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Aquatics

Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center

More than just swim lessons, we offer a fluid program that lets you go with the flow.

Submerge yourself in a comprehensive aquatics program designed to fit most any need—from swim lessons, water safety and lifeguard certification to classes focused on physical therapy, good health or just plain fun.

As a member of Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center, you’ll enjoy access to a 25-meter, 9-lane, 82-degree indoor competitive lap pool, a four-lane 91-degree exercise pool and a highly experienced, educated staff offering group classes, swim lessons and private instruction, age infant to senior citizen.

Dive into our various pool programs and classes today!

A child with swim goggles on his head about to climb out of a pool
  • Water Works

    Water Works is a functional training class for aging adults. Participants increase their ability to perform day-to-day activities independently while maintaining their physical health. In Water Works, aging adults remain active and involved as they improve daily living skills, all while immersed in a warm, safe environment. No swimming skills required in our 3.5-foot deep, 91-degree pool.

Swim instruction programs

We offer a variety of swim lessons and aquatic programs for all ages year-round, no matter your skill level.

Contact Annalisa McKinney (214.820.8922) or Vennie Jones (214.820.8177)

  • Baby Bears
  • Fish Factory
  • Private Lessons
  • Shark School
  • Small Group Class
  • Splash Camp
  • Swim Kidz

Baby Bears

Ages 6-24 months

Baby Bears is our parent/child water exploration class. We will teach you how to work with your child and explore floating, kicking, and other water skills crucial for swimmers! Baby Bears is for children 6-24 months old. Classes are held Saturday mornings or Tuesday mornings and last 45 minutes.

Cost $80

2020 Schedule
Class Session Class Dates (Saturdays 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.) Class Dates (Thursdays 10 a.m.)
January Jan. 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
February Feb. 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
March Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
April Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25 Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23
May May 2, 9, 16, 23 Apr. 30, May 7, 14, 21
June Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25
July Jul. 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1 Jul. 9, 16, 23, 30
August Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29 Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
September Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24
October Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22
November Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21 Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19

Fish Factory

Ages 2-8 years old

Fish Factory Swim School is our learn-to swim program. We teach basic swim skills and build on stroke mechanics to develop and refine strokes. We have low 4-1 student/instructor ratios. Lessons are 30 minutes in length, with eight classes per session.

Program price is $150.

2020 Schedule

Morning

Monday & Wednesday
10-10:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
10-10:30 a.m.

January 6 - January 29 January 7 - January 30
February 3 - February 26 February 4 - February 27
March 2 - 25 March 3 - 26
March 30 - April 22 March 31 - April 23
April 27 - May 20 April 28 - May 21
September 7 - September 30 September 8 - October 1
October 5 - October 28 October 6 - October 29
November 2 - December 12 November 3 - December 3

Afternoon

Monday / Wednesday
3:30-4, 4:15-4:45, 5-5:30, 5:45-6:15 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4, 4:15-4:45, 5-5:30, 5:45-6:15 p.m.
January 6-January 29 January 7 - January 30
February 3- February 26 February 4 - February 27
March 2 - 25 March 3 - 26
March 30 - April 22 March 31 - April 23
April 27 - May 20 April 28 - May 21
September 7 - September 30 September 8 - October 1
October 5 - October 28 October 6 - October 29
November 2 - December 12 November 3 - December 3

Summer

Monday-Thursday
9-9:30am, 11:30-12, 3:30-4, 4:15-
4:45, 5-5:30,
5:45-6:15 p.m.

June 1-11
June 15-25
July 6-16
July 20-30
August 3-13

Private Lessons

One-on-One Instruction

Private lessons are the fastest way to develop individual, specific swim skills. Lessons are offered to anyone 6 months of age and older. Whether the goal is learning to swim, swim team preparation, individual skill coaching or even triathlon training, our coaches are ready to help your child attain their goal in the water! Lessons are scheduled at your convenience.

