For 65 years, Carlile has been offering swimming classes for kids, pioneering teaching methods that are now used around the world. Before our founders, Forbes and Ursula Carlile, opened the doors of Australia’s first commercial swim school, they spent years developing their progressive approach to swimming education.
From being one of the first in Sydney to teach babies to swim, to coaching Olympic greats, the Carlile name is intertwined with the history of Australian swimming. Keep reading to learn more about our history and the incredible contribution of the Carlile’s to swimming, not only in Australia but across the world.
You can also view some inspiring video footage of what Forbes and Ursula achieved, thanks to Foxtel’s documentary the Spirit of Australian Sport.