April is National Autism Awareness month, and today is World Autism Awareness Day. In honor of both, it seemed the ideal moment to shine the spotlight on an amazing Texas swimmer, Devin Ross. Devin was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. His mother was told that he would never go to college nor would he live on his own. However, in 2008 he moved to Louisiana to attend Centenary College. He achieved many feats such as the 2011 Summit League Conference Champion and two time Summit Swimmer of the week. Most notably though, he defeated all odds and made it to the 2012 Olympic Trials. Devin believes his autism did not hinder his abilities but rather, strengthened them. We love that he continues to encourage those with autism, proving that they can reach their goals.

As Devin demonstrates, swimming is an excellent resource for children with autism. Various studies have proven that physical activity is helpful for Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have found personally at Texas Swim Academy, along with our wonderful parents, that swim lessons can diminish occurrences of repetitive behaviors, provide an opportunity for social interactions, increase attention span, improve physical fitness, and improve verbal communication.

At Texas Swim Academy, it is our goal to help all children learn swim safety and skills. The Adaptive Aquatics program is designed specifically for children with autism. The swimmers learn how to be safe in the water, as well as develop skills for out of the water. Contact us today for more information about this program.


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.