Eczema and learning to swim in Magna Pool
My daughter has had moderate eczema since she was 4 months old. We were unable to continue her swimming lessons in a chlorinated pool as, after just one lesson, her skin became very inflamed causing her much distress. On the advice of a friend we enrolled her in swimming lessons earlier this year at Everton Park Shapland because of its magnapool. This pool doesn't seem to flare my daughter's eczema, and we are thankful that because of this, she is now able to learn the very important skill of swimming
Esther (Shapland Swim School Everton Park)
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.
Fantastic guidance and reassurance
I just wanted to thankyou both for all your assistance in beginning to teach Lachlan to swim. I was a little unsure at first on his ability but with fantastic guidance and reassurance from you both he has come a long way in just a few short months. If it wasn't for us moving out to Jimboomba next month we would not have ended Lachy's lessons.
Thanks again and I would happily recommend Shapland Swim school to anyone.
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.
Kids stay focussed
Shaplands Everton Park provides quality swim classes that run like clockwork. My kids stay focussed as there are no distractions on the pool deck. We watch from the airconditioned comfort of the viewing room. All three of my kids have become happy, confident swimmers due to this exceptional swimming school. Best of all they love going!
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
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 she had in the 6 months that she attended elsewhere. Her teacher Hannah is so attentive and patient. I have absolutely no reservation in recommending you to anyone who asks!'
Natasha Wakefield (Warner)
Home Development Program really helps
My child (Caelan) is almost 7 months and has begun swimming lessons with Robyn at Shapland Everton Park. So far, he has had 2 lessons and these are his only 2 swimming lessons he's ever had. I was a swimmer and played water polo through school and uni and feel that becoming familiar with, and confident in, water (as well as learning to swim) is an integral part of childhood. I wasn't sure how early a baby could start swimming lessons, so did some internet searching when Caelan was less than 2 weeks old and came across the home program, which we started following as soon as I'd found it. Before starting swimming lessons, he was quite happy to float (supported) on his front as well as his back, and was also happy to move his head so that water flowed over his face - all, I am sure, because of the home program.
We have a big bath tub and my husband or I normally jump into the bath with Caelan when it comes to bath time. Tonight, I decided to show my husband one of our exercises that Caelan and I have been doing in our swimming lessons (the exercise where Caelan sits on the step, leans and 'swims' towards me under his own initiative). Robyn gave me some feedback during our lesson yesterday that I had been 'lifting' him too early and to let him say in the water a little bit longer, so I decided to try this during our demo in the bath tonight.
First of all, my husband was surprised that Caelan was happy to sit, unaided, in the bath, then launch himself towards me with no fear of the water whatsoever and was very content for his entire head to be submerged. Secondly, we were both surprised that as I practiced Robyn's advice and let him stay in the water longer than I had yesterday, he rolled over onto his back and surfaced, face-up, all by himself. He did use the bottom of the tub to assist him, but we were both impressed that after just 2 lessons, he instinctively made movements to roll himself over and float face-up in the water.
We can't wait to see what happens next as a result of our swimming lessons at Shapland Everton Park!
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.
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)