Olympian School of Swimming

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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 absolute best swim school in the Province.

We are owned and operated by professional swim coaches Gary Nolden, CEO of the Olympian School of Swimming and Dr. Shauna Devine, Ph.d, Director of Operations of the Toronto Olympian Swim Team and coach at the 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney Australia and 2000 World Championships, Athens Greece.

“Where Kids Love To Come and Love To Swim”

We pride ourselves on being the absolute leaders in the learn to swim market, placing extreme emphasis on foundation, technique and stroke development. Our sessions are structured to maximize stroke improvement while eliminating wasted time playing in the pool. Our goal is to ensure swimmers have fun learning to swim properly, with great enthusiastic hands on coaching. Our OlymSwim Progression Program is just that, focussed, deliberate and proven.

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.

Our programs are divided into FOUR AREAS, each with a different swimming focus.

Our BLUE PROGRAM (Learn To Swim) is focussed on developing our young swimmers, ensuring Water Comfort & Safety, progressing to Stroke Development & Foundation, and finally Stroke Enhancement & Efficiency. This program is 100% technique based

Our ORANGE PROGRAM (Pre-Competitive) is focussed on swimmers who have completed the Blue program, and now wish to take their swimming to the next level, swimming pre-competitively. We now shift from 100% technique, to including a major focus on Endurance, Fly/Back/Breast/Free/IM with Starts/Turns/Dives/Finishes

Our RED PROGRAM (Competitive) is focussed on swimmers who want to take their swimming to the ultimate level, having completed a minimum of level 10 in our Blue program and/or having trained in our pre-competitive Orange program. These swimmers will compete with other swimmers in the city/province, training anywhere from 2 times per week (for our intro swimmers) to our top swimmers training up to 8 times per week.

Our GREEN PROGRAM (Lifesaving) is focussed on acquiring the necessary qualifications to become a swimming instructor and/or Lifeguard. We offer Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, CPR, National Lifesaving courses

Our YELLOW PROGRAM (Adults) is exclusively for Adults. The focus is on Water Comfort & Safety, progressing to Stroke Development & Foundation, and finally Stroke Enhancement & Efficiency. This program is 100% technique based

We are proud to offer exclusively to our customer base, access to the Stroke Lab, (free of charge). This is an endless pool where swimmers can swim against a current, remaining in one place. Allowing swimmers to practice what they have learned, engraining proper technique before or after their swim lessons.


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Warden Pool Location

2541 Warden Avenue
Toronto, Ontario


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Midland Pool Location

720 Midland Avenue
Toronto, Ontario


Hours of Operation:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

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Bullock Pool Location

150 Bullock Drive
Markham, Ontario
905.471.8301 or 416-492-0622


Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat & Sun: 8:30am – 7:00pm

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