About Davina’s Swim House
Founded in 2003 by Davina Schwartz-Lopez, Davina’s Swim House is the product of a young girl’s passion for swimming that blossomed into a motivating career. From instructional to competitive racing, Davina was constantly involved in aquatic programs and began her career in swim instruction in 1993 at a local Toronto swim school.
Through her experiences as a swimmer and teacher, Davina understood and wholly believed that swimming is a skill that everyone should posses. As a result, Davina and her husband, Geo, built a pool in their backyard to see if her vision of creating her very own swimming instruction program could flourish. It was so successful that, in 2005, the Davina’s Swim House (DSH) brand was developed based on Davina’s goal to deliver quality swimming lessons to each client while maintaining a warm and comfortable environment – as if they were at home. Since the pool was in her house, the name worked perfectly!
In the Fall of 2006, after the birth of their first child, Geo joined Davina to co-manage their swim school full time. They expanded DSH with three additional rented pools in Toronto and North York and realized incredible growth! By Spring of 2011, the North Pool was built from scratch to accommodate the great demand for DSH-style swimming lessons, becoming Davina’s second sole-operated location.
In the years to follow, Davina’s Swim House continued growing to include the Marlee location in 2013, which became the main office and pool location. In September 2015, DSH added its newest location at Carluke.
Davina’s Swim House is now proud to accommodate thousands of registered swimmers in our various swimming programs while adhering to its roots and continuing to provide exceptional lessons from professionally-certified swim instructors with a home-grown attitude!