Kids Love to Swim Lessons

Kids swimming lessons at our four Toronto and North York locations focus on endurance and independence. In so doing, we develop front and back short- and long-distance swimming skills without assistance, teach kids deep water jumps, the front crawl and safety skills.

If you have any questions about our kids swimming lesson classes, we invite you to email us at info@davinasswimhouse.com or call us at (647) 352-7665.

Our Love to Swim lessons are organized into 3 category levels:  Levels 1-3 | Levels 4-6 | Levels 7-10

Love to Swim 1-3 Class Registrations

  • Register for Love to Swim 1-3 (Fall 2021)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee
  • Register for Love to Swim 1-3 (Winter 2022)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee
  • Register for Love to Swim 1-3 (Spring 2022)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee

 

Love to Swim 1-3 Class Descriptions

Love to Swim 1

This level utilizes the skills learned in the pre-school levels to develop endurance and independence in the water. After successful completion swimmers are able to swim for a short distance on front and back without assistance.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 5 meter distance swim
  • Independent breathing
  • Focus on exhaling through mouth and/or nose
  • Front and back glides / floats
  • Site orientation and rules of the pool

Love to Swim 2

Swimmers develop their endurance and ability while strengthening the techniques learned in level 1 in order to swim a longer distance independently. Deep water jumps are introduced, as well as important safety skills in and around an aquatic setting.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 10 meter distance swim
  • Front and back swim
  • Introduction to EMS / 9-1-1
  • Assisted deep water activities
  • Rollover glides

Love to Swim 3

This level introduces swimmers to the basic concept of front crawl. Swimmers learn the preliminary arm and leg movements, as well as work on their endurance for more complex front and back swimming. Water safety is reviewed and expanded on as well.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 15 meter distance swim
  • Deep water floats
  • Front swim with big arms
  • Strong back swim
  • 20 seconds treading
  • lifejackets and HELP position

Love to Swim 4-6 Class Registrations

  • Register for Love to Swim 4-6 (Fall 2021)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee
  • Register for Love to Swim 4-6 (Winter 2022)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee
  • Register for Love to Swim 4-6 (Spring 2022)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee

 

Love to Swim 4-6 Class Descriptions

Love to Swim 4

In this level, students progress to learning the complete Front Crawl stroke, incorporating coordination of movement and breathing. Swimmers also begin to learn the preliminary movements associated with back crawl.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 25 meter distance swim
  • 45 seconds treading
  • Front crawl
  • Introduction to back crawl
  • Hazard identification, swim with a buddy, self help

Love to Swim 5

This level expands upon strengthening Front Crawl and completion of Back Crawl, along with physical and aerobic endurance. Swimmers are also introduced to the whip kick required for Elementary Backstroke. Water safety knowledge becomes more in-depth and includes basic self-rescuing and prevention.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 50 meter distance swim
  • 1 minute treading
  • Front crawl, back crawl and whip kick
  • Stay warm

Love to Swim 6

In this level, swimmers complete the Elementary Backstroke, while strengthening and perfecting the previously learned strokes. Endurance is focused on as well, with lengthened distance swims.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 75 meter distance swim
  • Introduction to dolphin kick
  • Sculling on back
  • Tread water 1.5 minutes
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke
  • Distressed swimmer recognition, getting help, boat safety

Love to Swim 7-10 Class Registrations

  • Register for Love to Swim 7-10 (Fall 2021)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee
  • Register for Love to Swim 7-10 (Winter 2022)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee
  • Register for Love to Swim 7-10 (Spring 2022)
    • Carluke
    • Marlee

 

Love to Swim 7-10 Class Descriptions

Love to Swim 7

This level provides an introduction to Breast Stroke. Swimmers learn the preliminary steps, including whip kick on front and breathing patterns. Previous strokes learned are expanded upon, as swimmers learn bi-lateral breathing for Front Crawl.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 150 meter distance swim
  • Introduction to eggbeater kick
  • Front crawl (bent arm), back crawl, elementary backstroke and front whip kick
  • Ice safety and reaching aids

Love to Swim 8

In this level, swimmers complete Breast Stroke, while continuing to perfect their previously learned strokes. Safety and basic first aid knowledge is expanded upon, as well as endurance.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 200 meter distance swim
  • Eggbeater kick / treading 3 minutes
  • Hypothermia
  • Feet-first surface dives
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke
  • Dangers of open water and throwing aids

Love to Swim 9

In this level, swimmers learn Side Stroke while correcting and perfecting their previous strokes. Endurance and technique are the focus, along with safety.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 300 meter distance swim
  • Legs-only travelling 3 minutes
  • Peer influence / wise choices
  • Head-first surface dives
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breast stroke, side stroke
  • Choking, rescue module

Love to Swim 10

This is the final level of the Swim Kids program, in preparation for Patrol and Bronze levels. Swimmers learn the Butterfly stroke, fine-tune all other strokes, and increase endurance and strength, as well as safety.

SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • 400 meter distance swim
  • 2 meter underwater swim with surface dives
  • Front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, side stroke, butterfly
  • Rescue module and next steps