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I left the corporate world in 2013, and launched my swim teaching business as a service for all ages. 

Following an influx of calls from adults seeking help, I decided to train and specialise as a swim teacher dedicated to adults.

My business was initially run as a mobile swimming service, teaching adults in their backyard or apartment pools. 

I count myself incredibly lucky to now have leases to access two completely private super heated pools in Sydney. Hiring completely private swim space in Sydney is hugely sought after by many swim schools and is highly competitive to secure. 

In 2018, my efforts were recognised by AUSTSWIM (Australia's National Organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety™. I won two industry awards of 'Aquatic Education Excellence' for adult swim teaching; first for the state of NSW, and then subsequently nationally for Australia. These awards have most certainly been the highlight of my career to date. 

In 2020, I published a book called 'Adults' Guide to Swimming' and released a full range of free adult learn to swim videos on my Youtube channel.

In 2021, I trained and qualified as an Advanced Aquaphobia Coach. I am continually looking for ways to evolve my service based on the needs expressed by my adult students. 

On a personal note, I am married and we have a little baby girl called Liyana, and a pet cat called Colin.

I hope to meet you one day and hear your story.

Petrina Liyanage adult swim teacher
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