Opportunity, Trust & Community


Bayside Swim School exists to make swimming lessons more accessible and affordable for families.

Kids with Swimming Noodles

  • We want children to have the same coaches week in, week out because trust and
    consistency is important.
  • We want families to feel welcome, consulted and involved in their child’s development.
  • We want to provide personalised coaching to bring out their best in each lesson.

With these aims in mind, we partner with the School, P&C and the Swim Club to provide a schedule of lessons, stroke correction and squad for swimmers of all levels.

Through small class sizes and the same coaches week in, week out; we focus on individual attention and care, carefully staged development and just the right balance of challenge and support.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at the pool !

Matthew and Rachel Dunstan

Holiday Swimming Intensives

Holiday Learn to Swim intensives are a great way to boost your child’s swimming proficiency.

Each lesson block runs consecutively for 5 days allowing your child to practice and build their swimming skills through a more intensive and accelerated program.

Lessons are limited to small class sizes to ensure your child gets the maximum benefit from the program. The cost of the program is $95 for the 5 days.

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Assessment Day 13 September 2015

Our assessment day is the perfect opportunity to check your child’s progress and abilities in the water, ensuring they are in the right class from day 1.

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Though we swim at pools across the region, our assessment day will be held at the Wynnum State School pool for all locations & classes. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the local swim clubs in the area who swim on either Monday, Tuesday or Friday nights.

Have questions about the assessment day?  You can find out more by contacting Rachel & Matthew on 0401 440 359 or swim@baysideswimschool.com.au

Easter Holiday Swimming Intensives

The Easter holidays are just around the corner and we’ll again be running our learn to swim intensives for kids from 3yrs & up. 

These lessons run for 5 consecutive days and are designed to give the kids swimming a boost or help move them along if they are stuck at a particular level.

Lessons will run in the 2nd week of the holidays, either in the mornings at Manly West State School or afternoons at Wynnum State School.

You can find more information and register online: Bayside Swim School Easter Holiday Registration http://baysideswimschool.com.au/registration/holiday-learn-to-swim-intensive/


Summer holiday swimming

This year we are running learn to swim lessons and squad sessions throughout the summer holidays as well as our Holiday Intensive program. Weekly classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and the Holiday Intensive program will run the last week of the holidays (19-23 January). Places will fill quickly, register online today to secure your child’s place.

Learn to Swim – How Young is Too Young?

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Common Questions:

  • how important is it that I teach my kids to swim early?
  • If my child doesn’t start early will they be disadvantaged.
  • I want my child to be safe, can you teach them not to drown?

As a parent of 2 boys AND a professional swimming teacher, I’m often asked questions about when parents should start swimming lessons. My answer to this is somewhat controversial – I tell them, most kids can’t really learn to swim until they’re 3 so trying to teach them before that can be a waste of time and money. Continue reading

Swim Assessment Day

It’s almost time to come out of hibernation and back to the pool.

Starting the season in the right class is really important. We’re holding assessments on Sunday 14th September at Wynnum State School pool. Whether you’re a family joining us for the first time, or returning swimmers, fill in our swim assessment booking form to register for your child’s time slot.

Winter Swimming Program

It’s again time to say good night to a hugely successful swimming season but with such a great talent base, it would be a shame to let the kids ‘go to pasture’, so this year we’ve introduced a Winter Swimming Program in partnership with Manly Pool.

This program is aimed at those squad kids who need a ‘maintenance’ program until Term 4 swimming starts again. For these kids we’ll be running sessions at Wynnum State School on Tuesdays at 5.30pm and Friday mornings at 7am for the first 5 weeks of Term 2. After this, our squad will combine with the Manly Pool squad for the remainder of the winter season.

For further information on our Winter Swimming Program or the Holiday Swimming Intensives, contact Matthew & Rachel via email: matthew@baysideswimschool.com.au or 0448 434 885.

Holiday Learn to Swim Intensives

Registrations are open for our holiday Learn to Swim intensives. These were so successful in Jan – we’re looking forward to another 2 weeks of fun!  This time around, lessons are 45min over 5 consecutive days and limited to just 4 students per class for learn to swim and 8 places for Fins and Mini-Squad levels.  You can register online here: http://baysideswimschool.com.au/registration/holiday-learn-to-swim-intensive