Larry Stewart, of Katy, understands all too well how quickly disaster can happen when his son, Kameron, had a near-drowning experience during a birthday party in 2013.

“I left to go to the store, and while I was at [there], I got a call that said my youngest son had just drowned,” says Stewart. Thankfully, one of the family friends in attendance was a registered nurse, and she sprang into action as soon as Kameron was pulled out of the water. He wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse, so she performed CPR until the paramedics arrived.

“It’s very important for kids to learn how to swim to prevent these types of accidents,” says Stewart. “Had my friend not been there, Kameron probably would be dead right now.”

Enrolling in Texas Swim Academy in 2015 helped his son regain his confidence in the water, not only overcoming his fear of drowning, but also becoming an avid swimmer who enjoys coming to lessons.

But this process wasn’t easy for Kameron. Stewart recognized his need to be Kameron’s advocate after being enrolled in a different swim school shortly after the accident, noticing that Kameron wasn’t happy and crying during lessons.

“I thought they were going a little too fast for him to have just had a near drowning [experience],” says Stewart. So Stewart brought Kameron to Texas Swim Academy to try and find the perfect facility that would work with him at a pace that would allow him to learn while healing.

“And when I brought him here and talked to Kathleen, she had that motherly approach to it. She went slow and in steps with him. And after about two weeks, he was excited to come.”

Finding the perfect swim school is imperative in a child’s ability to excel during lessons, and establishing a student-instructor relationship built on trust allows them to learn and grow in a way that will not only excite them about being in the water but develop a lifelong confidence around it, as well.

Texas Swim Academy offers swimming lessons to children of all ages and levels of experience. Contact us today to learn more.


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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