Learn to Swim Victoria was founded by Joanne Love in 1993. Over 20 years later, it has become the successful swim school we know today, boasting two great facilities at Heidelberg Primary School and Ivanhoe Grammar School. Joanne started her illustrious aquatics career at the tender age of three when she started her own swimming lessons. By the age of 12 she was competing at a state level in South Australia and by the age of 13 she was ranked the number one Backstroker in the world. In her teens, she started swimming teaching and at 17 she narrowly missed out on the Olympic Games and this pushed her to jump into swimming teaching and coaching. At the age of 20 she started her own swim school in Queensland and slowly moved into coaching, which quickly became her passion.