SWAM Hamilton

SWAM Hamilton We provide accessible and affordable private swim lessons to children with special needs. Composed of dedicated volunteers from McMaster University.
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SwimAbility Hamilton is a not-for-profit student initiative founded as a registered chapter of SwimAbility Canada in 2009. Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible one-on-one swimming instruction to children with special needs. For more information about our parent organization, as well as about the history of the SwimAbility movement, please visit www.SwimAbility.org.

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Calling all interested McMaster students with a passion for working with kids, swimming, advocacy and making a MEANINGFU...
04/02/2021

Calling all interested McMaster students with a passion for working with kids, swimming, advocacy and making a MEANINGFUL difference!

🌊🌊 Swimming With A Mission Hamilton provides 1-on-1 affordable swimming lessons for children with disabilities all run by McMaster volunteers. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram @SWAMHamilton and don't hesitate to message us! 🌊🌊

Join our mailing list to stay up to date with news, be the first to find out about instructor hiring AND enter in a raffle to win an UberEats gift card!
https://forms.gle/R3MW3KA51qPqZYVw9
Sign up by April 9 for a chance to win! ✨✨

🐟 S.W.A.M. Hamilton is HIRING! 🐟Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! A quick reminder that the executive applic...
03/31/2021

🐟 S.W.A.M. Hamilton is HIRING! 🐟

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! A quick reminder that the executive applications for Swimming With A Mission Hamilton (2021-2022) are due this Sunday, April 4th at 11:59 PM.

S.W.A.M. provides 1-to-1 low cost swimming lessons for children with disabilities and this is your chance to join a team of highly motivated individuals looking to make a meaningful difference in the Hamilton community! We are looking for:

Head Instructors (2 Positions)
Parent Liaison (1 Position)
Financial Coordinator (1 Position)
Promotions Coordinators (2 Positions)

No prior SWAM experience is required and more details about each position can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/164ZFOZhnIL6VOFv96ZOwPWVIycql2NtUuAfxV_5_cZQ/edit?usp=sharing

To apply, please click the link below. Applications are due by Sunday, April 4 @ 11:59 PM EST:
https://forms.gle/vtU4gd7J6hg2frLd6

For any questions, please message us @ or email us at [email protected]. We can’t wait for you to join the SWAM-ily! 🐳💙

🐟 S.W.A.M. Hamilton is HIRING! 🐟

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! A quick reminder that the executive applications for Swimming With A Mission Hamilton (2021-2022) are due this Sunday, April 4th at 11:59 PM.

S.W.A.M. provides 1-to-1 low cost swimming lessons for children with disabilities and this is your chance to join a team of highly motivated individuals looking to make a meaningful difference in the Hamilton community! We are looking for:

Head Instructors (2 Positions)
Parent Liaison (1 Position)
Financial Coordinator (1 Position)
Promotions Coordinators (2 Positions)

No prior SWAM experience is required and more details about each position can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/164ZFOZhnIL6VOFv96ZOwPWVIycql2NtUuAfxV_5_cZQ/edit?usp=sharing

To apply, please click the link below. Applications are due by Sunday, April 4 @ 11:59 PM EST:
https://forms.gle/vtU4gd7J6hg2frLd6

For any questions, please message us @ or email us at [email protected]. We can’t wait for you to join the SWAM-ily! 🐳💙

For anyone looking to make a MEANINGFUL difference next year, SWAM is looking for you! Swimming With A Mission Hamilton ...
03/23/2021

For anyone looking to make a MEANINGFUL difference next year, SWAM is looking for you! Swimming With A Mission Hamilton provides 1-to-1 low cost swimming lessons for children with disabilities and this is your chance to join the executive team - we are looking for:

Head Instructors (2 Positions)
Parent Liaison (1 Position)
Financial Coordinator (1 Position)
Promotions Coordinators (2 Positions)

No prior SWAM experience is required and more details about each position can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/164ZFOZhnIL6VOFv96ZOwPWVIycql2NtUuAfxV_5_cZQ/edit?usp=sharing

Apply here by Sunday, April 4 @ 11:59 PM: https://forms.gle/vtU4gd7J6hg2frLd6
(Feel free to message us with any questions @ and we can’t wait for you to join the SWAM-ily!)

