About Aquastars Swim School

Aquastars is an award-winning family business based in Warners Bay, NSW, just east of Lake Macquarie. Current owner Belynda Rocha took the reins in 2017, after her own children completed swim-survival courses and following a 17-year career as a Sydney police officer.

Belynda completed major renovations to the Aquastars facility in 2018. Since then, Belynda and her husband Toby have established Aquastars as one of the region’s leading swim schools, and their special emphasis on child safety has earned them national recognition.

We are the only swim school in the Hunter Region to offer dedicated swim survival lessons. Our unique approach teaches children as young as six months old everything they need to know to keep themselves safe, even if they fall accidentally into the water. By focusing exclusively on swim safety, we are able to teach life-saving skills in weeks. Once a child has a firm grasp of safety fundamentals, they are more confident in the water, making each step into the pool more fun and each lesson more productive.

All of our classes, from swim survival to junior squad and adult lessons, are taught by highly trained instructors in a welcoming family atmosphere. Many are overseen by our family dog, Bailey, who joins us regularly at the swim centre.

We offer swimming classes seven days a week in our purpose-built, 31-degree pool. Our facilities employ the latest filtration technology and use a combination of ultraviolet light and ozone to maintain cleaner water than chlorine and other chemical treatments can, without the harsh side effects. Our facilities are accredited by healthyswim, and are regularly monitored by a leading third-party testing facility.

A snapshot of our evolution

  • 2003

    Aquastars Opened – By Cameron

  • 2004

    Health and Fitness Award

  • 2005

    Business of the Year

  • 2005

    Community Contribution Award

  • Change of Owners Sometime between here.

  • September 2017

    Belynda Takes over AquaStars

  • 2018

    Major Renovations of Facility

  • 2018

    Healthy Swim Accredited with AOP Sanitation System

  • 2019

    Nominated – Hunter Local Business Awards

  • 2020

    Finalist – Hunter Local Business Awards

    Education Service

  • 2021

    Expanding facility with purpose built Swim Survival Pool

  • 2022

    Finalist - Australian Womens Small Business Champion Awards

    Children’s Services Category

  • 2022

    Finalist - Hunter Local Business Awards

    Education Service

  • 2024

    Finalist - Australian Business Champion Awards

    Swim School Category