We’re Passionate about aquatic education and child safety

At Hampton Swim School we believe that aquatic education can contribute to saving your child’s life. Our certified teaching team members are passionate about not only providing essential water safety and life-skills, but ensuring positive experiences for your child. Our tailored programs are aimed at developing the ‘whole’ child, and deliver consistent results.

∞ Swim with brisbane's best ∞

∞ Low student to teacher ratio

∞ Certified teaching team members & coaches with experience

∞ Internationally and nationally recognised experts in swim program and whole child development

∞ Unique benchmarking progress system throughout our Baby Steps & Learn to Swim Program

∞ Flexibility with scheduling to suit your changing needs

∞ Make up classes available

Its never to late to learn


Hampton Swim School was established by Julia Ham, a former Australian swimming representative, in 1999. In between her gruelling training schedule, Julia found a passion for swimming at the grassroots level as a learn to swim teacher. Her love of child development saw her open a land-based program, TumbleTastics, in early 2011, an early learning movement and activity centre.

Hampton Swim School was born out of Julia’s family’s pool in McConnell St, Bulimba. Outgrowing this 10m pool, the Morningside (Pashen St) pool became our new home in 2002. Norman Park (Hipwood St) and Bulimba (Oxford St) State School pools followed soon after, and our Kindergym and Gymnastics program – TumbleTastics – commenced in 2011 at our venue in Hawthorne and then moved to our current location in Morningside at the end of 2015.

Julia Ham – Owner

Julia has been teaching swimming since 1999, when she established Hampton Swim School whilst training and competing for Australia.