Private Swim Lessons in Ottawa
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Whether you're a beginner or advanced swimmer entering the pool for the first time in Ottawa — it doesn't matter if you're young or just young at heart — AquaMobile Swim School has you covered. If you are ever thinking 'can I get private swim lessons near me?' look no further. We offer a range of services, from private swim lessons for beginners in Ottawa to specialized swim programs for infants, adults, triathletes, and people looking for custom lesson plans.
AquaMobile’s private at-home swim lessons in Ottawa are based on a personalized program that works for you and your loved ones — we will cater to you needs! Our high-quality, private swim lessons in Ottawa are effective, convenient, and take place right in your very own private pool in Ottawa. So even those aspiring swimmers with busy schedules can enjoy private swim lessons!
Our swim lesson programs and teaching models have helped thousands of swimmers in Ottawa learn water safety basics, which has helped us earn the trust of clients across North America. AquaMobile Swim School is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Red Cross, Lifesaving Society, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, and United States Swim School Association.
People across North America have seen the quality of our swim programs and are taking note. As a result, AquaMobile Swim School has received numerous awards, including the Empact Showcase at the United Nations, the Emerging Entrepreneur Award 2014 and Small Business Challenge Winner in 2015.
Here at AquaMobile Swim School in Ottawa, we're focused on helping our swimmers create and achieve their individual goals. Whether it is as simple as perfecting that backstroke, or as complex as learning crucial life-saving skills that prevent you or a loved one from drowning, we're with you every step of the way.
Our Private Swim Programs for All Ages!AquaMobile offers private swimming classes in Ottawa that are flexible and customized based on your needs. Our swim lessons in Ottawa can be taught one-on-one or as a group — whatever your preference. Get the specialized attention you need, or grab a few friends and turn your swim lessons into a fun group activity. We've organized our private swimming lessons into easy-to-understand steps that focus on the fundamentals of learning how to swim in Ottawa.
Below are some of the skills that your AquaMobile Swim Instructor will focus on during your private swim lessons, depending on your skill level.
AquaMobile Swim School in Ottawa offers other swim programs including:
- Beginner Swim Lessons for Infants
- Beginner Swim Lessons for Kids
- Beginner Swim Lessons for Adults
- Advanced Swim Instruction
- Pool Safety Courses
- Lifeguarding Services
- CPR & First Aid Courses
Infant Swim Lessons in Ottawa
At AquaMobile Swim School in Ottawa, we believe everyone deserves personalized attention when it comes to private swim lessons. And when it comes to teaching your baby or toddler those swimming basics, we highly recommend private swimming lessons for little ones. Our primary goal for infant private swim lessons is simple: We want to help your children become happier, healthier, and water safe, above all else.
During AquaMobile swim lessons, we demonstrate fundamental swimming skills that every child needs to feel safe and comfortable in the water. Your personal AquaMobile Swim Instructor begins by first assessing your child's swimming skills to establish a baseline. Then we expand and build upon them. Most infant swimming lessons in Ottawa start off with an emphasis on basic water safety, building their comfort level in the water, and then we build their skills from there.
In our Infant Swimming Classes in Ottawa, some of the skills we teach students include:
- How to enter and exit the pool
- Learning how to hold their breath
- How to blow bubbles
- How to recognize an emergency and how to call for help
- Treading water
- Fundamentals on how to kick and move their arms
- How to swim both assisted and unassisted
Baby and Parent Swim Lessons in Ottawa
Parents don't have to simply sit on the sidelines while their wee one enjoys the water. Join in on the fun with a parent and baby swim lesson in Ottawa! Your baby will feel far more comfortable with a familiar face by their side in the pool. You'll also see firsthand how your child progresses and builds their swimming skill sets — not to mention participating parents can help identify areas for improvement to work on later. These joint swim lessons also serve as an incredible bonding experience. Grow closer to your child as they learn a valuable life skill. You and your baby will cherish your time together while creating new memorable moments without leaving the comfort of your own home. Whether you are looking for Mommy and Me Swim Lessons, or want your infant to learn to swim with another adult, AquaMobile has you covered!
