The Fort Worth Swim School uses a successful methodology developed over ten years to help swimmers of all ages reach their goals, whether they be water safety, stroke proficiency, or competitive achievement. We don’t just throw drills at our swimmers and hope something sticks. Ours is an interactive process- we talk through the mechanics so our swimmers understand why we’re asking them to do certain things, because students learn quicker when they’re part of the process. And we never lose sight of keeping it fun! We love swimming and we want all of our swimmers to love it too.
We have three major classifications for swimmers in our lessons program...
Learn-to-Swim (ages 2+): Swimmers in this group are either new to swimming or have limited experience swimming (e.g. can do some freestyle). For those new to swimming we develop necessary life-saving skills like floating and self-rescue, using one's legs and arms to get safely to the wall and out of the pool. We then progress the swimmer through drills to begin developing their stroke mechanics, with freestyle first, then backstroke, then breaststroke.
Pre-Competitive (ages 6+): Swimmers in this group are familiar with all four strokes to varying degrees but need refinement to improve efficiency, power, and speed. Critical thinking about the hows and whys of stroke mechanics increases. Examples of a pre-competitive swimmer might be a summer league swimmer or an adult recreational swimmer.
Competitive (ages 10+): Swimmers in this group are proficient in all four strokes but need tweaks in their technique, starts, and turns to gain a competitive edge. We take a holistic approach and analyze the swimmer’s technique, training habits, race strategy, and even nutrition. We’ve worked with Olympic hopefuls, triathletes, and masters swimmers to take them to the next level.
For those interested in swimming in more of a team environment, we also offer...
Technique and Conditioning Class (ages 6-16): This class is designed to continue the stroke development of young swimmers in a fun, summer swim team-like environment. A typical practice will consist of stroke work through drills that target two or three specific weaknesses, sets that allow the swimmer to apply the techniques taught by those drills, and fun activities like relay races and other games. Swimmers in this group are proficient in all four strokes but need tweaks in their technique, starts, and turns to gain a competitive edge.
For those NOT interested in swim team but who LOVE the pool, we also offer...
AQUA FIT (ages 6-16): This class is fun, water-based fitness for kids with exercises and games in and out of the water that will increase cardio fitness, strength, flexibility, and confidence. It is not swim lessons or a swim team but participants must be able to swim one length of the pool and not be afraid of deep water.
For adults who want a great workout without the cap and goggles...
AquaTough (adults only): This class is for adults looking for tough, low impact workouts that can be personalized to any intensity level. It combines high-intensity cardio exercises and plyometrics to increase aerobic conditioning, core strength, and power. The classes will be held in both shallow and deep water and will use a variety of equipment provided by TFWSS, including light weights, resistance cords, medicine balls, kickboards, and more.
Feel free to call us at 817-456-0200 with any questions or just to pick our brains. Or email us here. We love the water!
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Group Lessons (3-4 students) = $100 for 8 30-minute sessions
Semi-Private Lessons (2 students) = $145 for 8 30-minute sessions
Private Lessons = $290 for 8 30-minute sessions (or 4 one-hour sessions for competitive)
Technique and Conditioning 2x/week = $60 per month
Technique and Conditioning 3x/week = $75 per month
AquaTough = $60 per month