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 5-16): 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.
Cross Training Camp (ages 5-16): These creative, fun workouts will take place on land and in the water and will work on and improve:
- Core strength (planks, push ups, pull ups, sit ups, etc)
- Vertical and long jumps
- Lung capacity
We'll accomplish some of these through certified yoga and games such as ultimate frisbee, relay races, and team-building exercises. This is not a swim class, but we will use the pool for things like water basketball, kickboard races, and diving games. These outdoor workouts are great for kids who need to supplement/substitute for their current sports or kids who just need to be active and healthy.
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: 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pricing (based on 8-lesson session but sessions last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks):
Group Lessons (3-5 students) = $109 for 8 30-minute sessions
Semi-Private Lessons (2 students) = $160 for 8 30-minute sessions
Private Lessons = $320 for 8 30-minute sessions (or 4 one-hour sessions for competitive)
Technique and Conditioning 1-2x/week = $80 per month
Technique and Conditioning 3-4x/week = $95 per month
Cross Training Camp 2x/week = $80/month