Swimming lessons and classes

Kids and teens get prepared for lifeguarding opportunities and more

Swimming lessons are a critical part of any childhood. Below, find after school programs that will enhance your child’s swimming skills and help them become an expert swimmer. On this page find:
A list of swimming lessons providers
A second list of programs with some swimming  (among other activities)
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Programs specializing in Swimming (19 results)

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

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 12 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $120
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Bronze Star Swimming lessons available with TAC Sports! Visit website

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $248
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Bronze Cross Swimming Lessons available with TAC Aquatics Visit website

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $248
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Bronze Medallion Swimming Lessons available with TAC Aquatics Visit website

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 1 to 3 (Coed)
  • From $34
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Parent and Tot lessons are now available for our Fall 2022 Swimming Lessons Visit website

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $468
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross Swimming Lessons available with TAC Aquatics Visit website

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PROGRAM
Swimming
Senior Y Penguins
Sep 19, 2022 - Jul 21, 2023

  • Kingston, ON
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $699
KingstonOntario

Senior Penguins includes competitive swimmers over 15 years of age. Visit website

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Swimming
Junior Y Penguins
Sep 20, 2022 - Jun 08, 2023

  • Kingston, ON
  • Age 6 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $310
KingstonOntario

The Kingston Y Penguins was developed as a swim team for children with physical disabilities and their able-bodied siblings. Visit website

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PROGRAM
Swimming
Development Y Penguins
Sep 20, 2022 - Jun 09, 2023

  • Kingston, ON
  • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $579
KingstonOntario

The Kingston Y Penguins was developed as a swim team for children with physical disabilities and their able-bodied siblings. Visit website

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  • Markham, ON
  • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $290
MarkhamOntario

Programming focused on in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and life saving skills! Visit website

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  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $410
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Perfect for growing kids' interest in swimming, dance, gymnastics, and artistic expression! Visit website

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PROGRAM
Swimming
Teen Novice Program
Sep 11, 2022 - May 14, 2023

  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 12 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $2,100
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Develop strength, flexibility, and artistic swimming skills while bonding as a team and competing in regional meets. Visit website

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  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $935
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Teens develop skills in synchronized swimming, strength, flexibility and artistic expression. Visit website

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $305
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Programming focused on in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and life saving skills, in a fun environment. Visit website

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  • Toronto (3)
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $935
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Perfect for swimmers who have done 1+ year previously (in a TASC Rec program or equivalent). Visit website

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $325
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The best programming focused on in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and life saving skills. Visit website

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  • Toronto (3)
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $935
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Ideal for kids who are new to artistic swimming or have little experience. Visit website

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  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $225
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Perfect for growing kids' interest in swimming, dance, gymnastics, and artistic expression! Visit website

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PROGRAM
Swimming
Competitive Program
Sep 11, 2022 - Jun 01, 2023

  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $2,600
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Build an athletic foundation that will carry swimmers through a lifetime of enjoyment in physical activity and team sports. Visit website

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $2,300
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Ideal for the young swimmer who is curious about competing, who likes a challenge, and who will thrive as part of a team. Visit website

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Programs offering Swimming as an activity (10 results)

These programs may have occasional swimming activities and some lessons as part of a broader curriculum

  • Brockville; Kingston, ON
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $84
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National Lifeguard certification is current for 2 years and is recertified by completing a National Lifeguard recertification Visit website

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  • Brockville; Kingston, ON
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
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This course prepares the instructor to teach & evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills. Visit website

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  • Brockville; Kingston, ON
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $315
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National lifeguard training develops a strong understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment as well as a mature and Visit website

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Traditional
Adventure
Rover Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 19 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

Through fun expeditions and mentored personal progression, Rover Scouts benefit from thrilling opportunities with friends. Visit website

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Traditional
Adventure
Cub Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

Cubs embark on outdoor adventures like hikes, camping & paddling, and explore fun activities in STEM & cultural experiences. Visit website

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $200
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Mayfair Clubs Golf Program offers your child a place to learn golf from certified golf professionals. Visit website

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Traditional
Adventure
Beaver Scouts
Jan 01, 2022 - Dec 23, 2041

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

Discover adventures like camping, hiking, playing games and enjoying campfires. Make great new friends and lasting memories! Visit website

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Traditional
Adventure
Scouts
Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2037

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 11 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $230
OttawaOntario

Scouts take their outdoor adventure skills to the next level with mountain biking, rock climbing, lots of camping and more. Visit website

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  • Age 15 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $230
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Sep 09 - Dec 18, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 11 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $756
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Swimming lessons near you

You can use our site to find after-school programs in swimming, from across the country. Find your city in the list below and browse swimming lessons and programs for kids, in your area.

