Meet Gina

Come on a swimming journey with Gina’s Blue Water Babies

Gina teaching one on one with a child

My name is Gina and I am the owner of Gina’s Blue Water Babies Swim School and I’ve been teaching children to swim for over 20 years. I specialise in teaching babies from 6 weeks old through to prep aged school children.

My swim school environment is the perfect place for children who suffer anxiety and are not overly confident in learning how to swim. Our teachers are experienced and very caring towards all children and can cater lessons to suit those with physical or learning disabilities.

I believe it’s especially important for children living on the Sunshine Coast to be prepared and start swimming at an early age especially when our surrounding environment includes so many waterways.

My swim programs are so much more than blowing bubbles and kicking legs and I believe it’s a combination of the following actions that lead to safer decision making and survival skills around the water:

  • Listening
  • Looking and watching
  • Learning to wait
  • Participating in a group
  • Taking turns
  • Communicating
  • Adapting to new environments
  • Kindness and thoughtfulness
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Manners

Children are also encouraged to read quietly whilst waiting for their lesson to begin. Quiet time on pool deck prior to swim lessons teaches children to be calm so they can think clearly while learning. We want nothing more than for your child to get the absolute most out of each lesson.

Ginas learn to swim small group class

Gina’s Blue Water Babies is a boutique swim school that offers small swim classes in a quite learning environment. My unique baby program teaches effective water safety skills through fun water activities and songs, progressing over the years to the development of swimming competence.

I am always available to advise parents about my learn to swim programs and want to share the message to parents who have young babies, to start swim lessons early so that their babies can develop confidence, structure and an understanding of water.

Over the years of teaching, I have developed long and fulfilling relationships with my children and parents and it’s these relationships that have allowed me to love what I do. Join me on my journey and enrol now.

Teaching kids safety in and around the water prevents drowning. We need to consider all the factors including supervision, barriers, survival skills and readiness for emergencies.

Gina communicates messages to parents about the importance of supervision as well as teaching their children the skills they need to survive in the water.

Safety measures in various water environments are important for both children and parents – Gina prepares them to deal with emergencies in a water environment.

Children on floatation device learning to swim
Children enjoying the fun swim lesson
Children listening to Ginas instruction in the pool