The weather is starting to warm up and if you have a pool, now is the time to start thinking about getting back in the water regularly with your children. To keep swim time fun and safe, take a moment to review our March safety tips for babies and young kids in the pool.

  • Have your pool equipped with appropriate and effective safety items: 4-foot high barrier with self-latching gate, safety cover, a first aid kit close by. Keep your pool clean and well-tended. Consider a pool alarm that notifies you anytime someone enters the pool.
  • Be aware of lightning, which can be a danger even without a storm present.
  • Actively supervise children in the pool. Drowning can happen in the time it takes to send a text message. Focus your attention on monitoring what they are doing and how they are doing it, without being distracted.
  • Go slow with new swimmers. Don’t force the issue, let your baby explore and become more comfortable at their own pace.
  • Educate kids about basic pool safety reminders: always ask a parent or adult before going in the water, an adult must always be present, swim and play with a buddy, no running or pushing, and stay away from drains, suction outlets and sweepers.
  • Spring is the perfect time for baby swim classes, ahead of the active summer swim season. Give your child a head start in the water with infant water survival lessons or mommy and me classes designed to boost their comfort in the water.

One final kid safety tip for the pool, this one is for the parents: learn drowning CPR at your local recreation or community organization. We have plenty more safety videos for kids on our Texas Swim Academy YouTube channel where you can explore and learn more. Have a safe March in the water!


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.