Waterloo Swim School Programs

Thank you for choosing Waterloo. Through our programming, your child will learn not only life-saving skills but also the ability to swim for fitness throughout his/her life. You are truly giving your child a chance to be fit for life.

We are excited to be able to provide an indoor facility with a teaching pool for our Learn to Swim programs and then the ability to grow into our Olympic size pool(stroke school) to further improve swimming technique and endurance. Our teaching pool is maintained at a very comfortable 88*F while the training pool at 80*F.

Our Program was developed years ago based on getting results for kids to learn to swim. Over the years we have fine-tuned the classes to make improvements as we developed new methods and techniques for teaching swimming skills.

Each Learn to Swim and Stroke School class has four parts to it: Greeting, Warm-Up, Skill-work and Reward. Our instructors work to ensure each student feels welcome to the class and ready to learn new skills and/or grow current skills. Our levels of classes have multiple skills that need to be mastered prior to graduating to the next level. Our instructors have the capability to teach individual skills to each student in the class – so you might see each student working on different skills. Our reward system at the end of the class is for students that work hard and/or attempt new skills. We have found that this reward-based multi-skill class environment has yielded quicker results than solely focusing on one skill at a time.


Our Core Lesson Program is Weekly Classes

Weekly swim lessons build the foundation for a life-saving & lifelong skill. The more consistently your child swims, the faster and greater the progress. Your swimmer will gain skills and build strength while enjoying their lessons. Skills are learned over time as good habits are created. Waterloo teaches swimmers the correct techniques to prepare them for the next level.

A couple FAQ on our Weekly Lessons

  • All lesson classes are 30 minutes in length.
  • All lessons are up to 4:1 swimmer/instructor ratio (except Purple is up to 3:1 and Intermediate is up to 6:1).
  • We encourage swimmers to take a lesson at least once per week…with more than once per week to help your child’s progression.
  • When you are ready to start lessons with Waterloo, register. You will start in the next class you register when it is offered.
  • Questions on which class, program or group – come in for an Evaluation. Click HERE for the latest evaluation times.

Why Choose Waterloo Swimming?

  • We create a fun yet challenging environment for the swimmers to learn in
  • Trained instructors…this is what we do year round
  • Each level & lesson has multiple skills being taught…giving the swimmers a chance to progress in other areas besides just one skill
  • Indoors…warm pool…relaxing place for parents to wait…why not Waterloo?
  • Classes from beginners through advanced swimming in Olympic Pool.

Swimming Programs We Offer

Group Lessons

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  • Waterloo Babies and Toddlers: For babies six months to 18 months, with an adult. For toddlers 18 months to three years with an adult.
  • Learn to Swim: Basic water safety and learn to swim unassisted on their front and back. We want the student to be comfortable in the water, have a beginning level of endurance for swimming, understand water safety.
    • Purple: For our very beginning swimmers over 2.5 years of age. We focus on teaching safety and developing a comfort with being submerged. These are independent group lessons which do not require any parent participation.
    • Blue: For our beginning swimmers who are comfortable with holding their breath and being submerged, but have not yet learned to move through the water.
    • Orange: For developing swimmers who can swim a short distance with their face and eyes down in the water and float comfortably on their backs. We continue to focus on confidence and developing lifesaving skills such as elementary backstroke and breathing skills.
    • White: For students who can get three breaths in a row, by themselves. We focus on learning the freestyle and backstroke through arm stretching techniques, kicking and body positioning. Alternate kicking techniques such as dolphin and frog kick are introduced.
    • Novice 1: Held in our Olympic pool for students with solid freestyle and backstroke skills. We work on improving side breathing and backstroke technique as well as build strong survival skills. Breaststroke is introduced.
  • Stroke School: Learn the four competitive strokes, racing starts, flip turns, and how to read clock. Taught in the Olympic Pool.
    • Novice 2: For students who have the skill and endurance to swim 25 yards freestyle with sidearm breathing, 25 yards backstroke and mastery of breaststroke kick. Dives and flip turns are introduced.
    • Intermediate: For students who can swim 50 yards freestyle and backstroke; and 25 yards legal breaststroke. Continue to build endurance and technique and complete legal butterfly. Students will also learn how to read the pace clock. Upon completion, you have given your swimmer the gift of fitness for life in swimming. You may choose Swim Fit or Swim Team as your next program.

Private Lessons

Children learn a great deal from each other, so we generally recommend that children take group lessons. However, if you would prefer private lessons, we can set it up. Private lessons are $60 per thirty-minute lesson. You may buy a package of six lessons for $300. We also offer 30 minute private lessons with a USA Swimming coach for $80 per thirty minutes or a package of six lessons for $400.

Semi-Private Lessons

Two students per instructor. Semi-private lessons work best with two students who have the same swimming ability and are similar in age. You are responsible for providing the two students as we cannot guarantee the ability to find a second student of the same age and ability. The cost is $42/child per thirty-minute lesson, or a package of six lessons for $210 per child. We also offer 30 minute semi-private lessons with a USA Swimming coach for $60 per thirty minutes.

Group Lessons

Group lessons not only provide a lower financial commitment, but also enable social interaction between the kids. Swimmer to Instructor ratios are: Purple (3:1), Blue through Novice 2 (4:1), Intermediate (6:1). These lessons are $21 per 30 minutes billed monthly and prorated for your mid-month start.

Adult Lessons

Private, Semi-Private and Group lessons available for customers over 15 years of age who want to learn how to swim or improve their swimming ability. To learn more about adult swim lessons click HERE.

