Olympian School of Swimming
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. Olympian Swimming has proven to be the absolute best swim school in the Province.
Founded in 1993 by professional swim coaches Gary Nolden and Dr. Shauna Devine, Ph.D, Olympian Swimming has continued to produce excellence in and out of the pool for 30 years. Shauna Devine, fully certified NCCP level three swim coach, with three level four/five components completed, was head coach of Torch from 1995-2000. She produced swimmers at the provincial, national and international level including placing swimmers on the world cup tour, world championships and Jr. Pan Pacs where she was also named as coach. She also coached at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney Australia. Under its second head coach Gary Nolden from 2002-13, TORCH contributed to the development as age groupers of future Olympians Penny Oleksiak and Joshua Liendo. Gary has served as CEO of Olympian Swimming since its founding in 1993. Our motto is simple–to provide the best possible swimming experiences in the pool and to ensure that through excellence in programming and coaching our athletes reach their full potential in the sport of swimming. While many of our athletes choose the competitive route, just as many finish their lifesaving courses and choose to work for us once they’ve moved through our blue, orange and green programs! We’re pleased to have numerous former Olympian swimmers now as members of our amazing coaching team–we pride ourselves on the quality of our coaches, efficaciousness of our programming, and the family atmosphere that is truly Olympian Swimming!!.
“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.
BLUE PROGRAM (Learn To Swim) 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
ORANGE PROGRAM (Pre-Competitive) 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
RED PROGRAM (Competitive) 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.
GREEN PROGRAM (Lifesaving) focussed on acquiring the necessary qualifications to become a swimming instructor and/or Lifeguard. We offer Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, CPR, National Lifesaving courses
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 ALSO HAVE AN ENDLESS POOL !!
We are proud to be the only swim school in the GTA to offer our endless pool to our customer base (Bullock location only). Our ENDLESS POOL is where athletes can swim/move against a current, remaining in one place, while swimming. Swimmers can then monitor stroke mechanics using mirrors that are strategically placed on the floor and ceiling, providing instant feedback. Video analysis is easily incorporated.
Our Competitive Swim Team uses this throughout the season but it is also available to our pre-competitive swimmers and level 7-12 swimmers when not in use, either prior-to/after their swim lessons. Click here for video
In the News
Penny Oleksiak sets Canadian record with gold medal, fourth of Olympics.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Warden Pool Location
2541 Warden Avenue
M1W 2H5 CANADA
Midland Pool Location
720 Midland Avenue
M1W 2H5 CANADA
Hours of Operation:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Sat & Sun: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Bullock Pool Location
150 Bullock Drive
L3P 1R1 CANADA
905.471.8301 or 416-492-0622
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat & Sun: 8:30am – 7:00pm