2017 summer Swim Lessons
American Red Cross Learn to Swim lesson course codes can be viewed here and can be used to register online or by calling (940) 349-8800.
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.
Deadline and Class Ratio
The registration deadline for swim lessons is at closing on the Friday before the first day of class. Preschool lessons have a participant to teacher class ratio of 5:1 and levels 1-4 has a class ratio of 6:1.
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 Swim Lessons (ages 6 months-3 years)
This parent and child class builds readiness through games and songs. Parents will learn how to teach their kid various skills to increase their confidence, coordination, and safety in the water.
Preschool Swim Lessons (ages 3-4)
This class introduces water skills that will help your kid feel comfortable and enjoy water safely. We will teach floating, kicking, alternating arm action, bubble blowing, and safety rules. Kids are divided according to their skill level. The class ratio of participant to instructor is 5:1.
Level 1: Introduction to Water
We'll teach skills ranging from beginning to intermediate and work on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke.
Level 2: Fundamental Skills
We will teach alternating arm action, rhythmic bobbing, front/back glides, and safety. You must be able to walk five yards in chest-deep water, retrieve an object underwater, and float supported or unsupported.
Level 3: Stroke Development
We will teach freestyle, elementary backstroke, learn rotary breathing, dolphin kick, and safety. You must be able to float (front and back) unsupported, perform front and back glides unsupported, and show alternating arm action.
Level 4: Stroke Development
For this class, your kid will increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front and back crawl) for greater distances. They will add arms to the scissors kick for sidestroke and start to learn back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly.