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 specialized teaching pools, which have been developed over the past 64 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
My daughter has had moderate eczema since she was 4 months old. We were unable to continue her...
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Connor attended Shapland Swim School from when he was around 18...
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I took Olivia to Chandler for a swim on Sunday - the first time...
Recently, Karen Ghidella from KidsToDo.com.au visited one of our swim school locations and experienced... read more
The answer is your child has reached a plateau. One of the hardest principles of the learning to swim... read more
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
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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...
Three Gold Medals for Shapland
On Friday, 7 March 2014, Surf Lifesaving Queensland held their Queensland Senior State Championships, which invites all proficient surf lifesavers to compete and test basic lifesaving skills against their peers. Read about Chris's experiences competing in the events. Read more...