Meet The Expert

David Bree is the founder and creator of Breeswim. Breeswim opened its doors in February 2012 and has continued to provide quality Learn to Swim lessons since. After managing the Learn to Swim at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, David realised there was an opportunity to provide a more personal experience to families wanting to enrol their children into swimming lessons.

Over the past 13 years he has been lucky enough to be involved with the some of the more established names in the learn to swim industry. During this time David has developed his teaching style and industry knowledge, which sees his students of all ages continually achieving fantastic results.

Breeswim Key Values

> Small class sizes

> Maximum practice time for students 

> Age groups and classmate abilities are matched

> Classes are informative and fun

> Charting progress

> Parental interaction in swimming lessons

> Promoting positive, fun learning experiences

David Bree, Breeswim

Breeswim Services

> Water Familiarisation Classes

> Water Safety and Water Awareness Education Sessions

> Specialised Baby Teaching Classes

> Specialised Toddler Learn to Swim Classes

> School Aged Swimming Lessons

> Stroke Development

> Adult Swimming Lessons


Breeswim swimming lessons are taught at LAPS Swim Centre in Southport on the Gold Coast. The Southport Trade Centre location provides ample parking and is a 2 minute drive from the central district of Southport. The centre has a specialised teaching pool which is heated to 32 degrees all year round. Inside the centre there are changing rooms, toilets and a great viewing area for parents and carers. Feel free to come in and say hello.

Learn to Swim

Babies and Toddlers

Swimming lessons starting as young as 4 months old are designed to educate the parents on the fundamentals of Learn to Swim. Following a 7 step process parents can track and understand the steps needed to see consistent progress. Learn holds, conditioning, strength exercises and much much more.

During lessons, my focus is on learning – talking with the parents and educating them about on different methods and skills they can introduce to assist the development of each child. Songs can be great for building a positive environment for a beginners, however I’d prefer to keep the focus on making the most from the 30 minute swimming lesson.

I am a firm believer that children should learn to swim without the aid of floatation devices. In certain circumstances floatation aids can be introduced briefly to aid the progression, but children should be taught breath control and feel buoyancy to enable a positive aquatic experience.

Baby Swimming Lessons

The baby and toddler classes are grouped in age. This enables me to introduce certain practices that are pertinent to the child’s development. Classes that have multiple age groups can slow the progression and usually restricts the introduction of more advanced skills.

Classes are split into the following age groups.

  • 4  – 8 Months
  • 8 – 12 Months
  • 12 – 18 Months
  • 18 – 2 Years
  • 2 – 3 Years
  • 3 – 4 Years

Expectations from these classes:

  • Maximum 4 per class
  • Parents are in the water with the children allowing for maximum practice time
  • Learn the step by step systems to get your child independent and confident in the water
  • Heated 32 degree pool allowing for a comfortable learning environment

School Age Learn to Swim

School aged Learn to Swim classes are grouped based on the child’s ability. A FREE assessment is done before enrolling into the program, so they can benefit from start lessons in a class of peers.

A fun and stimulating learning environment will promote trust, understanding and improvement. Every swimming lesson begins with 5 minutes of kicking practice. When progressing towards a combination of kicking, paddling and breathing drills it is important that each skill is practiced effectively to ensure good technique and coordination.

Learn to Swim classes are based on ability. These classes are:

  • Level 1 – Beginner
  • Level 2 – Intermediate
  • Level 3 – Advanced
  • Level 4 – Stroke Development
  • Level 5 – Junior Squad

Expectations from these classes:

  • Maximum 5 per class
  • Maximum practice time is key to fast progress
  • Stroke correction and progress tracking of each student
  • 16 metre pool allowing for longer swims
Big Kids Learn to Swim

Costs and Dates


Breeswim offers attractive packages of both private and group training for learners of every age group i.e. babies, children and adults. Both group and private classes training programs are specially designed to create an environment where the learner can freely receive training under a highly professional, experienced swimming teacher.

Term 1 Details

Term 1 2018 will be starting on the 22nd January and will run for a total of 10 weeks.

The term dates are from the 22nd January – 31st March 2018.

The price per lesson is $18 per lesson.

The total cost per child for the 10 weeks will be $180.00.

Breeswim swimming lessons are taught at LAPS Swim Centre:
15/15 Jackman Street, Southport QLD 4215

Monday to Friday,

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Phone : 0438 112 247 

Email : david.bree@live.com.au

My phone can’t swim.. If you call and there’s no answer, please leave a message and I will return your call when I’m dry.

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