Private Lessons:

  • 30 minute lesson $40
  • 45 minute lesson $57
  • 1 hour lesson $75

Semi-Private Lessons:

  • 30 minute lesson $57
  • 45 minute lesson $75

Shark School

Pre-swim team coaching & stroke refinement

On deck and in-water coaching makes this the ideal first step for your child to transition from swim lessons to swim team. Our coaches will focus on stroke development and refinement for swimmers ages 5-9 years old. Shark School provides a friendly and stress free environment for your child to take the next step in their swimming. We have decreased the ratio to 6-1 student/instructor. Come join the sharks!

Focus on proper freestyle, backstroke, and streamline position and side breathing.

Requirements: Your child must be able to swim across the 25 meter pool without stopping.

2020 Schedule

Classes meet Tuesday's and Thursday's from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Class Session Class Dates Program Price
Spring Season Jan. 14 – May 14 $395
Summer Season June 9 – August 13 $235
Fall Season September 8 – December 3 $325

Small Group Class

Looking for a class that fits perfectly with your schedule?

Create your own small group class, 3 participant’s minimum. Your private group class can be set up to accommodate your schedule and will be offered in the form of Baby Bears, Fish Factory or Pre-Swim Team. Choose between 30 minute lessons or 60 minute lessons. You will receive six classes per session. Ages 6 months and up; $150 per
person for 30 minute lessons, $200 per person for 60 minute lessons.

Splash Camp

Make a splash with our summer day-camp for ages 6-14 years old. Over the course of a week your child will enjoy team-building activities and games, water safety activities, swim lessons and much more!

Monday-Friday Day Camp 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (8:30-9:00 a.m. drop-off- 1-1:30 p.m. pick-up)

Cost $200

2020 Camp Schedule
Camp Dates
Camp #1 June 15-19
Camp #2 June 22-26
Camp #3 July 13-17
Camp #4 July 20-24
Camp #5 August 3-7

Swim Kidz

Non-competitive swim team

Swim Kidz is our non-competitive swim team for ages 6-16 years old. We focus on proper stroke technique, stamina and sportsmanship. We have Mini-meets and water polo matches during the season to make a fun and well-rounded team! Focus on the four competitive strokes, swim drills, starts and finishes.

Requirements: Your child must be able to swim across the 25 meter pool and be able to breathe on their side.

2020 Schedule

Practice's are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Class Session Class Dates Program Price
Spring Season January 13 - May 15 $395
Summer Season June 8 - August 14 $235
Fall Season September 7 - December 4 $325

Water safety

We our committed to helping advance individuals in various aquatic careers by offering essential American Red Cross training programs. These programs include:

  • Lifeguard Training
  • Lifeguard Review
  • Lifeguard Instructor Training

Lifeguard Training

Become a certified lifeguard through the BTLFC American Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification program. You will be trained by experienced instructors to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies and more. Certified lifeguards are always high on the help-wanted list, so dive in and launch your aquatic career.

2020 Dates

  • March 13 – 15 (LG1)
  • March 20 – 22 (LG2)
  • April 3 – 5 (LG3)
  • April 24 – 26 (LG4)
  • May 1 - 3 (LG5)
  • May 8 - 10 (LG6)
  • May 15 - 17 (LG7)
  • May 22 - 24 (LG8)
  • June 5 - 7 (LG9)
  • June 12 - 14 (LG10

Cost

  • $235

NEW! Lifeguard Training courses offered at the Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center are now offered in the Blended Learning format. There are two delivery methods available for the courses in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program—classroom and blended learning. The blended learning option combines online learning with in-person skill sessions conducted by a Red Cross-certified instructor. Participants in blended learning courses acquire the same knowledge and skills as those in traditional classroom training courses.

