summer Swim Lessons
Swim lessons are offered year-round at the NAT and during the summer at the NAT and Civic Center Pool for ages six months and older. Lessons for all skill levels are provided at each class during each session. The registration deadline for swim lessons is at closing on the Friday before the first day of class.
Register online here, in person at the NAT, or call (940) 349-8800.
Levels and Descriptions
Our classes are designed to allow students to learn at their own pace and master the skills at each level before attempting the next challenge. If you have questions about which class best fits you or your child's needs, call (940) 349-8800.
Water Tots, ages 6 months to 3 years
Parent and child aquatics builds swimming readiness through games and songs. Parents learn how to teach their children various skills to increase their child's confidence, coordination, and safety in the water. Class ratio is 10:1.
Preschool, ages 3-4
This level is a fun introduction to water with an emphasis on comfort, safety, and basic water skills. Preschoolers learn floating, kicking, alternating arm action, bubble blowing, and safety rules. Class ratio is 5:1.
Level 1: Intro to Water, ages 5+
This level builds from beginner skills through the introduction of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke while providing a greater sense of confidence and independence in the water. Class ratio is 6:1.
Level 2: Fundamental Skills, ages 5+
This level builds from Level 1, and teaches alternating arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front and back glides, and safety. Prerequisites include the ability to walk five yards in chest-deep water, retrieve an object underwater, and float supported or unsupported. Class ratio is 6:1.
Level 3: Stroke Development, ages 6+
This level teaches rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety, as well as freestyle and elementary backstroke. Prerequisites include the ability to float (front and back) unsupported, perform front and back glides unsupported, and demonstrate alternating arm action. Class ratio is 6:1.
Level 4: Stroke Development, ages 6+
This level increases endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) for greater distances. Participants add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and begin learning back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly. Class ratio is 6:1.