Swimming lessons and classes

Swimming lessons, classes, and programs in Canada

There are many swimming classes and lessons in Canada. These are offered in camps, schools, and community centres, and provide many different types of programs. A swimming class can be a great way for your child to acquire and improve swimming skills and become more fit. Swimming programs and classes have lots of other benefits for your child, whether they’re at a camp, school, or community centre. These benefits will vary, based on the age and level of your child and on the type of class or lesson they’re taking. Swimming lessons can also be great fun! Learn more from class providers listed here!  Read more

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These programs offer dedicated swimming lessons that may prepare kids for lifeguarding opportunities, etc.

Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   

Alberta (32); British Columbia (46); Ontario (52); Quebec (9)

  • Sport: Cycling
  • Day camp, Program

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and trail programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction. Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $199/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1992-120The Beach, Toronto, West Deane Park, Toronto, Leaside, Toronto, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Markham, Don Mills, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Burlington, Forest Hill, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, St Albert, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Little Italy, Toronto, East York, Toronto, Vaughan, Pointe-Claire, Cote Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Surrey, Kelowna, West Vancouver, Ajax, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, Rouge, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Lansing , Toronto, Spruce Grove, Richmond Hill, Montreal, Outremont, Saint Laurent, Barrie, Kitchener, London, Airdrie, Mont-Royal, Westmount, Port Moody, Parkview Hills, Toronto, Whitby, Waterloo, Laval, OkotoksSport: CyclingPedalheads Bike, Swim and SportPedalheads offers bike, swim, and trail programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction. The Beach, Toronto, West Deane Park, Toronto, Leaside, Toronto, Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Lawrence Manor, Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Markham, Don Mills, Toronto, Bayview Village, Toronto, Burlington, Forest Hill, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, St Albert, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Little Italy, Toronto, East York, Toronto, Vaughan, Pointe-Claire, Cote Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Surrey, Kelowna, West Vancouver, Ajax, Hamilton, Milton, Newmarket, Rouge, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Lansing , Toronto, Spruce Grove, Richmond Hill, Montreal, Outremont, Saint Laurent, Barrie, Kitchener, London, Airdrie, Mont-Royal, Westmount, Port Moody, Parkview Hills, Toronto, Whitby, Waterloo, Laval, Okotoks Day camp, Program Coed
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These programs may have occasional swimming activities and some lessons as part of a broader curriculum

Radiant Girls   

Burlington; Online; Tillsonburg

  • Education: Leadership
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

Girls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Girls
  • from $180/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Girls1807-180Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, Education: LeadershipRadiant GirlsGirls Wellness & Leadership programs, with prof. coaches, chef's and trainers. Featuring Yoga/Pilates, Outdoor Adventures, Art, Leadership Games, Relationship Building, Self Care, Coaching, and More! Burlington, Ontario, Virtual Program, , Tillsonburg, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Girls

Prestige School Summer Programme   

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Online

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed3503-121Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Prestige School Summer ProgrammeA day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Teen Ranch   

Caledon

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp

Just an hour from the GTA, a traditional Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $320/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp openCamp Coed3205-182Caledon, OntarioSport (multi)Teen RanchJust an hour from the GTA, a traditional Christian summer camp & year round retreat facility, specializing in developing youth through horse, hockey, adventure, bmx, soccer, figure skate, ninja warrior, WHAM & day camps. Caledon, Ontario Day camp, Overnight camp, Family camp Coed

Swiss Education Academy   

International

  • Education (multi)
  • Overnight camp

Based in Switzerland, Swiss Education Academy offers short courses during the summer for 10-20-year-old students, from language camps to discovering the culinary arts to an introduction to the world of hospitality. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $2,080/week
Overnight camp Coed208010-203International, Other, International, Education (multi)Swiss Education AcademyBased in Switzerland, Swiss Education Academy offers short courses during the summer for 10-20-year-old students, from language camps to discovering the culinary arts to an introduction to the world of hospitality. International, Other, International, Overnight camp Coed

Camp Mère Clarac   

Saint-Donat

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight camp

Located on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $475/session
Overnight camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys4755-164Saint-Donat, QuebecTraditional (multi activity) Camp Mère ClaracLocated on the banks of Rivière Ouareau, we have a magnificent 115 acres of land (making it one of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec) with unique and safe facilities, and 25 activities conducted in French! Saint-Donat, Quebec Overnight camp Coed, Girls, Boys

Allegro Academy of Music   

Don Mills, Toronto; Vaughan

  • Music (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

This Thornhill and Vaughan Ontario summer music camp offers daily music classes : MYC, Drama, Arts, Swimming, along with math, reading, language and fun kids games. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $23/week
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed233-1005Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, OntarioMusic (multi)Allegro Academy of MusicThis Thornhill and Vaughan Ontario summer music camp offers daily music classes : MYC, Drama, Arts, Swimming, along with math, reading, language and fun kids games. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

What classes are offered?

There are lots of different kinds of swimming programs and lessons to choose from. For instance, there are group and one-on-one lessons. And both of these lessons are offered for kids of different ages and levels.

Lower-level classes: Some swimming classes are offered for kids who are just starting out, or are still building their basic skills. For instance, there are classes for infants and toddlers (six months to three years).

In these classes, your child will mostly learn to just get comfortable with the water. They’ll likely go in the water with an adult, such as you (their parent), their guardian, or the instructor. They’ll learn to kick, move around, blow bubbles, and dunk, while singing songs and doing hand motions.

Intermediate-level classes: Older kids, on the other hand, will start to go in the water by themselves. They’ll also start to learn basic strokes, such as the breaststroke, backstroke, and front crawl. And, they’ll learn to get in and out of the water by themselves. As they improve, they’ll begin to tread water and swim in the deep end by themselves.

Higher-level classes: Other swimming classes are offered for kids who are more advanced. Often, older children, aged 10 and up, will take these lessons. Sometimes teenagers and adults will take them as well. These swimming classes will build on certain skills.

For instance, kids will continue to work on their swimming strokes. They also may work on more challenging skills, such as diving. Many kids, at this stage, also get involved in competitive swimming. Here, they’ll race kids in swim meets, or face them in diving competitions.

What are the benefits of swimming classes?

At the lower levels, your child, most importantly, will learn basic swimming skills. In addition to making them safer, this can build their confidence and self-esteem.

At the higher levels, in addition to learning advanced skills, swimming lessons can build your child’s fitness level and endurance. They can also, like lower-level lessons, boost their confidence and self-esteem. And if they involve competitive swimming, your child may find them fun and exciting. Finally, your child may be able to obtain high certification in one of these classes. And, among other things, this may enable them to work as a lifeguard at pools and beaches across the country.    



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