About Shapland Swim Schools
Shapland Swim Schools teach semi-private swimming lessons to children of all ages, including babies starting from 3-6* months old. 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, industry qualified swimming instructors, and a friendly, caring environment ensures your child will learn to swim with ease and confidence.
Our learn to swim schools feature:
Semi-private swim classes of three
Industry qualified swimming instructors
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
*Contact your nearest Shapland Swim School for more information
'Clodagh has learned more and had more fun in the short length of time she has been with Shapland than...
Thank you Pamela for a wonderful year. Our son Jackson has loved swimming on a Saturday morning and I...
Here is a photo of Hannah after her swimming carnival today. They split them up in their classes into...
Chris Shapland recently joined Karen Ghidella from KidsToDo.com.au for a LIVE online video... read more
According to the Royal Life Saving Society - Australia annual report, 266 Australians drowned... read more
Watch the video of the recent live chat about swimming lessons with Chris Shapland. The chat was... read more
At this time of the year our swim schools receive a lot of phone calls from concerned parents... read more
Booking requests & general enquiries
Welcome to Shapland Swim Schools
Over seven 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. Visit our blog page for useful and insightful information about our unique swim in five program, or submit a booking request with your nearest Shapland Swim School. 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 seven decades of experience and 13 locations to choose from in South East Queensland. All of our teachers are AUSTSWIM qualified and Blue Card holders. Read more...
Seven 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...