Our swim school was founded in Adelaide by David Urry over 40 years ago, and since then, State Swim has taught generations of Australians how to swim. If David's name sounds familiar, it's because he is a former Australian National Swimming Coach and educator, who was appointed as Australia's Men's Swimming Coach for the 1974 Commonwealth Games.

Over the last 40 years, we have developed a strong philosophy about how children best learn the skills required to make them stronger, safer swimmers. Our decades of experience have proven that children best learn to swim through a combination of attained skill revision - to ensure swimmers properly form a habit - and the steady introduction of new swimming skills to keep the swimmer challenged, motivated and constantly learning.

Our swimming programs and all swimming lessons are designed around this philosophy, ensuring that children strengthen previously learnt skills to ensure that when they move onto more challenging skills, they build them upon a solid foundation.

We believe that, as a parent, teaching your child to be confident in the water, and providing them with survival skills and a solid swimming technique, is one of the most important things you can do. State Swim offers water familiarisation programs for babies ("baby swimming lessons"), swimming lessons for toddlers, swimming lessons for kids and swimming lessons for adults - so why not share the fun and learn to swim as a family?

If you would like to learn more about the State Swim difference, you can read about our history, explore our facilities, find your nearest location, meet our team or contact us directly.