Learn to Swim All Ages All Stages

Swimming lessons Townsville in our purpose built facility

Seahorse Aquatic Centre

Swimming Lessons Townsville

Seahorse Aquatic Centre is a real Paxton family affair.

With over 25 years experience of teaching swimming Denise is heavily involved in the day to day operations and teaching swimming. She is passionate about teaching babies and loves nothing more than seeing them graduate to independent swimming. Denise previously taught for 10 years in Cairns and since relocating here over 15 years ago has taught hundreds of children in the Townsville region. She regularly attends courses and workshops to upskill and train our staff. Denise opened Little Snappers Swim School 5 years ago with 60 students and now has over 650 swimmers at Seahorse Aquatic Centre

Laura is the face of the business at the Reception desk and first point of contact for our clients. With a retail and customer service background she is a welcoming face for everyone who comes in.

Behind the scenes Stephen utilises his accountancy qualifications to ensure smooth running of our operation.

Our facility is purpose built for teaching swimming in our indoor temperature controlled pool allowing swimming all year around. We specialise in small class sizes with qualified Swim Australia and Austswim teachers.

Our teachers all have CPR qualifications and some also have full First Aid. They regularly participate in upskilling and Personal development courses to ensure your children get the best outcome from their lessons

We aim to provide safe, nurturing and enjoyable experiences for every swimmer.
We specialise in teaching children with special needs.

We sell a wide range of  merchandise including goggles, swim caps, swim nappies and wet bags.

Our program caters for Babies from 2 months old through to Squad and Adult lessons. We also provide Aquafit sessions and Aqua with Bubs classes.

Our Under 3

Swim Program

Under 3 program for 2 months to 3 years of age with parent in the water.

Focusing on teaching in a nurturing way with respect for all children. Age based lessons developing safety and survival skills and progression to independent movement run by experienced teachers.

Free Newborn Jellyfish (2 and 3 months old)

Free program developed to enhance babies affinity for water.Educational and stimulating water familiarisation

Baby Octopus (4 - 7 months old)

Based on babies’ physical, social and emotional development. Parent or carer will gain skills and confidence helping babies to explore the water

Penguin Bubs (8-15 months old)

Developing breath control, movement and floatation through play and games.Activities based on Bubs development on land where they are becoming more mobile

Turtle Toddlers (16-24 months old)

Constant activities developing paddling and kicking skills moving towards independent movement.Focusing on safety.

Crocodile Kids (25-36 months old)

Learning to co-ordinate arms and legs, lift their head for a breath and lots of swimming. This level also has classes for more advanced Under 3’s.