Our Learn to Swim program is based on stroke development. Houston Hydra offers a tailored service for your child starting at age 4+. The process consists of your choice of two fixed days and times. All lessons are thirty-minutes and semi-private with a trained instructor. Swimmers will learn floating, kicking, streamlining, freestyle, and backstroke. If desired, once they have mastered these two strokes, the instructor will have your swimmer evaluated for the next group to learn breaststroke and butterfly, flip turns, dives, and more. All swimmers must be able to understand and follow verbal instructions. Please refer to the Learn to Swim page to learn more.








Is this a year-round program? Our season is from August 22, 2022 – July 28, 2023. There is a three week break in August before the start of the new season.


If I miss a lesson because of vacation, sickness, or other obligations, are there make-up lessons? No, the only time there are make-up lessons is when practice is canceled on Hydra’s behalf.


Will I be notified via email about pool changes? We only send pool change emails if the change is the day of. Otherwise, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to check the practice schedule at the start of each week. Please go to https://www.teamunify.com/team/guhydr/page/home -> resources -> practice schedule and look at the “notes” section for any changes to the regular schedule.


Are there make up lessons for practice missed due to a holiday? No, we do not make up lessons due to holidays. We balance this out by only billing four weeks per month instead of billing five weeks during certain months with more weeks.


Who do I contact for an evaluation if I want to see what group my child belongs in? If they cannot swim Freestyle and Backstroke for the length of the pool without stopping, you will register them in Jackrabbit (link provided on Learn to Swim page). If they can swim free and back, you may contact [email protected] for an evaluation.


How will I know when it is time for my child to change groups? When the instructor feels your child is ready, they will notify a coach on deck for approval of group change. The instructors will then let you know if the coach has approved the group change. 


What do I do after my child has been evaluated for a group change? You will send an email to [email protected], we will notify you of next steps.

Can I sit inside the natatorium and watch the lessons? No, our practices are closed to parents. Due to insurance purposes, only swimmers are allowed on deck. You may watch the lessons from any of the glass windows the Aquatic center offers. 

Can I bring my swimmer into the locker room to change? No, due to SafeSport policies, Adults are not allowed in locker rooms. There are bathrooms located in the front entrance of the natatorium.


Where to I drop my swimmer off? We request you drop your swimmers off at the back doors of the Aquatic Center. Our instructors will come to pick your swimmer up by the double doors near the Learn to Swim pool at the beginning of their lesson time.

Will I be charged for the month of August? No, we completely clear all learn to swim accounts after the last day of practice.

Do I have to register my child in August if I recently registered in the last couple of months? Yes, you will have to re-register for the new season starting mid-August.