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More than just lessons

If you love swimming, there are many different ways you can indulge in this passion. See related options below:

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What your child will learn in swimming lessons

There are different swimming programs and lessons targeted at kids of different ages. Here's an overview of how your child's swimming skills can improve no matter what their age. 

Lower-level classes for toddlers: 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 be accompanied by a parent or guardian, along with the instructor. They’ll learn to kick, move around, and dunk.  They may learn to tread water or "doggy paddle." 

Classes for pre-school and school age kids. Kids learn basic swimming strokes like the breaststroke, front crawl, and backstroke. Instructors educate students on how to position themselves properly in the pool, in order to safely move through the water. They learn to get in and out of the water by themselves. As they improve, they’ll begin to tread water and/or swim in the deep end by themselves. Through training and practice kids gain confidence in the pool and become increasingly adept at swimming. 

At this stage, they also learn hazard awareness. Kids are trained in how to look for potential hazards in and around the pool in order to preserve their own safety and that of others. 

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.

They're also taught lifesaving techniques and methods. First Aid awareness will be presented in advanced swimming lessons. They learn rescue methods such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other First Aid training.

What are the benefits of swimming lessons and classes?

Here's a look at what kids gain from swimming lessons beyond simply practical knowledge of how to swim. 

Physical fitness. In swimming lessons, children’s arms, legs, and core will be engaged at all times. As kids learn various swim strokes, learn how to tread water, and begin to swim regularly, they increase their endurance. Swimming is one of the best overall kinds of exercise, with little or no impact, using muscle groups throughout the body. As they grow to love swimming more, they get stronger.  

Increased confidence in the water. Class sizes are small and focused solely on swimming. Instructors work with kids one-on-one to help them master each skill necessary to proceed to the next level. As your child gets better at swimming, you’ll notice their increased confidence in the pool or lake. They can now swim in the deep end, jump off the diving board, etc., and as a result, they have more fun! 

Independence and responsibility. A large part of swimming classes at any age is focused on increasing awareness.  In classes for older kids, curriculum is focused on lifesaving skills and techniques. Learning these things, kids develop responsibility and leadership skills. The lifesaving skills taught open kids up to teen employment opportunities including camp counselling and lifeguarding.  

Stress relief. Being in a pool can be as relaxing as yoga or meditation. Having gained confidence in the pool, kids swim freely on their own. It relieves stress, anxiety, fear, and depression. 

Questions to ask swimming lessons and programs

As you review swimming lesson programs near you, here are some questions to ask, to compare responses they give you. 

  1. How many instructors are certified lifeguards or certified in First Aid? What is the ratio of certified instructors to students, in each class?
  2. How much experience do instructors have both with teaching and learning swimming?
  3. Do students need to bring their own goggles, swimming caps, or other accessories?
  4. Are parents able to observe their children during class?

Check out related camps and classes

Here’s a look at related camps and programs that can help you develop what you’ve learned from swimming lessons.:

First Aid courses near you teach older kids lifesaving techniques and rescue operations. These include Standard First Aid, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross training.

Sports camp helps kids develop the physicality they experience in swimming lessons. Basketball, soccer, and other sports can further challenge kids’ fitness levels and keep their adrenaline pumping.

Water sports camps are a great way for kids and teens to further explore their love of aquatics.  Other camps focus on activities as varied as diving, kayaking, and sailing training

Leadership camp is a worthwhile next step for swimmers who wish to pursue a lifeguard certification and move into roles like camp counselor or more advanced leadership roles in other areas in life. They learn responsibility and self-reliance, and to become empowered, assertive leaders.

Consult more information in the rest of our guide:

Sources and further reading

Benefits of swimming lessons." Hubbardswim.com


Frequently Asked Questions

How many Swimming lessons and classes are there?
There are 19 programs specializing in Swimming. In addition, there are 10 programs offering swimming as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

What are the fees to attend Swimming lessons and classes?
Fees for Swimming lessons and classes range from $34 to $4,200 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

What age do Swimming lessons and classes start at?
There are programs available for children aged 1 through 19.

Where can parents meet with Swimming lessons and classes?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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