Winter is no time for children to hide from the water, in fact it’s a great time of year for children to stay active and work on swimming techniques begun during the summer. Here are three reasons to keep your child swimming this winter.

Reason #1 – Swimming is a great way to stay active and happy during winter

The “winter blues” are very real and partially result from reduced opportunities for recreation and socialization during cold weather months. For children, this often means more time on the couch and in front of the television or computer. Swimming provides a natural and welcome outlet for all that energy, as well as an opportunity to socialize with other children and play. Swimming also releases serotonin, a natural neurotransmitter that boosts mood.

Reason #2 – Keep the ball rolling on kids’ development of skills and swimming  techniques

Especially for very young or new swimmers, a long time away from the water between summers can mean taking a step backward in their development of good swimming technique. Staying active and in the water during the colder weather means they are even more prepared for swimming, and more advanced in their skills, when warm weather returns.

Reason #3 – Because it’s a great time of year to swim

To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Accounts of the dangers of swimming in colder weather have been greatly exaggerated.” There are many myths and superstitions about swimming in colder weather, most of them insisting that it leads to more colds and ear infections for children, and an increased risk of illness.

The truth is those have all been proven false by multiple studies, if not common sense as well. In fact, swimming can help keep children healthy during winter: cold, dry air can dry out the mucus lining of the nasal cavity, creating a vector for infection. Our pool is heated and the building is warm and humid, which keeps our swimmers natural defenses against infections strong.

So come on down and have some fun this winter in our heated indoor pool. Texas Swim Academy specializes in providing swimming lessons for Houston children regardless of the season, we’d love to see you here!


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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