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 and a spring Adult Masters Tri-Training class . 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 General Manager and an Aquatic Supervisor. Stephen, our Aquatic Supervisor, has been with NTAC for over 40 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 50 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.
Dominica joined NTAC after almost 10 years at the helm of Toronto-based charity MumNet. She hails from Halifax, where she studied Health Education at Dalhousie. Her three boys have been members at NTAC for many years and hope to continue their advanced courses and become staff one day. Dominica recently took up the sport of triathlon and hopes improve her personal swimming in her spare time.