A swim school with a difference
CARING | QUALITY | NATURE | COMMUNITY
Waterwise is active in the community, offering more than just swim lessons. Our team supports families, schools and local charities.
Wendy moved to Cairns in 1984 to work as an Orthoptist. After 8 years working fulltime in an Ophthalmology practice, she was offered a position as a Learn to Swim teacher. Having a young family and a child with special needs, Wendy took this opportunity to spend more time her family.
The experiences and challenges of raising a child with special needs and an instinctively flexible approach built on mutual respect and trust, resulted in immediate success in her teaching.
Wendy’s compassion and patience resulted in a unique, lasting connection with children and their families. Teaching Swimming was far more rewarding than she ever imagined!
It was a natural transition for Wendy to become the owner of Waterwise in 2013. As a business woman, teacher and role model, Wendy continues to support many families with her love and understanding.