About Shapland Swim Schools

Shapland Swim Schools teach semi private swimming lessons to children of all ages, including babies from 6 months. We teach our unique Swim in Five program in small classes with a maximum of three children. Swimming lessons are conducted in specialised teaching pools, which have been developed over the past 70 years. This successful formula, combined with experienced, caring and Industry qualified swimming instructors, and a friendly, warm environment ensures your child can learn to swim with ease and confidence.

Our learn to swim schools feature:

  • Semi-private swim classes of three
  • All swimming instructors industry qualified
  • All swim teachers hold a Blue Card
  • Heated enclosed pools
  • Parents viewing room
  • Learn to swim classes for babies, toddlers and school-age children
  • 13 locations in Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast



Home Development Program really helps

My child (Caelan) is almost 7 months and has begun swimming lessons with Robyn at Shapland Everton Park. So...

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Eczema and being able to learn to swim in Magna Pool

My daughter has had moderate eczema since she was 4 months old.  We were unable to continue her...

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Age Champion Connor

Hi Ivan and Leanne (Alexandra Hills) Connor attended Shapland Swim School from when he was around 18...

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Latest News

Kids To Do reviews a Shapland swimming lesson

Recently, Karen Ghidella from KidsToDo.com.au visited one of our swim school locations and experienced... read more

Why does my child not appear to be improving

The answer is your child has reached a plateau. One of the hardest principles of the learning to swim... read more

Chris Shapland places 3rd in Byron Bay 2.2k Winter Classic 2014

On Sunday the 4th of May 2014 I competed in the 65-69 years age group in the 2.2 kilometre swim from... read more

Getting your ideal lesson time

If you can’t get your ideal time when you first make contact with your local Shapland Swim School... read more

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Everton Park, Kallangur and Warner
Welcome to Shapland Swim Schools We are very excited about our new site and have designed it with you in mind. Visit our blog page for useful and insightful information about our unique swim in five program, or lodge a booking request with your nearest Shapland Swim School. Over six decades experience in the swimming industry, semi private classes of three pupils in a specially designed heated teaching pool ensures your child will get more individual attention in a calm and peaceful environment. Read more...
Semi-private classes of 3 There are many reasons why you should choose Shapland Swim Schools for your child's swimming lessons. We have over 64 years of experience and 12 locations to choose from in South East Queensland. All of our teachers are AUSTSWIM qualified and Blue Card holders. Read more...
Six Decades of Teaching My grandfather Thomas "Pop" Shapland was teaching swimming in Toowoomba in the late 1930s. His son Bernard "Bernie" Thomas Shapland and Dorothy "Tuppy" Shapland (my parents) secured the lease of the Toowoomba Municipal Baths (an old fill and drain pool) in 1947. From that date on there has always been a Shapland teaching or coaching swimming as a profession. I began teaching alongside my parents at nine years of age. Read more...
FREE home development program for newborns We have created a Home Development Program to prepare babies for their first swimming lesson. It's a simple process, and it's easy to include in the bathtime routine. The happier your baby is at bathtime, the happier they will be when it's time for their first lesson. Read more...
For Sale: Clontarf Franchise Our very first established swim school is now for sale. In the hands of a good operator, it will experience significant growth and make the owner good money. This is an excellent opportunity for a family that wants lifestyle and an established business with growth potential. To find out about this exciting opportunity, Read more...