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ABOUT ME

Consult. Educate. Teach.

I was coached in the early 70's in Mt. Isa by former Olympic Coach Bill Sweetenham. I opened my first swim school in 1980 in North Queensland and began my lifelong journey in teaching children & educating teachers on how to learn to swim.

After 35 years of experience in the Learn To Swim industry as a swim school owner, manager, teacher, teacher presenter, program developer, facility designer and industry consultant, I now travel the world sharing my knowledge through consulting, presenting & educating.

As an award winning industry expert, my program has produced Olympians & World Record Holders. Through my "no tears" policy I'm passionate about educating babies, children, parents & educators on the safe, gentle & proven methods of learning to swim.

Today I spend my time between North Queensland & the Gold Coast visiting my son's & my grandchildren.

I am also the Program Director of Little Snappers Swim Schools. And am an active member of Swim Australia & ASSA. When I'm not teaching I enjoy travel, real estate & spending time with my grandsons.

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • SwimAustralia Teacher


  • SwimAustralia Teacher of Babies and Toddlers

  • AustSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety - 32 years 

  • AustSwim Teacher of Infant Aquatics - 32 years 

  • 
AustSwim Presenter


  • SwimAustralia Course Presenter

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • ASCTA Conference Presenter

  • ASCTA Outstanding Teacher of Swimming Award

  • ASCTA 'Swimming in Australia' magazine article writer

  • ASCTA 2012, 2013 and 2015 Teacher Course Presenter of Excellence Award 

POSITION

Director, Little Snappers Holdings Pty Ltd 

Little Snappers Swim Schools

HISTORY

Co-owner, Program Developer and Teacher Trainer - Little Snappers Swim School Cairns

2011 - Present 


Director - Swimco Pty Ltd

1980 - Present 

Director & Co Owner - Paul Sadler Swimland Townsville

March 2007 - January 2010 

Owner - Robina Aquatic Centre

1993 - 2007 

Owner - B-Safe Swim School

2004 - 2005 

Owner - Heeb Street Swim School

1994 - 1995 

Owner - Ayr Aquatic and Squash Centre

1990 - 1993

Owner - Chris Dalle Cort Swim School

1980 - 1990