Adult Swim Lessons in Ottawa
We understand that everyone is different and has different swimming experiences. This is why AquaMobile has different private swimming programs in Ottawa that appeal to a large range of adults regardless of skill level or physical ability. From those who have never set foot in a pool before and are looking to overcome their fear of water, to adults who regularly engage in water aerobics and triathlons, our diverse set of swim instructors in Ottawa have you covered! It's never too late to learn this invaluable life skill that can open up a world of possibilities to improve your fitness with low impact exercise in the water.
Choosing Your Private Swim Instructor in Ottawa
Learning to swim is much easier when you're confident and comfortable. That's why we believe in allowing our customers to choose their own swim instructor for their private swim lessons. And that's what makes us different — we're the only at-home private swim lesson provider in North America that allows you to choose your own private swim instructor. All of our swim instructors in Ottawa are warm, friendly, and highly qualified. If you have trouble picking the perfect one, our knowledgeable AquaMobile customer service team is more than happy to help you! We can offer multiple recommendations based on each student's needs. Each member of our customer service team is either a current or former swim instructor, so they can make an informed and experienced decision for you.
AquaMobile private swim lessons in Ottawa are conducted in a one on one environment or small class sizes depending on our preference, which allows our swim instructors to give you their undivided attention. Our private swim lessons allow for a customized swim lesson plan that is catered to your needs and learning rate. We take pool safety and having fun seriously, which is why our swim programs start with an engaging lesson in water safety and tutoring on proper pool etiquette.
AquaMobile Swim School’s private swim instructors in Ottawa are put through a rigorous hiring process and thorough background checks to ensure our clients receive a top-notch learning experience. Each AquaMobile swimming instructor has a minimum of three years experience and has gone through a rigorous training program to earn their respective certifications including: swim instructor, lifeguard, and CPR/First Aid certifications.
Our private swim lessons in Ottawa are customizable and versatile right down to your swim instructor. The best part is that we bring this personalized experience right to your doorstep! With our staff of seasoned AquaMobile Swim School Instructors, we can easily cater to your schedule. Having an issue figuring out which is the right program for you? Our experienced and knowledgeable customer service team will be more than happy to assist you!You can learn more about them here.
How to choose the best swim instructor in Ottawa for your family
When starting private swimming lessons in Ottawa, it's important to know that your swim instructor is the best possible choice for you or your children. Many people are unsure of how to choose the best swim instructor, so we’ve compiled a list of what to look for to help you make the right decision.
1) Find a Ottawa Swim Instructor Who Meets the Certification Requirements
Finding a swim instructor in Ottawa that meets your needs hinges on them holding the correct training specifications. What does that look like? Swim instructors should have the following qualifications as a minimum:
- CPR Certification
- First Aid Certification
- Formal Swim Instructor Training/Certification
2) Make Sure the Instructor has Two or More Years of Formal Teaching Experience
For private swimming lessons, it's essential that the swim instructor have formal teaching experience. A lot of people will advertise that they have 15 years as competitive swimmer – but that simply isn't enough when it comes to private swim lessons in Ottawa. Just because the person has excelled at the sport themselves doesn’t necessarily make them a good swim instructor or coach. In other cases, the teaching experience is just with a few friends and family members, and that also isn't equivalent to true "teaching" experience as a qualified swim instructor.
This is something we screen for when interviewing swim instructors to join the AquaMobile Swim School Team. While a swim instructor may seem perfect on paper, there have been many occasions where we turn down swim instructors in Ottawa for a job because they struggle to answer questions on teaching basic swim skills. In many cases, they're used to giving informal advice to fellow swimmers who need technique refinement — as a result, they struggle to break skills down into simple steps that are digestible for novice swimmers.
That's why we recommend that the swim instructor have two or more years of formal teaching experience. This ensures that they are confident and knowledgeable, which will translate to a better learning experience for beginning swimmers. With two-plus years of experience, they'll have worked with many different student personalities and learning styles, improving their ability to adapt their teaching techniques to get students to learn quickly and effectively during private swimming lessons in your home pool in Ottawa.
