Our summer swim program is designed to promote water safety, knowledge, aquatic adjustment, and increased swimming readiness and skills. Class size is limited to facilitate learning outcomes for your child so sign up soon!

The summer swim program will be administered by Texarkana College’s Ati Brower.  Ati is a Certified Life guard and with over 22 years of experience. Instructors for each class will work under Ati Brower and will follow her guidelines for swim instruction.

Parents are welcome to watch their kids swim, however, they MUST sit on the bleachers during swim lessons. Please refrain from approaching your child while they are in the water with the instructor.  It can disrupt the child’s concentration and keep the instructor from being able to properly teach a lesson.

Online registration links are below.  You may also register in-office with a Summer Swim Registration form.

June sessions

  • Session I, June 6-16
  • Session II, June 20-30

July sessions

  • Session I, July 5-14
  • Session II, July 18-28

Sections are offered at 3 time slots

  • 9 – 9:45 am
  • 10 – 10:45 am
  • 11 – 11:45 am

Looking for year-round and adult swimming options?

Continuing Education Swim has you covered.  Alternately, have you considered a membership to the fitness center?

Summer Swim Offerings

Links to online registration will be added when registration is opened for Summer Swim programs.

Swim (4-14 yrs)

This class is for entry level swimmers who have little or no swimming skills. Held 5:30-6:30 p.m., the evening class time is offered to give the opportunity to students who can not attend the morning swim classes.

Registration links

Primary Skills (4-5 yrs)

This class is for entry level swimmers who have little or no swimming skills. Primary instruction is focused on students getting comfortable putting their faces in the water, blowing bubbles in the water, kicking on their stomachs and backs, pushing off the wall and kicking to an instructor, and taking 3-4 unassisted freestyle strokes.

Basic Skills

Basic students should be comfortable putting their faces in the water and willing to briefly float unassisted. Skills to be focused on will be kicking on their stomachs and backs, blowing bubbles underwater, breathing to the side, front crawl 4-6 strokes unassisted, sitting dives, and kicking unassisted on their backs.

Intermediate Skills

Intermediate students should be able to kick on their backs unassisted, swim 4-6 freestyle strokes, and be very comfortable with their faces in the water. Skills to be focused on will be to swim freestyle with breathing to the side, kicking and swimming on their backs, sitting and standing dives.

Advanced Skills

Advanced students should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke the length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted, as well as perform a sitting dive. Skills to be focused on will be advanced freestyle and backstroke, freestyle and backstroke flip turns, breaststroke kick and swim, beginning butterfly kick and swim, as well as standing dives and diving from the starting blocks.

Baby Swim

For babies 12 months to 3 years, the primary focus is for the child to become comfortable and relaxed in the water, experience buoy, bubble blowing and water splashing. Parent or caregiver must be in pool with the child. Swim diaper is mandatory. Instructor: Connie Long