Learn to Swim at Das Rec

Das Rec offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Classes are Red Cross-based with exceptional instructors. A variety of year-round classes start at the beginning of each month, as well as several two-week sessions offered during the summer months.

Swimming lessons are available for an additional fee and are not included in Das Rec memberships.

Additional Information
For more information on Das Rec Swim Lessons, please contact our Aquatic Supervisor, Julia Shelley, at 830-221-4170 or by e-mail at jshelley@nbtexas.org.

Swimming Lessons

Don’t let the fear of swimming keep you out of the water. See below for a list of our swim lesson options:

  • Parent and Child

    Ages 6 months - 48 months
    $60 for eight 30-minute lessons

    The purpose of Parent and Child is to familiarize children ages 6-48 months with the water and teach swimming readiness skills.

    This course provides safety information for parents and teaches techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water.

    This class requires parent participation.

  • Pre-school

    Ages 4-5
    $60 for eight 30-minute lessons

    Pre-school swim lessons will familiarize children with the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills.

    This course helps participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water.

  • Level 1

    Ages 6-12
    $60 for eight 30-minute lessons

    Level 1 orients participants to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills.

    This course helps participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water.

    Skills to be learned: bobs, blowing bubbles, glides and recovery, very basics of freestyle.

  • Level 2

    Ages 6-12
    $60 for eight 30-minute lessons

    This course builds on the basic aquatic and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1.

    Skills to be learned: combined arm and leg action on front, various floating techniques, increased distance swim.

  • Level 3

    Ages 6-12
    $60 for eight 30-minute lessons

    This course will build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment.

    Skills to be learned: survival float, treading water, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, streamline position.

  • Level 4 & 5

    Ages 6-12
    $60 for eight 30-minute lessons

    Level 4 and 5 will help participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke).

    Skills to be learned: open turns, butterfly, breaststroke, increased time treading water, increased distance swim.

  • Group Swim Lessons

    All Ages
    $60 for eight 30-minute lessons

    Das Rec has an excellent Learn to Swim program for all ages and abilities. Skills from the American Red Cross Learn to Swim and Longfellow’s Whales Tales programs are taught to help participants overcome fear and increase their enjoyment and confidence in and around water.

    Each session is eight, 30-minute lessons held for two weeks, Monday through Thursday.

    Session 1 (July 23rd - August 2nd)

    Session 2 (August 6th - August 16th)

  • Private Swim Lessons

    Ages 3+
    $80 for four 30-minute sessions

    Receive one-on-one attention to enhance instruction of swimming skills. Private swim lessons are ideal for anyone who wants a more customized experience for children, teens, and adults.

    Lesson times are customizable and are offered on Monday-Thursday and Saturdays.