Where to Take Swimming Lessons in OKC

Posted by Denise on 05/19/2017

children learning how to swim

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:

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools

8405 N Rockwell Ave Ste. 1-4, Oklahoma City, OK 73132


Bethany YMCA

3400 N Mueller Ave, Bethany, OK 73008


Earlywine Family Aquatic Center

3101 SW 119th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73170


Earlywine Park YMCA

11801 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73170


Edward L. Gaylord Downtown YMCA

1 NW 4th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Foster Center Pool

614 NE 4th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Key Health Institute

14701 N Kelley Ave, Edmond, OK 73013


Life’s A Swim

6450 N Peniel Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73132


Mercy Fitness Center

2017 W I- 35 Frontage Rd, Edmond, OK 73013


Midwest City YMCA

2817 N Woodcrest Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73110


Mitch Park YMCA

2901 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond, OK 73034


Murray Case Sells Swim Complex

1701 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73072


Oklahoma Swim Academy

3333 West Hefner Road, First Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73120


Pelican Bay Aquatic Center

1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond, OK 73034


Rankin YMCA

1220 S Rankin St, Edmond, OK 73034


Reno Swim and Slide Pool

101 S Douglas Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73130


Rockwell Plaza YMCA

8300 Glade Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73132


Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center

3201 N Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73112\


YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

10000 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107