DiamondSwim is an independent private swimming school, which operates out of the swimming pools at Good Shepherd Lutheran College. DiamondSwim offers swimming lessons and swim squad training for students of all ages – from babies to adults. All members of the local community can swim at DiamondSwim and do not have to attend the College to take classes or join the squad program.
- 14m x 6m teaching pool
- 25m x eight lane heated competition pool
- Spectator grandstand
- Adjacent gymnasium with full amenities
- Extra depth, water-polo compliant
- Tuck-shop facilities available for events
For swimming lesson enquiries, or to arrange an assessment for squad level, please contact us.
Learn to Swim
DiamondSwim offers a range of Learn to Swim classes from babies to adults. Please use the list below as a guide. We aim to make swimming for yourself and your family an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience.
Learn to Swim levels are based on individual ability:
- Pebbles: 8 weeks to 6 months*
- Crystals 1: 6 to 18 months
- Crystals 2: 18 months to 3 years
- Sapphire 1: Approx. 3 to 4 years
- Sapphire 2: Approx. 4 to 5 years
- Opals: 5 to 6 years
- Diamonds: 5 years and up
- Advanced Learn to Swim: 25metre pool
- Adult Squad: For novice and more capable swimmers
As a commitment to introducing water safety to the youngest members of our community, DiamondSwim offers the Pebbles program free of charge. The parent and baby program focuses on introducing water awareness, confidence and familiarisation at an early stage.
Learn to Swim fees are paid per term, with all fees paid directly at the pool. EFTPOS is now available. A discount is offered to families with more than one child in the teaching pool. For swimming on public holidays and student free days, please check the pool notice board.
There are a variety of squad pass options tailored to your needs, depending on the number of sessions you choose to swim. Assessments are carried out to ensure swimmers are placed in the correct level for their ability.
Our squad program operates all year round, with the exception of public holidays and our teaching pool is based on the public school term calendar.
- High Performance
Brian Stehr and Peter Diamond have over 60 years’ experience in teaching and coaching swimming between them. They have put in place a comprehensive and highly structured progressive system of swim coaching and development. Brian is a Gold Level Swim Coach and Peter a Silver Level Swim Coach.While Brian is a well-known local identity, Peter brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the swimming world. Honoured with Life Membership to both Swimming QLD and the Brisbane Swimming Association, Peter was also acknowledged in 2008 at the Australian Age Swimming Championships when he was presented with an Australian Team Tracksuit by Denis Cotterill in recognition of his life’s work and commitment to the development of Australian swimmers.
Peter’s previous young charges have gone on to Olympic and World Championship success and include greats such as Tracey Wickham, Susan Landells, Bronte Barrett and Michael Bohl to name just a few. These wonderful swimmers benefited in their early years of development from Peter’s unique talent for stroke correction, tolerance and respect, which provided an invaluable foundation for their future achievements.
Brian and Peter have a team of swim instructors who take various classes at our College pool. All our instructors are fully qualified and have further enhanced our swim programs.
To reduce childhood drowning in Australia by creating peace of mind for parents and fostering a love of water for children in a safe, secure and fun environment where success for each individual is inevitable.
At DiamondSwim, we believe there is great benefit in introducing infants to the water as early as possible. This introduction must be a pleasurable experience in an environment that will consistently maintain water safety and quality conditions.
Our purpose built, heated enclosed and outdoor teaching pools offer formal lessons from six months through to Olympic level, and are maintained to the highest standard of hygiene. Our staff are all trained professionals accredited by AUSTSWIM and Australian Swimming Inc.
- To cater for all levels of swimmers, from novice to national level.
- To provide a safe and friendly environment in which swimmers can achieve their personal best.
- To provide your family with year-round aquatic enjoyment.
- To provide high quality learning with small class sizes and consistency.