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Who Are Dad’s Fastest Swimmers?

Dad’s Fastest Swimmers is a collective of amateur swimmers and somehow even more amateur musicians. The indie pop band formed after a day at the local pool in the scorching Queensland heat (because, free band aids) where the friends challenged a kids swim club to a race. Despite the fact that lead singer Lucky can’t swim and has a debilitating fear of water and children, the group still beat out the club of eight year olds. While drunk on the taste of victory they decided they might as well form a indie pop band.
The band understands that the odds of making it big are a million to one (but they are used to those kind of odds). Dad’s Fastest Swimmers spent the majority of 2018 posting quality, tongue in cheek, content to social media and somehow still found time to perform, write and record their debut single “Mixed Messages”.
The debut single ‘Mixed Messages’ explores the challenging and often confusing landscape that is modern dating and hookup culture. Dad’s Fastest Swimmers’ member, and songwriter for their debut track, Lucky, said they wanted their first track to be an upbeat, catchy pop tune, that you can easily sing along to, reflective of the band’s overall sound. “Our aim for the debut single was to release a song that was so catchy that it started charting on the World Health Organisation’s list of infectious diseases. The feedback we’ve received so far says we might just achieved this – what we didn’t expect was how much this song would resonate, with so many people, who have had very similar experiences”, Lucky said.
The band’s debut single is now available on all major streaming services.

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What’s it like to see Dad’s Fastest Swimmers live?

DFS take fan feedback very seriously. Here is just some of the feedback we’ve collected from napkins after our shows.

“If I had to use two words to describe it I would say ‘life changing’. If I had to use 3 words to describe it I would say ‘very life changing’.”


“I’ve seen a lot of Brisbane Bands and I’d have to say I can’t think of any that own quite as many pool noodles as Dad’s Fastest Swimmers.”


“It’s like the stage is a clown car and they’re seeing how many clowns they can fit in there but it’s not funny, it’s much more than that. It’s beautiful.”


“After seeing all of Dad’s Fastest Swimmers on stage, I would no longer consider Beijing to be crowded”


“Bob Dylan doesn’t hold a candle to Dad’s Fastest Swimmers. Because arson is illegal and Bob Dylan is a law abiding citizen.”


“I actually went to school with Lucky and I have to say he’s not as tough as he looks. I eat swimmers like him for breakfast.”


If I was to write a list of famous swimmers with drinking problems, Dads Fastest Swimmers would be right up there with Ian Thorpe & Bear Grylls. Okay so Bear Grylls isn’t famous for his swimming but he does hit the piss pretty hard.”


“Imagine ET with a tandem bicycle… but even more iconic.”


“No one, including any of the fans, the music critics or the band members themselves can tell if this Brisbane Band is a joke. Some say that’s part of the charm, others say that’s all of it.”

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