The North Toronto Aquatic Club was founded in 1968, by a group of neighbourhood parents who recognized the potential for community use of the Glenview Senior Public School pool outside of school hours. From a modest beginning of 85 swimmers and 2 days per week at Glenview, we now boast a membership of over 700 swimmers per year. Classes are held at the Glenview pool 5 days a week and at the Lawrence Park pool 2 days a week.
During the school year, learn to swim classes for ages 3 to adult are held during our regular 8 month session. We also offer a spring mini session for children in beginner levels. Lifesaving and Instructor courses are offered twice a year, starting in September and January.
Our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of local parents dedicated to continuing and enhancing the long tradition of fine programming here at NTAC. They are supported by a part-time General Manager and an Aquatic Supervisor. Stephen, our Aquatic Supervisor, has been with NTAC for over 25 years. He is on deck during the Children’s Swim Classes and also teaches some of our Lifesaving & Instructor courses. Our Aquatic Staff consists of over 40 high school and university students, most of them having risen through the levels at NTAC.
Meet the Team
Stephen Boddy began his swimming career at North Toronto Aquatic Club (NTAC) as a swimmer in 1968, in the year the club was founded. At age 16, Stephen was hired as a lifeguard at NTAC in 1976 and in 1986, became the Aquatic Supervisor, a role he has been in ever since. Over Stephen’s 40 year career with NTAC, he has taught, mentored and influenced over 18,000+ children and young adults.
Laura joined NTAC in the role of General Manager in February 2014. Before joining NTAC, she enjoyed 5 years working with a local private school. Laura has a long history in Aquatics, swimming competitively for COBRA Swim Club in Brampton. She was also a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor and has 3 sons, all of whom came through the NTAC program and have worked as Instructors for NTAC.
Shelley Allen hails from Newfoundland and has worked at NTAC since 2008. She is a National Lifeguard Instructor / Examiner, Standard First Aid Instructor / Examiner, Certified Pool Operator, Instructor Trainer for both Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross. In the Aquatics field for over 20 years, Shelley teaches approximately 8 courses a year as well as many recertifications for swim instructors and lifeguards in the GTA.
Honor has been on the NTAC board since 2009, holding a variety of positions, and is the current President. She brings her relationship building and marketing experience to the board as a seasoned veteran in the marketing and promotional business. With over the past 20+ years, Honor has gained success by partnering with tier-one clients from a variety of different industry sectors throughout the world.