3) Check that the Swim Instructor is Fully Insured
This is extremely important. Due to cost constraints, many independent swim instructors in Ottawa have no insurance coverage, which can leave you with major liability costs if an incident occurs. AquaMobile has a multi-million dollar general liability insurance policy to fully insure all our AquaMobile Swim Instructors while they're teaching our clients in Ottawa.
4) Look for Someone with Experience to Meet Your Specific Needs
Make sure the swim instructor is experienced teaching the age, swim level, and specific needs for you or your child. You may also be interested in looking for a swim instructor with specialized skills for your private swimming lessons in Ottawa.
Some areas of expertise may want to look for include:
- Experience teaching children with special needs
- Experience in parent & tot swim lessons or infant swim lessons
- Specialized in certain skills (diving, synchro, etc.)
- Competitive swim coaching
- Endurance and fitness swim lessons
Determine what specific learning goals you have for your private swim lessons to find someone who is able to meet your individual needs in Ottawa.
5) Do a Background Check
Consider getting a background check done on the swim instructor. This is especially important if they are coming to your own home in Ottawa. Knowing that the swim instructor is trustworthy and responsible will give you peace of mind, particularly if they're working with your children. Each AquaMobile Swim Instructor must pass this step as part of the normal hiring process.
6) Look For a Personality Fit with Your Child
Once you know that the instructor is qualified and experienced swim lessons, do a temperature check on the connection between the teacher and student. Do the personalities mesh well? Can the swim instructor explain concepts in a way that makes sense to you or your kids?
Some aspects of their personality to consider include:
- Does your child respond better to a high energy or calm instructor?
- Are you looking for someone who will be more firm or lenient?
- Do you want a more relaxed or strict lesson plan?
Having a strong bond between the swim instructor and child will allow for:
- Eagerness to participate in swim lessons
- More confidence in the water
- A more fun learn to swim experience
To make sure you’ve found the right swim instructor in Ottawa, especially if you're conducting the search independently, make sure you speak with the instructor before the first swim lesson to get a sense of their personality.
Why Water Safety Is ImportantLearning how to swim is an invaluable life skill — and a great way to have some fun! And instilling fundamental swimming skills is extremely important for babies and toddlers in particular. We've gathered a few startling facts about water safety that underscore its importance:
- Drowning is the third-leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths.
- There are an estimated 372,000 annual drowning deaths worldwide.
- Global estimates may significantly underestimate the actual public health problem related to drowning.
- Children, males and individuals with increased access to water are most at risk of drowning. - World Health Organization (WHO), 2014
Water safety is an important matter in any home, especially if you have a toddler or a young child. Swimming pools in Ottawa are fun to play in, but they can also be deadly. Instances of child drownings are a leading cause of death for children 14 and under. According to the Red Cross, more than 1 in 5 water fatalities is a child aged 1 to 4. Here at AquaMobile in Ottawa, we hold your child’s water safety in high regard. These are AquaMobile Swim School’s drowning prevention tips for parents to ensure your children stay safe in and around your home swimming pool.
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AquaMobile Swim School guarantees you'll get the best swim lesson experience in Ottawa. If for any reason you aren't satisfied with our service after your first AquaMobile swim lesson in Ottawa, let us know and we'll provide you with a full refund or set you up with another AquaMobile swimming instructor, with your first lesson completely free of charge!
With thousands of satisfied swimmers across North America, we're confident AquaMobile's swim lessons and instructors in Ottawa can help your little one gain the skills they need to feel comfortable in their local pool.To hear what other clients have to say about our private swim lessons at home, click here to read up on our testimonials.
A Few Frequently Asked Questions:
How long will it take for me to learn how to swim?A: Each student is different different and progresses at different rates. We tailor our private swim lessons in Ottawa toward the individual. By booking one of our AquaMobile Swim instructors in Ottawa, we'll be able to get a better grasp on the skill level of the student within the first lesson or two to give you a better estimate, which will also depend on how in depth the student would like to learn.
