My passion for swimming began when I was a child and that passion has not diminished to this day. I am proud to have won gold medals in both Australian and World Titles in Surf Life Saving – Masters Divisions. I continue to swim regularly and I also feel great pride and pleasure in teaching children to swim and improving their confidence and ability in the water – This is why I created The Swim Factory over twenty-five years ago.
Since its inception, we (my staff and I) have never looked back. We can honestly say we’re very pleased and proud of what we have accomplished and of the wonderful staff we have. The honour of teaching children to swim is incredibly rewarding – knowing that we’re teaching essential survival skills while sparking a life-long love of water and physical fitness.
I hope the parents at the Swim Factory realise that they are playing their part in promoting these important life lessons and values in their children and grandchildren.
Children learn by copying their parents' behaviours. I often notice our babies copying the moves their parents make with songs and it reminds me how much they are learning from us just by watching and mimicking our movements. They learn at a very early age.
I feel extremely proud when I see our past swimmers achieving great things whether it is in or out of the pool. For example, past student Leah Neale has competed in 4x200m Freestyle Relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics winning a silver medal for Australia!
In addition to our original site in Ipswich, The Swim Factory continues to grow with a purpose-built indoor facility at Orion Springfield Central. We look forward to teaching many more children these valuable lifelong skills.
Ipswich: 1 Martin Street, Woodend, Ipswich QLD 4305 Ph: (07) 3812 2923
Springfield: Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main Street, Springfield Lakes QLD 4300 Ph: (07) 3470 0556