Sue Mickelson Swimming

Teaching children water safety and learning to swim through fun

Since 2006, Sue Mickelson Swimming has been teaching children how to swim with our core philosophy: we teach water safety and learn-to-swim through fun. We are a family-owned swimming school located in Chermside West. Our classroom is an outdoor, magnesium pool which is heated to a comfortable 32 degrees. We are all about adapting our lessons to your child’s needs so that they can become the best little swimmers and gain lifelong skills – whilst making friends and having fun!

About our Classes

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Our Teachers

Sue Mickelson

Sue Mickelson

Owner / Instructor
In 2006, I established my swim school that focuses on the importance of water safety. I wanted the swim school to have a sense of community, a safe learning environment and most importantly my students to enjoy themselves.

My core teaching philosophy has and will always be that children need to enjoy what they are doing in order to learn and grow.
Qualifications
Chloe Birgan

Chloe Birgan

Swim Teacher
Chloe started swimming with Sue as a baby all the way up until she was 13. She started teaching at Sue Mickelson Swimming when she was 14 and loves putting her love of swimming into lessons! My core teaching philosophy has and will always be that children need to enjoy what they are doing in order to learn and grow.
Qualifications
Andrew Mickelson

Andrew Mickelson

Senior Swim Teacher
Andrew, better known by the kids as Andy, is one of the senior teachers at Sue Mickelson Swimming. As the son of the owner, he was taught here from the age of 8 and has grown up with swimming as a part of his everyday life.
Qualifications
Mel Glennon
Mel Glennon
2020-02-26
recommends
This is such a beautiful place to come and watch your little ones swim Sue + Shannon are just brilliant when it comes to teaching. Fantastic getting the little ones listening and concentrating with firm direction and fun. coffee and snacks at an affordable price with bathroom facilities, makes for some “time out” for mum, dad, Nanna etc while the kids are entertained 😂
Nix Matthews
Nix Matthews
2019-11-13
recommends
Sue is absolutely amazing! The girls loved her and her lessons! Thanks Sue 😁
Karyn Cameron
Karyn Cameron
2019-10-21
recommends
Best swimming instructors we've had in a calm, relaxing yet fun environment for the children. We love it.
Roslyn Rose
Roslyn Rose
2016-05-28
recommends
Best decision we ever made changing my 3 year old over to Sue's. The progress he's made this year is incredible. He's so focussed and confident now
Ann-maree Reise
Ann-maree Reise
2014-10-29
recommends
The most amazing swimming teacher. Sue you have tort all our girls to swim and now our 4 year old baby is finally swimming. Your not just an amazing swimming teacher but a beautiful friend, we've been privileged to of found you. It looks like we are in for a Fiji trip! Thanks Sue. ✈️
Helen Rochey Macann
Helen Rochey Macann
2014-10-29
recommends
Sue has an excellent way with the kids, teaching them the fundamentals of swimming in a really fun way. Both my kids look forward to her lessons every week
Na Hi
Na Hi
2014-10-07
recommends
Sue provides a professional, safe environment and the kids respond enthusiastically to her bright personality & humour. (So do the parents.)
Mel Deller
Mel Deller
2014-07-08
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Andrew Young
Andrew Young
2021-04-22
Vanessa Gregoria
Vanessa Gregoria
2021-02-18
Holistic OT
Holistic OT
2020-10-21
Alison Sykes
Alison Sykes
2020-09-29
We love Sue's swimming classes! My 6yo twins emerge from the pool saying 'that was the best one yet!' after every lesson. Sue works with the younger teachers to ensure everyone is learning and that small problems don't become bigger ones down the track. You won't find a better swim school on the northside.
Fiona Mackenzie
Fiona Mackenzie
2020-08-30