For anyone looking to make a MEANINGFUL difference next year, SWAM is looking for you! Swimming With A Mission Hamilton provides 1-to-1 low cost swimming lessons for children with disabilities and this is your chance to join the executive team - we are looking for:

Head Instructors (2 Positions)
Parent Liaison (1 Position)
Financial Coordinator (1 Position)
Promotions Coordinators (2 Positions)

No prior SWAM experience is required and more details about each position can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/164ZFOZhnIL6VOFv96ZOwPWVIycql2NtUuAfxV_5_cZQ/edit?usp=sharing

Apply here by Sunday, April 4 @ 11:59 PM: https://forms.gle/vtU4gd7J6hg2frLd6
(Feel free to message us with any questions @ and we can’t wait for you to join the SWAM-ily!)

Happy New Year from all of us at S.W.A.M. Hamilton! 🎉🎊🎆🎇
01/21/2021

Happy New Year from all of us at S.W.A.M. Hamilton! 🎉🎊🎆🎇

From all of us in S.W.A.M. Hamilton, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season and winter break! ❤...
12/23/2020

From all of us in S.W.A.M. Hamilton, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season and winter break! ❤️🎄

Have questions? ⁉️🤔💭We have answers!! ‼️😮💡💬Submit your questions this week starting today until Fri Oct 9th through our ...
10/05/2020

Have questions? ⁉️🤔💭
We have answers!! ‼️😮💡💬

Submit your questions this week starting today until Fri Oct 9th through our Ig story @swamhamilton or DM us! 💙💙

Last but not least, we are so excited to introduce Ester, OUR 2020/21 PRESIDENT ❤️🎉🎉🎉⠀⠀Ester is a third year student stu...
09/17/2020

Last but not least, we are so excited to introduce Ester, OUR 2020/21 PRESIDENT ❤️🎉🎉🎉⠀

Ester is a third year student studying health sciences in the child health specialization. From teaching firsthand to watching bonds form from deck, the hard work the instructors put in is beautifully evident and she is so excited to get creative in further building the S.W.A.M. community this year! There's no group of individuals more passionate and caring than the S.W.A.M. family - ready every Saturday with the biggest smiles and hearts to get into the pool! A fun(?) fact about Ester is that she broke her arm skiing and haven't been the same since 🥺⛷

Next we have Lia, our other head instructor! 💙🐳⠀⠀Lia is a third year life sciences student in the Sensory Motor Systems ...
09/16/2020

Next we have Lia, our other head instructor! 💙🐳⠀

Lia is a third year life sciences student in the Sensory Motor Systems specialization! These past two years of instructing with SWAM have been some of the best Saturday mornings she could have asked for at university! She cannot wait until she can see all the smiles and splashing for so many more Saturday mornings! Lia is so appreciative of the instructors, kids and parents that helps make these experiences so memorable and create such a great community! A fun fact about Lia is that she spent a semester in France during high school 🇫🇷🥖

Next we have Polina, one of our head instructors! 🤩⠀⠀Polina is a fourth year health sciences student in the child health...
09/16/2020

Next we have Polina, one of our head instructors! 🤩⠀

Polina is a fourth year health sciences student in the child health specialization. Polina is incredibly excited to join the SWAM family for another year! Being an instructor for the past few years has been a highlight of her university experience. The energy and positive environment on deck every Saturday and all of the friendly faces that we get to meet is something she is looking forward to again. A fun fact about Polina is that she is afraid of butterflies, both the animal and the swimming stroke 🦋🏊‍♀️

Next up we have Michelle, our Parent Liaison!! 💌 ⠀⠀Michelle is a second year student studying health sciences who joined...
09/15/2020

Next up we have Michelle, our Parent Liaison!! 💌 ⠀

Michelle is a second year student studying health sciences who joined S.W.A.M. as an instructor last year. Being a swim instructor for the S.W.A.M. community has created so many of her favourite memories in first year. It is always so energizing to work with swimmers, parents, and the S.W.A.M. team who are dedicated, supportive, and passionate about building this wonderful community in Hamilton. This year, Michelle is excited to be a part of the exec team as a Parent Liaison! A fun fact about Michelle is that she can make duck noises with her mouth 😂🦆🦆

