Joondalup-based swim teacher makes waves at awards


Award-winning SeaStarz director Louise Schmidt. |Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d457553
Award-winning SeaStarz director Louise Schmidt. |Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d457553

FOR the second year running, Joondalup-based mobile swim school SeaStarz has been recognised at the WA Austswim Awards.

Director Louise Schmidt won the Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics Award at the July conference, which follows on from last year’s Recognised Swim Centre Award.

Mrs Schmidt said she was “delighted” to win the award and credited her success to “making swimming fun and learning through play”.

She is now in the running for the national award.

The mobile school provides one-on-one swimming lessons in home pools but will open its own pool early next year.

“We will cater for children aged four months and upward, beginning with a sensory water familiarisation class for the youngest children and then going on to Royal Life Saving’s Swim and Survive program,” Mrs Schmidt said.

“This service will complement our mobile service.”