At Texas Swim Academy, we’re more than just a swim school. We’re also a family, and we proudly support each other in big and small ways. Graeme McDaniel, a vibrant 2-year-old who was a Texas Swim Academy student, passed away on May 3, 2015, due to multiple heart conditions he battled since his birth. This year we are excited to once again be a sponsor of the 5th annual Graeme’s Run, which was established in his honor to raise funds to help support other heart families. 

Graeme’s Run begins at No Label Brewery in Katy on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at 9 a.m. Late registration begins at 8 a.m. if you haven’t had the chance to register already. And the best news is 100 percent of your registration fee goes directly to The Children’s Heart Foundation, in honor of Graeme, to help all heart families enduring this tough battle. 

Stephanie McDaniel, Graeme’s mom, had Graeme, his older brother Mason, and younger sister Jules enrolled in swimming lessons at Texas Swim Academy since they were surrounded by water when they were at their grandparents’ houses. Stephanie says she just wanted them prepared in case anything ever happened and they were in a situation that threatened their safety. 

When we welcome families to Texas Swim Academy, we look forward to seeing how they will progress throughout lessons and become strong swimmers as they grow older. Losing Graeme at a young age was a difficult loss for us, as everyone who comes to Texas Swim Academy becomes a part of our close-knit family. 

We consider it a privilege to support the McDaniel family and honor Graeme by sponsoring his annual Katy run. We hope to see you there! 


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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