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swim lessons 

It's never too early or too late to teach your child the importance of water safety. Das Rec offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities. Classes are Red Cross-based with exceptional instructors. With two indoor pools we are able to offer a variety of year-round classes that begin at the start of each month (two-week sessions become available during summer months). Swimming lessons are available for an additional fee and are not included in Das Rec memberships. Swim lessons availability may be found online at: nbtexas.org/signup

Parent and Child
6-48 months

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.

Level 2
6-12 years

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

Preschool
4-5 years

Preschool 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 3
6-12 years

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 1
6-12 years

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 4&5
6-12 years

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.

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Group Swim Lessons

All Ages

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. 

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