Brenden whilst learning to swim at Shaplands, lots a leg to chicken pox & lost his confidence to be in the water. His teacher John Dommett reintroduced him to water and swimming. John recalls “Brenden was fine in the water and settled in really well and got his confidence back very fast. I remember someone had made a prosthesis to help him in the water. Brenden did not like it so read more
Fantastic that the make ups are family ones... as a parent who has looked into most of the swimming schools on the Northside I have to say that a good make up program wins my business every time and yours is great read more
Congratulation to John Dommett owner of the Shapland Swim School Kallangur for teaching swimming since 1992. John loves teaching swimming and over the last 25 years has not only taught thousands of children to swim but has also given those children a confidence which overflows into their everyday life. Many of John's pupils have used their swimming skills to save their lives and many have also read more
As a swimming teacher who taught his first lesson at the age on nine (9), some sixty (60) years ago it is the golden moments, as I call them, that never ceases to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Golden moments are the ones where a child/adult suddenly transitions from one level of skill acquisition to the next. Click the link to this video to see this young child who is not yet read more
“I am not happy with how my child is progressing because at her last swim school she was swimming across the pool” is a statement I have heard lots of times over the many decades I have been teaching swimming and running swim schools. I also knew the statement “she was swimming across the pool” to be untrue as I was teaching that pupil and knew that the pupil could not floa read more
It is official. I have just received notification from the Channel Swimmers and Pilots Federation that I was the oldest swimmer from any nation to complete a solo crossing of the English Channel last Channel Swimming Season. Glen and Julie Langford who were part of my support team and who live in England will be attending to annual dinner to accept the award. Hi Chris Congratulations, you were read more
An interesting email came across my desk from one of our franchisees where a parent went to a swim school that specialized in children who have a phobia of water. Now what constitutes a phobia? Is your child scared of the water, will not tolerate over their head in the shower, washing your child’s hair is a terrible experience, does not like getting their face wet, screams when you take th read more
Chris Shapland recently joined Karen Ghidella from KidsToDo.com.au for a LIVE online video chat. we recorded the event and posted it right here for you to watch on demand. read more
Watch the video of the recent live chat about swimming lessons with Chris Shapland. The chat was hosted by KidsToDo.com.au and includes some helpful information about problems parents and children face while learning to swim. read more
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