Hippo In The Bathtub – Crystal Beach Outdoor

Don’t have your own pool but would still like your children to become stronger and safer swimmers in Ottawa’s gorgeous summer weather?

We have access to a private backyard pool located in the Crystal Beach community (near Moodie Drive & the 417 Highway). Relax on a patio chair while your child progresses through the Red Cross swim levels or Bronze Award courses.

This pool is not heated but has an excellent solar blanket that keeps the water temperature around 79 – 82 degrees all summer!

At our Crystal Beach Outdoor pool we offer:

Service #1:  Swimming Lessons

30 Minute Private Swimming 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 – 3 levels
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach

45 Minute Private Swimming 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 Swimming 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 + HST / swimmer)
  • 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 – 3 levels
  • Allows our instructors to create a perfectly personalized lesson approach

45 Minute Semi-Private Swimming Lesson

$72 + HST  ($36 + HST / swimmer)
  • 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 Semi-Private Swimming Lesson

$96 + HST  ($48 + HST / swimmer)
  • 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
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 three 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.
  • For more information about this course please visit: Official Ontario Life Saving Society Bronze Star Course Info
  • Prerequisite: Must be between 10 and 13 years of age
  • Number of participants: 2 – 4
  • Length: Four 2.5 hour lessons

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.
  • For more information about this course please visit: Official Ontario Life Saving Society Bronze Medallion Course Info
  • Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current)
  • Number of participants: 2 – 4
  • Length: Six 3 hour lessons

Bronze Cross

$800 + HST
(divided between participants)
  • This 18-hour course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue.
  • For more information about this course please visit: Official Ontario Life Saving Society Bronze Medallion Course Info
  • Prerequisite:   Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current)
  • Number of participants: 2 – 4
  • Length: Six 3 hour lessons