Learn to Swim Programs

Waterloo Babies and Toddlers

Waterloo Babies is focused on creating a safe and positive relationship between baby, parent, and the water in a gentle and fun environment Activities will encourage development of sensory and motor skills while creating foundational skills in swimming. The class is offered to babies as young as 6 months and up to 18 months. One parent must be in the water with the swimmer at all times. These are the skills that will be presented to our newest swimmers:

  • Comfort and desensitization in water
  • Parent and child communication in and around water to increase swimmer safety
  • Breath control and submersion
  • Kicking legs to create propulsion
  • Floating on back with an uncompromised airway

Waterloo Toddlers is focused on developing safe water practices and independent skill building for our swimmers. Instructors will work with parents to build confidence in swimmers through positive reinforcement and encouragement. The class is offered to toddlers ages 18 months-36 months. One parent must be in the water with the swimmer at all times. Class goals and skills that will be presented to our developing swimmers are:

  • Parent and Child communication in and around water
  • Bubbles, breath control, and independent submersion
  • Back floating
  • Kicking legs for propulsion: focus on independent propulsion technique
  • Safe Entry and Exit from pool
  • Comfort working with an instructor and responding to instructor cues
  • Group lesson preparedness: introduce structure and prepare for parent-less lesson

Our goal is to foster fun and basic swim skills while educating parents and children on water safety.

For more more information on these classes please visit our FAQ page.

Goal:
Foster fun and basic swim skills, preparing the child for independent lessons.

Group lessons
Ages six months to three years
Up to six swimmer/parent per instructor
30 minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

Purple

For our very beginning swimmers over 2.5 years of age. We focus on teaching safety and developing a comfort with being submerged. These are independent group lessons which do not require any parent participation. ** No evaluation required for Purple class **

Goals:

  • Safe entry/exit, 3 ft “monkey crawl” & 5-second breath hold
  • 5-second assisted front starfish float
  • 5-second assisted back starfish float
  • 5-second independent glide off the wall to an instructor

Group lessons
Ages 2.5 years and older
Three students max
30 minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

Blue

For our beginning swimmers who are comfortable with holding their breath and being submerged, but have not yet learned to move through the water or float independently.
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Goals:

  • 5-second unassisted front submersion and float
  • 5 ft unassisted kick to the instructor and recovery
  • 10-second unassisted back float and recovery
  • Step/wall recovery and comfortable exhale in the water

Group lessons
Ages three years and older
Four students max
30 minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

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Orange

For developing swimmers who can swim a short distance with their face and eyes down in the water and float comfortably on their backs. We continue to focus on confidence and developing lifesaving skills such as elementary backstroke and breathing skills.
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Goals:

  • 20 second back float with 10 ft straight leg back kick
  • 10 ft “Superman” with (3) pop up recovery breaths
  • 10 ft 3-arms-and-roll freestyle with (3) rolling breath recoveries
  • 10 ft elementary backstroke

Group lessons
Prerequisite: Blue level skills
Four students max
30-minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

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White

For students who can get three breaths in a row, by themselves. We focus on learning the freestyle and backstroke through arm stretching techniques, kicking and body positioning. Alternate kicking techniques such as dolphin and frog kick are introduced.
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Goals:

  • 20 ft side-breathing freestyle
  • 20 ft backstroke
  • Frog kick & 1 minute back float
  • Surface dolphin kick

Group lessons
Prerequisite: Orange level skills
Four students max
30-minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

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Novice 1

Held in our Olympic pool for students with solid freestyle and backstroke skills. We work on improving side breathing and backstroke technique as well as build strong survival skills. Breaststroke is introduced.

Goals:

  • 25 yds freestyle
  • 25 yds backstroke
  • 3-minute tread & survival jump with 3-min back float
  • Breaststroke kick with breath & underwater dolphin kick

Group lessons
Prerequisite: White level skills
Four students max
30-minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

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Stroke School Programs

Novice 2

For students who have the skill and endurance to swim 25 yards freestyle with sidearm breathing, 25 yards backstroke and mastery of breaststroke kick. Dives and flip turns are introduced.

Goals:

  • 50 yds freestyle with a flip turn
  • 50 yds backstroke with a flip turn
  • 25 yds breaststroke
  • 12.5 yds dolphin kick with breath cycles

Group lessons
Prerequisite: Novice 1 level skills
Four students max
30-minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

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Intermediate

For students who can swim 50 yards freestyle and backstroke; and 25 yards legal breaststroke. Continue to build endurance and technique and complete legal butterfly. Students will also learn how to read the pace clock. Upon completion, you have given your swimmer the gift of fitness for life in swimming. You may choose Swim Fit or Swim Team as your next program.

Goals:

  • 3 x 50 yds freestyle with clock reading and lane etiquette
  • 3 x 50 yds backstroke with clock reading and lane etiquette
  • 25 yds butterfly & 50 yds breaststroke
  • 100 IM with legal turns & racing starts

Group lessons
Prerequisite: Novice 2 level skills
Six students max
30-minute class
$21 per lesson, billed monthly

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Family Fun Swim Events

Waterloo Swimming offers Family Fun Swim Events most every month to give you another opportunity to enjoy the water with your family. We open up both pools for 90 minutes. You will have access to our equipment and toys for you to use and enjoy. We will have some staff on hand to help correct any skills your children may be practicing, though no formal lessons will take place during these events.

Our Family Fun Events can be found on our calendar. We encourage you registering for the event so we can ensure we have enough staff on hand.

Because we do not offer make up lessons, we will offer one pass per month for missed swimming lessons. This pass is good for the swimmer and a parent or guardian. Additional family and friends are welcome to join you. The cost is $5.00 per person. The maximum fee is $20/family.

Waterloo Swimming

12332 N FM 620
Austin, Texas 78750

(512) 401-3404

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Pool temperatures:
Lessons Pool - 89°
Olympic Pool - 82°

Waterloo Swimming has many satisfied clients receiving a rating 5 out of 5 stars.