In the heat of the summer, nothing is better than a nice cool swim. Unfortunately, if the proper water safety and techniques are not learned, water can be very dangerous. Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children, swimming being the number one activity that led to drowning. (www.ymcahouston.org/water-wise/) Enrolling your child in swimming lessons now can keep your child safe. In Conroe, Texas, there are several qualified facilities to turn your children into little fish.
First, the YMCA Conroe is a great place to take your kids for swimming lessons. Classes run all summer long. For children 6-36 months, lessons are for parent and child. Over 36 months and above are available as well. The registration fee is between $55 – 85 depending on your membership. Online, they have a free skill level placement chart. Lessons include personal water safety, stroke development, water games and sports, and rescue and personal growth. The YMCA also offers an income-level based fee for families with a lower income. There is also another facility in South Montgomery County. Contact the facility for a schedule of available classes.
Location: 10245 Owen Dr Conroe, TX 77304
Contact: 936-441-9622 (metro) 936-756-9345
The Conroe Recreation Center is also a great place for swimming lessons. The Wednesday and Friday before the week of lessons is reserved for a swimmer evaluation to determine which class your child needs. The Conroe Recreation Center is a wonderful place to take your family. Call facility for schedule. You can register online for classes. Fees start at $30 depending on whether you live inside the city limits or not. With two locations, the Conroe Recreation Center and the Oscar Johnson Center, there are plenty of classes available. The Conroe Recreation Center also has a mini water park on the grounds for summertime fun with waterslides.
Location: 1205 Callahan Conroe, TX 77304 (Conroe Rec Center) 100 Park Place (Oscar Johnson)
On Lake Conroe, in the April Sound community, swim lessons are offered as well. A member of the Club Corp family, April Sound Country Club offers many amenities. Schedule is set during the summer for all skill levels. Along with the 27 holes of gorgeous golf right on the lake and 12 tennis courts, April Sound Country Club also has three swimming pools. Built in 1972, the facility recently had a fire that destroyed much of the country club, but they have rebuilt and are bigger and better. For more details, call the facility for times, prices, and schedule.
Location: 1000 April Sound Blvd Montgomery, TX, 77356
Website: http://www.clubcorp.com/club/scripts/home/home.asp (then choose April Sound Country Club from list)
Parents remember that keeping your child safe in the summer doesn’t just include bug spray and sunscreen. Enroll your child today and give them a skill that will protect them for the rest of their lives.