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If you want your child to learn to swim in Toronto you can count on Buckler Aquatics, a pioneer in the field of teaching swimming to infants and toddlers. More than 2,000 clients go through our Mississauga, North York and Scarborough locations weekly, and over 100,000 swim lessons are taught over a year period. Over 90% of the aquatics staff members were Buckler swimmers themselves. In fact, many of the current students are children and grandchildren of parents that were Buckler ‘Tads’ once themselves.

Following the Buckler TAD initial instruction, we teach the Canadian Red Cross Swim Kids program (through level 10), with an emphasis placed on stroke style, endurance and distance swimming. We then teach the Lifesaving Society Canadian Swim Patrol and the Bronze Awards programs. We believe that the combination of these two programs, and the unique Buckler Aquatics teaching techniques is what best prepares our swimmers for a lifetime of safe enjoyment in and around water.


A LIFE SKILL that offers many BENEFITS

Swimming is one of the few physical activities that can be started in infancy. Billions of new neurons are created when baby plays in water. It gives children the added advantage of building muscle tone, coordination, discipline, comprehension and confidence in and around water. Swimming is a life skill that can be enjoyed by the whole family, while keeping you healthy and fit at the same time.  Swimming is a great workout for your entire body and specifically the cardiovascular system.

Learning to Swim Can Save Your Life

Most of Canadians participate in some form of aquatics activity each year. Unfortunately, in pursuing water-based activities, drowning and aquatics accidents claim the lives of over 400 individuals every year. This makes drowning and water-related fatalities the third-leading cause of accidental death in the country to those under the age of 60. Swimming is a life skill, much like riding a bicycle or learning how to use a computer. Even if kids don't go to a swimming pool regularly, they should be at ease near any body of water.

Program Highlights

If you are thinking about registering you or your child for swimming lessons in Toronto, here are some key features about our programs that you will find helpful:


  • No-charge initial evaluation to determine correct swim level

  • All lessons conducted in our own large, clean pools

  • Constant warm water environment – 90° F, 30° C

  • Buckler Aquatics trained professional, certified instructors

  • Individual instruction in a group environment

  • Swimmers evaluated continuously

  • Swimmers progress at their own rate encouraged by their instructor

  • Constant deck supervision

  • One-way glass viewing room for parents’ enjoyment

  • No-charge monthly family swims and weekly daytime and night-time play swim

  • Convenient, continuous booking of lesson day and time

  • Generous cancellation/make-up policy

  • Family discounts available

  • 1 instructor and 1 junior instructor per class

  • Supervisor provides lounge updates and is available for individual questions

  • Centralized computer booking and make-up system

Contact Us

Are you interested on taking swimming lessons in Toronto or find out more about our swimming lessons and pool facilities in Toronto? We’ll be happy to answer your questions. Get in touch today!


Swim for Your Life!

Register for one of our swimming programs today.


Buckler Aquatics

North York Pool (Head Office)
562 McNicoll Ave
North York, ON, M2H 2E1

Mississauga Pool
5200 Dixie Rd

Scarborough Pool
500 Coronation Dr

Office HOURS

Weekdays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


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