Learning how to swim is an important life skill that keeps everyone safe, healthy, and happy in and around the water. When considering a swim program, parents will find that after doing a quick search online, that there are many different types of swim programs to choose from. Here are three big reasons to choose the Survival Swim℠ program for your child:

1. Water Safety

Typically, there are two types of swimming lessons. One is traditional “learn-to-swim” programs, such as the “Mommy and Me” programs, that introduce children to the water without teaching them how to survive if they should fall into the water.

Swim survival programs, such as the Survival Swim program, allow infants and small children to get acquainted in the water while teaching them essential survival swimming skills that can save their life in the event of an accidental plunge in the water– the roll-back-to-float method.

While both programs will teach a child to be more comfortable in the water, the Survival Swim℠ program actually empowers a child with the skills necessary to roll and float onto his or her back and take breaths until help arrives…even before they learn how to walk! Most learn-to-swim programs do not attempt to teach this skill as it takes extra time, skill, and patience.

2. Build Confident Swimmers

Once a child in the Survival Swim℠ program learns the roll-back-to-float technique, they can truly swim, stay float and conquer their fear of water. This program truly differs from a Mommy and Me program in that the child is in the water in a one-on-one environment with a certified instructor. This instructor will patiently guide the student, based on what is developmental appropriate for the child, and teach them to become truly independent and confident in the water. We believe that building confident swimmers at such a young age can lay a strong foundation for a child to build more advanced skills and strokes later down the road.

3. Learn to Swim in Weeks, Not Years

Traditional swim lessons are set up to concentrate on teaching students to feel comfortable in the water and often skip the foundation necessary to learn these essential survival skills. In addition to this, many traditional learn-to-swim programs do not offer one-on-one instruction that allows a child to receive the attention he or she needs to learn how to swim at his or her own pace.

Infants (6 – 12 months) enrolled in an Survival Swim at Texas Swim Academy learn the following skills within 20 lessons:

  • Hold their breath in the water
  • Roll from a face-down position to a face-up back float
  • Float, relax, and breathe until rescued by an adult or possibly flip over and swim to the wall
  • Perform these skills fully clothed

Every student approaches swimming lessons in a different way – with their own personality, needs, and abilities. Special one-on-one instruction allows the instructor to adjust the lesson to make it more enjoyable and effective for each child. This drastically makes lessons more effective for a child ensuring that skills learned stay with them for years to come.

To learn more about the Survival Swim℠ program, please visit our program page or give us a call!


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.