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
quality lessons to people of all ages and abilities, from
learn-to-swim to stroke technique and Olympic development.
Our instructors have decades of experience in swimming,
including more than 30 combined years of teaching. Check out
our bios below and feel free to call us at 817-456-0200 with any
questions - we love talking about swimming!
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James Fike -
James started swimming at
the age of 5 for his summer league team. His love of the
water and the influence of great coaches lead him to The University
of Texas, where he was a competitor at several U.S. Nationals
and the 2000 Olympic Trials. Since college he's worked
in the business world, earned his MBA, and always spent most of his
free time in the water or on the pool deck. James has been
the head coach for a summer league swim team of more than 200 kids
and coached thousands of lessons for children and adults.
Over this time he's developed a successful methodology for
teaching anyone how to swim with ease. TFWSS is actually his
second swim school. He started The Ian Crocker Swim School in
Austin a few years ago, and now that he's in Fort Worth with his
wife and three kids, he's very excited to serve and foster the
swimming community here.
Teaches: Learn-to-Swim, Pre-Competitive, Competitive,
Technique and Conditioning
Karin Cheng -
Karin is a native of San
Jose, CA and TCU senior majoring in English education. She
started swimming at age 6, and as a year-round swimmer, qualified
for the Junior Olympics six years in a row. She has taught
swim lessons for the past four years to students age 2 to 40 and is
also a USA Swimming-registered coach. Karin loves guiding
students on their journey to being the best swimmers they can
Teaches: Learn-to-Swim, Pre-Competitive
Lauren Conte -
Lauren is from Des
Moines, IA and is studying strategic communications at TCU.
She started competing and swimming year-round when she was
eight. In high school she qualified for state all four years
and was on the state championship 4x100 free relay team her senior
year. She has taught swim lessons for the past two years and
loves helping students develop their technique as well as their
love for water.
Lauren Teaches: Learn-to-Swim,
Technique and Conditioning
Ryan Dupriest - Sr.
Ryan is from
Portland, Texas and is a psychology major at TCU. He started
swimming at age 3 and swam competitively through high school.
He several years of experience as a lifeguard and swim
instructor and enjoys surfing the waves in South Texas. Ryan
loves giving his students the same passion for swimming he grew up
Ryan Teaches: Learn-to-Swim, Technique
Lindsay Hay - Sr.
a TCU sophomore sport psychology major and nutrition
minor from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She learned how to swim at
the age of 3 and then swam competitively through high school, where
she made the State Team several times. Growing up near the
ocean, Lindsay leanred to love the waterwhether it was for
enjoyment or competition. She is excited to share her passion
for swimming with her students at TFWSS!
Lindsay Teaches: Learn-to-Swim, Technique and