Children's Swim Lessons in Toronto


Seal Swimming offers a progressive swimming program for students of all ages and abilities. Whether you or your child are just starting out, or you’re looking to develop your skills as a competitive swimmer, there’s a Seal Swimming class for you. 

The lifeguards and aquatic leaders at Seal Swimming are highly trained instructors who can work effectively with swimmers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. They provide high-quality and impactful learning experiences and techniques that are tailored specifically to the individual swimmer. 

Not sure where to start? Follow the guide below to learn more about our curriculum, and how to find the right class for your or your child’s needs.

Junior Seal - Independent 

The Junior Seal program offers swimming lessons for kids in Toronto. It’s a transitional program made up of eight levels for children ages three to twelve.

The first four levels, Independent stages, are for children ages three to ten who aim to swim independently for the first time. Children who complete Independent 4 progress to the Development levels. 




Independent 1

Basic movement skills and water safety, including floating, gliding, submerging and retrieving submerged objects all contribute to developing comfort and aptitude in the water.

Independent 2

Water safety skills are introduced to develop good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Leg and arm actions are introduced to develop correct stroke and skills techniques.

Independent 3

Develops fundamental movement skills in the water, including the foundations to correct freestyle (front crawl), backstroke (back crawl) and breaststroke kicking.

Independent 4

Upon completion of Independent 4, swimmers will have the ability to swim 25 metres freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke (back crawl) and a distance swim of 50 metres.


Junior Seal - Development

The Junior Seal program continuum progresses to the Development stages, which features classes sixty minutes in length for swimmers ages six to twelve.

Swimmers learn the skills and technique necessary to perform the four swim strokes: freestyle (front crawl), backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, as well as competitive style starts and turns. 

Upon completion of the Junior Seal programs, swimmers will have the ability to perform a fluent and legal 100 metre Individual Medley. 




Development 1

Develops effective swimming skills including coordinated breathing, understanding of water safety and preparation for exercise. 

Development 2

Development 2 develops stroke technique up to 100 metres, combining skills learned and developing speed and endurance skills.

Development 3

Development 3 continues to develop skills and technique required to complete a fluent and legal 100 metre individual medley, while building on endurance and stamina in the water.

Development 4

Development 4 marks the completion of the Learn to Swim awards stages. Swimmers learn about options to advance in swimming and lifesaving in the Seal Swim Squads and Lifeguard Training programs.

Why choose Seal Swimming for your Children's Swimming Lessons

Our curriculum has been developed by Simon Easton with a team of teachers with a combined 50+ years of teaching experience. We use the most current swim teaching knowledge to provide students with the best learning methods from the moment they enter the water!

Beginning with foundational water safety skills such as how to safely enter and exit the water, breath control, floating and comfort is a primary part of our swimming lessons for all ages. Advancing from basic water safety skills, our swimmers become more confident and gain a feel for the water while learning at their own pace in an environment that emphasizes stroke and skill development that they will carry with them for life.