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
  • 14 locations in Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts

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6 years of fabulous swimming lessons

After 6 years of fabulous swimming lessons with you without a single break, thanks for all that you have...

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Just started and very impressed

Ted started with you 3 weeks ago and i just wanted to say I am beyond impressed with your school and in...

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No reservation in recommending you

'Clodagh has learned more and had more fun in the short length of time she has been with Shapland than...

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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 14 locations to choose from in South East Queensland. All of our teachers are Industry qualified and Blue Card holders. Read more...
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...
FOR SALE: Shapland Swim School Franchise One of our very successful Shapland Swim School franchises & property is for sale! If you're looking for a home and business in one that enables you to enjoy a great work-life balance, this is the business for you! For more details about the home and business, 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...