How frequently should I book private swim lessons?A: Most students, especially children, thrive and tend to progress faster with a more intensive program of swimming lessons — that means 2-3 lessons per week, with 3 being ideal. Intensive programs of everyday private swimming lessons are also effective and work best for families who vacation or have busy summer schedules. Research has shown that skills are better acquired with regular intensive lessons rather than intermittent practice. With our experience over the past 13 years, we agree!
Can I book a trial private swim lesson in Ottawa?A: Trial swim lessons are not a good indicator of the progress that will be made throughout a series of 8 or more private swim lessons. The first swim lesson often establishes comfort level, as this is where the bonding and rapport between student and swim instructor begins to form. It can take 2-3 swim lessons to build that connection and trust between teacher and student, and to see visible progress. We do have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee — if you aren't satisfied after your lesson, we'll set you up with another swim instructor in Ottawa free of charge. If that does not remedy the problem, we're happy to provide a full refund.
How soon in advance should I book my AquaMobile private swim lessons in Ottawa?A: As soon as possible. Times tend to fill up quickly once we open registration, especially for times during the second half of June through August. There is often more availability in May and the first half of June. AquaMobile swim lessons are also available year round, but availability may be more limited in some areas. You see more frequently asked questions (FAQ) here
Here are Just Some of Our Swim Instructors in Ottawa!
Allison ReinBook Now!
Hi! My name is Allison and I am currently in my second year at the University of Ottawa studying Nursing! I've been swimming for as long as I can remember, and swimming has always been one of my favourite things to do! I've been teaching swimming lessons to kids of all ages at an all girls, privately owned summer camp for the past three summers and I'm also a counsellor at this camp so I have lots of experience with kids. I'm able to make my lessons work for learners of all types and work with individual needs. I truly believe swimming is one of the most important things to know how to do! I have always enjoyed being in the water and pride myself on my fun, creative, educational and unique lessons! I am so excited to be working with AquaMobile this winter and can't wait to get swimming!
Certified Lifeguard. Swimming, Lifesaving & First-Aid Instructor. Standard first aid with CPR-C.
Small children, kids, tweens and teens!
Maxwell SilverBook Now!
Hello, I'm Max! I am a student at Guelph University studying Biomedical Science. I have been a swim instructor for five years. I have taught swimming to children of all ages, including parent and tot, and I have experience teaching at summer camps and community centres. As well as teaching swimming, I also lifeguard. I love staying active through sports and exercise, and I have a passion for music and cars! I play the piano and enjoy listening to music from many genres. On the side, I am involved in comedic and voiceover work. Making people laugh is a specialty that comes naturally to me! I love making my swim students laugh. It makes it a fun environment for learning!! When children enjoy their lessons, their progress is rapid! With me as your children's' instructor, you are guaranteed a safe, fun-filled learning environment. I look forward to meeting you!
National Lifeguard Service, Standard First Aid, CPR-C, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, AED, Airway Management, and Lifesaving Instructor.(WSI)
Children who are anxious around water, Younger Children and Stroke Improvement/Correction
Matthew DiotteBook Now!
Hello my name is Matt, I am fluently bilingual (French and English) and I am presently enrolled at Algonquin College in the Recreation and Leisure Program. I am a highly motivated enthustic individual that is looking to make a difference in ones swimming ability or just feeling comfortable in the water. I became addicted to the water as a young child and have continued on this path. I believe everyone should feel comfortable and knowledgable when in and around water to keep everyone safe. I have been teaching the RedCross system for 5 years and have moved myself into a swim coaching role which I have been doing for a year and a half, improving individual strokes and correction.
: LSS Airway Management, LSS Emergency First Aid Instructor, LSS LifeSaving Instructor, Standard First Aid/CPR-C/AED, National Lifeguard Service (NLS Pool), RedCross Safety Intructor WSI, High Five, Quest, CALA Aquatic Fitness Intructor, National Swim Coach Level 1
CALA Aquatic Fitness Intructor, National Swim Coach Level 1 and I teach all ages (tots to senoirs) and all skill (beginners to experts)