To continue on with introducing our executives for 2020-2021, next up we have Ana, our financial coordinator 💰💰💰 ⠀⠀Ana i...
09/15/2020

To continue on with introducing our executives for 2020-2021, next up we have Ana, our financial coordinator 💰💰💰 ⠀

Ana is a second year commerce student who is overjoyed to be joining S.W.A.M. for the very first time as a financial coordinator! This title definitely doesn't take away from her love for also teaching swimming and the amazing people that make it one of her favourite things to do in the world! She can't wait to meet the entire SWAMily and the happy faces that make what we do, SO special! A fun fact about Ana is that she loves baking cake 🎂✨

Next up we have YaJing, our other promotions coordinator bringing you your S.W.A.M. updates on social media!!! 📱🐠⠀⠀YaJin...
09/14/2020

Next up we have YaJing, our other promotions coordinator bringing you your S.W.A.M. updates on social media!!! 📱🐠⠀

YaJing is a third year student studying health sciences in the child health specialization. Over the past two years, she volunteered as a SWAM swim instructor and absolutely loved every aspect of the program. She is super excited to dedicate herself even deeper to SWAM's mission and continue contributing to make a difference in the Hamilton community. A fun fact about YaJing is that her favourite flavour of ice cream is mint chocolate chip 🍨🌿

Hey S.W.A.M. Family! We hope everyone is settling into the school year smoothly 🌊🌊. Throughout this week, we are so exci...
09/14/2020

Hey S.W.A.M. Family! We hope everyone is settling into the school year smoothly 🌊🌊. Throughout this week, we are so excited to be introducing each of our executive team members for the school year, starting with Hannah, who is 1/2 of our promotions duo keeping you updated on social media!📱⠀

Hannah is a third year health sciences student who joined the SW.A.M. Team this year! Swimming has always been an important part of her life and she is really looking forward to working with the instructors, kids, and parents to help further grow this amazing community in Hamilton. A fun fact about Hannah is that she has double jointed arms which supposedly help for swimming the butterfly stroke! 🐳

Dear SWAM Hamilton community,As you are aware, we are all facing challenging times. COVID-19 has disrupted many of our p...
08/17/2020

Dear SWAM Hamilton community,

As you are aware, we are all facing challenging times. COVID-19 has disrupted many of our plans, and we here at SWAM Hamilton will always prioritize the safety of our students, instructors, and the families that we work with. With that being said, we are sad to announce that SWAM Hamilton lessons will be cancelled for the Fall 2020 season.

This is a decision that affects all SWAM Canada Chapters across the country. To read SWAM Canada's official statement, please click the link below:

http://www.swamcanada.ca/covid-19-fall-2020-update/

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

As always, stay safe and healthy. We are in this together.

Sincerely,
SWAM Hamilton

Finally, congratulations to our co-president Dhruv !!! We are so thankful for your leadership and we wish you all the be...
07/27/2020

Finally, congratulations to our co-president Dhruv !!! We are so thankful for your leadership and we wish you all the best in the future 🎓🏊‍♂️🌊 And once again, congratulations to ALL our graduating instructors 💙💙💙 #SWAMily

Next we have Sam, our co-president!!! 💙Congratulations on graduating and thank you for all your leadership in SWAM!!! 🌊🏊...
07/24/2020

Next we have Sam, our co-president!!! 💙Congratulations on graduating and thank you for all your leadership in SWAM!!! 🌊🏊‍♂️🎓

Next up is Aaron, our parent liaison!! 🥳ConGRADulations Aaron!! Thank you for all your contributions to SWAM 🏊‍♂️🎓🙌
07/22/2020

Next up is Aaron, our parent liaison!! 🥳ConGRADulations Aaron!! Thank you for all your contributions to SWAM 🏊‍♂️🎓🙌

Give it up for our next graduating instructor... Emilyanne!! Thank you Emilyanne for all your amazing contributions to S...
07/20/2020

Give it up for our next graduating instructor... Emilyanne!! Thank you Emilyanne for all your amazing contributions to SWAM! 😍😍🎓🎓🎓

Hey SWAMers 🐠💙 We hope you are having a great summer so far! Since the school year is over, we wanted to take the time t...
07/18/2020

