Summer is upon us, and while the months of May to September bring an endless amount of energy from our children, they also bring the hazards of one of our favorite summertime activities — swimming. Join Texas Swim Academy this May as we take the Pool Safely Pledge to help reduce drownings and entrapments in backyard swimming pools and spas.

Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day is notoriously known as drowning season. With so many water-based activities in full effect, it’s prime season for children and families to be in and around the pool. Sadly, it takes less than a minute for tragedy to occur, but there are so many ways in which you can prepare yourself and your children for a summer of fun and safe times in the water.

Pool Safely

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 to 4. As of mid-May, 22 children in Texas have died due to drowning so far in 2018. When you make the commitment to give your child the lifesaving skills necessary to be safe in the water starting at a young age, you’re giving them a priceless gift.

We continue to be proud partners of the Pool Safely national initiative and are excited to share this pledge with you. By joining us and taking the pledge, you are making a commitment to:

  • Ensure your children know how to swim
  • Learn CPR as a parent or guardian
  • Always remove portable ladders when not in use
  • Ensure all permanent pools have the proper safety fence, gate and safer drain covers
  • Designate a water watcher every single time any child is in or near the water

In order to uphold our end of the Pool Safely pledge, we offer a number of programs for children of all ages designed to promote safety, confidence and a lifetime of fun. Not only are our instructors well-trained specialists, they are passionate about giving our students a wonderful experience that fosters a lifelong passion for water-based activities. From our infant survival swim course to group lessons, swim stroke development and adaptive aquatics, we have something for everyone.

Free Water Watcher Tags

As a part of the Pool Safely initiative, Texas Swim Academy also carries free Water Watcher lanyards when you stop by the front office. These lanyards are an excellent resource for any family who owns a pool or is often near water, as they are to be worn by the adult who is in charge of watching the kids while they are in the water. The wearer of the lanyard leaves no question to those in, and out of, the water who is designated to be watching the kids, so there is someone always keeping the area safe for those in and around the water.

Be sure to contact us today to learn more about our swimming programs and pick up your free Water Watcher lanyard. And join us in signing the Pool Safely Pledge to give our children a safe and enjoyable time in the water.

When we work together, we can make a difference.


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.