At Little Snappers Swim Schools we are boutique aquatic education centres that specialise in small class sizes and a program developed from over 35 years experience.
At Little Snappers we focus on child development principles, the rights of children in an aquatic environment, and teaching from the heart.
From Newborns to Squads, our program has produced Olympians & World Record Holders. Our Program Director is one of 6 delegates serving on the National Swim Australia SwimTots Futures group deciding the future of baby & toddler swimming.
The path at Little Snappers is clear - our priority is to produce children who are safer in and around water and who swim with great technique!
Founded in 2011. Family Owned & Operated.
Chris has over 35 years experience in owning & operating swim schools from Cairns to the Gold Coast.
As one of 6 delegates on the Swim Australia National SwimTots Futures Group, Chris and her colleagues meet regularly to discuss the future of baby & toddler swimming in Australia.
An avid swimmer herself, Chris began her swimming career training under Australian Olympic Coach Bill Sweetenham.
Chris is an award winning Swim Australia course presenter, a lecturer and contributes regularly to the National Swim Journal.
Her program has produced Olympians & Record World Holders.
Chris' "No Tears" philosophy is the cornerstone of the Little Snappers program. And her life long belief in teaching from the heart is what makes our program so successful.
Mark Dalle Cort
Retired 12 year Rugby League Player, Mark spent his career between St. George Illawara, North Queensland Cowboys, English Super League and finishing off his career at the Northern Pride for the Queensland Cup.
As Chris Dellit's son, Mark is now following in his mother's foot steps as a leader in the Learn To Swim Industry.
A qualified Swim Australia Teacher and Teacher of Babies & Toddlers. As well as a Bronze Coaching qualification, Mark is an active teacher while leading Little Snappers Swim Schools through expansion across Australia.
His passions lie within harnessing technology to improve the Little Snappers swimming journey. Through interactive terminals at each centre and downloadable apps, Mark plans to bring Little Snappers to the forefront of of the industry through technology.
Mai Dalle Cort
Mai has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
As an American and Mark's wife, Mai has been living in Australia for 5 years now and brings extensive experience in Marketing to the team.
She is also a qualified Swim Australia Teacher and Teacher of Babies & Toddlers.
In additon to leading the team in Marketing and Public Relations, Mai is very passionate about providing access to swimming lessons to underprivileged children internationally and domestically. through our non profit organisation.