“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars.”

At Learn to Swim Victoria we aim to give the highest level of instruction to all our swimmers based on sound technique, so no matter where they want to go in the future, they are prepared for anything.

Developed by our Head Coach, who has had over 25 year’s experience in the aquatics industry, our programs are facilitated by fully qualified expert staff. All of our lessons take place in a comfortable, safe swim centre environment to maximise learning potential, so that we can bring the best out in your little champion.


Joanne Love

Joanne Love


The Learn to Swim Victoria swim centre was founded by Joanne Love in 1993, beginning as a small private swim school in East Ivanhoe. Over 20 years later, it has become the successful swim school we know today, boasting two great facilities at Heidelberg Primary School and Ivanhoe Grammar School.

Joanne started her illustrious aquatics career at the tender age of three when she started her own swimming lessons. From there she went on to swim competitively from the ripe old age of 7. By the age of 12 she was competing at a state level in South Australia and by the age of 13 she was ranked the number one Backstroker in the world.

In her teens, she started swimming teaching with renowned coach Ken Wood. At 17 she narrowly missed out on the Olympic Games and this pushed her to jump into swimming teaching and coaching. At the age of 20 she started her own swim school in Queensland and slowly moved into coaching, which quickly became her passion.


Heidelberg Primary School
We offer the only ‘salt water’ swimming pool in the area which is proven to aid children when learning to swim as the added buoyancy assists their body position and builds confidence. Salt water also decreases the chance of skin irritation. Our pool is a 6 lane, 25 meter, indoor pool, allowing plenty of space and also the ability to cater for larger groups.

Rated as one of the cleanest pools in the state of Victoria, our state of the art pool equipment monitors the pool 24/7 and the team receive constant email notifications and updates on the pool’s health.

The water temperature is 33°C and the facility maintains a comfortable air temperature year round. Pool depth range is 0.6m to 1.8m which allows smaller children to experiment with skills whilst still being able to stand up. Full change room facilities with a separate disabled change room are another benefit.

We operate a ‘private’ swim centre, free of the distractions associated with larger swim centers. Children can feel comfortable and safe in our positive teaching environment. 

Ivanhoe Grammar School

The pool located at Ivanhoe Grammar is a 6 lane, 25 meter indoor pool. Lessons at this pool only take place in the afternoons and are generally for the older, more confident swimmer.

We share this pool with our partner in swimming excellence, the Ivanhoe Neons Swimming Club.