About us

Building upon over 20 years of coaching, being family-owned and operated, the Academy is a leading provider of competitive and recreational squad swimming training in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. The Academy operates from the Harold Holt Swim Centre (since 2002), and the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre since it opened in 2011.

The Academy of Swimming has always been focused on developing pathways that support the development of each swimmer, and great technique remains at the center of our program. We acknowledge that people are drawn to swimming for very different reasons, and we work with parents and students to find the correct pathway so every swimmer is supported. Whether a child is swimming once a week as an after-school activity, or training at an elite level, our programs provide options for everyone.

At the Academy of Swimming, we aim to develop children’s sporting abilities in a fun, safe and educational environment. Our high-quality pathways ensure that kids are motivated to enjoy sports, all while learning about essential life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership.

– Encourage a healthy sense of self
– Foster long-term health over short-term performance
– Diversity over early specialization
– Defining “success” and acknowledging benefits beyond results
– Enable thoughtful planning and open communication