Marina's Swim School: Who We Are

Marina’s Swim School practises a unique teaching method. Our methodology comes from some of the best international swimming talent. Based on the progress of our swimmers, we can guarantee positive results for all of our students. Many of our students can move up to three Levels per session!  Marina’s Swim School has a popular reputation in Canada and USA.

Staff Profile

At Marina’s Swim School, our instructors are highly experienced, enthusiastic, supportive, and innovative. Our instructors come from diverse backgrounds and are each deeply dedicated to helping our students achieve their goals as swimmers. Some of our instructors were champions of Canada in swimming and medalists of International competitions. The founder of Marina’s Swim School earned his Masters degree in Physical Education and has over 25 years experience as a swim instructor and coach. All Marina’s Swim School instructors are Red Cross certified for WSI, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and CPR.

Marina’s Swim School Accomplishments

We are proud of our Marina’s Swim School students for their many accomplishments and believe in honoring these accomplishments accordingly. Upon completion of a swim level, each student receives a progressive card; they then have it as a constant reminder of what they have achieved, and what they are capable of achieving in the future. Learning to swim takes time, practice, and patience, but the rewards are tremendous. We encourage our students, always, to keep trying, and to never give up; it is the surest way to achieving one’s goal.

Happy Swimmers
Completed courses



Mom of swimmers

I have three children with very different personalities. Ale took the time to get to know each kid individually in order to find the most successful way to teach them. With my eldest, patience was the key. Alex knew he was unwilling to learn to swim and slowly found ways to motivate him. Now my son -who never liked water much – is swimming a very impressive butterfly and never complains about going to swim class!. My middle son is very competitive so Alex taps that side of him and tries to find new ways to challenge him and often races him. My little girl loves to learn but needs to have fun in order to remain focused. Thus Alex devises ways to play with her while he teaches her. Alex is passionate about teaching and has mastered a successful mix of stern, serious coaching with some fun and caring guidance.”

Thank you, “Marina’s Swim School”!


Parent, Swimmer

I was a good swimmer, so I thought, and was doing my usual laps in the pool. Alex was kind enough to give me some free pointers on improving my stroke. I was so impressed that I hired Alex for private lessons for the next year during which time, we focused on stroke technique. The challenge was that for each stroke, I had to unlearn many bad habits that I had picked up over the years and that no one had pointed out. I went from being a good swimmer to a very good swimmer. What has always impressed me, beyond his ability to swim, is Alex’s ability to observe a swimmer’s stroke, dissect it and make critical observations. I brought two my boys to “Marina’s Swim School”. They both have become very good swimmers and are on swim teams. I am now waiting for my two youngest kids to become old enough to take lessons with

“Marina’s Swim School”.


Swimmer, age 12

It is fun. They have good drills and teach us techniques without pressuring us to learn them fast.



Jania is a great instructor. I’m 18 years old and before I started the lessons with “Marina’s Swim School” I was really hesitant about his ability to teach an adult, but he has made tremendous progress with me. His teaching methods are simple but can get difficult as they go on. I’m glad I took lessons from him and not somebody else. I recommend “Marina’s Swim School” for kids and adults.



Thanks again, Marina. Loved the lessons. I feel like I learned many valuable tips in your Swim School.