Recently, we were visited by Janelle and her beautiful daughter Adeline. After doing some extensive online research, Janelle enrolled her child in the Infant Survival Swim program at Texas Swim Academy. The following is an excerpt from her website Route to Health and Wealth describing the process, and both her and Adeline’s experiences.

“Infant Survival Swim

I had heard about infant survival swim about four years ago from a coworker, and even though having my own kids was not yet on my mind, I knew that was something I wanted to look into when that day came. We live in a neighborhood with a large lake and spend a lot of time around water in general. Our main motivator in pursuing these lessons was truly just the peace of mind that Adeline would have some skill and knowledge of what to do if an accident ever happened. 

After quite a bit on online research, I decided on Texas Swim Academy for their infant survival swim program. Their location is in Katy, Texas, and their pools are heated year round so you can enroll any time throughout the year.

Wondering what infant survival swim is? It might look like magic, but it really is a very thoughtful process! Adeline’s teacher Gabriela taught my daughter who doesn’t know how to talk (and couldn’t even walk when she started lessons) to roll over onto her back when put face first in the water and float for close to a minute. I am so impressed with the results we’ve seen, I just want everyone to know this is out there!

How Do The Lessons Work?

Infant survival swim at Texas Swim Academy is for children 6 months to 4 years old.

It starts with a fairly intense lesson schedule. You go four times a week for four weeks, followed by two times a week for two weeks, and then once a week for as long as you and your teacher decide is best.

The lessons are 1:1 and only 15 minutes long (which I realize seems really short but honestly, that is probably just about all Adeline could handle). The babies are working hard at these lessons! On the positive side – I was almost always guaranteed a good nap afterward!

Unlike many swimming lessons for babies, the parents do not get in the water at Texas Swim Academy…”

Read the rest of Janelle’s article here and be sure to comment on her page with any questions about the program!


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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