Welcome to Ottawa's Premier
Swim Instruction & Lifeguarding Provider!

– Backyard – Condo –


Thank you for stopping by! Over the past five years, Hippo in the Bathtub has helped hundreds of students all over Ottawa become better swimmers. Our focus is to promote water safety by providing our clients with quality swim instruction at their convenience.

We are proud to offer the following services to the Ottawa community:

  • Swim instruction for all ages
  • Lifeguarding
  • Mermaid instruction
  • Hippo Parties

Hippo in the Bathtub can offer our services at your private pool (backyard, condo, or apartment). Learn more by clicking on the Mobile Hippo menu above!

Our lessons are tailored to each student's needs and situation, whether they are allergic to chlorine, require a comfortable and less noisy environment, or just want to improve their swimming skills. Our swimming lessons are guaranteed to make a difference to our student’s experience in the water.

Our instructors are certified to teach the Red Cross curriculum and will provide children who successfully complete their swimming level with the corresponding badge.

Book today and see for yourself why hundreds of families in Ottawa have chosen Hippo in the Bathtub!