Texarkana College offers swimming options for all ages.

Year-Round Swim School

This year-round swim school will help children from 4-17 years of age learn to swim. Young children will see how learning to swim can also lead to them one day participating in a high school swim team. Level 1-3 covers water safety, propulsion, free breathing and breast kick. Level 4-6 covers breast, fly, kick and front turns, plus fly swim and all turns.  All sections taught by Susan Likins.

Level 1-2

Water Safety
This offering will benefit children as young as 4 years old and up to learn to swim. Young children will see how learning to swim can also lead to them one day participating in a high school swim team.

Level 3-4

Free Breathing, Breast Kick and Diving
This offering will benefit children as young as 4 years old and up to learn to swim. Young children will see how learning to swim can also lead to them one day participating in a high school swim team.

Level 5-6

Fly Swim and All Turns
This offering will benefit children as young as 4 years old and up to learn to swim. Young children will see how learning to swim can also lead to them one day participating in a high school swim team.

Springboard Diving

This is a springboard diving class for all levels and experience. Instructor: Eric Vogan

Lifeguard Training

This course trains candidates with the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in a pool. Students will receive a pocket mask, whistle, fanny packs in class.

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Age Group Swim – White team

This swim program is designed for those who have had no competitive swim background or has just began to swim competitively. Emphasis will be placed on improving swim stroke techniques and starts / turns. Competitive swimming is the objective. New students must have prior approval from coach. Students will meet twice a week either on TTH or MW, whichever date is assigned by coach. Note: A $20 late fee will be charged to students who pay after the 22nd of each month.

Age Group Swim – Red team

This swim program is limited to competitive swimmers who have a desire to compete in an advanced level. Note: A $20 late fee will be charged to students who pay after the 22nd of each month.

Sports / Fitness

Adult Beginning Swim: Overcome Your Fear of the Water

The goal of this class is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. Students will develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on their front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes.

Adult Swim – Beginners

This class’ primary goal is to give participants success with fundamental skills. Participants learn to float without support and to recover to a vertical position. This level marks the beginning of the true locomotion skills. Participants further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on their front and back that lay the foundation for future strokes.  Instructor: Ray Taylor, American Red Cross Certified Instructor

Adult Swim – Intermediate

This class is designed for swimmers to develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and to improve other aquatic skills. Participants improve their skills and increase their endurance by swimming familiar strokes (front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl, and breaststroke) for great distances. Participants also start to learn the sidestroke and butterfly. Flip turns on the front and back are also introduced in this course.  Instructor: Ray Taylor, American Red Cross Certified Instructor

Ladies Aquatic – Move and Groove

Easy to follow movements set to music designed to burn calories and tone muscles. Class format / music changes every class. Class taught by Barby Larey, Ace & SCE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Water Aerobic Certified Cooper Clinic.

Water Workout for Ladies & Gentlemen: Total Body

Water workout is a total body workout where you will be working out by using the resistance of the water doing cardio and weights (floaties) to gain your endurance, mobility and muscle strength. This course would benefit anyone who is looking for water therapy and rehab.  Instructor: Ati Brower

Summer Swim

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, if available.  You may also register in-office with a Summer Swim Registration form.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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