Swim season has begun, public pools have opened, and families are starting to plan pool outings. Whether you are visiting a public pool or you have your own, it’s important to teach your children how to swim - and summer is the perfect time to do it.
Fortunately, there are multiple locations in the OKC metro offering swimming lessons this summer. We have created a map of them to help you make your decision so that you and your family can get swimming!
If you live in the Tulsa area, you can check out our Tulsa guide.
Why Take Swimming Lessons?
Learning to swim is much more than an activity; it’s an integral life skill. Meghan Bannen, General Manager of Aqua-Tots Swim School explains why:
“Our philosophy is that swimming is a necessary life skill, it’s not an activity,” Bannen said. “You can die if you don’t know how to swim, so we want to make sure that every single child in our program learns how to swim because it is necessary.”
“We focus on swim education and making it a life skill, not just something you learn in two weeks, but muscle memory,” Bannen said. “We focus on ongoing swim education, just like going to school.”
“We do lessons year-round, but summer is our busiest time. However, I recommend that students take lessons in the fall through spring months, because it’s a good physical activity, especially in the winter when it’s too cold to play outside,” said Bannen. Aqua-Tots offers heated indoor pools, as do other locations in Oklahoma City.
What is the best age to start children in swimming lessons? Bannen recommends that children start as young as four months old to ensure muscle memory. However, she says the biggest takeaway is that swimming is a non-negotiable skill that needs to be a part of every child’s upbringing.
Once your child knows how to swim, a swimming pool can be the perfect addition to your summer backyard. Contact us today for a consultation.
OKC Swimming Lessons:
8405 N Rockwell Ave Ste. 1-4, Oklahoma City, OK 73132
3400 N Mueller Ave, Bethany, OK 73008
3101 SW 119th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73170
11801 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73170
1 NW 4th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
614 NE 4th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
14701 N Kelley Ave, Edmond, OK 73013
6450 N Peniel Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73132
2017 W I- 35 Frontage Rd, Edmond, OK 73013
2817 N Woodcrest Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73110
2901 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
1701 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73072
3333 West Hefner Road, First Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond, OK 73034
1220 S Rankin St, Edmond, OK 73034
101 S Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73130
8300 Glade Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73132
3201 N Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73112\
10000 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107