About Shapland Swim Schools

Shapland Swim Schools teach semi private swimming lessons to children of all ages, including babies from 6 months. We teach our unique Swim in Five program in small classes with a maximum of three children. Swimming lessons are conducted in specialized teaching pools, which have been developed over the past 64 years. This successful formula, combined with experienced, caring and Industry qualified swimming instructors, and a friendly, warm environment ensures your child can learn to swim with ease and confidence.

Our learn to swim schools feature:

  • Semi-private swim classes of three
  • All swimming instructors industry qualified
  • All swim teachers hold a Blue Card
  • Heated enclosed pools
  • Parents viewing room
  • Learn to swim classes for babies, toddlers and school-age children
  • 13 locations in Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast

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Testimonials

Amazed at the change!

Hi Michael and Diana (Carindale) I took Olivia to Chandler for a swim on Sunday - the first time...

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Best time at Shaplands

Trust me...my daughter actually had the best time at Shaplands and picked up everything much more quicker...

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Less Distractions at Shaplands

My 12 month old son has come on in leaps and bounds since starting at Shapland Swim School.  In fact...

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Latest News

Progressing in the Shapland System

In order to understand what is happening with your child’s Personal Aquatic Survival Skills... read more

Greg Brough 23rd March 1951 - 9th March 2014

On Monday I attended the funeral for Greg Brough, a good friend for over forty years. Greg was a larger... read more

Three Gold Medals for Shapland

Winning three gold medals (surf race, rescue tube and the board rescue) in my age group at the recent... read more

The two Hannahs

Over the last six and a half decades I have heard some wonderful stories in relation to children and adults... read more

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Three Gold Medals for Shapland On Friday, 7 March 2014, Surf Lifesaving Queensland held their Queensland Senior State Championships, which invites all proficient surf lifesavers to compete and test basic lifesaving skills against their peers. Read about Chris's experiences competing in the events. Read more...
FREE home development program for newborns We have created a Home Development Program to prepare babies for their first swimming lesson. It's a simple process, and it's easy to include in the bathtime routine. The happier your baby is at bathtime, the happier they will be when it's time for their first lesson. Read more...
For Sale: Clontarf Franchise
only $85,000
Our very first established swim school is now for sale. In the hands of a good operator, it will experience significant growth and make the owner good money. This is an excellent opportunity for a family that wants lifestyle and an established business with growth potential. To find out about this exciting opportunity, Read more...
Welcome to Shapland Swim Schools We are very excited about our new site and have designed it with you in mind. Visit our blog page for useful and insightful information about our unique swim in five program, or lodge a booking request with your nearest Shapland Swim School. Over six decades experience in the swimming industry, semi private classes of three pupils in a specially designed heated teaching pool ensures your child will get more individual attention in a calm and peaceful environment. Read more...
Six Decades of Teaching My grandfather Thomas "Pop" Shapland was teaching swimming in Toowoomba in the late 1930s. His son Bernard "Bernie" Thomas Shapland and Dorothy "Tuppy" Shapland (my parents) secured the lease of the Toowoomba Municipal Baths (an old fill and drain pool) in 1947. From that date on there has always been a Shapland teaching or coaching swimming as a profession. I began teaching alongside my parents at nine years of age. Read more...
Semi-private classes of 3 There are many reasons why you should choose Shapland Swim Schools for your child's swimming lessons. We have over 64 years of experience and 12 locations to choose from in South East Queensland. All of our teachers are AUSTSWIM qualified and Blue Card holders. Read more...