The Paul Sadler Swimland story starts with a boy from Ballarat who simply had passion for swimming. In his teenage years Paul was an accomplished junior and high school swimmer. In a situation that was not uncommon in his era he turned his hand to teaching swimming to supplement his family’s income.
Paul’s passion for teaching children influenced his choice of career and he was soon qualified to teach Physical Education and Special Needs in the state primary school system. As an educator Paul embraced skills and knowledge about the psychology of teaching and value of structured programs. He soon applied this to the teaching of swimming and commenced the development of what is arguably one of the world’s most effective learn to swim programs.