Welcome to Gina’s Swim School

We are a boutique swim school located in Coolum Beach and run by Gina Baruch. Gina is a highly qualified swim instructor with over 20 years of experience. Our classes are taught in a nurturing environment and each child’s needs are considered in order to maximise their learning experience.

Advantages of small swim class sizes in a boutique swim school:

  • your child will learn progressive swimming skills
  • quiet environment in which children can focus and learn without interruptions
  • your child will be able to take better instruction from their swim teacher
  • more personalised swim programs that allow your child to learn at their own pace.

What we offer

Swim programs to suit babies (from 6wks) to prep aged children.

Lessons on swimming and survival skills as well as water safety.

Regular classes from Tuesday through to Saturday each week.

Heated Ozone accredited swimming pool with change room facilities.

Children enjoying swim lessons at Ginas Blue Water Babies
Gina teaching a child swimming techniques

Ready to join in the fun at Gina’s Blue Water Babies?

What our parents say:

  • positive review  My little one absolutely loves her swimming lessons at Gina’s. Gina builds up a lovely relationship and trust with the kids that allows them to learn to swim in a fun, yet firm environment. Highly recommend!

    thumb Lucy Robson
    October 12, 2021

    positive review  Gina is a fantastic swim teacher! The lessons are in small groups (max 3 children) and with only one lesson at a time it means it’s the best possible environment for the children to focus. The pool is a great size too to properly practice strokes / kicking etc.

    thumb Zoe Williams
    September 24, 2021

    positive review  We cannot recommend Ginas blue water babies enough. From day one, Gina has made sure our daughter feels safe, comfortable and excited to be in the water. Ginas class structure is carefully tailored to your little one (which we loved). Looking back (now after two terms of lessons), I’m amazed with how much our daughter has developed in the water. Gina has gifted our daughter with a love for swimming and a confidence both in and out of the water. Your lessons truly are a highlight of Billies (and my) week. Thank you Gina xo

    thumb Andrew Horton
    September 15, 2021
  • positive review  We enrolled with Gina’s as we understand the importance of not only learning how to swim but water safety. Our little one learnt how to climb out of the pool with Gina before learning how to walk. We appreciate the gentle discipline & teaching of respect, learning how to wait your turn & sharing which is taught in a fun way by singing songs, using toys & puppets at every lesson. All values we want to teach our child. Highly recommend Gina’s Bluewater Babies!!

    thumb Megan Delaforce
    August 9, 2021

    positive review  My partner and I take our daughter to Gina’s for swimming lessons and we are loving every session. Our daughter has progressed so much in such a short time thanks to ginas guidance. Best swim school on the coast. Highly recommend

    thumb Jyle Harris
    July 27, 2021

    positive review  I enrolled my daughter at Gina’s Blue Water Babies Swim School after moving to the Sunshine Coast last year. I wanted her to be a good swimmer and be confident in the water. In the last year my daughter has flourished at Gina’s. She feels safe in the water and she is so proud of her achievements. Gina is a lovely teacher and my daughter looks forward to attending each week. The pool area, toilets and change room are always very clean and well maintained. Thanks Gina for all your great work!

    thumb Jeane Nunes Lima
    June 14, 2021
  • positive review  We have been attending swim lessons since my son was 8 weeks old.. he is now 7 months old and we love it that much we attend 2 lessons a week. Gina is extremely patient and gentle with all the babies all whilst teaching such an important life skill. Lots of laughs, singing and lots of happy, confident little babies in the water. We couldn’t recommend Gina enough !

    thumb Kalee Thompson
    May 25, 2021

    positive review  My twins have made amazing progress in the last few months woth Gina, looking forward to seeing how much more in the next few months! Would highly recommend.

    thumb Tahnee-Lauren van Damme
    May 7, 2021

    positive review  My little ones (4&2) have been attending Ginas blue water babies for approx 6 months now. My eldest has been very cautious & very nervous around water and was very hesitant to go into a pool, Since coming to Gina he is now starting to gain more confidence each class and starting to really enjoy his lessons with Gina. Gina picked up on Elis weaknesses very quickly and she continues to work on them in a very positive encouraging manner. She relates really well to the children and deals with a whole range of abilities fantastically. She is also really well organised, tidy & very professional. "We love swimming with Gina" Highly recommended Ginas Blue Water Babies !!!

    thumb Jess Thomson
    March 23, 2021
  • positive review  Gina has been literally a life saver. Our 3yo daughter had become really anxious in the water and wouldn’t let go of me. 8 lessons on and shes swimming in transitional classes and going under the water. Similarly my 17mo is much happier in Gina’s small classes and the calm environment. Would highly recommend for families with two small kids, Gina will do her best to accommodate back to back classes.

    thumb Laura Aldridge
    February 16, 2021

    positive review  I would definitely recommend lessons with Gina. My two children attend and I feel confident knowing they are learning the skills they need to be safe around the water and are having fun at the same time!

    thumb Sarah Cheng
    February 5, 2021

    positive review  Highly recommend Ginas Blue Water Babies. My daughter has been attending since she was 8 weeks old and we love our weekly classes. The small class sizes allow for more one on one attention, and Gina is extremely knowledgable and passionate about what she does.

    thumb Michelle Butler
    January 25, 2021
  • positive review  Thanks Gina for providing a lovely, cosy, environment, and quality instruction, so that our young son can pick up the fundamentals of swimming. He is very lucky - all your young swimmers are very lucky - to be given this start.

