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Meet Grace, AustSwim 2023 state and national best new teacher

venueswest swim instructor smiling in front of lane pool

HBF Stadium supports the health and well-being of kids in Perth.

Running during the school term and over the holidays, our kids activities are specifically aimed at developing life skills to keep your children healthy, active, and engaged.

Staff members are committed to creating a safe and comfortable learning environment, to achieve the best possible outcomes for your children. All kids activities are designed with an emphasis in promoting participation in physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Whether your child is at a beginner level or is looking to develop their skills, our programs cater for all abilities. All classes are progressive in nature so your child can grow in skill and confidence at their own pace.


Our team of AustSwim certified instructors, includes Grace, AustSwim's 2023 State and National Best New Teacher. We are very proud of Grace's achievement and know she will give your child the best support needed to build their confidence and capability in the water.

Learn more about Grace, our inspirational young instructor.

Q: How long have you been a swim instructor at HBF Stadium?

I have worked with Swim School for just over 12 months now.  

Q: What day and ages do you teach?

I currently teach on Tuesdays, working with new swimmers in the preschool and junior primary school age groups. I have also taught all different levels ranging from toddlers up to squads, and adults.

Q: What are your certifications/qualifications?

  • Bronze Medallion
  • AUSTSWIM( Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety)
  • AUSTSWIM 2023 State and National Best New Teacher

Q: What is the best part about teaching at HBF Stadium?

I love all aspects of swimming but especially passing on my love for swimming and water safety and ensuring all the kids and adults are reaching their goals big and small. 

Q: Why do you think it is important for everyone to become a competent swimmer?

Being in a country that is surrounded by water I think that water safety and awareness for Children and Adults is crucial. 

Q: Do you have a number one swimming or teaching experience?

Winning AUSTSWIM 2023 State and National Best New Teacher. This is such a big achievement for me because the standard of instructors in the industry is so high and to be recognised for my contribution is a great reward.  

Q: What is something people may not know about you?

I am a coach with my local surf club for the Starfish Nippers Program. The Starfish Nippers program caters for children and young adults ranging from 6 years and above with a disability – including autism, attention deficit disorder, Down’s syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, physical and intellectual disabilities and learning difficulties. 

Q: Tell us about your favourite activities or hobbies that you like to do for fun.

In my free time I am normally in the pool training I love completing in open water swims. Over the last few years I have taken part in swims such as the Busselton Jetty Swim and The Rottnest Channel Swim. 

As well as our knowledgeable, experienced and friendly instructors like Grace, at HBF Stadium we offer classes with low ratios to ensure maximised learning. Swimming classes at HBF Stadium are continuous with a six week break in the December/January school holidays when our Summer Holiday Swim takes off, so kids are consistently progressing their skills. To find out more about what makes our classes the best swimming lessons Claremont has to offer click here.