Why We're Awesome

MIS WAY

MIS WAY

Our signature learning program focuses on age-appropriate skill development, not levels.
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SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIAL NEEDS

Our specialized instructors adapt the learning curriculum to the abilities of each swimmer.
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PAYMENT PLANS

PAYMENT PLANS

Paying for a term can be challenging, so we break up the payments to help families manage any budget.

LOCATIONS

LOCATIONS

We work at pools throughout the greater Montreal region. Are we in your neighbourhood?
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Building A Legacy One Swim At A Time

Picture it – the summer of 1994. Eager 10-years-olds, Adam Di Fulvio and Marc Donatelli, met at the local pool in Pierrefonds, Quebec. Little did they know, a lifelong friendship and a swimming legacy was a splash away.

Through coaching, swim instructing and lifeguarding, Adam and Marc honed in on the values that made for an exceptional experience in the pool. At the heart of it all was an inclusive swimming family, safety and respect. Adam and Marc used these wholesome values and experiences as building blocks for the culture of their first swim school, the Montreal Institute of Swimming (MIS)

They opened MIS in 2009, and their passion helped them become Montreal’s premier swimming lesson organization. MIS delivers swimming experiences that are affordable, flexible and effective to families throughout Montreal and surrounding communities. 

In 2011, Marc and Adam were honoured to welcome Kelly Hodgson to MIS, a member of their swimming family. Kelly was coached by Adam & Marc back in their outdoor lifeguard days and went on to become a renowned competitive swimmer before joining MIS.

With their vast swimming lesson experience, Adam, Marc and Kelly developed a unique teaching method, a skill-based learning system adapted to one-on-one private swim lessons. MISway <#misway> ensures that no swimmer gets left behind, and encourages them to build confidence and swimming skills without restriction.

Their unique approach saw MIS grow quickly in pools, and also in the communities they are part of. Today they work in over 30 pools, employ over 200 qualified swim instructors, coaches and lifeguards, and delight over 10,000 clients in Montreal.

2009

MIS officially opens with 5 locations & 6 instructors

2011

Swim Team launches and 8 new locations added for lessons

2012

MIS introduces the first online registration system for a swim club

2013

100,000 lessons taught

2014

MISway is launched

2016

Over 100 instructors working in over 20 MIS locations

2017

Parent & Tot program launched

2019

Swim team expands to practice in 3 locations; over 500,000 lessons taught

Life Is Cool In The Pool

We’re already in your community! Hundreds of qualified instructors are ready to coach you in over 25 pools across Montreal. 

THE BEST WAY TO LEARN

All of our signature swimming programs embody the MISway approach. 

Approach

MIS introduces all swimming skills at a young age. Swimmers are encouraged to develop each skill without restriction. We evaluate each skill independently. The focus is on building each swimmer’s strengths and developing skills to overcome their weaknesses in a dynamic curriculum structure.

Benefits

  • Swimmers are introduced to more advanced skills at younger ages
  • Swimmers advance faster through the curriculum
  • Swimmers are not held back by weaknesses
  • Accurate evaluations that set clear goals

How Am I Doing?

Each swimmer gets a report card at the end of every session that clearly shows the complexity of each skill that was developed. 

Based on the number of skills developed, each swimmer is classified as a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced swimmer. Advanced swimmers are considered for the competitive MIS Swim Team. 

For Every Ability

Our family is your family – an inclusive learning environment that nurtures growth for all abilities. 

Before you book a class for a special-need swimmer, let MIS pair you with the best swim instructor to work with your family. Private classes  are recommended and tailored to each swimmer to ensure a fun, learning environment.

Let us know how we can help!

Email or call us at 514-294-8259

House Rules

Like every family, ours has house rules to make sure everyone stays safe and respectful while having fun at the pool. Just like yours, our easy rules need to be respected and enforced diligently. 

There are some extra important rules to follow for our Leonardo Da Vinci, Little Burgundy and World Gym pools.

Be mindful of the following strict safety rules at all swimming lessons.

  • Only registered swimmers may enter the pool when their instructor calls them over
  • Swimmers may not enter the pool before nor stay in the water after their lesson
  • Parents must stay and observe each lesson

When you’re at an MIS pool, please:
  • Respect other pool guests and users
  • Bring your own towels
  • Remove outdoor shoes
  • No food or drinks in the pool area
  • Kids change in the bathroom or changing area, not on deck
  • Shower before and after your lesson
  • Only 1 family member may accompany each swimmer in the pool area
  • Use lockers for coats and bags, do not store personal items on the pool deck
  • Refrain from using any other amenities (including but not limited to hot tubs, saunas, fitness center, lawn chairs)

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