    thumb Keith Hennderson
    November 25, 2020

    positive review  I have two children enrolled with Gina and the results are phenomenal. They began with Gina at six weeks old and both have been attending lessons twice a week since. My four year old was swimming unassisted by age two, and my 20 month old is well on her way to the same milestone. Their confidence and awareness in the water is so reassuring, especially for a parent on the coast. They respect the water and their pool safety skills are now second nature. I cannot recommend Gina enough!

    thumb Mary Figone
    November 17, 2020

    positive review  Our 15 month loves her swimming lessons with Gina. Gina continued to teach a land based program while we couldn’t attend during COVID. Now that we have returned to classes Gina has implemented COVID safe cleaning and social distancing as well as the smaller class sizes.

    thumb Jodie Jacobson
    November 11, 2020
  • positive review  We went to Gina's Blue Water Babies for 6 years. My children have learnt excellent swimming skills, water safety and confidence. They love swimming! Gina's swimming environment has adapted to COVID precautions. I would highly recommend swimming lessons at Gina's!

    thumb Nicole New
    November 6, 2020

    positive review  We have been at Gina’s for about 2 months now with my 9 month old and I am so happy we chose her school. She is extremely educated and so gentle and patient with the babies. I especially enjoy the small class sizes which allows more time for one on one. Could not recommend Gina enough !

    thumb Taylor Baldwin
    September 30, 2020

    positive review  My 4 month old son loves attending Gina's classes. She truly adores teaching and makes sure every moment is fun and safe in the pool. Gina is very organised with reminders and her pool and toys are always clean. We travel over 30 minutes to our class each week because we like the small class numbers with one-on-one teacher attention, and of course... we love Gina!

    thumb Michelle Lee
    September 9, 2020
  • positive review  We love swimming lessons at Gina's! We have been attending for a few years with my oldest, and recently started my baby there too. Originally we chose this swim school for the Ozone poole, but have grown to love it so much for the small classes (just 2 or 3 kids per class, so lots of individual attention), and the strong focus on safety outside of the pool too. Gina has also added extra health and safety measures during this time so everyone can feel confident enjoying swimming lessons.

    thumb Courtney Dow
    September 9, 2020

    positive review  Thank you, Gina for making sure that our family is safe during COVID-19. My 5 year old and 9 month old have returned to Gina’s during this time. There are clear social distancing procedures for parents and children. She sanitises between lessons and professional cleans daily and the OZONE pool systems guarantees chemical free, clean water. We’re so glad to return to swimming!

    thumb Aimee Thomas
    July 30, 2020

    positive review  Gina has been fantastic ensuring that families remain healthy and safe during COVID-19. Her communication around new processes has been excellent and very easy to understand implement. We are glad to be back swimming 🙂

    thumb Kellie Barker
    July 28, 2020
  • positive review  Resuming swimming lessons after the Covid closure was a stress free experience for my family. Gina has maintained a very clean and safe environment for everyone by installing a new hygiene station at the entrance and exit, cleaning between lessons and continuing to have small class sizes. She also has the Ozone filtration system in the pool which maintains a clean and healthy swimming environment. I am very happy to continue having our swimming lessons at Gina's during these challenging times.

    thumb Ellen Baker
    July 28, 2020

    positive review  My son has been going to Gina for a while now and he has improved so much and loves it. Also through this isolation period Gina has gone above and beyond.. keeping in contact with everyone and providing land based swimming lessons online absolutely free. Her and Donna are amazing swim teachers and my son can't wait to get back there!

    thumb Keira Balfour
    May 3, 2020

    positive review  Ive been bringing my kids here since they were tiny babies. We love the structure and confidence they've gained in and around the water

    thumb Ellen Baker
    April 20, 2020
  • positive review  Gina has taught my son to swim and he is now just working on stroke development and stamina. My baby is booked in to start also. Her methods are holistic and she adapts her strategies to meet the needs of each child. Thank you, Gina 😊

    thumb Aimee Thomas
    April 18, 2020

    positive review  Gina and her team are fantastic!! I would highly recommend Gina’s Blue Water Babies!!

    thumb Tracey Millum
    April 17, 2020

    positive review  Gina is an incredible swim teacher. Highly recommend - our two boys have learnt to swim here and their confidence and skill in the water has grown as a result. Thank you Gina! 🙂

    thumb Jess Stansbie
    April 14, 2020
  • positive review  We love Gina blue water babies 👶

    thumb Kim Maree
    March 25, 2020

    positive review  We love swimming lessons with Gina and Donna . They are very professional and the kids really enjoy there lessons .

    thumb Nikki Newcomb
    January 29, 2020

    positive review  Gina’s Blue Water Babies has been such a blessing for our daughters transition from Victoria. Never having done a swimming lesson and being 4 she has loved every minute of the program and is progressing and enjoying every lesson. Gina and Donna have been so great and welcoming. It’s great to be apart of that kind of nurturing environment. Thank you Belinda

    thumb Belinda Morelli
    November 13, 2019


We are now a fully accredited OZONE SWIM POOL?!!

Ozone pool purification is a healthy, environmentally friendly swim pool solution.

Enjoy swimming in clean, hygienic water without the smell and irritation caused by high levels of chlorine. Because your health and well being is our concern!