Nurturing confident swimmers for life!


A competitive swimmer growing up in Camden, country New South Wales, Kylie’s love for swimming evolved from Sussex Inlet on the south coast where she’d frequently holiday with family. An active family of five, you’d easily catch Kylie in the water swimming, boating or canoeing.

After finishing year 12 in 1999, Kylie went on a 12-month adventure where she worked at a summer camp in the USA and taught canoeing, worked wakeboarding and skiing, and found herself assisting lifeguards and learn-to-swim teachers. It was during this time Kylie discovered her passion for teaching people how to enjoy the water as much as she did.

Upon moving home to Australia, Kylie went straight into working at her local swim school – which set her up for a rapid rise in management and her swim teaching career.

By 2003 she had been part of the management team for Paul Sadler Swimland in Victoria and was eventually selected to oversee the company’s first interstate venture at their newest site in Townsville!

In her near eight-year tenure at the site, Kylie grew the school to 1300 kids and won many internal awards as recognition of her ability to connect with people, their families, and her meritorious efforts.

Some of life’s twists and unexpected turns saw Kylie and her partner, Mitch, have brief stints living in Sydney and WA between 2011-2016. Kylie and Mitch ended up back in Townsville after the birth of their first daughter and opened a Little Snappers Swim School in 2017.

In only 7 months, the school was seeing record numbers of children attending the swim school per week as Kylie and Mitch welcomed their second daughter to the world.

By 2020, despite floods and a pandemic, the school had won the ‘Townsville’s Best Swim School’ award.

In 2021, Kylie decided it was time to put her own name on the wall truly reflecting her values & philosophy of creating confident and safe swimmers. Kylie purchased the Little Snappers Riverway business and became Kylie’s Swim School in August 2021.

Portrait of Kylie


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76 Allambie Ln,
Rasmussen QLD 4815

Rasmussen opening hours

Mon 8:30am–6:00pm
Tue 8:30am–6:00pm
Wed Closed
Thu 8:30am–6:00pm
Fri 8:30am–6:00pm
Sat 8:30am–2:30pm
Sun Closed


Strand Fitness Central
389 Woolcock St,
Garbutt QLD 4814

Garbutt opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 8:30am–6:00pm
Wed Closed
Thu 8:30am–6:00pm
Fri 8:30am–6:00pm
Sat 8:30am–4:00pm
Sun Closed