Archer started at DLSA in February of this year after over a year of no lessons and losing most of his confidence. I am amazed how far he has come, he has just been moved up into Water Confidence 3 (he started in WC1) and he absolutely loves swimming and his teacher Danielle, his Saturday lesson is definitely a highlight of his week.
can not recommend Tess or Ms heath enough. they both have such a nice caring nature and able to comfort my children and get down to their level to make them ENJOY the lessons. Tess is amazing with younger kids when tantrums accrue she is able to give them the time, love and attention they need to help stop the melt down, rather then ignoring them and giving them the cold shoulder.
Our 4 months old boy (Ethan) has been in Tess's class from day one and she is truly amazing. I don't know how she is able to pay attention and remember each of the babies' learning abilities but she did! One day, Ethan suddenly decides to not like swimming (he was enjoying before; teething, separation anxiety, etc? I seriously had no clue why) and you can imagine me, lost with a screaming baby during class. I was so thankful to Instructor Tess who encouraged me not to give up coming to classes, advised me to not force my boy to do things if he doesn't like it, and how I can change my class timings to better match his early wake time. Only possible with her bountiful experience with babies! Slowly but surely, Ethan got his interest back and was able to complete the entire class happily, confidently and independently. Only stopped attending because we had to return to our hometown. Thank you, Tess and DLSA for such a fantastic program. We missed you!
Darren Lange is a GREAT place to improve your kids swimming skills, from scratch or to just improve how well they swim. The swim instructors are very friendly and very helpful, and great at getting the kids to learn. I am so glad my daughter learnt new skills through them. Great place for kids and adults.
I cannot recommend Darren Lange enough! I learnt to swim here and now 20 odd years later my 2 children are learning to swim. I cannot recommend Tess enough. Tess has jumped leaps and bounds to help my 2 year old be more confident in himself and in water. My 4 month old also has tess as a swim instructor in the free class. In 5 short lessons my daughter is showing signs of being more water confident as well.
My son absolutely adores Tess and I cannot recommend her enough.
My son has been swimming at DLSA for the last 6 months. He started water familiarization classes when he was 3 months old and he has so much confidence (and respect) around water. It’s a great feeling as a parent knowing that even though he is so young he has already learnt some skills on how to ‘handle’ being in the water. Mum and Bub have so much confidence and it’s all thanks to our lovely and super supportive teacher Tess. Best thing you could ever do for your little one!
My 4 month old and I go to water familiarisation class with Tess. The class is great as it helps build my little ones confidence in the water. All the staff are very lovely and cheerful and we enjoy going each week. If you have a new little bun, check out their water familiarisation class
All 4 of my kids love swimming lessons and get soooo excited on swimming day. They have gained so much confidence about being around water which is fantastic due to the amount of time our family spends around water!
The staff are fantastic and friendly, they will work with you and your child to overcome any fear or issues they have to ensure your child feels safe and comfortable throughout the lessons.
My kids can't wait to have their lessons with Miss Tess, Miss Holly or Mr Joel ("that man" as my daughter calls him �)
Thank you guys for helping me share my love of water with my kids and giving me peace of mind!
Both our sons 2yrs and 5m have Miss Tess as their instructor. Our 2yr olds confidence has grown substantially in the small amount of time that we have been going. It’s the way that she encourages and shows our 2yr old that he can do it that has given him the confidence and belief in himself.
The front desk staff are very warm and welcoming and always a pleasure to talk too.
We've been taking our little boy since he was 6 months old and now at 19 months old he can almost swim unassisted. Swimming is his absolute favourite thing! He has been in Tess's class from day one and he absolutely adores her. She is amazing with babies & toddlers... she never rushes them or forces them to do things if they aren't ready. Thank you Tess & thank you DLSA for such a fantastic program.
My 6 month old has Tess as his instructor and she is absolutely amazing! Since joining her classes his confidence has grown towards the water and he is excited to attend his lessons each week. I'd also like to add the ladies at the front desk are super friendly and helpful! Thanks DLSA :)
The swimming staff and front staff are very friendly and accommodating. The instructors are very attentive and communicative to both the students and parents. I don't want to say to many good things about this place as it might get to busy and I won't be able to get the times I want. Great team you have there Mr Lange....you should be very proud of them all
All of the instructors we have had do their best to push the children to achieve their goals. We are extremely happy with the lessons and the way they have dealt with our sometimes challenging daughter!! Thank you!
I found DLSA to be a safe friendly learning environment for the kids to learning to swim as i seen when ive been there seeing my daughter learning to swim! The girls there are pretty good instructors and interact with the kids safely! Thumbs up!
The staff go above and beyond to ensure that swimming lessons go smoothly for our precious children and grand children in our case :) A special thank you to the wonderful and dedicated Patrea and Jerome that have worked closely with us to try to overcome some issues :) Kylie is so approachable and goes out of her way to help organise lessons when you need them :) I would strongly recommend Darren Lange Swimming Academy if you are looking at learn to swim for your precious children.
Fantastic staff excel in what they do, instructors are fabulous, friendly welcoming environment, admin staff work with families to meet their needs but most of all our most valuable gifts our children learn a life saving skill. Keep up the great work Wilsonton team.
On behalf of the Year 5 & 6 Sacred Heart Primary School - Toowoomba
Students and Parents we would like to send out a
BIGGG Thank you to YOU for helping us our fundraising ventures for our
Children's trip to Canberra from the 6th - 10th September, 2015.
There was a few different aspects to our Fundraising but certainly would not have gotten the funds raised with out the support from Local businesses like you guys!!
We simply cannot thank you enough!!
I know the children had a FANTASTIC time and come home with memories for life!!
Recently started H2O classes on Wednesday and Fridays with Kylie.GREAT!!! Kylie is a great motivator and they have a fantastic bunch of people who also come along and have a go. All fitness abilities, for I hadn't swum for about 20 years but with Kylie's encouragement I have come a long way since the first night! Give it a go! You won't be sorry!
Love love love Maxine!! She is the absolute best swim teacher! Just so lovely and excellent with children. The admin staff are always helpful & friendly. Great facilities :) I drive in from out of town to come here even though there is a local program.