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.
Read more about Gold medallist Paralympian Brenden Hall:
Brenden Hall in seventh heaven [The Australian, 19 August 2010]
Brenden Hall bio [Australian Paralympic Committee]
Care and Compassion shown
Hudson has started lessons only recently (after 18 months without lessons and originally starting at another school) and I couldn't have hoped for a better school. It was a little difficult at first but the care and compassion shown to Hudson during the first few lessons made it an easy transition and one he adapted to quickly.
I couldn't have asked for better teachers who are strong and clear without being intimidating, stern or unhappy. I have a little boy who talks about Isaac and Emma in such a positive way that, I couldn't be happier for making the choice to sign up with Shapland. Hudson looks forward to his class and has progressed so quickly.
Thank you to everyone at Shapland for making us feel welcome with a special thank you to Emma, who sat with Hudson during lessons until he was comfortable and Isaac for being a great teacher and so very patient. Grace Stephens (mother of Hudson O'Neill)
Benefits of the smaller class
I enrolled my son at Shapland Swim School after receiving glowing recommendations from friends. I had become discouraged with the lessons he was receiving elsewhere and I am so pleased that I made the change. My son has reaped the benefits of the smaller class led by his lovely teacher, Heidi, and he looks forward to attending each week. The swimming lessons are personalized so that each child is taught skills relevant to their individual abilities. The teachers know each of the children and are committed to their progress. The pool and change areas are clean and well maintained and there are only two classes in the pool at one time which lessens the opportunity for distractions during lessons. I recommend Shapland’s to friends who are looking for a good swim school for their child.Michelle client Everton Park)
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.
Changed to shaplands
I would like to say that since I changed my daughter over from a school that had way too many young children in their classes and way too much chlorine in their pool, she has rocketed forward in her swimming ability. Having only 3 children in each class allows for so much more focus on their style and individual abilities to develop at a much more effective pace.
My five year old daughter can swim a length of the pool confidently, dive under the water and retrieve toys and is fully capable of getting to the side of the pool and climbing out in most standard sized pools.
I have nothing but praise for the level of care, passion, dedication and commitment provided to each and every child at Shaplands. The pool is always clean, staff are always friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
My Daughter has achieved a high level of skill and enjoyment for swimming every time she visits her swimming teacher and Shaplands.
Cheryl Harris (Everton Park)
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.
My son asks to go swimming all the time
We love all the instructors! The personalised attention from small class sizes and of course just being in the water. My son asks every day to go swimming at the moment.
Out of sight improvements
My boys have been swimming at Shapland Everton Park for nearly 3 years. We changed from another local swimming school because I felt the boys weren't improving but since we have been at Shaplands the boys have improved out of sight. They both have become extremely good swimmers and I honestly believe it is because of the dedication and expertise of the instructors that have made my boys the swimmers they are today.
For most of our time at Shaplands the boys have had Robyn as an instructor and as I tell everyone 'we love Robyn she's the best'! My eldest now has Heidi and we have found her to be right up there with Robyn.
Any chance I get I recommend Shaplands Everton Park
Success with Shaplands
Before we found Shaplands, we previously had tried out 2 other local swim schools with no success. My two toddler aged boys cried constantly, wouldn't settle and were showing no improvement. I thought I was going to give up on swim classes altogether until we started at Shaplands over 12 months ago and we have been happy there since. The teachers are patient, the atmosphere is relaxed and both are thriving swimmers now.
Shapland best by far
Both my daughters started learning to swim at Shapland Swim School Everton Park at 9 months of age. I can honestly say that the teachers are very patient, kind and extremely competent with children of all ages, babies to school age. With only 3 children per class means very focussed attention. I have spoken with many people who come to Shapland after trying other swim schools and rate Shapland the best by far.