co-founders & co-owners
Kaley Maksymyk and Krista Morden are the Co-Founders and Co-Owners of the H2O Academy. They met on the pool deck in 1998 when they were training as elite synchronized swimming athletes. They competed their way across Canada earning several championship titles, and eventually retired from sport in 2004.
After many years of research and development, they created their award-winning AQUA-Lit™ Curriculum© which is exclusively used by the H2O Academy. The H2O Academy launched in 2015 in rented space 2 days/week at the Winnipeg Winter Club. They had 60 students and the 2 of them taught all the classes.
Fast forward to today… they’ve achieved their long-term goal of building their own swim school facility! They are now operating full time, have a team of amazing, talented, and passionate staff, and thousands of incredible H2O families that they’ve had the honour of getting to know while they learn the the life skill of swimming.
Our Senior Staff Team are experienced AQUA-Lit™ Teachers and are in charge of our AQUA-Lit™ Teacher Mentorship Program. They also have additional roles at the H2O Academy! Learn more by clicking on their photos!
H2o @ HOme COordinator
H2O can come to you in the summer to deliver customized lessons in the convenience of your backyard pool! Miss Naomi is our H2O @ Home Coordinator and will contact you to book lessons after you complete the H2O @ Home online registration form.
teachers & lifeguards
Our dedicated team is comprised of Teachers & Lifeguards who are certified in the AQUA-Lit™ Teacher Training Program, National Lifeguard, CPR C, and Standard First Aid. Bios and pics are coming soon. We are also training another group of Teachers... stay tuned!
PHOTOGRAPHY & vIDEOGRAPHY
Graham McCallum is our very own resident professional photographer and videographer. He is Manitoba's only underwater baby photographer and videographer! His professional underwater videos are included as part of the Baby Splash tuition.