Bianca is an Ex National swimmer, having trained for a decade under Karen Moras Stephenson and Ruth Everuss. Although she no longer competes, she is passionate about children’s learn to swim and Infant Aquatics.
Bianca studied a bachelor of Business Administration/Commerce & Accounting and spent 8years working in the corporate sector before the birth of her eldest son, which led her back to the pool.
Bianca began AquaBuddies in 2009 with the initial vision to provide a service for families with home swimming pools. The aim was to give parents a service that would encourage children to learn about swimming and water safety in an environment where they are most exposed – at home!
She wanted to create an environment that was conducive to learning how to swim. Commercial swimming pools are noisy & busy environments with lots of distractions. This can often be an overwhelming experience for a small child, so the aim was to reduce the time & stress of getting to the pool for lessons. The instructor would come to you instead!
In 2011 Bianca acquired pool space at the Wairoa School in North Bondi. It was the perfect venue to continue teaching small class sizes in a boutique environment. Bianca developed the AquaBuddies Approach that caters to children aged 3-10years.
“My passion is teaching children how to swim in an environment that is positive and encouraging. We use a progressive method that builds upon each skill set and lays the foundations for strong, confident little swimmers.”
Bianca is an Austswim Qualified instructor and assessor with a specialisation in Infant & Preschool Aquatics and Competitive strokes. Bianca works closely with each instructor and provides continuous training and development in the latest industry methods and the AquaBuddies approach.
“I still get a thrill every time I see a child swim on their own for the first time. It’s the most rewarding moment and reinforces why we do what we do”