Hey SWAMers 🐠💙 We hope you are having a great summer so far! Since the school year is over, we wanted to take the time to congratulate our graduating instructors and wish them all the best in their future endeavours starting with... Greg, our financial coordinator!!! Thank you Greg for all your hard work with SWAM 💸👨‍🎓🎓

06/30/2020
SWAM Canada

SWAM Canada

Check out SWAM Canada’s 2019-2020 Annual Report here:http://www.swamcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/S.W.A.M.-Annual-Report-2019-2020.pdf

05/15/2020
SWAM EXECUTIVE TEAM 2020-2021

INTRODUCING.....
the SWAM EXECUTIVE TEAM OF 2020-2021💧

Can you tell we're excited?!🤣🤣🤣 Stay tuned on our social media pages (Facebook & Instagram) to stay up to date on everything SWAM🐠🐡 And as always, we hope you are all safe & healthy💛

04/16/2020

Happy Thursday!

SWAM Hamilton families and instructors: how are you spending your time indoors?

Send us a photo of your family doing your favourite indoor activities, and we will post it to our Facebook and Instagram page! 😊

Stay safe everyone!

04/04/2020

Quick Reminder: Executive Applications for the 2020-2021 year are due tonight at 11:59pm!

diiiiiving into the last stretch of the week! Hope all you lovely people have been doing well and staying safe :) Just p...
04/02/2020

diiiiiving into the last stretch of the week!

Hope all you lovely people have been doing well and staying safe :) Just popping in to remind you all that the executive applications for Swimming With A Mission Executive Team for 2020-2021 are due tomorrow at 11:59PM!

SWAM Hamilton provides accessible and affordable one-on-one swimming lessons to children with disabilities and this is your chance to get involved in making this amazing program run! The executive roles are:
Head Instructors (2 Positions)
Parent Liaison (1 Position)
Financial Coordinator (1 Position)
Promotions Coordinators (2 Positions)

Previous experience with SWAM Hamilton is not required. You are allowed to apply for more than one executive position if you wish. Applications are due Friday, April 3 at 11:59 PM. To apply, please click the link below.
https://forms.gle/A132Xa5FhzKeGpCh7

For more information regarding general expectations for a SWAM Hamilton executive team member as well as detailed descriptions and responsibilities of each executive role, please click the link below.
https://docs.google.com/…/1QwABBRbWfdIn-Bw_P7Q0vmoy_6…/edit…
If you have any questions, please message our page SWAM Hamilton or our Instagram @swamhamilton. You can also e-mail us at [email protected].

03/30/2020

🌸🌼happy happy monday! 🌼🌸

With the start of a new week (woohoo) hopefully you get a chance to think about joining SWAM in the next year! Good news for you we have been hosting Q+A’s in our Instagram @swamhamilton for any questions you may have about the process - but feel free to message us anytime with any further questions!

SWAM Hamilton provides accessible and affordable one-on-one swimming lessons to children with disabilities. Come join our 2020/21 executive team! The executive roles are:

Head Instructors (2 Positions)
Parent Liaison (1 Position)
Financial Coordinator (1 Position)
Promotions Coordinators (2 Positions)

Previous experience with SWAM Hamilton is not required. You are allowed to apply for more than one executive position if you wish. Applications are due Friday, April 3 at 11:59 PM. To apply, please click the link below.
https://forms.gle/A132Xa5FhzKeGpCh7

❗️WE ARE HIRING ❗️Secret's out... SWAM Hamilton is hiring for our 2020/21 executive team! The executive roles are:Head I...
03/27/2020

❗️WE ARE HIRING ❗️

Secret's out... SWAM Hamilton is hiring for our 2020/21 executive team! The executive roles are:

Head Instructors (2 Positions)
Parent Liaison (1 Position)
Financial Coordinator (1 Position)
Promotions Coordinators (2 Positions)

Previous experience with SWAM Hamilton is not required. You are allowed to apply for more than one executive position if you wish. Applications are due Friday, April 3 at 11:59 PM. To apply, please click the link below.

https://forms.gle/A132Xa5FhzKeGpCh7

For more information regarding general expectations for a SWAM Hamilton executive team member as well as detailed descriptions and responsibilities of each executive role, please click the link below.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QwABBRbWfdIn-Bw_P7Q0vmoy_6pgTcC4S6rZIJIfIFg/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please message our page SWAM Hamilton or our Instagram @swamhamilton. You can also e-mail us at [email protected].

