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Welcome to the FUNdamentals Swim School

Laying down a foundation of swim skills and a love for the sport 

This one-of-a-kind program is designed to provide young people aged 6-10 with the opportunity to develop an exceptional foundational swimming ability in a fun environment that helps foster their love for the water.

**If COVID-19 restrictions prevent the Spring session to take place you will be refunded in full

Learning Through

FUN & GAMES

We make learning to swim FUN. Kids learn through engaging, fun, memorable experiences. We teach fundamental swim skills through meticulously designed games to keep learning fun and help foster a love for the water.

Learning Through EXPERT TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION 

 

Coach Mitch has worked as both a swim coach and strength coach to develop a strong foundation for provincial and national level competitors. Through his experience he's created a Swim School with the goal of providing expert technical instruction and stroke development for young swimmers. Mitch's experience in the competitive realm and knowledge of motor skill development, movement patterns, and athletic development in young people provides the base for the principles of our programming.

Learning Through EXPLORATION 

 

Young people learn more  effectively when they're given the opportunity to explore their environment and develop a deeper understanding of it. Exploration serves as a crucial component of the Swimming Stronger FUNdamentals Swim School. Swimmers are given movement problems to solve and opportunity for exploratory learning in a safe, fun environment.

What will my child learn?

Swimmers Ages 6-8

Swimmers aged 6-8 should enter the program with the following skill set:

Swim front crawl comfortably for 25m 

Swim back crawl comfortably for 25m 

Be comfortable in the deep end without a life jacket 

Be comfortable in the pool without an adult in the pool

Our program for 6-8 year olds covers:

The fundamentals of front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke

Swimmers Ages 9-10

Swimmers aged 9-10 should enter the program with the following skillset:

Swim basic breaststroke comfortably for 25m

Swim front crawl comfortably for 25m 

Swim back crawl comfortably for 25m 

Be comfortable in the deep end without a life jacket 

Be comfortable in the pool without an adult in the pool

Our program for 9-10 year olds covers:

The fundamentals of all 4 swimming strokes

 

Meet Our Instructors!

Coach Mitch 

CEO / Director of Coaching Swimming Stronger

Coach Mitch designed the FUNdamentals swim school with the goal in mind of helping swimmers develop a strong base of fundamental skill. 

Throughout his career as a competitive swim and strength coach, Mitch has coached swimmers to be exceptionally good at the fundamental skills which the sport is built on. These skills translate to all aspects of swimming, from water safety to racing at the Olympic Games. 

In starting Swimming Stronger, Mitch's goal was to provide a safe opportunity for swimmers to learn the fundamentals of both swimming and strength and conditioning. He hoped swimmers would take these skills with them to improve performance, reduce injury, and increase long-term potential. 

With the new FUNdamentals swim school, Mitch is excited to provide opportunity for younger swimmers to have access to exceptional fundamental development. 

Coach Maddy 

 

Director FUNdamentals Swim School

Maddy Kennedy is currently a student at Queen’s University studying Education and History. She has a passion for swimming, teaching, and leadership.

 

Maddy swam competitively for almost a decade with Toronto Swim Club, North York Aquatic Club, and the Queen’s University Masters team. Maddy was an OFFSA Qualifier and TDSB City Championship Gold medalist.

 

Maddy has been volunteering with swimmers since she was 13 years old and been a swim instructor for the past four years.

 

Maddy has worked at Zodiac Swim School and as the Waterfront Director and Head of Swim at Camp Kandalore. Maddy has a background in both the Lifesaving Society and Red Cross swim programs. She's worked with swimmers of all different abilities from their very first lesson, to lifesaving programs and intro to competitive swimming programs.

 

During her own competitive swimming career, Maddy had the opportunity to work with many different coaches (including coach Mitch) who employed a variety of philosophies and teaching styles. From her own experience as a swimmer and instructor, she believes a well-rounded swimmer needs a strong base of knowledge and understanding of technique, fitness, mindset and goal setting.

Sign up for our spring session!

For eight weeks starting on April 10 (excluding May 22)

Four one-hour sessions between 4:00-8:00pm