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,
My two children have been learning to swim at Shapland Swim Centre Everton Park for the past four years. I love the centres committment to quality swim instruction which is affordable for families. Shapland have a highly effective swim program delivered by excellent and friendly instructors who my children have loved. My children have now become competent and safe swimmers. Thank you Shapland!
Parents confident in toddler's abilities, thanks to Shaplands
We enrolled our son Chace to start swimming at 6 months because we were building a pool at our house and wanted to ensure he could it safely. Shapland has turned our son into a living, breathing, fish. At just two and a half he now loves the water. He can swim unassisted and confidently in our backyard pool without any problems at all. He can do entire laps by himself and he can swim faster than me. I would never leave my child alone near a pool, but I know if he ever did fall into the pool he would be able to swim to the side and climb out without any difficulty at all. The teachers are fantastic and they really care about the kids, the mineral water pool is indoors, heated and usable all year round, and the facilities are just great. We’ve now enrolled our new born son, Beau, as well.
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.
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)
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.
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]
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
Hard work pays off
Here is a photo of Hannah after her swimming carnival today. They split them up in their classes into ability levels – she is medium level. She placed in each race – third in the kick board race (although it was a tie for second J), second in the noodle race and second in the ball race (ball is held like a kick board). In the second and third races she had so much determination to beat the little boy that had won in the first race, with perfect kicking she very nearly mowed him down and was a whole body length in front of everyone else.
She was so proud of herself and I just wanted to thank Jasmine for her hardwork with Hannah. I know it hasn’t been easy but the persistence is paying off.
Hannah has Retained Neonatal Reflexes – so coordination is poor and so is the strength in her neck and shoulders – both things required for swimming! But after 12 weeks with a kinesiologist and the understanding from Jasmine each Saturday, and some huge adjustments to diet she is doing really well, both with physical activity as well as academically. Thank you.