Learn to Swim Program

The Learn to Swim Program provides skills in Swimming Technique, Water Confidence, Survival, Water Safety and Endurance.

The Learn to Swim Program is designed to promote the development of your child by:

  • Achieving new skills and the positive effect this can have on the individual
  • Being actively involved in swim activities fostering positive interaction with others
  • Commencing a worthwhile recreational activity which can add enjoyment to life


Competing at a high level in a number of sports over the years, Eva has a well-rounded knowledge of swimming. Her passion for helping children develop and grow through sport is key to her success as a swim instructor. Eva prides herself in being a positive influence in a swimmer’s sporting journey and encourages all to enjoy being fit and healthy.

Being a competitive swimmer himself, Sam is an avid sportsman who understands the training needs of all swimmers and strives to get the best results for each swimmer. Currently studying at University, Sam continues to give back to his swimming community by coaching the junior squad swimmers and helping out with the Learn to Swim instruction. Sam has represented the State for swimming and is a qualified Bronze coach.

Alana comes to us from Norwood SA where she still has strong ties with the State team. Alana is a National swimmer herself who has a wide knowledge of swimming and programming. In the past, she has successfully set up and developed swimming programs in the Multi Class arena. Alana brings us an abundance of skills; her sessions are well planned and delivered with confidence and knowledge.

With a wealth of experience in the Aquatic industry, Liza joins our team after spending many years working as a swim instructor all over the Coast. This avid trivia master, who has appeared on a few TV shows over the years, has a passion for water safety and getting the basics right. We are very fortunate to have Liza on the team as her high level of instruction compliments our other team members.

A Rugby 7’s star and alumni, Ellen returns to our College as a swim instructor. Ellen’s sporting and swimming background gives her the insight into structured lessons and breaking down the technical side of swimming. She fondly remembers training at our EC pool when she was a student and loves all parts of swimming and fitness.

A firefighter by trade, Sybilla comes to us with a strong background in competitive swimming and water polo. Qualifying for the 2000 Olympic Australian swimming team and representing QLD for water polo, Sybilla’s passion for these sports is equalled with her enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge in the pool. Sybilla’s approachable nature along with her ability to easily explain swimming techniques and strokes makes her a valuable part of the team.

Britney is a National level swimmer and SAT CS coach with additional qualifications in Infant and Preschool Aquatics. Experienced in coaching different levels of learn to swim and squads, Britney has always been a great role model for the younger generation of swimmers and we are glad to have her back in the pool.

A national swimmer who graduated from Emmanuel in 2019. Lucy is a joy to have on the team. Her enthusiasm and passion for swimming if contagious. Her connection with the children is amazing. We are very fortune to have Lucy as one of our up and coming swim instructors.

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Family Discounts - 25% for 2nd child, 50% for 3rd child, 4th child free.

For all enquiries regarding the Emmanuel College Learn to Swim Program please contact:

Emmanuel Aquatic Centre Manager - Mrs Leisa Clayton
lclayton@emmanuel.qld.edu.au   07 5561 4008

Learn to Swim Health Fund Provider:
To those parents who are members of the HCF Health Fund, Emmanuel's Learn to Swim program is registered as a provider with this Health Fund. You may be able to claim some benefit for the cost of Learn to Swim lessons. The provider number you will need for claims is A185477.