The first Rodd Swim School is born
January 1, 1989
The Rodd Swim School is founded at the outdoor and unheated Wallsend Olympic Pool.
Focus on fun and swimming more!
May 5, 1990
Damon develops and starts to implement his core “learn to swim” philosophies that focus on “fun” and dramatically increase every child’s swimming time within a lesson.
The Viking Centre and The Rodd Squad
January 6, 1998
Damon and his wife Leisa take over The Viking Centre, Cardiff, and “The Rodd Squad” is born.
January 1, 2000
A new 25 metre pool is built at The Viking Centre, Cardiff NSW to accommodate the fast growing learn to swim program. “Rodd Squad” members make national title finals, as well as winning events at Newcastle, country and State championships.
January 1, 2006
Damon sets up swim programs for Singleton Council, Raymond Terrace YMCA and Eurobodalla pools.
December 1, 2010
Damon opens “Just Like Fish” Swim School in Rutherford. As co-owner, he is able to implement his Learn to Swim program from the ground up.
January 1, 2016
“Just Like Fish” enrolments increase 5 fold from their 1st year. Damon develops a State level swim team from the ranks of his junior squads in a 17 metre pool.
FinS Swim School opens in Kotara, Newcastle
November 14, 2016
FinS Swim School opens it’s Learn to Swim program in Kotara NSW (7km from Newcastle CBD).