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Marg's Swim School:
Swimming Instruction

Marg's Swim School specializes in custom private swimming lessons for preschool, school age, and adults, as well as swimmers with physical or developmental needs.  We have a beautiful, warm, outdoor saltwater pool located in Mt. Albert.  We have over 40 years of teaching experience holding Red Cross/Lifesaving Society Swimming Instructor/Examiner, NLS Lifeguard, CPR and Standard First Aid Instructor/Examiner.  We offer a full range of classes for swimmers of varying levels and abilities.  


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Lifesaving Kids Club


Course Cost:  $100.00

Lifesaving Kids Club comes to Marg's Swim School this summer! 


Avery and Margaret are co-teaching a pre-teen/teen lifesaving fitness/skills course which includes:

  • Swim Endurance

  • Lifesaving Skills/Challenges

  • Emergency First Aid Skills

  • Co-operative Games/Races

Session Group 1:  TBD

Session Group 2:  TBD

Limited to 6 students per session and everyone must have a mask.

Participants must have completed SK level 6 and up.

limited spots available, book now

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Preschool Swimmer
(Age 3 - 5 Years)

Program Cost:  $248.00
5 Private Sessions, 40 min. each

Let us help you gently launch your new swimmer into a fun and safe learning experience.  Children will learn how to be comfortable in the water, submerge and control breath, front and back floating, assisted and unassisted glides, as well as jumps off the side.

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School-Age Children

(6 Years & Up)

Program Cost:  $248.00
5 Private Sessions, 40 min. each

Red Cross Swim kids levels are for swimmers who are in Grade 1 and up. Students will be learning a variety of water orientation, safety survival techniques, stroke improvement, breathing patterns, muscular endurance, and various safe entries into the shallow and deep water where appropriate.

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Adult Learn to Swim

Program Cost:  $248.00
5 Sessions, 40 min. each

Have you always wanted to learn how to swim but thought that it was too late? Here's your chance to work one on one with one of our fun and experienced staff to help you get started! We will work together to ensure you have a fun, safe and rewarding experience!

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Adult Small Group Sessions

Stroke & Endurance Coaching

Program Cost:  $180.00

5 Sessions, 40 min. each

Know how to swim but can't seem to get the breathing correct for Front Crawl? Or admire those people who go to the local pool and swim lengths 2-3x a week and you want to experience that too! Here's your chance to develop your strokes, learn proper breathing patterns, learn how to dive, do an open turn and if your up for it....learn a flip turn! Come join in the fun and meet some new people in your community! Max 4 swimmers.

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Birthday & Backyard Parties

Contact us for more information.

Do you have a backyard pool? If you are hosting a kids birthday party, staff party or family BBQ contact us about providing you with a fully certified NLS Lifeguard who can supervise the kids so that you will be free to mingle with your guests and look after food and activities knowing that the people in and around the pool will be looked after! 

* 13% HST to be added to all invoices.

** Please inquire about special discounts for families with 3 or more swimmers.

*** We accept payments by cash, credit card, and electric fund transfer.  

2022 Schedule

Swimming classes are available from June to August (dates shaded below).   We recommend booking as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.   Please contact us to confirm availability.

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Planning to register?  Check out our Swim School, Terms & Conditions.

What our clients have to say...

Marg is one in a million! Professional, accommodating, and makes learners feel confident. We can’t wait to sign up with her again next summer! The pool she teaches in is well heated, clean and the environment is comfortable and friendly. She and Lily go over and above. Service like this is hard to find.  Thank you, Marg for helping my son gain life skills in the water.

A. Jenna

I could not be more impressed with Marg’s Swim School! After many summers our beloved swimming instructor closed her doors and the search for a new swimming instructor began. Marg came highly recommended so I connected with her right away.  During our first phone call, I realized she was interested in learning about my boys and who they are and how they best learn….she was genuinely interested in how to make their lessons successful!

After having completed two sessions this past summer….she did not disappoint!  Marg and Lily are kind, patient, caring and knowledgeable instructors who my boys, ages 6 & 12 loved! Their dedication to ensuring different learning styles and comfort levels made our lessons fun, safe and productive. 

D. Kirby

We were recommended to Marg’s Swim School.  First, we were unsure, but Margaret spent time on the phone explaining how she teaches and was very reassuring. I then booked my daughter for 1 week of lessons and after the first lesson I was so impressed and Margaret far exceeded my expectations! Her patience and understanding with our daughter is beyond exceptional! We will definitely return next year! Thank you, Margaret, for all your hard work and dedication with our daughter!


Excellent instruction and beautiful pool!  If you have a child on the cusp of learning to swim, stuck on a level, or unwilling to focus and try, you'll be amazed at the progress they'll make.  We've used her for the last two years and we're thrilled with her lessons.  She really has a way with kids, and mine look forward to lessons with her each year.  Cannot say enough great things about Marg's Swim School.

S. Baker

My kids are loving their lessons with Margaret.  They have come a long way in their swimming skills in such a short time this summer.  She is wonderful at giving the kids confidence, teaching skills and safety.  We are very much looking forward to next summer with Margaret.

Q. Did you feel the level of instruction met your expectations?

A.  No it did not -  it tremendously exceeded my expectations.  I only had town swim lessons to compare to prior and I could not believe how much progress was made during this week.

M. Ceci-Howard

The level of instruction went far above my expectations!  Margaret has a way of scaffolding learning that makes it so easy for the child.  She is so kind and gentle and an amazing instructor overall.  I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for high-quality swimming lessons.

M. T.

Thank you Margaret Jamieson! You are amazing and truly care for these children! My girls have come so far in such a little time all the thanks to you! Anyone who is looking for a swim instructor, this is your lady, she is amazing!

L. Hatton

Thank you so much! Sophia really enjoyed her swimming lessons and she loved working with Lily so much and will really miss her!

K. Cieslik Czechowicz

She took my kids from scaredy cats who wouldn’t get into the water to little fishies who won’t get out of the water…this is our fourth summer with Margaret Jamieson!​

J. Gleitman

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