Learn How to Swim in Toronto with Aquatics Academy

Posted in Uncategorized, on October 21, 2019 By Admin

Swimming is the most important, and fundamental sport that children are highly recommended to participate in.  Getting to the point where they begin to feel the most comfortable and confident in the pool is where finding the ideal swim school becomes very important. Read on to find out how Aquatics Academy can successfully guide you through this very exciting journey for your whole family.

How much does it cost to learn how to swim in Toronto? 

The cost of swim lessons in Toronto can vary for a couple of reasons. You have the choice for your child to participate in private or group lessons – and you may want your child to swim once or twice a week. Whatever the choice you make, prices may differ according to the program you choose.

Dependent on the age of your child, swim classes may run from 30 to 60 minutes in duration and this is where pricing may be different. Group lessons can be more of a budget-friendly option; along with a practical student/instructor ratio, the group option can provide both tremendous values, and appropriate swimming lessons to fit your child’s needs. Call Aquatics Academy directly at 647-350-SWIM or fill out our online form.

Where can I learn to swim in Toronto?  

Aquatics Academy offers 2 locations to meet the needs of several different communities looking for the best swim school that Toronto has to offer.

Champagne Centre

Our Champagne Centre location is in North York and easily accessible by car and transit. This is where our head office and the main pool is located. This location is pleased to offer a 5-lane 20-meter salt-water indoor pool, with a pool temperature of 85-88 degrees.  We have a tot dock platform, 4 ft. shallow end and 7 ft. deep end, to serve all types of swimmers. At this location, we are able to offer shower facilities with amenities, workstations with free WIFI, a viewing gallery with floor to ceiling windows, and lots of parking!


Our Allenby location offers swim classes to those living near mid-town Toronto. This location is equipped with a 4-lane/20 meter pool, gender-specific change rooms, and optimal viewing right from the pool deck. 

What is the best age to learn to swim? 

The best time to join a swim school in Toronto is as soon as your child is 4 - 6 months old. When your child turns this age, it’s recommended for you and your baby to join a child-parent swim program. This is a great opportunity to bond with your child and allow them to be exposed to other children while getting comfortable in the water. At this age, swimming skills are not the focus of the program. Children are typically ready to join a swim skill program when they are 3 – 4 years old. 

It is best to begin formal lessons for your child when they are able to listen and follow their swim instructor’s direction. It is also important for your child to be comfortable in and around the water before taking a formal swim program. If you are unsure when is the best time for your child to begin, you are more than welcome to observe a swimming class at your chosen location, before joining. If you are contemplating swim lessons in Toronto for your child, Aquatics Academy is a great place to begin your child’s swimming journey.

‘Learn how to swim programs’ offered at Aquatics Academy

Parent and Tots Swim

At Aquatics Academy, the Parents and Tots Swim Program is truly a special aquatic experience. We focus on the skills required to feel relaxed in the swimming pool and around the water. In our parent and tot program, our instructors focus on balance, coordination, assisted floating and kicking skills.  The most important part of this particular program is to allow your baby to begin to explore the water on his or her terms and to make them feel supported and calm in the pool. We offer a warm pool, and an intimate sized class (no more than 10 parent-baby pairs). This intimate group size allows for your baby to hear the instructor more successfully and for them to have more room to play and enjoy the pool.

Red Cross Pre-School Swim

The beginner pre-school swim program designed by The Red Cross is focused on the basic skills necessary to feel relaxed and confident while swimming in the pool, or walking around it.  Our amazing team of instructors focus on a floating practice, with the goal of having your child floating without any additional support. Water precautions and safety is next, to guarantee your child is comfortable and confident in the water.  After this, fundamental stroke skills and important breathing techniques are introduced and practiced, that your child will continually use anytime they are swimming in water.

Red Cross Swim Kids

When your child is ready to move forward into the next phase of their ‘learning to swim’ experience, Red Cross Swim Kids is where they move forward to. Here we focus on improving their swim strokes, and speed in the pool, while continuing to improve their self-confidence, by spending time in the deep end. Swim strokes focused on are; front, back, breaststroke and the practice of treading water.

Aquatics Academy swim school is proud to serve families in Toronto, Forest Hill, North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Maple, Woodbridge, Aurora and Newmarket.  Our mission is to continually ensure that our clients and their children feel happy and confident while learning a lifelong, lifesaving skill such as swimming. We make it our priority to keep our clients happy and satisfied, and will go above and beyond to make this happen. We hope that what you have read has helped you in your own research on finding the right swim school for your family to call home. Aquatics Academy,  the best swim school in Toronto, welcomes you. Connect with us today so we can meet you and your family, and for you to get to know our swim family too!

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