Thriving child

The one major aspect of Shapland is my daughter loves going and has thrived in the pool. We had previously been to a local swim school and were appalled at the standards and practices going on, to the point where Elizabeth did not want to go in the pool. We were given the information regarding Shapland and have not looked back. My daughter is nearly diving and is treading water in a matter of 1 year and loves swimming. So to the great team at Shapland a big ‘thank you’ and to Michelle, Cheryl and Isaac you are a great teachers.

Di G.


Teaching children to be water wise

Shapland, Everton Park employs professional, experienced and friendly swimming instructors. They focus on teaching children the correct way to swim all the strokes, and more importantly to be water-wise too. My children love the extra attention they get from being in a small class size of 3.

Rachel M.


Wonderful year of swimming lessons

Thank you Pamela for a wonderful year. Our son Jackson has loved swimming on a Saturday morning and I really enjoy coming too. We can't wait till our other son Mitchell can so get a place.

I've read everyone of your newsletters and each has brought a smile to my face.

Thank you for what you do, you do it well.

Lauren.


Amazed at the change!

Hi Michael and Diana (Carindale)

I took Olivia to Chandler for a swim on Sunday - the first time we'd been swimming since she started classes with Shapland (her teacher is Johnny). On previous trips to the pool she has been scared and it hasn't been a pleasant experience but I was amazed at the change in her this time.  She showed me all the things she has been learning in class - 'monkeying' along the edge,climbing out, jumping in and paddling and kicking to me as I stood further and further away.  We even went on the waterslide - twice!!  Olivia was like a different person, I was amazed and delighted to see her enjoying being in the water.  I just wanted to pass this on to you and say thank you so much - your methods are getting amazing results with Olivia!

Kind regards Deb Pratt


Age Champion Connor

Hi Ivan and Leanne (Alexandra Hills)

Connor attended Shapland Swim School from when he was around 18 months of age through to when he was 7 years of age.  You taught him how to swim all of the strokes and he loved it.  When Connor left Shapland Swim School, we did not put him into any other form of swimming, no squad swimming or anything like that. 

Last year, 2010, Connor started attending Sheldon College and there it was realised how well he swims and what a great stroke he has.  Connor started swimming with the squad at Sheldon in October 2010.  He as awarded Age Champion at the Year 4 Swimming Carnival prior to commencing with the squad.

This year, 2011, he again was awarded Age Champion at the Year 5 Swimming Carnival and went on to represent the school at the Redlands District Carnival.  At this carnival, he competed in the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly.  He finished 5th in the freestyle, 4th in the butterfly and 3rd in the backstroke.  He was then selected to represent Redlands at the Metropolitan East swimming carnival.  At this carnival, Connor swam in all three events.  He did not place in the butterfly, but again finished 5th  in the freestyle and 3rd in the backstroke and was selected to represent the Metropolitan East team at the Queensland Primary Schools State Carnival. 

At the State Carnival, Connor competed in the Team A Medley relay, swimming the backstroke leg and Team B Freestyle relay and was the 4th swimmer.  The Medley team finished 5th but the Freestyle team did not place.  Connor also swam in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke.  He finished 22nd in the freestyle, which was expected.  What was not expected was that he made the final in the backstroke and finished 10th.  So he is the 10th fastest 10 year old boy in Queensland for 50m backstroke and he has only been squad swimming since October 2010.

I contribute a lot of his swimming achievements to the time, effort and support provided to him during his learn to swim lessons at Shapland Swim School.  Both of you put so much time and patience into teaching the children the correct strokes, not just the fundamental basics, so that when they leave your little learn to swim pool and hit the big pools in the outside world, they can well and truly hold their own.

Again I just want to say thank you so much for teaching Connor how to swim and how to do it well and helping him achieve what he has achieved in swimming so far.


Kind regards,
Catherine Bradfield

Shapland Swim School Alexandra Hills


Amazing review from Mandy

I would like to put in writing my appreciation for administrative and swim instructor team at Warner Shapland.

Whether by phone, email or in-person, administrative staff are consistently 100% courteous, professional and knowledgeable.

Likewise, I have found Warner Shapland swimming instruction to be 100% professional and second to none. Sebastian's progress in learning to swim has been steadfast.

Staff have an excellent manner with children. Sebastian's face lights up when he sees his swim instructor, Robyn. At times he has had not had his usual teacher nonetheless has quickly adjusted, thanks to the teachers' welcoming manner.

I always recommend your swim school to anyone looking to find a swim school for their child.

Kind Regards,    
Mandy Chaplin


Fun and productive swimming lessons

The fabulous amazing Anne our swimming instructor at Stretton meets the needs of the children's personality and learning styles and makes the class fun while extremely productive, small classes and the very friendly manager Gerry knows everyone by their names. Also the catch up lessons a blessing when your child has health issues and can be away lessons at a time.

Crystal L.


Excellent attention to daughter

I really enjoy being able to watch my 15 month old little girl learn to swim with Daddy through the large windows as I can see all the giggles (from both of them) and I know that she is in good hands with her teacher. I like the fact that there are only 3 children in a class at any one time so I find the attention on my daughter is excellent. Also the temperature of the water is a beautiful 32 degrees so it is easy to hop in all year round. My daughter loves it so much and I am so glad to have such a great swimming school close by, so thank you to all the team at Shapland.

Brea J.


Best time at Shaplands

Trust me...my daughter actually had the best time at Shaplands and picked up everything much more quicker even when she was there for just couple of terms.....i am planning to get her back there again! Amazing teachers.
Shiwani P


Paralympian began swimming lessons at Kallangur

Dear John and Sally,
I would like to thank you for teaching me how to swim. Over the years you have taught me lots about swimming. Thanks to you I have improved my swimming very much and I enjoy it so much. I will always remember you and the fun times Marcus and I have had in your classes. Thanks to my first coach maybe one day I will swim for Australia. 

Love Brenden.
(Dated 10/9/2001)

Read more about Gold medallist Paralympian Brenden Hall:

Brenden Hall in seventh heaven [The Australian, 19 August 2010]
Brenden Hall bio [Australian Paralympic Committee]


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