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)
Children have flourished
My son (4) and daughter (3) have flourished at Shapland. They are safe around and in the water plus are now learning 'big arm' swimming. The teachers are excellent, clear in communication and encouraging and the environment is inviting with a viewing room for parents and mineral pool for the health of our kids. I recommend them to all of my friends and the results speak for themselves.
Swimming made fun
My children have been attending Shapland Swim School Everton Park for five years and we love the small class sizes and the way children are grouped according to ability. Swimming has not only given my kids great survival skills and confidence but they learnt from an early age how to participate in a class situation - to listen to the teacher, to wait for their turn. The teachers are wonderful, very approachable and encouraging. I particularly like the way they make swimming fun without compromising on technique. We have all made great friends from swimming classes.
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]
Persistence pays off
Our son started swimming aged 2, and he was the worst kid in class when it cam to behaviour, he would run and jump in, splash everyone and generally run amok. I considered withdrawing him but as he was such a daredevil around water we persisted, and so did his lovely teacher Robin. He slowly learnt to wait his turn and to listen. He is now just turned five and still going to classes, and he has graduated to kickboards and goggles and swims like a fish at home. Also every class paid for itself the day he fell in the pool when he was three and he automatically swam to the side. (I was with him at the time!)
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!
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.
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.
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)
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.