Location & Contact Details
Why choose Shapland Swim Schools
- Maximum 3 children per class
- Separate parents viewing room
- Free make-up lessons
- Easy monthly payments
- 32°C enclosed pool for year-round comfort
- Heated change rooms
Sinnamon ParkContact Us
Eighteen years of experience in teaching children how to save their own lives.
On average we are told of 10 children per year who have been seen to know how save their own life after an accidental fall into a pool, river or creek. They have learned to turn around, even while underwater, reach up, and grab the side. They do not even get a fright because they know what to do.
The pool is heated to 32 degrees throughout the year to be comfortable for infants (6 months) and mothers It also helps the older children relax. The pool is covered and enclosed, and has specifically designed depths to help beginner swimmers of all ages develop confidence in controlling how to float and regain their balance. The important 1st step in saving lives.
The beginning lessons emphasize safety skills such as being able to turn around and reach for the side. These are important life saving skills in the event of an accidental fall into water. On average 11 children per year of our students have been seen to have fallen into water, turned and reached the side before a parent could reach them. They do not even get a fright.
We offer an unusually high level of comfort and safety to parents and siblings waiting and watching the lessons. The waiting room is air conditioned and has a full view of the swimming lessons. At the same time siblings and other pupils are kept safely away from the pool edge. There is an additional outdoor waiting area with table and chairs if prefereed.
There are 8 for parking spaces which are wider than average to make it easier to get children in and out of the car.
Also there is access across the park from Drummond Street which is street parking.
Our changing rooms and toilet facilities are poolside so it is just a step or two to the heated change rooms and hot shower. All the change rooms have change tables.
In winter the change rooms are heated and they are close to the pool. In summer the observation room is air-conditioned. Parking is at the door and reserved for parents of pupils.
Swimming classes are offered all year around with short breaks at Christmas (3 weeks coinciding with Xmas and New Year holidays ) and in June or July (4 weeks - coinciding with school holidays )
Note: Hours are subject to change.
Cost & Enrolment Info
Each booking requires a deposit of $40.00 per child.
The deposit is redeemable with two full weeks notice before finishing lessons l. The deposit can be used as the last two lessons.
$20.00 per student per swimming lesson
$18.00 2nd child of family or 2nd swimming lesson per week
$16.00 for each child thereafter.
Fees are due on the first week of each month.
A late payment fee of $10.00 is charged for any payment made after the 7th of the month.
In the event of illness please email the name of the child and the lesson time to the office by 8a.m(or before) on the lesson day. If we know of an absence before 8a.m. then your child will be able to have a free make-up lesson on any day you choose, depending on absences on that day.
To book a make-up lesson please email us the day before you know you can do a lesson. (make-up lessons do not have a expiry date and can be given to any child of the same family)
In the event of cancellation of enrollment the make-up lessons are cancelled as well.
WHY NOT CONTACT US NOW?
Please fill out the Booking Inquiries form so we can find a suitable swimming class for your child. Once we have the information we will contact you to discuss a suitable time for your child to start their learn to swim experience, and give them a skill for life.
Gift certificates are available. You chose the size of the gift 1,2,3,4 lessons.
Saturday morning usually is waiting list only but it depends on the time of year and the class type needed. If you can choose any other day, please let us know.
A variety of times and levels in classes are available Monday to Friday
HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN
To assist your children to learn to swim we suggest:
# arrive with five minutes to spare before the lesson,
# have racing swimming costume rather than board shorts with pockets that fill with water, or thin straps that fall down,
# control any long hair (chlorine resistant soft cloth caps are available at our booking office in a variety of colours)
# as often as possible take them to a pool for fun and practice. Any activity in a shallow pool is helpful to beginners.
LEARN TO SWIM TEACHERS REQUIRED
Heated pool, 3 children per class
All year round employment. (closed for maintenance 3 weeks Dec/Jan and 4 weeks June/July Uni break and June school holidays)
Ideal: qualified Learn to Swim Swim Australia or Aust swim
Highly regarded: Experience teaching children any sport
Competitive swimmer High school or club level
Process: Interview and references
Trial in pool alongside qualified teacher
20 hours training in Shapland method.
tel: 32797088 Our chief goal is Happy children learning to swim and learn about water safety in ideal conditions. Our small swimming classes of 3 give the children and teachers the time to build a friendly relationship. Three in a learn-to-swim class offers fewer distractions and more opportunity for direct contact with the teacher.
Servicing the following suburbs
We supply swimming lessons in learn to swim classes of three pupils per class to the following suburbs in the inner and outer West. e.g.Sinnamon Park, Seventeen Miles Rocks, Jindalee, Corinda, Oxley, Sherwood, Darra, Sumner, Jamboree Heights, Mount Ommaney, Middle Park, Kenmore, Westlake, Wacol, River Hills, Carole Park, Forrest Lake, Doolandella, Ellen Grove, Inala, Richlands, Durak, Graceville, Fig Tree Pocket, Chelmer.