Olympian School of Swimming

The Olympian School of Swimming is one of the largest private learn to swim organizations in the country. Olympian Swimming provides both swimming lessons and competitive swimming to over 9000 children and adults in Toronto, and surrounding areas on a weekly basis, year round, 7 days per week. Established in 1995, Olympian Swimming has proven to be the fastest growing swim school in the Province.

We are owned and operated by Professional Swim Coaches, Shauna Nolden, 2000 World Championships Team Coach and 2000 Olympic Games Swim Coach and Gary Nolden, Head Coach of the Toronto Olympian Swim Team.

We offer a complete progression beginning in our "BLUE" program which includes our level 1-12 program, extremely technique based. Swimmers then have the option to progress into our advanced learn to swim program "ORANGE" which includes a Level 1-12 technique based and endurance oriented program. Our final stage is designated as the "RED" program. This represents our highest level swimmer which is at the competitive level. Swimmers also have the option to pursue Lifesaving courses offered in our "GREEN" program.

Our instructors are trained regularly and on-going ensuring a depth of experience and qualification second to none. We have professional competitive swim team coaches on staff working with our instructors so they are able to deliver top quality service at each stage of development.

Olympian Swimming

The Olympian School of Swimming offers:

  • Professional Qualified Caring Instructors (Royal Lifesaving Society) trained extensively and on-going by our Professional Competitive Swim Team Coaching staff.
  • Professional Competitive Swim Team Coaches.
  • Technical knowledge at all levels of swimming ranging from the beginner to the advanced competitive swimmer.
  • Our third large, 25 YARD six lane pool is at our Midland Ave. location; perfect for the advanced and pre-competitive/competitive swimmers.
  • Clean well-maintained facilities.
  • Flexibility in scheduling. No waiting for session times!
  • Comfortable viewing area and gallery.
  • Low teacher-student ratios.
  • Private lessons.
  • Fully stocked swimming store.
  • Full Day Swim Camps (March Break & Summer)

Our Programs


Learn to Swim
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Life Saving Program
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Adult Learn to Swim
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Olympian Swimming - Awards & Scholarships


Olympian Swimming is proud to introduce our newest scholarship initiative the "Starting Blocks Award Program.” This purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a swimmer who would otherwise not have the means to swim competitively. We understand the financial commitment it takes to participate in advanced athletic programs and through “Starting Blocks” our goal is to support one candidate per year that can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. We want to be able to positively encourage and impact an up and coming swimmer who has demonstrated dedication, enthusiasm and talent in the learn to swim program, and a keen desire to swim competitively,. Welcome to Starting Blocks! For specific criteria and details regarding the application process please click on our CLICK HERE.

4 Locations Serving Greater Toronto & Surrounding Areas

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