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The Village Swim School Pottsville

is here to guide and nurture your child through their swimming journey.

Our heated Learn to Swim Pool has a wonderful outlook of our natural surroundings. Our Swim School has  over 25 years of experience combined and is able to garner a connection with your child, giving them confidence, structure, and joy in the pool. We offer a wide range of swimming levels for all ages including bubs, school-aged children, and adults.

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Our Philosophy

The Village Swim School is here to guide and nurture your child through their swimming journey. Starting with the joy of being a water baby and transitioning to becoming a safe and confident swimmer who has mastered all the strokes . We achieve this with highly experienced swim instructors in our purpose-built heated swim pool in the natural surroundings of Pottsville Beach.
We take great joy in helping our students learn to love the water and become safe and skilful swimmers for life.

The foundations of our approach…

A fun, challenging and safe environment.

Swimming lessons are conducted in a controlled environment, where safety, trust & positive relationships can flourish. For our Dads/Mum n Bub classes, a loving parent becomes the teacher and the teacher the facilitator. Comfort really is the key – a warm and comfortable pool with warm and caring instructors.

We build confidence to take on new challenges.

Simple steps and solid building blocks lead to success. Discipline, mutual trust, respect, support and pride are attributes that can be applied to all aspects of life. We believe that for kids to grow into confident swimmers they need consistent swim lessons to build a solid foundation for water safety.

A technical based program.

Learning to swim takes a number of years to perfect. Our highly experienced instructors develop and review our program across the stages of development. Whilst each child is unique and will progress and learn in their own way, progression leads to a more skilful swimmer proud to achieve the next level. 

The earlier kids start, the better.

Swim skills are best mastered regularly, year-round and start with water confidence from 6 months old. All children should have the opportunity to learn to swim and we accept First Lap and Active Kids vouchers to assist parents keeping their child confident, fit, maintain muscle memory and motor-control development progressing all year.

Water Safety Week.

Safer Smarter Stronger Swimmers. In addition to our usual program, the last week of every term we dedicate to water safety and life preservation. We offer specific safety skills, self preservation problem solving, endurance and team work. Our goal is to educate the entire family about water safety and the importance of being safe in, on and around the water.

We offer a wide range of swimming levels for all ages including bubs, school-aged children, and adults. You are never too young or old to learn to swim!

Our Swim Instructors

We have a highly experienced swim school team that are warm, caring and committed to educating children and adults how to swim and water safety. Our swim instructors are passionate about training children of all ages to swim.  They are very knowledgeable with over 25 years of combined experienced as swimming instructors and water safety educators, who work with every level of ability and special needs students here at The Village Swim School.  

Pottsville Swim School learn to swim classes for all ages. Friendly & highly experienced swim instructors will help you gain confidence
Swim Teacher

Sue Radnedge

Sue Radnedge 

I have a passion for swimming, my aim is to making the water a comfortable experience for all clients, and increasing water safety awareness.

With a great deal of patience, and a deep understanding of individual client needs, I have created individualised swimming lessons for all ages. 

My youngest student was 4 months to 95 years old…true story! From Bubs classes to Competitive Stroke Correction and Special Needs, NDIS client requirements. I am always open to talk to clients about their swimming needs.

Learning to swim doesn’t just happen sometimes it requires a nurturing approach, allow the client to build the skills they need at one level to confidently springboard to the next.

What got me teaching…necessity!

I had one of my children nearly drown 3 steps from me…it taught me many things, and the most dangerous of all is, drowning is silent. 

Corky (36 this year) survived but I couldn’t find anyone with the patience to teach her she was a nightmare, so strong willed she fought the best teachers. I came from a competitive swimming background, as does my husband, so to have a child, kick and scream washing her hair, let alone getting her into water, was not going to do! We are water people..Surfing, Sailing and Swimming. I had to get her over the fear, it took me every Saturday morning for a years before she started to even look like she had any swimming ability. P.S She completed in many finals, once her natural abilities kicked in…its in the genes, but it took years.

So I teach with the view, think outside the box to see what works, as every child learns differently. You need to adapt your teaching methods, if a child doesn’t learn the way I teach, then I teach the way they learn.

Learning the basic fundamentals with correct techniques, we can expand on that, to Competitive levels. Considering this area, Water Safety in all conditions and teaching a appreciation of all water ways…Beaches, Rivers and Floods as we need our children safe.

I am a qualified swimming teacher with over 30 years experience working in the industry. 

I complete regular professional development, qualified as shown:- 

  • AUSTSWIM No.102434
  • -Austswim Teacher of Swimming
  • -Austswim of Aquatic – Access and Inclusion
  • -Austswim Teacher Infants and Preschool Aquatic
  • -Austswim Pillars of Learning
  • -Austswim of Aquatic Management
  • -Austswim Assessor for Austswim Australia 
  • -Wide World of Swimming Certified Teacher (Laurie Lawrence Methods)
  • -NSW -WWCC – Blue Card
  • -Current First Aid an CPR Accreditation
  • RLSA – Lifeguard
  • 13619605-8891927 
  • NDISWC No 24242442
  • Disability Inclusion for Coaches ASAPD
  • Assistant Coaching – Special Olympics Inclusive Sports Academy
  • Community Coaching Ausports 
  • Anti Doping / Inclusion Classification Fundamentals from Sports Integrity Australia Commission.  

