Atlantis Aquatics is a private swim school in the central Toronto area. We offer Red Cross and Life Saving Society programming for swimmers of all ages and abilities.


Swimming, a skill you learn for life. ®

Atlantis Aquatics is proud of its highly trained, enthusiastic, and energetic staff members. They are all certified swim instructors that have experience teaching seniors, infants, kids and instructors-in-training. Our staff members also hold their CPR-C certificates and our Lifeguards have the National Lifesaving Certification and their Standard First Aid qualifications.

Dolly Menna-Dack and Jenn Young met in 1995 while swimming at Bil Bird’s Swim School. They both became swim instructors and later on-deck supervisors. When Bil decided to retire, Dolly and Jenn took on the challenge of running a swim school. Atlantis Aquatics was founded in 2004, and has proudly been utilizing Bil’s teaching philosophy of small classes and individualized lessons.

We have many former staff members away at university that are pursuing their interests in disciplines such as Law, Medicine, Kinesiology and Media Production. Creative, positive and dynamic individuals have worked with us and have left their marks on our hearts and in the teaching methods we employ. If you would like to contact any of them, please email us and we will be sure to pass the message on!

Deer Park Public School, 23 Ferndale Ave

Preschool - Level 10

Canadian Red Cross

Adult Swim

Lifesaving Society

Learn To Swim, Stroke Improvement, Fitness & Technical swim.

  • We offer Star Patrol in semi-private 40 minute classes.
  • Bronze Star, Medalion, Cross are 1 hour group lessons.
  • Youth (under 14yrs): minimum requirement Red Cross level 8 completed or equivalent
  • Adults (14yrs +): minimum requirement able to swim 100meters continuously, tread water for 2 minutes
  • Groups classes (8-10 swimmers) are 1 hour and include warm-up, cool-down, stroke correction and endurance drills.

We offer semi-private and private swimming lessons in 20 minute and 40 minute classes. Classes are available for swimmers of all levels, abilities and ages starting at 3 months old.

Bronze level program

A great way to workout in the pool!

Fitness & Technical Swim

Wed,  May 6 - June 10,  6 - 8:15 pm

Sun, May 3 - June 7, 10am - 1:30pm

Spring 2020

Closed May 17





172 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2T8 


Please note this is a dry office only, no pools here!

Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for energetic, creative, friendly staff!

The qualifications we require for swim instructors are:

    1. Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor +/v Lifesaving Society Instructor

    2. Standard First Aid with CPR-C

The qualifications we require for lifeguards are:

    1. Current NLS - Pool

    2. Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C

    3. Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor +/v Lifesaving Society Instructor



Once a series has begun there are no monetary refunds. Your space has been reserved for you; you can however speak to the program supervisor about make-ups or registering a different family member instead. We will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that will we have space in the appropriate level for a different family member.

Make - Up Classes & Missed Lessons

We realize that sometimes life can get in the way of scheduled activities. Therefore we offer make-up(s) for any lesson you are unable to attend. Please call the office as soon as you know you will be absent from your class. This enables us to keep our regular lessons and make-ups running smoothly. You have until the end of the session to make up your missed lessons. You can schedule a make-up by speaking directly to the program supervisor or by calling the office.

Cameras, Camera cellular phones & Video cameras

Please speak to the program supervisor as each location has different guidelines that we adhere to. We request that all parents sign and return the Photo Release Forms, however it is not necessary for you to do in order to swim with us.

Bathing Caps & Shoes

We recommend Bathing caps be worn at Deer Park PS, however it is not mandatory. We recommend that swimmers tie back their hair