We look forward to reading your applications! 🐳

McMaster students - this one is for you❗️Be sure to follow our page for exciting updates about SWAM Hamilton's 2020/21 s...
03/25/2020

McMaster students - this one is for you❗️

Be sure to follow our page for exciting updates about SWAM Hamilton's 2020/21 season! 👀

03/13/2020

Hello Parents and Swimmers,

SWAM Hamilton has been informed by the McMaster Students Union, one of our governing bodies, that we must suspend lessons until further notice as a result of the virus responsible for COVID-19.

We would like to assure parents and swimmers that there are no suspected cases among our instructors or swimmers, nor do we have reason to believe anyone involved with SWAM has been in contact with the virus. This is a measure being taken by the university and our students union which we do not have control over.

Should the situation change and lessons are free to resume before the end of term, we will let you know as soon as possible. We are currently speaking with the YMCA and our Vice-President, Finance to determine the feasibility of refunds for any cancelled lessons.

Best,
Sam & Dhruv
SWAM Hamilton Co-Presidents

We had a few students cancel their lessons this term in the 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm slot. If you're interested in lessons, fe...
01/25/2020
Swimming With A Mission Hamilton - Swimmer Registration Form (Winter 2020)

We had a few students cancel their lessons this term in the 12:55 pm - 1:25 pm slot. If you're interested in lessons, feel free to fill out our registration form here: https://forms.gle/MDd4EztbG9aRdADc9

Since you'll have missed the first lesson, the cost would only be $30 for the remaining 7 lessons and you can pay next week by cash or e-transfer on deck!

Registration for Swimming With A Mission (S.W.A.M.) is an exclusively online process. Those without computer/internet access may, however, contact us at (enter email here) to request that a S.W.A.M. volunteer register information on their behalf. The first step towards registration with S.W.A.M. is....

01/25/2020

Happy Saturday, and happy first day of lessons! Below are the lesson dates for the winter 2020 session. We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

WINTER 2020 LESSON DATES

Saturday, January 25

Saturday, February 1

Saturday, February 8

Saturday, February 29

Saturday, March 7

Saturday, March 14

Saturday, March 21

Saturday, March 28

Thank you to everyone for a great fall session! Have a wonderful break!! Our Winter session will begin in January.
12/01/2019

Thank you to everyone for a great fall session! Have a wonderful break!!

Our Winter session will begin in January.

Happy SWAM Day! Our swimmer of the week is Lincoln! Lincoln loves swimming, but he also loves other sports! Lincoln enjo...
11/30/2019

Happy SWAM Day! Our swimmer of the week is Lincoln! Lincoln loves swimming, but he also loves other sports! Lincoln enjoys playing basketball 🏀, soccer ⚽️, and skating! ⛸

11/23/2019

There is never a dull moment with our SWAM instructors on Saturday mornings! 💙

Hello everyone! Time to meet our Swimmer of the Week!!This is Aaron! He loves to practice his kicking and get the rings ...
11/11/2019

Hello everyone! Time to meet our Swimmer of the Week!!

This is Aaron! He loves to practice his kicking and get the rings off the bottom of the pool! It’s also his birthday next week! Congratulations, and happy early birthday!!

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SWAM Hamilton (Swimming With a Mission Hamilton, formerly known as SwimAbility Hamilton) is a not-for-profit student initiative founded as a registered chapter of SWAM Canada in 2009. Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible one-on-one swimming instruction to children with special needs. For more information about our parent organization, as well as about the history of the SWAM movement, please visit www.SwimAbility.org.

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Calling all interested McMaster students with a passion for working with kids, swimming, advocacy and making a MEANINGFUL difference! 🌊🌊 Swimming With A Mission Hamilton provides 1-on-1 affordable swimming lessons for children with disabilities all run by McMaster volunteers. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram @SWAMHamilton and don't hesitate to message us! 🌊🌊 Join our mailing list to stay up to date with news, be the first to find out about instructor hiring AND enter in a raffle to win an UberEats gift card! https://forms.gle/R3MW3KA51qPqZYVw9 Sign up by April 9 for a chance to win! ✨✨