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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!)
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.
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)
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)
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.