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Sunny Skye’s is owned and operated by Skye Bond, an extremely qualified, experienced and award winning swim teacher. Skye is committed to bringing out the best in all her students, no matter how challenging. By combining her passion for water safety with a no nonsense approach, results are guaranteed.

By taking a personalised approach to teaching we can ensure that everyone learns to swim with ease and confidence at their own pace. We ensure results when parents commit to our very successful teaching approach. We pride ourselves in being an ABILITY based swim school; therefore we do not HOLD children back on age. Skye tailors her program to the individual needs of each child, you will get the personal touch and experience that you’re looking for. Children are taught to handle real life situations in a real life environment. Water safety and ensuring young swimmers are panic proof is our number one priority.

Sunny Skye’s teaches swimmers of all ages and levels, babies from six months, non-swimmers, safety classes, stroke correction adult and squad training. She has been involved with coaching up to Bronze level and has worked under Gold Level Olympic and Ironman coaches since becoming a qualified instructor.

Skye offers her students the comfort of a heated pool all year round and a comfortable viewing.

Students of Sunny Skye’s are taught to be prepared for the unknown and will learn how to respond safely to many different situations. This will carry through to our extension programs for those aged 4 years old to Adult.

We also specialise in accommodating multiple birth families.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Miss Skye

Miss Skye

Owner and Operator

Owner and operator, Skye Bond is an active Gold Coaster. She has been involved with swim coaching at all levels under the mentorship of current, successful Australian Olympic coaches. Skye has been teaching swimming for 26 years and has a love of children, swimming and the beach. Skye also has become a Director on the board Swim Australia QLD and has won numerous national awards for her contribution to teaching. With her knowledge and passion, she has now become a presenter on specific Aquatic safety methods, her swim school follow and travelled overseas to work with Singapore and Zambia.

Skye is extremely active in Surf Lifesaving for over 37 years and has achieved state, national and world titles.

Skye is in the water every day, teaching across all ages and levels depending on her student’s ability. Skye prides herself on personally tailoring a program for every child’s individual needs, ensuring your child develops a strong swimming competency in and around ALL AQUATIC ENVIROMENTS.

Through her teaching, Skye ensures a focus on stroke enhancement and confidence in the water.

Equipping everyone, from babies to adults, with the skills and confidence to be as safe as possible around water is what drives Skye’s passion to teach.

Shaquille

Shaquille

Manager & Pool Lifeguard

Shaquille is our office Manager who takes pride in ensuring we have open and effective communication with all of our wonderful clients and staff.

Shaquille takes care of new enrolments, payments and all client correspondence that comes into Sunny Skye’s. Shaquille is in the office from Monday-Friday and is the person that works hard behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Miss Illy

Miss Illy

Qualified Teacher of Swimming & Pool Lifeguard

Miss Illy started her journey here at Sunny Skye’s in July 2020. In joining Sunny Skye’s she has brought a light-hearted fun charisma to not only our work environment but to all of her classes. Since moving to the Gold Coast Illy has become involved in Surf Life Saving at Tallebudgera Surf Club where she is an Age Manger and active patrolling member.

Miss Illy has been in the industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge at her fingertips. You will find her in the pool throughout the week teaching every ability level from little ones to squad to adults. It is Miss Illy’s personal unique approach that sees so many of her students thrive in their sessions.

Miss Eliza

Miss Eliza

Qualified Teacher of Swimming & Pool Lifeguard

Miss Eliza began her journey at Sunny Skye’s as a client bringing her three kids to Miss Skye when they were only babies at the start of 2017. Now with all three in school, Miss Eliza has been a part of the Sunny Skye’s Aquatics teaching team since Febuary 2019.

Miss Eliza teaches all ability levels from babies to squad age children and is loved by all of her students due to her nurturing but firm approach.

 

Miss Kaila

Miss Kaila

Qualified Teacher of Swimming/Pool Lifeguard/Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

Miss Kaila began teaching here at Sunny Skye’s in July 2020. She has been involved in Surf Lifesaving since a young age and still competes with her team in surf boats. You can also find Kaila at Tallebudgera Surf Lifesaving Club where she is an Age Manager. Alongside this, Kaila is a nursing student in which she studies full time. 

