About Shapland Swim Schools
Shapland Swim Schools provide semi private classes of three, and teach our unique Swim in Five process. Classes are conducted in a specialized teaching pool which has been developed over the past 64 years. This successful formula, combined with experienced, caring and Industry qualified teachers, and a friendly, warm environment ensures everyone can learn to swim with ease and confidence.
Our schools feature:
Semi-private swim classes of three
All instructors industry qualified
All teachers hold a Blue Card
Heated enclosed pools
Parents viewing room
All ages are welcome
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Since 1993 Shapland Swim Schools have used a unique computer program to manage their day-to-day rosters in...
Winter is a great time to enroll you child in swimming lessons. The Australian Government define swimming...
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Trust me...my daughter actually had the best time at Shaplands and picked up everything much more quicker...
My 12 month old son has come on in leaps and bounds since starting at Shapland Swim School. In fact...
I enrolled my son at Shapland Swim School after receiving glowing recommendations from friends. I had...
For Sale: Clontarf Franchise
Our very first established swim school is now for sale. This offer comprises the swim school business and home with granny flat.
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...
Balance and breath control underwater
This is one of my favourite underwater photographs of how relaxed a baby can be under the water. Please note the way the babies fingers are spread as they hold the water and if you look closely you will notice how the baby has adjusted her head position as well as her hands to compensate for the leg that is floating upwards. What a great example of Balance and Breath control.
Chris Shapland. Read more...