Places I have gained my swimming knowledge from 

Bexley Aquatic, Col Jones Pool , Roselands Aquatic 

Billabong Swim School, (5 years full time)
Trac (Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres all three pools (6 years full time) 

Mudgeeraba Aquatic Centre (5 years part time) 

Gold Coast City Council (4 year PBC pool full time, till reconstruction started in 2021) 

Currumbin Special Needs swimming intensive for school program at PBC. (3 years)

Laurie Lawrence Banora Point (6m full time after covid)
Private NDIS water therapy and Special Olympic Coaching. (2 years part time) 

The Village Swim School currently as lead senior teacher.

Swim School Teacher

Riley Cranston

I am riley a lover of the ocean and the beauty that surrounds the water. I believe every child deserves the opportunity to explore the coast we have on our doorstep without fear. I have grown up in Pottsville attending the local primary and high schools. Familiar with this area I emphasisewhat a key aspect confidence in the water is as well as ensuring safety. I am a passionate advocator for lots of smiles and the easing into water as it’s difficult for some. Practice makes perfect so let’s practice!!!-Swim Australia certified teacher

We Move with You

With six progressive levels and 30 minute classes morning, evening and Saturdays, our program fits in with your family schedule.

  • Mums, Dads & Bubs
  • Beginner
  • Beginner Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Mini Squad
  • Squad (45 mins)

The Village Swim School schedule is forever changing, so send us an enquiry and we can go through our availability together.
Minimum age for Mums, Dads & Bubs is 6 months.

Complimentary Swim Assessments

Are you looking to join The Village Swim School? Not sure where to start? Simply pop in from February 1st during the times below for a complimentary swim assessment. No need to book, just pop in!
Monday – Saturday
7:30am – 10:30am

Monday – Thursday
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Fridays: 330-5pm
We will quickly define your child’s level then we can consult the timetable together to find the best time slot for your family.



per week –
one lesson per week

Term Swimming

Consistency is key! Enjoy weekly swimming lessons and watch your child progress. Term enrolment required.
Once off $20 join fee applies
All term enrolments to be paid in advance
Eligible for Active Kids Voucher (apply here)


Two lessons per week

Term Swimming

We are now offering a second lesson at a discounted rate. Increasing their water time will boost their development and their confidence. Term enrolment required.
Once off $20 join fee applies

*additional lessons apply to individual student
*not applicable to casual lessons


per week

Natural Elements

Does your child attend care at Natural Elements throughout the week? One of our creche assistants can fetch your child and bring them over for a swimming lesson on their care day. This service includes pickup, change, swim, change and drop off. Term enrolment required.

Once off $20 join fee applies

Ask us about this here.


per 30min lesson

Private Lesson

We offer private lessons for those requiring extra TLC.
Whether it be on-on-one for performance or something more unique, Our professional swim instructors are highly experienced  in coaching and special needs.
Ask us about this here
Ask us about NDIS funding*
*eligibility criteria apply.

The Village Gym Swim School has given my daughter the confidence she has needed in and around water.
The resident swim teachers have also improved all her strokes helping her to do well at her swim school carnival.
The fun, caring, hard working staff at the Village Gym Swim School make learning to swim exciting – I highly recommend sending your children there.

Contact us to learn more about our program... Enrol Your Child Today!

What People love about The Village Swim School

Beth Mcintosh
Beth Mcintosh
Great physiotherapists, clean facility and pool, the gym has plenty of space and equipment and the staff are super nice!
Susan Moran
Susan Moran
A wonderful facility for teaching children to swim and become familiar with water safety.
Emma Phelps
Emma Phelps
Amazed at the progress my son has made in one week with Ellen after 5 years of swimming lessons elsewhere. She has given him so much encouragement and confidence. He is now so excited to get to swimming lessons! Looking forward to see him flourish further under her care. Thank you Ellen and team!
Maria Ireland
Maria Ireland
I attend aqua aerobics at this centre and get so much benefit . This facility is also super clean and comfortable with friendly helpful staff
Jennifer Francis
Jennifer Francis
The kids love their swimming lessons & have improved greatly since starting. Ellen is a wonderful teacher who makes the lessons fun & engaging for the kids, highly recommend Village Swim.
Hannah Stanton
Hannah Stanton
Swimming at the Village is the highlight of my little girls week. She sings the songs at home and always asks me to put on her goggles and cap. She is learning great skills and safety and becoming confident in the water. She loves her swim teacher very much. Could not rate the Village Swim school higher. Hannah
Gemma Levy
Gemma Levy
Amazing swim school. Miss Ellen is the best, we love her!!

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