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Wherever!

You Teach! Your Place! Your Pace!
  • Waterloo Wherever is a collection of FREE instructional videos and lesson plans.
  • These videos and the curriculum are the same that our instructors teach at our swim center.
  • Parents use the videos to teach their child our swim lesson program.
  • Master Swim Instructors are available virtually to help parents to teach the skills and provide direction to master the skills (fees below).
  • By following Waterloo Wherever instructional videos at your own pool, we believe we can help children grow safer and more confident in the water.
  • Lesson equipment is available in our store for purchase.

Still have questions, check out our FAQ.

Get Started
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Get Started

  1. Watch the Waterloo Wherever Orientation Video below.
  2. Evaluate your child’s’ current swimming skills and compare it with the Waterloo Wherever curriculum to determine a starting point.
  3. Get your teaching equipment ready!
  4. View the skill videos of your child’s level.
  5. GET STARTED!
  6. Contact us to schedule a live virtual consultation for additional guidance.

Beyond video demonstrations, our team of Master Swim Instructors are available to meet with you via virtual meeting to discuss progress, troubleshoot difficult skills, and share in celebrating progress and gaining skills in the water.

The virtual program utilizes some specific equipment that can be purchased here and delivered to your home or prepared for a curbside pick-up if you are in the local Austin area. We also provide a general list of items needed it if you prefer to gather your own equipment.

You can schedule a one-on-one or group class video conference through this page at a time that works well for you and your swimmer. Live chats with Master Swim Instructors are $15 per 20-minute session. Families who are not currently registered with Waterloo Swimming will need to create an account and the $40 Annual Registration Fee will apply and be valid for one year from the time of registration.

Swim Groups

Waterloo Wherever Purple

Purple Group

Age- At least 2.5
Learned Skills:

  • Blowing bubbles on the surface
  • 5 second breath hold
  • 5 second assisted front float
  • 5 second assisted back float
  • Unassisted Monkey crawl & Safe Entries and Exits
  • Unassisted 5 second glide
Waterloo Wherever Blue

Blue Group

Age: 3 years and Older
Learned Skills:

  • 5ft unassisted kick out to the parent
  • 10 second unassisted back float with roll recovery
  • Around the Tree & Bubbles out nose while submerged
  • 5 second unassisted submersion & 5 second unassisted front Float
  • Retrieve toys from the bottom of the pool
Waterloo Wherever Orange

Orange Group

Prerequisite: Blue Level SkillsLearned Skills:

  • 20 second back float & 10ft back kick
  • 5 bobs working on exhale & 10ft “(3) pop up recovery breaths
  • 10ft 3- freestyle arms-with (3) rolling breath recoveries
  • 10ft Elementary Backstroke
  • Assisted jump off the wall with a rolling recovery
Waterloo Wherever White

White Group

Prerequisite: Orange Level Skills
Learned Skills:

  • 20ft Freestyle with side breathing (Breath every 3 strokes)
  • 20ft Backstroke
  • Streamline on stomach & Streamline on back
  • Breaststroke kick & 1 minute back float
  • Butterfly kick (with arms by side)

Stuck? Need Help? Schedule Your Live Virtual Consultation

Our Master Swim Instructors have THOUSANDS of hour teaching swimming. They’ve worked with every learning style and can offer great insight and feedback to you as you work with your child at home. Make a virtual consultation appointment with a Master Swim Instructor to:

– explore our bank of creative approaches to skill mastery
– get support in overcoming challenges
– share in celebrating achievements and results

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You can schedule a one-on-one or group class video conference through this page at a time that works well for you and your swimmer. Live chats with Master Swim Instructors are $15 per 20-minute session. Families who are not currently registered with Waterloo Swimming will need to create an account and the $40 Annual Registration Fee will apply and be valid for one year from the time of registration.

Waterloo Wherever Gear

Waterloo Wherever offers an easy button when it comes to acquiring the equipment needed to teach your child. We offer pre-made kits with all the tools and aids needed to teach the skills in the videos and include some great bonus items to help motivate and encourage your swimmer to learn. Equipment Bundles are $40 plus tax and shipping or can be prepared as a curb-side order if you are in the Austin, TX area.

Kit includes:

  • Children’s Rain Bucket
  • Pull Buoy
  • Swim Barbell
  • Achievement Sticker Book with Stickers
  • Waterloo Coloring Book
  • 3 Pool Toys
  • DIY Noodle Belt, Instructions Included
  • DIY Mirror, Instructions Included
  • Graduation Bracelets

Waterloo Wherever Kit

$40.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Waterloo Wherever different from your program at your location?
Parents are the instructors; Parents use a pool convenient to them at a pace they prefer with their child. Additionally, Waterloo’s Master Instructors are available to assist parents teaching mastery of each skill.
How is Waterloo Wherever the same as your program at your location?
It is the same curriculum that is used at Waterloo to get results and our videos show the same techniques to work towards mastery of the swimming skill.
Why do I need a Virtual Master Instructor?
There are various resons you might need a Virtual Master Instuctor. Our instructors have years of experience in order to help parents overcome skill challenges with their child and these Master Instructors are there to help give you tips and tricks to master each skill which keeps the child progressing. Parents can either send a recorded video to the Master Instructor ahead of the appointment or show live what they are working with their child.
I already take swim lessons at Waterloo...do I stop?
Not necessarily. Keep taking swim lessons at Waterloo and use the free videos to help practice with your child at your pool.
Why did you create Waterloo Wherever?
Parents were asking Waterloo to help their child continue learning swimming during the COVID-19 pandemic and we had Stay at Home orders. With Waterloo Wherever can be run at your our pace at your place!

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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.