Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa/Outaouais 06/07

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Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy

The first activity I did with my kids were swim lessons. I was anxious to get them into the water as soon as they could (which is recommended at 3 months). Of course, at such a young age they aren’t learning to swim, it’s like a playgroup in the water. The point is that it gets them comfortable with the water. And for me, swimming is a non-negotiable life skill that my children will be in as they grow so getting them comfortable in the water is step one!

Jax all set and ready for his weekly swim class at The Aqualife Academy.

Boutique Customized Experience

When Jax was around 2, I heard about the Aqualife Swim Academy from a friend that had great results with her kids far exceeding what the city lessons were providing. I also started to notice the local Facebook mom groups saying the same thing – that their kids who kept failing in city lessons were suddenly flourishing with Aqualife. I was pretty much convinced at this point and decided that I would register Jax when he turned 3, which is the age that a parent no longer has to go in anymore.

Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy #Review
Practising the flutter kick with barbell promotes a horizontal body and allows your child more independence in the water, while still being at arms reach if needed.

Five Convenient Locations

Aqualife Swim Academy conveniently has 5 locations to choose from across the city of Ottawa and surrounding area. We chose the Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata location. One of the huge bonuses of this location is the free underground parking with your lessons! Let me tell you, when it’s -30 Celsius outside you’re thanking your lucky stars your swim class has underground parking!

Getting comfortable with dunking his head under water for a few seconds at a time.

Top Notch Instructors

The classes are either semi-private or private, and they take them from babies to even adult swimming lessons. We were excited to get Jax started in the lessons and he started enjoying them right away. I noticed a change in him within a few short months and there were improvements every week. I saw the change when I compared our trip to Mexico last year in April versus this year in February. He was a totally different kid and didn’t even have his floaties on half the time! It’s truly amazing how much confidence he has in the water. 

During the 30 minute lesson they get so much done. I couldn’t imagine having to share that amount of time with other kids in a city class. When Jax is in school this September I plan to take Hudson to the city lessons only until he turns three next February, at which point they can conveniently share the same semi-private class!

Hassle Free Registration

Also super convenient is that I’m not having to fight with all the other residents of Ottawa on city registration days for swim and other lessons. With Aqualife Swim Academy I signed up when I was ready and there is no end date, you simply have that time slot reoccurring and get billed monthly until you decide you want to switch or cancel. One less thing for this mamma to worry about! They also email you with new time slot openings which is great.

I HIGHLY recommend the Aqualife Swim Academy. We cannot wait until Hudson is old enough to be in the same class with his brother!

Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy #Review #Giveaway
Making a Splash with The Aqualife Swim Academy #Review #Giveaway

Would you like to keep your family safe this summer in the water? You can discover more about The Aqualife Swim Academy on their website! We also connected with them on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages!

Disclaimer: I received swimming lessons from The Aqualife Academy to write this review. The views I share are my own. 

Special Promotion

Aqua Life is offering everyone 20% discount for regular swim lessons or for summer intensives buy one week and get the second one at 50% off. This will be a limited time offer starting now until 48 hours following the giveaway end date. Please use discount code Ottawamommy when emailing Dimitrie!

Amazing giveaway with The Aqualife Academy!

So many kids are uncomfortable on their back for some reason. Jax has come a long way with his back float.

The Aqualife Academy would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to win 1 month of free swimming lessons for a child (valid July/August 2019) at any of their Ottawa locations:

Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata – 525 Legget Drive
Holiday Inn & Suites, Kanata – 101 Kanata Avenue
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Nepean – 2055 Roberston Road
Quality Inn & Suites, Hawkesbury – 1575 Tupper Street
Holiday Inn Ottawa East, Gloucester – 1199 Joseph Cyr St 

This prize package is valued at $199 plus tax!

This giveaway is open to Ottawa/Outaouais area residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on June 7th, 2019.

If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at

Good luck!

To enter more awesome OMC giveaways, click HERE!

Rules: Open to Ottawa/Outaouais area residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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Born and raised in Ottawa, I’m a wife and mom of two beautiful toddler boys that keep me busy having fun at home and running all over the city exploring new adventures. I studied Communications and Marketing at Carleton University which led me to a Marketing career in the Shopping centre and Real estate industries. That led me to selling homes. I’m currently employed in my hardest and most rewarding role of all, as a Stay at home mom. I love being a mom and am a huge kid at heart, hence why I love taking my kids to everything and experiencing all that this city has to offer. I’m fun loving, love shopping, reading, and watching movies. I also am a dog lover and have a beautiful German Shepherd Nika.

Comments (13)

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Swim 101!

  2. lisa bolduc says:

    i would enter my son in swim 101. he is a fish but he needs to work on his technique

  3. Jamie Chin says:

    I would enter my son in swim 201!

  4. Erin Lecompte says:

    I would enter my son in parent and tot

  5. Jamie Chin says:

    Swim 201!

  6. Alana says:

    I would register for a week of intensive!

  7. Camille Holloway says:

    Id put my youngest in Swim 101… he loves swimming but needs some help on proper technique.

  8. Leah says:

    Swim strokes 201 😊

  9. Marcail Delahunt says:

    We would be interested in Advanced Swim Strokes 301. Thanks for this contest!

  10. Amanda M says:

    I would enter my 5 yr old into swim 101, at the kanata ave holiday inn location

  11. Dal says:

    Swim 101

  12. micheline says:

    I believe all kids should be enrolled in swimming lessons, is so important to learn water safety.

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