Swimming classes and lessons

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There are lots of swimming classes and lessons in Canada. A swimming class can be a great way for your child to develop swimming skills, water safety, and improve their overall fitness and health. It can also also boost your child’s confidence. Read more

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Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   
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.

Alberta (32); British Columbia (46); Ontario (28); Quebec (9)
Sport: Cycling
  • Ages 2 to 12 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $199/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 199 2-12 0 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


Camps offering swimming as an activity
Allegro Academy of Music   
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.

Don Mills, Toronto; Vaughan
Music (multi)
  • Ages 3 to 100 (Coed)
  • Day, Program
  • from $23/week
Day, Program openCamp Coed 23 3-100 0 Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario
Swiss Education Academy   
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.

International
Education (multi)
  • Ages 10 to 20 (Coed)
  • Overnight
  • from $2,080/week
Overnight openCamp Coed 2080 10-20 1 International, Other, International,
Camp Mère Clarac   
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!

Saint-Donat
Traditional (multi activity)
  • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
  • Overnight
  • from $475/session
Overnight openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys 475 5-16 2 Saint-Donat, Quebec
Teen Ranch   
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.

Caledon
Sport (multi)
  • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • Day, Overnight, family
  • from $320/week
Day, Overnight, family openCamp Coed 320 5-18 3 Caledon, Ontario



There are many different types of swimming classes and lessons offered in camps, schools, and community centres across the country. These lessons are for kids of different levels and ages. They’re offered in both the summer and winter, and during spring and winter break.

Lower levels classes

Some swimming lessons are offered for beginning or early swimmers. For instance, there are parent and tot classes. These are classes you will take with your young child, who will likely be between 6 months and 3 years of age.

In a parent and tot class, which is usually a group lesson, you and the instructor will help your child get comfortable in the water. You’ll go into the water together, and sing songs, play games, and have fun. Your child will learn to kick, put their face in the water, and enter the water (likely with you).

There are also lower-level swimming classes for older kids, who are usually between the ages of 4 and 8. In these classes, your child will start will enter and leave the water by themselves. They’ll also start to learn some of the swimming strokes. And, depending on their age and skill level, they may begin treading water and swimming by themselves.

Higher level classes

Some swimming lessons are for more advanced swimmers. These are sometimes offered for kids who are 10 or older. Your child’s eligibility will really depend on their skill level, though.

In these swimming lessons, your child will continue to work on the breaststroke, front crawl, and other swimming strokes. They also may work on diving and other advanced skills. Some of these classes also involve competitive swimming programs. In these programs, your child may have the opportunity to race against other kids and take part in diving competitions across the country.

Find swimming classes and lessons above. These include programs in Toronto, Montreal, and Victoria.







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