You CAN Learn How to Swim!

Stephanie will guide you

You CAN Learn How to Swim!

Stephanie will guide you

  • Conquer your fear.
  • Finally learn to swim.
  • Free yourself to paddle, kayak...

Life is too short to be confined to the shore.

Fear has held you back long enough.

Adeena Wisenthal - Swimming Lessons - The Swimologist

Adeena Wisenthal

PhD, M. Ed, OT

Stephanie is a warm and caring person who exudes enthusiasm and empathy – characteristics that were critical for me to overcome my fear of the water and learn how to swim. 
I can honestly say that Stephanie is the reason I am swimming today.

Margaret Hartshorn - Swimming Lessons - The Swimologist

Margaret Hartshorn

Entrepreneur

If I can learn to swim at the age of 71, you can, too. With Stephanie as your guide, you are in the hands of an adult learn-to-swim expert. 

Lisa Larter - Swimming Lessons - The Swimologist

Lisa Larter

CEO at LLG

When I started I couldn't stand water on my face, not even in the shower. I felt like I couldn't breathe in chest-deep water. Stephanie took me from being terrified of going underwater to jumping up and down in the deep end and swimming across the pool on my own. 

90min Discovery Lesson

Discovery Lesson - The Swimologist

In this lesson we will assess your comfort level & skills in the water, set your goals, determine the best plan of action and develop a tailored Swim Plan to move you forward.  

Beginner Swim Lessons

Beginner Swim Lessons - The Swimologist

With Stephanie by your side, you will overcome your fear, learn the necessary skills to be comfortable in the water, and learn to swim with competence and confidence. 

Swim Coaching

Swim Coaching - The Swimologist
Looking to perfect your stroke or get comfortable in deep or open water? In these 1hr lessons, you will solidify your stroke, learn to breath easy, gain endurance and efficiency in the water.

Swim Retreats

Swim Retreats - The Swimologist

Learn to swim in paradise! This retreat is all about YOU. Join us for 8 days in Hawaii to explore Kauai island, meet its beautiful people, taste local dishes AND Learn to Swim. 

STEP 1

Discovery Lessons - The Swimologist

Sign up for
a Discovery Lesson

In this lesson we will assess your comfort level & skills in the water, set your goals, determine the best plan of action and develop a tailored Swim Plan to move you forward. ​

STEP 2

Swim Lessons and Coaching - The Swimologist

Buy 10hrs of Lessons
or Coaching

With your Swim Plan in hand, it is time to book a block of time to get started with your private swim instruction in the pool.

STEP 3

Schedule your Swimming Lessons - The Swimologist

Schedule your lessons
or coaching

Using our scheduling tool, choose the time that works best for you. Lessons or coaching are scheduled in 1hr sessions.

Meet Stephanie

Meet Stephanie, the Swimologist. Consider her your “swim whisperer”. She will take your fear of water and transform it into courage and skill so that you can swim with joy.

She brings a lifetime of knowledge to the “classroom” as the founder and former owner of The Aqua Life Swim Academy, Ottawa’s largest private swim school. She is also an avid open water swimmer and in 2018 she placed first in the iconic 20km Australian Rottnest Channel Swim in the women’s team division.

Since selling her swim school in 2019, she has focused on her core passion – teaching adults to swim and athletes to open water swim with confidence.

She believes life should be lived and enjoyed aquatic-ly!

107 adults drown every year in Ontario. Stephanie is on a mission to counteract such a tragic and preventable loss of life by teaching as many adults and teens to swim with confidence.