Welcome to

Airlie Beach Swim School

We are an award winning swim school in the Whitsundays teaching babies through to adults the lifelong skill of swimming and water safety. Our mission is to teach in an environment that is interactive, clean, friendly and enjoyable. Offering a safe teaching environment using unique techniques designed to introduce each individual to the wonder of the water.


Enjoy the start of your child’s swimming journey with our rewarding and unique Mum (or Dad) and Bub classes.


Babies move to one on one lesson’s once they are ready. This is dependant on their swimming ability and separation anxiety.


Providing a smooth transition from our learn to swim program, children will confidently develop all four swimming strokes.


It’s never too late to learn how to swim. Our private adult swimming lessons are tailored to your personal needs and physical ability.

Meet Our Instructors

Danielle Shea
Danielle Shea
Founder of Airlie Beach Swim School, Danielle is committed to providing quality swim coaching in the Whitsundays.
Rianna Read
Rianna Read
Swim Instructor
Despite being the youngest instructor Rianna boasts her own unique style of coaching that kids love.
Lynda Shea-Davis
Lynda Shea-Davis
Swim Instructor
Lynda Shea-Davis is a qualified Physical Education Teacher, Swim Australia qualified Teacher and Holds a Bronze Coaching License.
Lynda Wendt
Lynda Wendt
Swim and Aqua Fit Instructor
Lynda is a dynamic instructor whose passion for quality and fun coaching is evident as soon as you meet her.
Loretta Shand
Loretta Shand
Swim Instructor
Loretta is passionate about children enjoying the water and loves spending time teaching them a life skill.

Important Information


Our most frequently asked questions to help you learn more about this unique journey.

Our Rates

We offer great value swimming lessons for all ages. Early bird discounts apply.

Important Dates

Our handy calendar has Term dates and all our special events to keep you on track.

Aqua Fit Classes

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We love our swimming lessons! We started at 4 months and I'm so glad we did! It is so great seeing how they learn and develop every week. Danielle is fantastic! So are the other instructor she has working with her! All so friendly and patient!

Nicole Davis
Nicole Davis

Watching Charlee go from being the chunky little baby that splashed around and giggled her way through baby class, to my beautiful big fish has been a dream. We are so proud of her and unbelievably grateful for your amazing teaching skills Danielle!!!

Kara Leigh Fraser
Kara Leigh FraserMum to Charlee

Danielle and the girls are amazing!!! They took two very scared girls and turned them into confident children that are happy to continue swimming and learning about water safety!!! Wouldn`t go anywhere else

Kylie Haden
Kylie HaddenMum of four

Thank you so much for your hard work. Today our daughter received an outstanding comment about her swim stroke on her school report card. Well done to all staff who have helped her.

Leia and Scott
Leia and ScottParents of two daughters

Danielle you are amazing! Both kids are so confident in the pool and to think 4 weeks ago Tyson screamed every time we tried to take off his floatie and now he is swimming by himself.

Cody Fowler
Cody FowlerMum to Tyson

Our Partners

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Swim Australia

Ready to start the journey

Learning to swim is a fun, safe and rewarding experience for all involved!