Hippo In The Bathtub – Backyard & Condo

There is no need to leave your home to travel to a busy City pool for swimming lessons. Children and adults can learn how to swim in the comfort of their own pool. If you are hosting a pool party at your house, our lifeguards can be there to ensure that everyone has fun and stays safe.
Our Backyard & Condo services include:

Click the above links to view Service Information & Pricing.
Our instructors travel to all communities in Ottawa.

  • Ottawa East:  Alta Vista, Downtown, Rockcliffe, Gloucester, Orleans, Navan
  • Ottawa West:  Carp, Stittsville, Richmond, Kanata
  • Ottawa South:  Barrhaven, Riverside South, Findley’s Creek, Manotick, Greely
  • Ottawa Central:  Nepean, Westboro, Centrepointe

Live outside of these areas?  Send us a message as we may have an instructor who can travel to you!

Ready to book?  Click one of the below areas to go to our booking system!

Swim Right. Now.

Booking with Hippo in the Bathtub is designed to be as simple as possible.

  1. Click on the pink button for your area
  2. Choose the service you need
  3. Follow the booking instructions & pay

Service #1:  Swimming Lessons

30 Minute Private Lesson

$32 + HST
  • Perfect option for young children (up to age 7) and beginner adults
  • Six lessons are required to receive a Red Cross report card for: Preschool (Starfish – Whale) & Swim Kids 1 – Swim Kids 3
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach

45 Minute Private Lesson

$48 + HST
  • Perfect option for children (age 7+) and adults (intermediate to advanced)
  • Six lessons are required to receive a Red Cross report card for: Swim Kids 4 – Swim Kids 7
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach

60 Minute Private Lesson

$64 + HST
  • Perfect option for children (age 8+) and adults (intermediate to advanced)
  • Six lessons are required to receive a Red Cross report card for: Swim Kids 8 – Swim Kids 10
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach

30 Minute Semi-Private Swimming Lesson

$48 + HST  ($24 / swimmer)
  • Perfect option for two young children (up to age 7) or two beginner adults
  • Six lessons are required to receive a Red Cross report card for: Preschool (Starfish – Whale) & Swim Kids 1 – Swim Kids 3
  • A maximum of two swimmers can be registered and they must be the same (or very similar level)

45 Minute Semi-Private Swimming Lesson

$72 + HST  ($36 / swimmer)
  • Perfect option for two children (age 7+) or two adults (intermediate to advanced)
  • Six lessons are required to receive a Red Cross report card for: Swim Kids 4 – Swim Kids 7
  • A maximum of two swimmers can be registered and they must be the same (or very similar level)

60 Minute Semi-Private Swimming Lesson

$96 + HST  ($48 / swimmer)
  • Perfect option for two children (age 8+) or two adults (intermediate to advanced)
  • Six lessons are required to receive a Red Cross report card for: Swim Kids 8 – Swim Kids 10
  • A maximum of two swimmers can be registered and they must be the same (or very similar level)

Do you have several children who are hoping to have swimming lessons?

Then book our back-to-back lessons!

Add up the total amount of time that you would like the instructor to be at your house per appointment and select the corresponding service option!

DO NOT book the the lessons separately, as the booking system will automatically add instructor travel time to the end of each lesson that you book. This will result in a gap between each of your lessons.

Service #2:  Bronze Award Courses

Bronze Star Course

$500 + HST
(divided between participants)
  • This 10-hour course is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard.

Bronze Medallion

$800 + HST
(divided between participants)
  • This 18-hour course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue.

Bronze Cross

$800 + HST
(divided between participants)
  • This 18-hour course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training and is a prerequisite for the Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certification.

Service #3:  Lifeguarding

1 – 14 Swimmers

$65 + HST / hour
  • One lifeguard will come and ensure that all the swimmers are swimming safely.
  • This service can be booked online through our booking system.

15 – 29 Swimmers

$90 + HST / hour
  • Two lifeguards will come to your party to ensure that everyone is swimming safely.
  • This service can’t be booked online. 
  • Please fill out a contact form and our staff will confirm whether we have the availability.

30+ Swimmers

$120 + HST / hours
  • Three lifeguards will come to your party to ensure that everyone is swimming safely.
  • This service can’t be booked online. 
  • Please fill out a contact form and our staff will confirm whether we have the availability.

Service #4: Birthday Parties

1.5 Hour Basic Birthday Hippo Party!

$179 + HST
  • When you book our Hippo Party lifeguarding package, we will send two of our lifeguards to your children’s party.
  • One lifeguard will ensure that all swimmers remain safe while in the pool.  The other lifeguard will ensure that all the children at the party have a “Hippo” of a time!
  • Let us know what ages of children will be attending and the lifeguard will run appropriate games that will have all swimmers splashing and smiling!
  • This party type can accommodate up to 20 swimmers.

1.5 Hour Mermaid Birthday Hippo Party!

$219 + HST
  • When you book our Hippo Party lifeguarding package, we will send two of our lifeguards to your children’s party.
  • One lifeguard will ensure that all swimmers remain safe while in the pool.  The other lifeguard will ensure that all the children at the party have a “Hippo” of a time!
  • If you would like our staff to bring mermaid tails, fins, and treasures, then choose one of our Mermaid Hippo Parties!  Our mermaid instructor will introduce the swimmers to the magical world of swimming like a mermaid.
  • Mermaid parties can accommodate up to 10 swimmers.
Complete the below form to initiate your Birthday Party booking!

Backyard Birthday Party Contact Form