Eight years ago marks an important time for Bruce and Kathleen McMordie – the decision to transform a passion of teaching child aquatic safety into a reality.

Meet Kathleen and Bruce McMordie

In 2004, Kathleen became certified in teaching survival swim and child swim lessons. Kathleen’s devotion and passion to prevent accidents and teach children about safety comes from her previous career as a nurse. Along with being a registered nurse, Kathleen is a First Aid and Adult/Child/Infant CPR instructor for the American Red Cross. Along with his wife, Bruce is also passionate about preventing child drowning accidents and is a Certified Pool Operator. They both are members of Survival Swim Survival Association, National Drowning Prevention Alliance and the United States Swim School Association.

Kathleen and Bruce began by holding their Katy students’ swim lessons in their own backyard. The home-based program steadily developed over the following years and reached the maximum usage of their pool. In 2012, they diligently worked to open their new year-round facility that will not only give them the space they need but the ability to teach swimming lessons through the cooler spring and fall seasons. Their new Katy location includes one 30 foot by 60 foot pool (four lanes) for group lessons and swim practice, as well as five 12 foot by 12 foot individual pools for private lessons. Parents can observe their children in our viewing area equipped with comfortable seating, rest assured their children are safe with nationally and locally recognized swim instructors.

Kathleen and Bruce’s passion for water safety is the driving force in all they do. After years spent teaching children to swim in our own backyard pool, they feel fortunate to open a state-of-art facility that can now enable so many more children to learn to swim.

The dream of opening an aquatics safety academy eight years ago is now a reality and the staff welcomes you to learn more about all of the amazing aquatic programs offered at Texas Swim Academy.

We know that we are giving something back to the people of Katy, Houston and surrounding communities when we hear someone tell us that their child has fallen into the water and saved his or her own life by floating or swimming to the edge. It is a priceless gift that we hope to give for years to come.- Kathleen and Bruce McMordie

You can find Kathleen and Bruce at the facility teaching and managing day-to-day activities. Please stop by and introduce yourselves! They’ll be happy to explain more about their philosophy and approach to aquatic safety and introduce you to Texas Swim Academy swim programs.


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. 

Contact us to learn more about our programs or stop by our state-of-the-art swimming facility in Katy to register today. Be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages for important news, updates, and swimming safety tips, and read our blog to keep up-to-date with important information on water safety and proper swimming lessons.