Little Fins is a summer swim school program run by highly trained and experienced student instructors. We offer individual and small class lessons for beginner to intermediate swimmers in your own backyard pool in North Oakville.  Aside from teaching the essential swimming skills and water safety that every child should learn, our goal is to encourage your child’s confidence in the water and within themselves.

Large community pools are often noisy, crowded and intimidating for children. With Little Fins, your child will receive utmost individual attention in a calm and familiar atmosphere. You the parent are welcome on deck to see your child’s skills and confidence develop.

Your Little Fins head instructor is National Lifeguard Society (NLS) certified, Life Saving Society instructor certified, and has experience as a high performance competitive swimmer at provincial and national levels.

Meet your Instructor:

Sarah Hay


Age: 21
School: Queens University
Program: Bachelor of Commerce
Certifications: NLS Certified lifeguard, Life Saving Society instructor (LSS), Standard First Aid + CPR “C”, AED Responder, I Can Swim instructor, High Five trained

Hi, I’m Sarah, and I’ll be your child’s primary instructor.  I am a Commerce student at Queen’s Smith School of Business. I have my Grade 7 piano certificate with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and am looking forward to continuing piano in the years to come.

I was a competitive swimmer for 10 years with the Oakville Aquatic Club.  This is one of Canada’s top swim clubs, and has trained world-class Olympic swimmers. I swam for 10 months during the year at 8 times a week including dryland sessions. On a typical early morning 5:00 am practice, I swam more than 5 kilometers in all strokes and at paces ranging from sprints to long distance.

I have taken a number of life saving swim instructor training courses, as well as worked as a swim instructor at Sears I Can Swim and volunteered with the Town of Oakville’s Pool Pals program. I love teaching swimming to young children because I have a deep love for the pool and enjoy sharing my enthusiasm with my students in fun and creative ways. The greatest reward from teaching swim lessons for me is seeing my students develop into confident and enthusiastic little swimmers.






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