Miss Kaila teaches all ability levels, and has the ability to build a great relationship with many of her students within the first few sessions. It is Kaila’s easy going attitude and firm but loving approach that allows her students to succeed.

 

 

Miss Olivia (Liv)

Miss Olivia (Liv)

Qualified Teacher of Swimming/Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

Miss Liv began her journey here at Sunny Skye’s in October 2020 working in our Open Water and Swim Fit program. At the beginning of 2021 Miss Liv commenced a school-based traineeship to attain her Cert 3 in Business. She finished her traineeship January 2022.

Miss Liv began teaching ‘Learn to Swim’ in October 2021 where she is loved by many of the students she teaches. Miss Liv particularly warms to the little ones as she is able to build a wonderful rapport within her first few lessons with her students. 

 

Miss Miranda

Miss Miranda

Qualified Teacher of Swimming/Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

Miss Miranda started her two kids with Miss Skye as their teacher here at Sunny Skye’s in the middle of 2018. Miss Miranda has been involved in Surf Lifesaving for numerous years and is an ironwoman who regularly trains and competes. 

Miss Miranda became part of the Sunny Skye’s staff in October of 2021. Since joining she works in our Open Water and Swim Fit program, using her knowledge as an ironwoman and Gold Coast Lifegaurd to assist in the running of the program. You will most likely find Miss Miranda on her board during Open Water. 

Miss Miranda also is a swim teacher who teaches throughout the week at the pool. She teaches all ability levels from Babies to our squads.

Miss Dakota (Dak)

Miss Dakota (Dak)

Qualified Teacher of Swimming/Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

Miss Dakota has been a Swim Instructor for multiple years here at Sunny Skye’s. Dakota had a break from teaching as she was lucky enough to live in London for a couple of years which gave her amazing experiences. Miss Dakota studies a Bachelor of Design and Business full-time alongside her role as a Swim Instructor.

Miss Dakota teaches all ability levels in Learn to Swim from beginner to advanced. Miss Dakota has both a nurturing gentle approach but also the unique ability to be firm and push her students to succeed. Miss Dakota is able to make anything swimming related into a catchy jingle encouraging her students to become proficient and safe in all aquatic environments.

Mia

Mia

Qualified Teacher of Swimming & Administrator

Miss Mia has been apart of Sunny Skye’s since 2019 working in our Open Water program. Since then Mia become a Qualified Swimming Instructor and began teaching in 2022. Mia also assists Shaquille in the office with administration duties.

Miss Mia teaches all ability levels and many of her students warm to her in the first couple of sessions. Miss Mia is able to be firm but also kind and understanding of each students circumstances.

Miss Zoe

Miss Zoe

Trainee, Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

Miss Zoe has been apart of Sunny Skye’s since 2020. Zoe began her traineeship in October 2021 which will help her in attaining a Cert 3 in Business. As apart of her traineeship you will find Miss Zoe in multiple programs including Open Water, School Programs and Learn to Swim. Miss Zoe works in a customer service roll at our Tallebudgera location regularly engaging with clients. 

Zoe has her Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) through Tallebudgera Surf Club. 

Throughout 2022 you will find Zoe in the pool training to become a Swim Teacher and assisting teachers in the pool with classes. It is her humour and willingness to learn that makes her an asset at Sunny Skye’s. 

Jhett

Jhett

Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

 

Jhett holds his Bronze medallion through Surf Life Saving. Jhett has been involved in the Open Water programs for many years.

You will find him at our Open Water/SwimFIT programs and Surf Skills School Holiday programs, helping our students develop their skills to be able to swim competently and confidently in all aquatic environments.

 

Lacey

Lacey

Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

 

Lacey holds her Surf Rescue Certificate through Surf Lifesaving and has been apart of Sunny Skye’s Aquatics since October 2021.

You will find Lacey at our Open Water/SwimFIT program and Surf Skills Holiday intensive applying her skills of the ocean and waterways to help the students develop their own negotiation skills.

Jacinta

Jacinta

Salt Water Aquatics Instructor & Water Safety

 

Jacinta holds her Surf Rescue Certificate through Tallebudgera Surf Lifesaving. She joined the Sunny Skye’s team in January 2022.

You will find Jacinta at our Open Water/SwimFIT program helping the students increase their endurance and awareness of water environments other than a pool.