Our team philosophy is to create and develop a foundation for children that promotes and inspires sound values, self worth and integrity through the enjoyment of swimming.

Christeen Spencer

ASCTA Award Winning Swim School

We won!!  Louise Atkin one of the many talented teachers at the Swim1 swim school in Coolum took out the Australian Swim Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) Qld Swim Teacher of the Year award for 2021.

To win this award against bigger schools with so many quality teachers throughout Qld is such an honour.

Term 2 starts Monday the 15th of April 2024

Taking Bookings Now!
*** Pool Closure over Easter Holidays ***

We’re closed from 29th March and reopen on Monday the 15th April 2024.

We’ll see you all back in Term 2!




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Swim 1 is an Award Winning family owned swim school operated by Advanced (Silver Licenced) coach Chris Spencer.


We’re based only a few streets away from the beach in Coolum on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.


We conduct learn to swim classes from 6 months through to squad development levels, adult lessons, and stroke correction.


We also conduct Magna Therapy sessions and H2O Magnafit Workouts.

Why learn with Swim 1?

We are a registered Swim Australia Swim School, with fully qualified and highly experienced staff.

Our pool is a fully enclosed 15 metre, indoor heated pool, all with the health benefits of a magnesium mineral salt system and ozone. For more information  visit https://www.magnapool.com.


This system provides so many benefits to all our swimmers, staff and patrons. It’s safe and hygienic, healthy for your body, skin and mind, relieves stress and anxiety, detoxifies the body, reduces aches and pains, and provides your muscles with energy. It’s also great for our environment too!

Learn to Swim

Classes are 30 minutes long. Based on approximate age. Moving to the next level will depend on your child’s progress.

Infant 1

  • Suitable for babies 6mths to 12/13 mths.
  • Parents are in the pool with their child.
  • Skills taught are water familiarisation, breath control and survival skills with song and games.

Infant 2

  • Aged from 14mths to 2-2 ½ years
  • Depending on child’s ability and progress level, they may be ready for transition class. Instructor will decide.
  • Skills taught include kicking and paddling, introduction to blowing bubbles. Safety. Aim toward being independent in the water. Floating. Safe entry and exit.


  • Age 2 ½ to 3 yrs
  • Some swimmers may advance quicker than others depending on ability and mental readiness.
  • Parents sitting on the side of pool, near their swimmer to help guide through transition to instructor and independent lessons.
  • Skills: Survival skills, safety, dog paddle with bubbles, floats, safe entry and exits.

Levels 1 – 4: School Age

  • Major focus on freestyle technique, skills and drills. Survival skills and safety. Introduction to all four strokes through the levels:
    • L1 – Freestyle with intro to backstroke
    • L2 – Freestyle + Backstroke with intro to Butterfly
    • L3 – Intro to breaststroke
    • L4 – All four strokes
  • All levels have components of dive and turns etc
  • Mini Squad development
  • Refining all four strokes. Advanced drills and skills. Increase distance and fitness

Holiday Block Lessons

Intensive holiday blocks take place throughout the year during school holidays for learn to swim.

The benefits of these block classes are:

    • Consistency
    • Swimmers progress faster
    • Strengthen muscle memory

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Puggles Swim School for Deaf Swimmers

We are a recognised Puggles Swim School so deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children can learn to swim in a mainstream swimming class. This means hearing and DHH kids learn to swim together – awesome!

MagnaTherapy Sessions

For those wanting to conduct their own exercise routine with the added benefit and in the privacy of our magnesium mineral salt indoor heated pool, all in a fully enclosed, private, relaxing environment. Float, water run, soak or exercise to your own program and enjoy helping your body in a happy healthy way.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Mornings from 10:30 till 11:30

Cost $5.00

Have any questions? Call us now!

(07) 5446 1982

Meet Our Team

Our instructors and coaches are fully qualified with up to date skills and knowledge in the aquatic industry. Providing our swimmers with easy to follow progressions that really work. These have been developed over many years with great success under the experienced eye of coach Chris who has been in the industry more than 34 years.

Safety skills and water awareness are paramount and inclusive of our lessons.

All staff attend yearly CPR courses, upskill workshops and hold current Bluecard working with children checks.

We love sharing our knowledge with our swimmers and seeing the progress to success in the water, always makes us happy.

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    Contact Info

    Opening Hours

    Mon, Tue, Thu - 8 am – 10:30 am
    Mon, Tue, Thu - 3 pm - 6 pm
    Wed - 3 pm - 5.30 am
    Friday - 7:30 am - 11 am
    Saturday - 8 am - 11 am
    Sunday - Closed


    (07) 5446 1982


    1 Santa Monica Ave, Coolum Beach Qld 4573



    COVID 19 Compliant Swim School

    • Health Checks
    • Hand sanitizer on entry
    • Registration on entry
    • Social distancing throughout facility
    • Limited numbers
    • Cleaning and disinfecting every session
    • Happy healthy environment