About Us & Our Team

About The Oakville Swim Academy

The Swim Academy has been family owned and operated since it was founded in 1993, and has taught thousands of children how to swim in the Oakville, Mississauga and Ancaster areas in a professional and innovative environment. Our quality instruction is based on an advanced swimming curriculum which helps your child succeed while building confidence through the mastery of swimming skills. With dedicated staff and instructors are there to help your children reach their fullest swimming potential.  Swimming Lessons The Swim Academy is known in Oakville for its small class sizes, warm salt water pool and our friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating staff.  Our well trained and award-winning swimming instructors have delivered high quality premium lessons since 1993.

Our Mission

The mission of Oakville Swim Academy is to provide excellent aquatic programs for children, teenagers and adults. We strive to enhance healthy lifestyles and the well-being of our community in a safe, and welcoming environment

Meet Our Team


Kelsey is the current General Manager of Oakville Swim Academy. Kelsey has been with the company for over 7 years and is committed to making the best swimming experience possible. Throughout her time with OSA she has worked her way through the company from a swimming instructor, deck supervisor and is now our General Manager. With a competitive background Kelsey continues to introduce new programs here at Oakville Swim Academy. In her free time she loves pursuing photography and playing with her dog.    


Simon is the current Aquatic Leadership Director and Training Systems Coordinator of Oakville Swim Academy. Through his experience working with municipalities to Universities Simon has extensive knowledge in recreation management. As a current Provincial Trainer with the Lifesaving Society he has a passion for making the next generation of Lifesavers, Lifeguards, Instructors and Examiners. In addition Simon is responsible for all of the training programs of our Instructors. He is constantly upgrading our programs making sure our Swim Instructors are the best around! He strives for professional development and is thankful he is able to work with such a talented team. In his free time, he loves poetry, taking long walks on the beach and playing the violin.


After leading a career in swimming lessons since the age of 14, Tavia has found a passion with instruction, safety, drowning prevention, education, and fitness all rolled into one. With over a decade of working for both municipalities, universities and private companies, she opted to follow her passion applying her undergraduate degree and joined the Oakville Swim Academy.   Tavia’s favourite part of working for OSA since 2006 has been watching the  students grow, achieve and excel in the sport of swimming and this has been a huge motivator for her.  In her past time she loves spending time with her daughter and helping out in the community.

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