Our partnership with Swimming Australia

As a nation, we have a connection with water that runs deep. For many Australians, we have grown up with national heroes who were swimmers. We want to return swimming to its central role in the Australian lifestyle and use this opportunity to demonstrate our innovation and entertainment to make genuine positive social change.

With our partnership alongside Swimming Australia, we hope to play an important role in supporting Australia’s love of swimming. We want to create swimming experiences that make people feel connected, excited and more alive. We’re all for chlorine hair and salty skin, cheering on and diving in.

Swimmer in the water

Powering the Australian Dolphins

We are helping to power the next generation of Australian Swimmers as they focus on preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond. This partnership not only allows us to build on our patronage of Australian athletes, but help our swimmers achieve their very best.

Taylor McKeown

A coach’s praise can be hard to come by, but swimmer Taylor McKeown earned it by qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Mack Horton & Ian Thorpe

Mack shares the moment when one of his biggest heroes, Ian Thorpe, inspired him to want to break the 400m freestyle world record.

Michael Klim & Cameron McEvoy

Who’s Cam’s biggest Australian sporting hero? Michael Klim. He describes a memorable moment that encourages him to strive for greatness.

Emma McKeon & Susie O’Neil

Find out what moment encouraged Susie during the Sydney 2000 Olympics, to bring home gold medals from her efforts in the pool.

Taylor McKeown

A coach’s praise can be hard to come by, but swimmer Taylor McKeown earned it by qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Mack Horton & Ian Thorpe

Mack shares the moment when one of his biggest heroes, Ian Thorpe, inspired him to want to break the 400m freestyle world record.

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Michael Klim & Cameron McEvoy

Who’s Cam’s biggest Australian sporting hero? Michael Klim. He describes a memorable moment that encourages him to strive for greatness.

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Emma McKeon & Susie O’Neil

Find out what moment encouraged Susie during the Sydney 2000 Olympics, to bring home gold medals from her efforts in the pool.

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Kids underwater

Inspiring the next generation Of Aussie swimmers

Optus has teamed up with Swimming Australia to develop the Optus Junior Dolphins; a fun way for kids to keep active and improve their swimming in a safe, non-competitive environment.

Optus Junior Dolphins is for kids aged 5 to 8, catering for a range of abilities. We want children to learn at a pace that's right for them. They’ll pick up new skills, and strengthen old ones through games, swimming and personal development exercises. Swimming Australia ensures the program is run in a safe environment that they will love being part of.

Find out more

Keep an eye out for Optus Junior Dolphins at swim schools, swimming clubs and primary schools across Australia this summer. Are you ready to make a splash?

Find your closest Optus Junior Dolphins swim school

 Your Local Pool

Want more information? Locate your nearest swimming pools, find a Swimming Club, or discover where your local learn to swim and masters programs are run, all in the one place

Optus Swim Finder