child has gone through since their last swim. Children who swim each week consistently during these early years rarely react to swimming negatively and see lessons as a natural part of their routine. It is proven that swimming all year round ensures quicker progression and results.


Got a Question? Ask the Deck Supervisor

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If you have a question relating to your child’s swimming lessons there is always someone on hand who can help.

We know it’s difficult to speak to an instructor during or in between lessons. There never seems to be enough time. Due to this there is always a Deck Supervisor on hand to answer any questions relating to your child and their swimming lessons.

(photo: Deck Supervisors Shirley and Tony on duty at the Swim Factory)

If you have any questions relating to how your child is progressing, information about our syllabus, class availability or anything else relating to lessons, please speak to the Deck Supervisor who will be happy to help.