Welcome to the Glenn Buchanan Swim School Townsville
Glenn Buchanan Swim School Townsville was established in 1984 by dual Olympic Bronze Medalist Glenn Buchanan.
We specialize in teaching babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children to swim.
Head Teacher: Glenn Buchanan
Glenn is a Dual Olympic Bronze Medalist and former Commonwealth Record Holder. He is also a qualified and registered Primary School and Physical Education Specialist Teacher. Glenn is heavily involved in the day to day running and teaching at his swim school.
All the baby and toddler classes are taught by Glenn who has been teaching babies to swim since 1984. He is now teaching the babies of babies he taught many years ago.
Our Swim School
The Glenn Buchanan Swim School complex was specifically designed and built (1991) to teach children to swim. It is fully indoors and is cool in summer and warm in winter for year round swimming lessons. The pool is only available for children’s swimming lessons with classes conducted Monday to Saturday. We teach babies from 20 weeks, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children.
Our Learn to Swim Program
Glenn has structured his learn to swim program into 10 levels of attainment. Our Swim Australia and Austswim qualified swimming teachers teach specific swimming skills in each level. As the children progress through the levels, the swim skills progressively get more advanced. We DO NOT teach with floaties. Our swim school has taught thousands of children to swim over the years. We often have parents from Ingham, Ayr and Charters Towers who travel to attend our lessons.
Many of our swimmers have moved on to be very successfully club swimmers with some even going further to make North Queensland, Queensland and Australian Swim Teams. Although it may not be everyone’s aspirations to represent their state or country, we specialize in teaching the skills that can enable them to do so.