Swimming Lessons

Quality Swimming Lessons in Your Backyard!

There is no need to leave your home to travel to a busy City pool for swimming lessons. Your child(ren) can learn how to swim in the comfort of their home pool. Children typically excel in our lessons as they are familiar with the pool and environment.

Satisfaction guaranteed every time you book with us!

Our Instructors can pass your children through the Red Cross Swim Program

Swimmers will receive a Red Cross report card after completing six lessons. They will also receive a sticker or badge if they successfully complete all requirements for their swim level!

Private
Swimming Lessons

30 Minute Private Lesson:

  • Six lessons are required for Red Cross levels:
    Starfish - Swim Kids 3
  • Noticeable difference guaranteed after each lesson
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach to match your child

$32 / lesson

45 Minute Private Lesson:

  • Six lessons are required for Red Cross levels:
    Swim Kids 4 - 7
  • Noticeable difference guaranteed after each lesson
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach to match your child

$45 / lesson

60 Minute Private Lesson:

  • Six lessons are required for Red Cross levels:
    Swim Kids 8 - 10
  • Noticeable difference guaranteed after each lesson
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach to match your child

$65 / lesson

Semi-Private
Swimming Lessons

30 Min. Semi-Private Lesson:

  • Six lessons are required for Red Cross levels:
    Starfish - Swim Kids 3
  • Maximum of 2 swimmers
  • Children must be at the same (or very similar) swim levels
  • Noticeable difference guaranteed after each lesson

$23 / swimmer

45 Min. Semi-Private Lesson:

  • Six lessons are required for Red Cross levels:
    Swim Kids 4 - 7
  • Maximum of 2 swimmers
  • Children must be at the same (or very similar) swim levels
  • Noticeable difference guaranteed after each lesson

$32.50 / swimmer

60 Min. Semi-Private Lesson:

  • Six lessons are required for Red Cross levels:
    Swim Kids 8 - 10
  • Maximum of 2 swimmers
  • Children must be at the same (or very similar) swim level
  • Noticeable difference guaranteed after each lesson

$45 / swimmer

Back-to-Back
Swimming Lessons

Do you have several children who are hoping to have swimming lessons?

Then book our back-to-back lessons!

Add up the total amount of time that you would like the instructor to be at your house per appointment and select the corresponding service option!

DO NOT book the three lessons separately, as the booking system will automatically add instructor travel time to the end of each lesson that you book. This will result in a gap between each of your lessons.

Our semi-private lessons are for two swimmers of similar swimming ability. If the swimmers are attempting a Red Cross swim level, they must be in the same level (or very similar). Unlike the City of Ottawa, we do not put together swimmers for semi-private lessons so clients are responsible for signing up two swimmers for these types of classes. Only have one swimmer, sign up for our private lessons!

If the weather is looking dangerous for swimming (i.e., thunder, lightning, or extremely heavy rain) and it is less than 4 hours before the service, then it is up to the instructor’s discretion to decide if the service should proceed or be rescheduled. Your instructor has been instructed to only make this decision no earlier than 1 hour prior to the service. This is because weather can change depending on what area of the city you are in.

If the weather is looking horrible and it is getting close to the service time, your instructor will call you and give you the option to cancel the service and reschedule (at no charge to you).

If you agree to postpone the lesson, the service can be rescheduled at no cost. When re-booking the service, please ensure you mention in the notes section that it is a replacement service due to weather since this will notify me to not charge your account for the service.

If you do not want to reschedule and would like the instructor to still come – that is fine, but if while the instructor is teaching or lifeguarding the weather becomes dangerous, they will end the service. You will not receive a free reschedule for the remaining service time.

Good weather turns bad during lesson

If the weather was ok when your service started but turns bad during the service, the instructor will end the lesson and the leftover service time will be added to future lessons. For example if 15 minutes of a swimming lesson has been taught and then a thunderstorm hits, the instructor would make up the remaining 15 minutes over the next lesson or two (whatever their schedule permits).

Please do not email us if you are hoping to cancel a same-day lesson.
Please cancel the lesson through our Acuity online booking service or call our office.
How To Cancel through Acuity
You have up to 6 hours prior to your lesson to cancel the lesson through Acuity or to call us to cancel the lesson.
You will be allowed to reschedule this lesson at no cost if we receive the required notice.
If you do not reschedule the lesson during the same calendar year as your initial purchase, you will be refunded for the cost of the lesson minus our $25 administration fee.
Cancel after 6 hours due to non-weather issues
After the 6 hour cut-off time, please call or text your instructor to cancel the lesson if needed.  The lesson will not be rescheduled, and no refund will be given.

Preschool swim levels are for children ages 4 months – 6 years old.  There are eight Preschool levels and children will progress through these levels based on their age and swimming ability.

  • Starfish:  4 – 12 months (parent participation required).  Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits
  • Duck:  12 – 24 months (parent participation required).  Babies and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back float with recovery, and shallow water entries and exits.
  • Sea Turtle:  24 – 36 months (parent participation optional).  Toddlers (and their caregivers) work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim.
  • Sea Otter:  3 – 5 yrs.  Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level.
  • Salamander:  3 – 5 yrs.  Swimmers work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion
  • Sunfish:  3 – 6 yrs.  Swimmers work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim 5 metres continuously.
  • Crocodile:  3 – 6 yrs.  Swimmers further develop the front and back glide with kick, front and back swim, jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously.
  • Whale:  3 – 6 yrs.  Swimmers increase their distance on front and back glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion of the level.
Swim Kids swim levels are for children ages 5 – 12.  There are ten Swim Kids levels and children progress through the levels upon completion of the previous level.
  • Swim Kids 1:  Swimmers receive an orientation to water and pool area and work on floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build their endurance by working on the 5 meters front swim.
  • Swim Kids 2:  Swimmers work on propulsion skills to move through the water and to remain at surface while doing front, back and side glides. Swimmers work on front swim, and learn about deep-water activities and the proper use of Personal Floating Device (PFD) Perform a 10 meters swim.
  • Swim Kids 3:  Swimmers increase their distance on front, back and Swimmers receive an orientation to water and pool area and work on floats, glides and kicking. Swimmers build their endurance by working on the 5 meters front swim. side glide with kick, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive and will be able to swim 15 meters continuously upon completion of level.
  • Swim Kids 4:  Swimmers learns back swim and front crawl (10m), work on flutter kick on back, perform kneeling dive, introduction to sculling and can swim 25 meters continuously.
  • Swim Kids 5:  Swimmers develop front crawl (15m), learn back crawl (15m) and whip kick on back, learn stride dive and treading water, perform head-first sculling on back, and swim 50 meters continuously
  • Swim Kids 6:  Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (25m) , learn elementary back stroke and the dolphin kick. They also swim 75 meters continuously
  • Swim Kids 7:  Swimmers increase their distance on front and back crawl (50m) and elementary back stroke (25m). They learn front scull and stride entry. Perform whip kick on front and the dolphin kick. They also swim 150 meters continuously
  • Swim Kids 8:  Front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke to be refined They learn breast stroke, eggbeater/tread water, feet-first surface dive and standing shallow dive. Swim 300 meters continuously
  • Swim Kids 9:  Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke continue to be refined. Learn side stroke kick and head-first surface dive. Swim 400 meters continuously
  • Swim Kids 10:  Further refinement of strokes. They learn side stroke, dolphin kick (vertical), and feet- and head-first surface dives with underwater swim. Swim 500 meters continuously