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.
Patient, kind and encouraging staff
Both our children have been taught swimming at Shapland Everton Park for the past 7 yrs. Every single staff member have been amazing in their patience, kindness and encouragement. We haven't needed to look anywhere else.
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
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.
Less Distractions at Shaplands
My 12 month old son has come on in leaps and bounds since starting at Shapland Swim School. In fact he has learned more in 4 weeks at Shapland than he did after 5 months of swimming lessons somewhere else. I feel that the small swimming group and only two classes in pool at once has made a big improvement as my son is not so distracted. The staff at Shapland are very helpful and our swimming teacher Emma is just lovely. She is so gentle and encouraging with my son and I'm sure that's why he has learned so much so fast. I also appreciate how Emma knows exactly where my son is up to so we can work on things like him holding his breathe under water. The pool itself is very clean and a pleasure to swim in. I can't recommend Shapland Swim School high enough and most of friends have already swapped over to it.
Just started and very impressed
Ted started with you 3 weeks ago and i just wanted to say I am beyond impressed with your school and in particular Teds teacher Heidi!
Ted has always been a big water baby but was a bit scarred by our previous swimming school experience with a really terrible teacher in an very overcrowded class. I truly cannot believe what a remarkable change I've seen in him and his swimming in just 3 short weeks-all thanks to Heidi, so thank you a million! We are so happy to be a part of your school!
Tracey (Everton Park)
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)
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)
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.
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.