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Get to know the owners of Fish n Flips Upper Kedron:

We are soooo excited to introduce you to the Owner, Operators of Fish n Flips Upper Kedron! Meet Cameron, Kristen and Brooklyn Speechley. Cameron and Kristen (husband and wife) are considered industry powerhouses! They’ve run several successful swim schools around Brisbane for the past 30 years and shaped a number of industry leading programs. Brooklyn (daughter) was raised in the pool! From age 12, she’s been working for the family business and calling the pool a second home.  

The family’s first swim school – out of The Gap State School – was where they found their passion almost 36 years ago! Quickly establishing and delivering quality swim programs before expanding their reach, growing to better support the masses of north-west Brisbane.  

Speaking with the Speechley family about their journey and excitement for Upper Kedron’s launch, they were humbled.

“Thinking back to the early days, we pioneered some pretty cool things including licensing the first state school pool and operating year round by heating our pool water,” explained Cameron.

Who would have thought! Apparently, 20 yrs ago cold water was the norm. Don’t worry, that’s not the case at Fish n Flips Upper Kedron with toasty water and climate controlled venue, we’ll be teaching little fish swim skills all year round!

In 2005, Cameron and Kristen built and operated the highly successful Aquatic Achievers Swim School in Aspley, which grew in popularity and reputation. Quickly reaching capacity in Aspley, they set their sites on another location in North Lakes. The sites combined delivered over 3,500 lessons per week and taught schools of little fish to be safer around the water and have fun.

“It was a real family affair,” said Kristen while reminiscing about their Aquatic Achievers days. “Our daughter, Brooklyn, on customer service and our son, Mackenzie, teaching and coaching under Cameron’s guidance.”

The family’s successes quickly became known within the industry. In 2012, Cameron began working with Swim Australia mentoring and supporting fellow swim school owner, operators – both nationally and internationally. One of Cameron’s initiatives through this time included developing the nationally endorsed SwimSafer Water Safety Program and SwimBusiness, a swim school business partnership. Both works recognised on a national and international level, receiving several commendations for his work in water safety. 

In more recent years, Cameron and Brooklyn have been an instrumental part of the Rackley Swimming team. Brooklyn, in her role as Swim School Manager of Rackley Swimming Deagon until leaving for maternity leave a little over a year ago. Cameron, as Director of Swim Schools and growing the Rackley Swimming portfolio to over 29 venues while driving a high performance culture with an emphasis on quality swim lessons. 

Brooklyn, now with a little fish of her own, understands the connection, enjoyment, and fun that can be created in the pool. Inspired by her own family’s legacy, she holds a deep passion for infant aquatics and child development. Her dedication to teaching little fish how to swim reflects the Fish n Flips belief in fostering a fun, supportive, and family friendly environment. 

The Speechley’s are beyond excited to welcome families to Fish n Flips Upper Kedron in September 2023!

CONTINUE READING, CONTINUE LEARNING.

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