With a combined 35+ years of experience teaching children across Sydney, the founders of Little Heroes Swim Academy decided to do things differently. Actively involved in our program from the water to the board room, Tracey and Chris will never lose sight of why. As Directors they hope to set a course that many, across all of Australia, can follow.

Inclusion and kids with disabilities are our passion. Little Heroes exists because of them.

tracey ayton

co-founder and executive officer

Over her 25 years in the Learn-To-Swim industry, Tracey has experience in every role you can think of. Teacher, trainer, coach, manager, and sometimes therapist – she has excelled in them all. Throughout this time drowning prevention has always been a focus, from her award-winning baby program through to the current curriculum at Little Heroes.
Tracey is currently a presenter of the Swim Australia Teacher of Swimming, Infants and Toddlers and Learners with a Disability courses. She is also a member of the SwimSAFER taskforce with Swim Australia that’s sole focus is drowning prevention in the under 5’s age group. A regular conference presenter at State, National and International levels, Tracey is a highly sought after and respected voice in the Learn-To-Swim industry.

chris liu

co-founder and operating officer

After falling into swim teaching over 15 years ago, Chris has never wanted to leave. A belief that lessons needed to be fun and practical to produce a SAFER, more relaxed swimmer has informed his view for Heroes. A creative and practical mind away from the pool, you won’t ever find him far from his laptop. Accounts, promo videos, IT and program development, there are traces of his behind-the-scenes work everywhere within Heroes but like Tracey, the pool is where he is most at home.

pete dunne

senior mentor and ocean-water co-ordinator

An avid ocean swimmer, Pete has been with the Little Heroes since inception, tirelessly volunteering his time, tremendous heart and many varied talents. An amazing teacher of mainstream students and children with a disability, he is an invaluable member of LHSA.