Kathleen McMordie, founder of Texas Swim Academy, recently took on what could have been the daunting task of completing her first half marathon. However, with proper training and preparation, Kathleen was able to complete her first half marathon this past January – achieving a personal goal she set for herself back in 2016.

“I started becoming interested in bone health and maintaining mobility and strength after doing some research on the aging process,” says Kathleen. “I also wanted to be in better shape.”

Her fitness plan began with working out two times a week with a focus on strength training and nutrition. Once she started to lose weight, she took up running, and at the beginning of 2016 Kathleen decided she wanted to run a half marathon in 2017.

With an end goal in mind, Kathleen began to focus on the proper nutrition needed for running, while building speed and endurance.

“I did a three-day-a-week running plan that gradually increased the distance I ran,” she says. “I worked on form and learning to run properly to prevent injuries.”

Come race day, Kathleen had a wonderful time and soaked up the vibes from the energetic crowd.

“I was proud to finish the race,” she says, “and I’m very glad that I trained and prepared for it. Start with small achievable goals and move on from there. You can meet any goal you set your mind to if you put in the effort.”

When it comes to establishing healthy fitness habits and setting big or small fitness goals, Texas Swim Academy can help. Our adult swim program is perfect for any individual ready to take control of their health and wellness, like Robin Schroeder, who joined Texas Swim Academy after setting a personal goal of completing her first triathlon.

At Texas Swim Academy, we’re dedicated to helping you set and achieve your personal fitness goals, and we look forward to you becoming a part of our constantly growing family.


Texas Swim Academy is the best swim school near me offering result-oriented swimming lessons in Katy that cater to all ages and abilities. Our well-trained and experienced swimming instructors provide a variety of programs for infants through adulthood. For the little ones, we offer swimming lessons for babies and swimming lessons for toddlers focused on survival swimming skills to build a strong water safety foundation and foster water confidence at a young age. Once your child knows how to swim, our swim lessons for children will help refine techniques and build endurance, as the consistent practice of their swimming skills is an imperative part of becoming a strong swimmer. 

Our adaptive aquatics program is designed for children of all ages and abilities to ensure every child, including children on the autism spectrum, can benefit from these fundamental skills and enjoy the water in a safe and comfortable environment. Adults seeking to improve their swimming prowess or learn how to swim for the first time can enroll in adult swim lessons tailored to their specific goals.

Our swim lessons near me are a convenient and accessible way for you and your family to learn how to swim in a comfortable environment. Our dedicated instructors are passionate about teaching and ensuring your progress in the water. Take a few minutes to view Our Swimmer Stories to learn more about what other families are saying about their experience with Texas Swim Academy. 

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