About Us

What is a Flamingo in the Backyard?

We are a small private company striving to provide the Kingston community with the best mobile swim instruction possible!
Our focus is to promote water safety by providing our clients with quality swim instruction at their convenience.

Ultra-Convenient: We guarantee that you will not find a more flexible swim provider in Kingston. We know life can be busy and full of unexpected happenings – especially for families! Our rescheduling policies have been created around the goal of being as convenient as possible for our clients. Just let us know if we can make our booking process or lessons more convenient and we will do our best to make it happen!

Personalized Instruction: Our instructors are trained to create a perfectly crafted lesson approach to match each of our students. Because of this approach, we have a proven track record of making great things happen in the pool. We specialize in helping students overcome fear of water as well as students who are not comfortable in group settings. We promise that none of our lessons will be of generic lesson plan quality. Our main goal is to have each and every one of our students finish their session as a stronger and more confident swimmer!

Awesome Staff: Everyone knows that staff can be one of the main factors that clients choose a company so we have a pretty amazing staff of Flamingos! We strive to provide responsive, friendly, and professional customer service in all aspects of our company; from the booking process, to our receptionists, to our instructors. Come and see for yourself

Meet the Owner:

Natalya Kwiatkowski started as a teacher at a public pool, for a summer session. It became obvious to her that group lessons often did not match the learning abilities of many swimmers. Natalya decided that many children would benefit from private swimming lessons that were tailored to the child’s learning style so that they could more quickly achieve confidence as a swimmer. For this reason, in 2011 Natalya started Hippo in the Bathtub. Through the company Natalya strives to ensure that convenient and quality swim instruction is available to everyone in Ottawa. To date, Hippo in the Bathtub has taught over a thousand students in the Ottawa area.

Flamingo in the Backyard seeks to bring the same backyard swimming lesson experience to families in the Kingston, ON area. Private lessons in the comfort of a backyard pool is very often the combination that children need in order to become confident swimmers!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalyakwiatkowski