Program Information

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.


SWIM TEAM (ages 6-18):  From stroke development to Olympic development, this program is coached by Olympic Trials competitor and Masters American Record Holder James Fike.  It emphasizes technique and quality training to get athletes prepared for competition, and eschews the typical high-yardage model of swim training.  Younger swimmers focus on technical development while older, more competitive swimmers in USA Swimming and high school focus on displined, high-intensity training to prepare for faster racing.  We attend USA Swimming-sanctioned meets.  Swimmers in this group are proficient in all four strokes. 

Swim Team Practice Schedule:

Monday-Friday (TCC South) 5:00-7:00 p.m. (younger/more novice swimmers train 5:00-6:00 p.m.)

Saturday (Downtown YMCA) 1:00-3:00 p.m. 

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: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Pricing (based on 8-lesson session but sessions last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks):

Group Lessons (3-5 students) = $160 for 8 30-minute sessions

Semi-Private Lessons (2 students) = $200 for 8 30-minute sessions

Private Lessons = $360 for 8 30-minute sessions (or 4 one-hour sessions for competitive)

Swim Team 1-2x/week = $80 per month

Swim Team Mon-Fri = $120 per month

Swim Team Mon-Sat = $150/month

Swim Team Sat Only = $80/month