Welcome to The Leaders of Aquatic Education
within the Sunshine Coast Region.

At Flinders Aquatic Academy we provide your family with a supportive, affectionate and nurturing Aquatic Education environment.

From Babies through to Olympians – our focus is on developing our students and athletes to their fullest potential.

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In our INFANT AQUATICS and LEARN TO SWIM Programs we are committed to providing your young family with an affectionate and nurturing Aquatic Education environment in our purpose-built infant aquatics and learn to swim pool, which is heated to a comfortable 32 degrees all year round.

Our Nationally-Certified Swimming Teachers will ensure your infant, toddler or young child learns all the necessary water safety skills required to improve their confidence and ability when in and around the abundance of home pools, magnificent beaches, rivers and lakes on the Sunshine Coast.

Lessons for infants start at 3-Months of age.

Underwater baby
baby is swimming under


When your child is ready for JUNIOR SQUADS, our team of Olympic and National Coaches will nurture their love and passion for the sport by guiding them on the more technical aspects of swimming the four strokes for competition or recreation in our purpose built 8 x lane 25m Squad Training Facility.

We create a positive team culture in our Junior Squad programs and our young athletes learn the important life lessons of being dedicated and committed while being a part of a positive team environment.

Our staff are personally trained by our Olympic coaches in all aspects of our long-term athlete development program and with Coach Rod Elson ensure all technical areas are covered.

Young girl smiling at poolside


Our two Olympic Coaches, Chris Mooney and Jan Cameron initiated the important long-term development programs at Flinders Aquatic Academy, and our senior Head Coach, the very experienced Rod Elson, conducts DOLPHIN SQUAD training for your teenage son or daughter.

We provide a competition performance pathway should a swimmer wish to pursue swimming at a higher level and take on the challenge of competing at State National and International Swimming competitions.

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Buderim Swim Squad