Company Profile

David Urquhart Swim Schools Pty Ltd is a family operated business with a reputation for delivering the highest standards in Swim School development, Aquatic Centre Management and international Swim School consultancy and coaching.


This reputation has seen the family cultivate long term relationships with its associates, delivering efficient, community focused management systems for its aquatic centres and consistently produce national and world class swimmers for over 40years.

Our strategic choice to operate a small number of centres has allowed us to remain debt free and focus all our energy into the establishment of leading edge swimming teaching and fitness programs and has enabled us to stay focused on our key objective:

To provide the highest quality aquatic centre management and programming services for local governments, schools, and private enterprise.


Directors

David Urquhart (Director)

David Urquhart
  • (Current) Lessee of Bundamba and Leichhardt Swim Centres, Ipswich.
  • (Former) Board member of Australian Commonwealth Games Assn. (Swimming Representative)
  • (Former) President of Swimming Australia Ltd.
  • 1982 - 2008 Lessee Cleveland Aquatic Centre
  • 2002 – 2006 Chairman of High Performance committee, Swimming Australia.
  • 2001 – 2008 Director of Swimming Australia
  • 1980 – 2010 Lecturer on swimming at all levels for Queensland Swimming , Australian Swimming , Australian Swim Coaches & Teachers Assn., Austswim, Queensland Triathlon , TAFE and AUSSI Masters.
  • 1990 – 1992 Board member of Austswim National (representing ASCTA & Swimming Australia.)
  • 1988 Facilitator of Queensland Swimming’s Teacher of Swimming Educational program.
  • 1978 - 1981 Lessee of Iona College Pool and Squash Centre.
  • Inaugural Chairman of the National Learn to Swim Committee of ASCTA.
  • 1974 - 1978 Manager of Taylor Range Country Club, Ashgrove and head coach of the Gap State school Swimming Club.

Gavin Urquhart (Director of operations and programming)

Gavin Urquhart
  • 2008 - 2010 Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre - Contract Facility Manager, Triathlon and Surf coach
  • 2009 Indonesian Swimming – Consultant to National Squad for the 2009 SEA Games (2 Gold Medals, 4 national records)
  • 2006 - 2008 Malaysian Swimming - National Head Swimming Coach
  • 2006 - 2000 Urquhart’s Swimming - General manager and youth development coach
  • 1998 – 2000 Cleveland Aquatic Centre - Manager of Learn to Swim and Swimming Coach
  • 1995 – 1997 IBM Australia - Client Representative (Sydney Head Office)
  • 1990 – 1995 Queensland University of Technology – Business Mathematics / Management and QUT and Fitness Centre Squad Coach

Chris Urquhart (Director and Regional Manager)

Chris Urquhart
  • 2008 - 2010 Manager of Bundamba and Leichhardt Swim Centres
  • 2007 - 2008 Manager Cleveland Aquatic Centre
  • 2006 – 2007 Manager of Redlands College Swim Pool
  • 2004 - 2006 Pool Operations and Squad Development