St Hilda's Aquatics

St Hilda's Aquatics

St Hilda’s Aquatics offers year-round programs catering for levels from Learn to Swim through to International competition. Focus is placed on the development of correct technique for long term athletic development.

All programs are skill- and ability-based and, as such, each swimmer trains at a level of equivalent age, dedication, fitness and competitive desire.


Swimming Scholarships

As part of St Hilda’s commitment to nurturing the talents of individual students, and to align ourselves with the Queensland Governments initiative to identify and develop local athletes that can deliver glory at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics, St Hilda’s school is offering a limited number of swimming scholarships from 2023 and beyond, to talented and aspiring young women.

Applications now closed for 2023.

Welcome: Jon Bell, Head Swim Coach

We are thrilled to announce that Australian Paralympic Swim Coach, Jon Bell, has been appointed as St Hilda’s Aquatics’ Head Swim Coach.

Jon’s expertise is set to elevate our athletes’ capabilities, having coached Australia’s Paralympic Swim Team at the recent 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Jon brings a wealth of knowledge across aquatics coaching, programming, and management, with a remarkable reputation for coaching athletes onto the world stage.

We extend our sincere gratitude to Ken Malcolm for his dedication to the success of St Hilda’s Aquatics over the last four years, as we wish him all the best in his next venture.

We are excited to welcome Jon’s immediate expertise into our community.

Welcome: Daniel Sainsbury, Assistant Head Swim Coach

Learn to Swim

  • Maximum of 4 swimmers per class
  • Qualified, experienced instructors
  • Group Lessons open to boys and girls ages 3+
  • Private Lessons open to boys and girls ages 2+

Learn to Swim lessons are available before and after school during term time, with Holiday Intensives Programs available in between. All training takes place in our heated pool.

Small group lessons (max 4) ensure swimmers get the most out of each session. Private lessons are also available upon request.

Squad Training

St Hilda’s Aquatics train in an outdoor, nine-lane 50m pool which is heated year round.

Our Aquatics Centre caters for a broad range of abilities, from athletes from the Australian Dolphin teams, National Open and Age champions, to new swimmers just taking the plunge as part of our Learn to Swim program. St Hilda’s Aquatics is open to all – you do not have to be a St Hilda’s student to train at St Hilda’s Aquatics. We train all year round with squads made up of both male and female athletes.

2022 Squad Timetable – View Here

Our Learn to Swim programs are suited to children 3 years and over, with private lessons available from 2 years of age.


Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Aquatics Office at 5577 7277 or

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