The season of giving is almost here which makes it the perfect time to start thinking about the little ones in your life. Drowning remains the leading cause of unintentional death in children aged 1 to 4, so why not make this year the one you give the gift of swimming lessons? 

Survival Swimming in Katy

At Texas Swim Academy, we understand the importance of teaching children as young as 6 months old how to swim. According to the Texas Department of Children and Family Services, there have been nearly 70 drowning deaths to date this year alone. Last year, there were 80 pediatric drowning deaths, while 2019 brought 87 drowning deaths. This is an epidemic that can be helped with the right layers of protection in place. 

We continue to be advocates for the right swimming lessons, offering our families a program that works through effective one-on-one lessons. When it comes to babies 6 months to a year old and survival swim lessons, they do not have the stamina for a 30-minute private lesson. An extensive 15-minute lesson will suffice.

During the private 15-minute lessons, your child is getting the attention they deserve and the kind of instruction that will help them flourish. Our child development-based program allows kids to grow throughout their lessons, so we are not pushing them to keep pace with others, rather allowing them to become successful survival swimmers of their own accord. 

The good news? After 20 lessons, most children are well on their way to swimming and floating independently. But that doesn’t mean lessons should end there. It’s proven that continuous lessons make a difference and further enhance a child’s skill and adaptation to the water. The more time you spend in the water, the more confident you’ll become. And that’s our goal — confident swimmers who can not only perform the right techniques should an aquatic accident occur, but also become proficient swimmers who have a love of being in the water. 

The Gift of Swimming

Stop by our lobby anytime between now and Christmas to give the gift of swimming. We’ve got gift cards readily available to ensure this season of giving is all about celebrating life. We also invite you to follow us on Instagram as we’ll be giving back this December, too! Start following us now to ensure you’ll be ready for our big 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. 

For the best survival swimming lessons, you can count on Texas Swim Academy to give your kids and grandkids the skills needed to not only survive but thrive in the water. Our academy was established to set a positive foundation towards a lifetime of participation in a variety of water sports and aquatic adventures. Become a part of the Texas Swim Academy family today!


Texas Swim Academy is a state-of-the-art swimming facility offering water safety, survival swim, and kids swimming lessons in Katy, Texas. Owners Kathleen and Bruce McMordie, alongside our certified staff, help parents introduce children to water at an early age through the Infant Survival Swim Program, teaching life-saving techniques and basic swimming skills.

Our Stroke Development Program offers six different levels to help students progress in their swimming skills at his or her own pace. Our Adaptive Aquatics Program was created specifically for children with special abilities. Find swimming class registration information here. By subscribing to Texas Swim Academy’s blog, you can stay current on valuable water safety resources such as survival swim, health and wellness, Texas Swim Academy news and more. Follow our Facebook , Twitter, and YouTube pages for even more news, updates, and tips!