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.
Shapland Swim School Alexandra Hills
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.
Great support and encouragement
With all our 3 children, we have tried 3 swim schools in the area over the years and I know we have made the right choice now with Shapland Swim School, Everton Park. Our children are very settled there and doing very well with their swimming now. They are genuinely excited to see their swim teachers and are eager to get into the pool. Isaac is great with our eldest child and is supportive and encourages her stroke and breathing. Our two younger children just love seeing Emma's smiling face to greet them in the pool and Emma does a great job in teaching them and challenging them within their comfort levels. Thanks Shapland.
Confidence quickly gained
Our daughter has gained confidence very quickly since coming to Shapland Swim School. She adores her teacher, Robyn, who is just great with her and the other kids. Robyn is very calm, patient and has an amazing ability to give kids the confidence they need in the pool.
Carolyn & Duncan L.
Patient and amazing teacher
John, thank you so much for the last four years. You are amazing witht he boys and have such patience! When I told Aiden last night that today would be his last lesson, he cried for about an hour! That in itself demonstrates what an impact you've had on the boys!
All the very best,
Impressed by dedication
I have been impressed by the dedication of the teachers at Shapland Swim School. The small classes allow each child to get personal attention.
As we usually arrive a little before my grandson’s lesson, I have been able to observe the teachers with a class of babies. The atmosphere is calm and non- threatening. I have seen few children unhappy in the classes. Any tears have been easily turned to smiles with gentle encouragement.
I would highly recommend the school.
6 years of fabulous swimming lessons
After 6 years of fabulous swimming lessons with you without a single break, thanks for all that you have done over these many years. Having a reason to get out the house every week was incredible for my sanity during those early years of parenting and the support and genuine caring that you have shown my boys has been truly wonderful. As you already probably know, I recommend you to everyone I know and will continue to do so. Samantha (Shapland Swim School Stretton)
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.
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.
Big thank you to Shaplands
My son Jack has been at Shapland Swim School Everton Park for 15-16 months now & has come along way since then. He also has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder with Speech Language Delay, I started with him at 10 months of age he is now 4years old.He swims unaided in the pool which is fantastic. I feel if he ever got into trouble in the pool he would be able to swim to the side & save himself.Without the lessons he has with Emma he wouldn’t be where he is today.I hope more parents who have kids with disabilities give them a chance to learn how to swim it is so important.