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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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)
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.