(Photo By Geoff Petrulis)

(Photo By Geoff Petrulis)

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about trying to stay cool. With Texas temperatures in the 100s during our summer months, staying cool means finding a pool. Swim classes are a great way to introduce your kiddos to some fun in the sun. Here are some of the best swimming classes available in the DFW area.

Mockingbird Swim And Total Fitness
6465 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 841-1020

Mockingbird Swim and Total Fitness is an American Red Cross (ARC) Authorized Provider and is able to teach ARC Learn-to-Swim classes from ages 6 months to adult. If you want a little more get-up-and-go, it also offers Hydrobics, which is water aerobics. Get that heart rate up and get on your way to a healthier lifestyle. With pool-water temperatures ranging from 86 to 88 degrees, it will make taking the plunge a little easier. Go get to Mockingbird Swim and Total Fitness and learn a little bit more than just how to swim.
Emler’s Swim School
11909 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
(972) 851-7946

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Are you looking for a fun safe way to learn one of the most important life-saving skills available? Emler’s Swim School is the place to go. They provide swim lessons to anyone from age 2 to 100 years old. With Swim Script, their award-wining curriculum, instructors are able to provide 19 levels of instruction. They are constantly updating their program to stay on top of the latest and greatest techniques of today. From Waterbabies and Aquatots, to recreational swim teams, they’ve got it all. So head on over to Emler’s Swim School and get ready to ride the wave.
Different Strokes Swim School
P.O. Box 601
Bedford, TX 76095
(817) 649-7946

Different Strokes Swim School in Bedford provides not backyard lessons for specific programs. It offers American Red Cross, Group lessons and infant and preschool aquatic lessons. No pool, no problem. If you have a friendly neighbor or a community pool, Different Strokes will make time for you. Also offered are water aerobics and water pilates. Increase flexibility, range of motion and metabolic weight with water exercise. Getting healthy was never made easier. They even offer on-line registration. So, don’t miss out. Register today.

Best Swim Classes In DFW (Credit, Catherine Lash)

YMCA Of Metropolitan Dallas
Town North Family YMCA
4332 Northhaven Road
Dallas, TX  75229
(214) 357-8431

If you’re looking for an affordable way to get some swim lessons in for the kiddos, the YMCA could be for you. From ages 6 months and up, swimming instruction is available for the whole family. The YMCA takes learning to swim very seriously. Offering lessons starting from 6 months of age, gives you, as a parent, the opportunity to start the life of a strong swimmer. The YMCA offers, kid group lessons, adult lessons, private lessons and semi-private lessons. One of the great things about this organization is that there are locations all over the DFW area. So get the family together and head on down to your YMCA. Swimming made easy.

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Dallas Aquatics
833 Sunset Inn Circle
Dallas, TX
(214) 670-1926

Dallas Aquatics is a division of the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department and has locations all over the metroplex. Dallas Aquatics offers American Red Cross Youth Swim Lessons. You can pick your child’s level and even participate if your kiddo falls between the ages of 6 months and 2 years old. Dallas Aquatics has programs starting as young as pre-school all the way up to a level 6, specializing in endurance and fitness for the older youth. They will even teach competitive swimming terminology at the highest level. Introduce your child to the water at their own pace and move them up, as he or she feels able. Summer is coming soon, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity.

Judy Serrano is a freelance writer covering all things DFW. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.