The H2O Academy is an award-winning swim school for students’ ages 4 months to adults in Winnipeg. We provide an innovative approach to swimming lessons through our proprietary AQUA-Lit™ Curriculum©. H2O represents faster results, better quality, and superior instruction and assessment methods compared with traditional swimming lessons. AQUA-Lit™ Curriculum© is rooted in physical literacy. It creates progressive results which are enhanced by small class sizes and a unique evaluation system based on an improvement scale rather than passing and failing.


To create confident, safe, and proficient swimmers in a positive learning environment through our purposeful program.


A world where people are as comfortable, confident, and efficient in the water as they are on land.


These provide the foundation for our programming at H2O... we believe in WATER!

  • Well-rounded: Students practice meaningful and purposeful activities. It’s about developing the confidence to safely enjoy all water environments.

  • Accountable: Our AQUA-Lit™ Curriculum©, is progressive and builds upon skills. We believe in continual learning and growth, which is why we assess students on a proficiency scale rather than passing and failing.

  • Technical Proficiency: Learning is achieved through appropriate, relevant, and sequential learning experiences. We teach good habits from the beginning and focus on correct development of the basics.

  • Enjoyable: Our approach keeps students engaged and active the entire class. We use innovative equipment to encourage creativity and promote social acceptance while learning the FUNdamentals of swimming. 

  • Relevant: The needs of all students are addressed through high quality instruction that is relevant, current, and balanced to meet the developmental and age appropriate needs.