Prior to attending the first scheduled class session, students will need to independently complete the online portion of the lifeguarding course. Upon enrollment, students will receive a link via email that will direct them to the online portion of the Lifeguarding course. Students will be prompted to create an account within the Red Cross Learning Center and complete the online portion at their leisure before attending the scheduled in-person portion. Proof of completion must be brought to the first in-person session via one of the following methods or students will not be permitted to continue in the course:

  • Print or take a screen shot of your online course completion record available at the conclusion of the eLearning course and bring it to the first in-person skill session. It will read "Proceed to Skill Session".
  • Be prepared to login to the eLearning course on the first in-person skill session to display the completion status that appears above the "Launch Course" button.

Course Prerequisites

Entry into the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is strictly limited to those who meet the minimum age requirement and have successfully completed the prerequisite skills evaluation. Failure

to have attained the appropriate skill level could pose a safety threat to themselves and to others in the class. Participants in the Lifeguarding program must be 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.

Prerequisite Skills

  • Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
  •  Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface to breathe (or to get a breath).
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

The prerequisite skills evaluation takes place at the start of every lifeguarding course,.

Lifeguard Review

In an emergency, you have to be focused, prepared and confident in your skills. That’s why recertification is so important. Renew your American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens Training certifications at BTLFC, and you’ll always be ready to save a life.

2020 Dates

  • March 15 (LGR1)
  • March 22 (LGR2)
  • April 19 (LGR3)
  • April 26 (LGR4)
  • May 3(LGR5)
  • May 17 (LGR6)

Cost

  • $125

Course Prerequisites

Participants must be currently certified or have successfully completed an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course within the last two years. Once certifications have expired for more than 30 days, a full course must be taken again. Participants must also be able to pass the lifeguarding prerequisite skills evaluation again.

Studying in Advance is Highly Recommended

This is a fast-paced review course with a main focus on the hands-on skills of lifeguarding (CPR/AED/First Aid and Water Rescues). There will be limited time allocated to book review. Studying in advance ensures that participants get the most out of their recertification course and are better prepared to pass the written test. Not being prepared could result in a participant having to come back for additional training. The newest edition of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Manual (r. 2017) is available for free below. It is recommended that participants re-read the manual and complete the chapter review questions at the end of each chapter, paying special attention to parts of the manual pertaining to forgotten or brand new/revised content that came with the 2017 update.

To register for a class

  • ​Complete and submit the 2019 Registration Form (Registration is complete once payment has been received)
  • Contacts for additional information: Vennie Jones, 214.820.8177 or Martina Carvalho, 214.820.8178

Lifeguard Instructor Training

In this course, instructor candidates learn to teach basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses including Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding. Successful completion of this course earns participants an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification and eligibility to teach the above Lifeguarding courses as well as the Waterpark skills module, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, Junior Lifeguarding, Bloodborne Pathogens Training, and more! This class is a great way to further your lifeguarding career.

Dates

  • 03/15 – 03/17
  • 05/21 – 05/23
  • 09/20 – 09/22

Cost

  • $325

Course Prerequisites

Once we receive a student’s registration form and payment, the student will be emailed a link to register for the course within the American Red Cross Learning Center which will allow the student access to the online portion of the Lifeguarding Instructor course. When instructor candidates register for the Lifeguarding Instructor course through the American Red Cross Learning Center, they will receive notification via an email confirming the date, time and location of the course along with all the information needed to complete the prerequisite online component and obtain course materials.

In order to participate in the Lifeguarding Instructor course, participants must:

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess a current basic-level certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Successfully complete the Online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor course prior to the first in-person session
  • Successfully complete the Pre-course Skills Session on the first day of class

*Candidates should enroll in this course ONLY if their basic lifeguarding skills have been mastered. This is not a remedial course or a review course for lifeguarding.

 To register for a class

  • Complete and submit the 2019 Registration Form (Registration is complete once payment has been received)
  • Contact for additional information: Vennie Jones, 214.820.8177 or Martina Carvalho, 214.820.8178

Certified Pool and Spa Operator

The Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center's National Swimming Pool Foundation CPO® certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. The certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 282,000 successful CPO® certifications in 64 countries. Many state and local health departments accept the CPO® certification program.

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