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2017 Guide to Local Swim Lessons

Ready to get your kiddos in the water to learn how to swim or to perfect those strokes? Or want to start swim team? The Fort Worth Moms Blog gathered a comprehensive list of awesome places for your kiddos to learn and grow. We have provided a wide variety of philosophies, ages, and time slots for your convenience. Stay safe in the water and happy swimming! 

AquaKids Swim School


AquaKids is a year-round, learn-to-swim school in Flower Mound & Keller, Texas. It specializes in teaching kids from six months through 12 years how to swim. It also hosts private birthday parties and have a competitive swim team. Spring registration opened February 1, summer registration opens March 6, and fall registration opens July 5. Visit the website for more information on registration. 



AquaMobile is the largest at-home swim service in North America! With multiple awards packed in the pockets of our swimsuits, AquaMobile’s goal is to spread water safety knowledge to the homes of families across the United States and Canada! Over 1,500 certified and insured swim instructors are waiting to come to your home or condo pool to share the gift of swimming with you and your children!

Aquatics Swimming Lessons


The City of Fort Worth, managed by the Fort Worth Athletics Department, offers swim lessons. These lessons for school-aged children will be offered throughout the summer at Marine Park Aquatics Center and Forest Park Pool. For additional information, contact the Fort Worth Athletics Department at 817-392-7691.



Aqua-tots offers swim programs to help children of all ages and abilities learn how to swim safely and develop a life-long love of swimming. With locations is Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Mansfield, and North Richland Hills, you are sure to be able to find a school close to you. 

Burleson Recreation Center

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The Burleson Recreation Center offers swim lessons for ages six months – adult. Group and private lessons are available on Saturday mornings. Participants will learn survival methods such as floating and bobbing as well as swimming fundamentals and stroke development. Register at least three days prior to beginning of swim session.

Emler Swim School of Fort Worth


Emler’s Swim Script curriculum includes 20 consecutive levels of year-round instruction for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. The results of Emler’s program is a 99.9 percent success rate that produces confident little swimmers and parents who are “Emler Sure.” This child-friendly aquatic playground is ideal to teach a lifetime love for water. Enrollment is continuous throughout the year.

Flipkick Swim Academy


Flipkick Swim Academy offers unsurpassed excellence in survival swimming lessons and beginning stroke swimming lessons. The length of time your child will master the necessary skills not only to survive in water, but also swim independently is weeks, not years. Flipkick offers the finest survival swimming lesson programs for children and infant survival swimming in Tarrant County.

Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition

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The Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition aims to prevent drownings in Tarrant County. Texas currently leads the nation in drownings, and Tarrant County is one of the main contributors. The Coalition works with experts, stakeholders, and concerned citizens to host four annual summer events that improve swimming skills and educate kids and adults on how to be safer in and around the water. Register to attend these events on its website. 

Fort Worth Family Swim School

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A family-owned business, Fort Worth Family Swim School (FWFSS) offers a variety of classes for ages three months to adult. Children with special needs can attend classes with trained staff who provide individualized care and instruction.  Visit the website for registration beginning in April.

Fish and Fins Swimming School

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Katelyn Green is certified by the American Red Cross and emphasizes water safety and survival education — even for infants. While private lessons are the bulk of her business, Mommy-and-me programs and group sessions are available too. With reasonable pricing and quality, one-on-one instruction, Fish & Fins is certainly worth a look. Registration begins in May.

Frog Swim Camp

frog Swim camp

From beginner instruction (starting at potty trained/age three) to advanced and competitive training, the TCU Swimming Camps utilize the strength of its athletic departments and facilities to provide state-of-the-art swimming and safety education. These are two week intensive sessions and registration information available on its website.

Mr. Bryan's Swim School


Mr. Bryan has more than 40 years of experience teaching swimming to children and adults of all ages and all abilities. Lessons are held in his backyard pool from April to August. Each session includes nine, 30-minute lessons with two students in the water per lesson. Please see website for swim lesson schedule. Registrations open February 26 at 9:00 a.m. via phone calls (817-583-6312). If not able to register on the 26, please call for remaining availability.

Safe Splash Swim School

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SafeSplash Swim School is the leading year-round, swim lesson provider for kids and adults. Each student gets the benefit of learning a curriculum that has been designed with the help of Olympic Champion and professional swimmer, Missy Franklin. Locations in Arlington, Keller, and Lewisville. Visit the website for registration information.  

Sigma Swimming

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Sigma has become well-respected for its experience, quality, vision, passion, and innovation in the field of aquatic instructional services. It is an established organization whose mission moves to continually improve the quality of its curriculum and instruction. Sigma instructors have more than 200 years of combined experience. Open registration available, and you can start at any time.

Sunsational Swim School

sunsational swim school

Sunsational Swim School specializes in highly-effective one-on-one at-home swimming lessons for learners of all ages and ability (including special needs), placing top-notch, private swim instructors in your pool. Committed to excellence, they’re the only swim program to offer a learn to swim guarantee within just 12 swimming lessons!

The Fort Worth Swim School

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The Fort Worth Swim School is a year-round swim school established by James Fike, a U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials, and U.S. Open competitor, and passionate swim coach, with the purpose of delivering the best lessons to people of all ages and abilities, from learn-to-swim to stroke technique and Olympic development. Lessons are located at Tarrant County College South Campus.



With multiple locations in Fort Worth and other Tarrant County cities, the YMCA holds swim classes for children beginning at age six months through 18 years as well as classes and water aerobics for adults. The YMCA Aquatics program focuses on personal safety, personal growth, water sports & games, rescue, and stroke development.

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One Response to 2017 Guide to Local Swim Lessons

  1. WinChoice USA March 25, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

    Very helpful post! I shared this with a few of my co-workers in our office.
    Thanks and I’ll keep looking for for any updated articles.

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