Swim Lessons and Classes

The City of Bellaire is pleased to offer Summer Group Swim Lessons! Please see below for more information. All swimmers will be tested on the first day of lessons to ensure they are in the correct level and will be placed accordingly.


  • 1 session = Eight 30-minute lessons
  • Students learn from confidence-building curriculum while also learning safety skills through socialization and fun!

Student-to-Teacher Ratios

  • Pre-School Aquatics: 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Levels 1 & 2: 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Levels 3 & 4: 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Level 5: 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Scroll down to see each level description.



Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center
7001 Fifth St. Bellaire, TX 77401


Pre-School Aquatics (ages 4-5) - 9:15am - 9:45am
Levels 1-5 (ages 5+) - 8:30am - 9:00am


Opens February 13, 2024
Register online or in-person at the Recreation Center.


Swim lessons are held Monday-Thursday. Friday is designated as a make-up day, if needed.

2024 Summer Group Swim Lesson Dates
Session 1June 10 - June 20
Session 2*June 24 - July 5
Session 3July 15 - July 26
Session 4July 29 - August 9

*Note: There will not be swim lessons on  July 4. Make-up date will be July 5.


Price Per Session
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Note: There is a service fee for registering for our activities which is a non-refundable fee


Pre-School Aquatics
Child should be 4&5 years old and able to swim without a parent in the water.
Level 1: Intro to Water Skills
Enter the pool independently, travel 5 yards, bob 5 times, glide on front; two body lengths, roll to a back float for 5 seconds, then recover to vertical position and exit water safely.
Level 2Fundamental Aquatic Skills
Treading of floating position for 15 seconds, swim on front and/or back for 5 body lengths, then exit water. Back float for 15 seconds, roll to front and then recover in vertical position. Push off and swim combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to front, then continue swimming for 5 body lengths.
Level 3Stroke Development
Jump into deep water, recover to surface, tread water for 1 minute, rotate one full turn, swim front crawl and/or elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit water. Push off in a streamlined position, then swim front crawl for 15 yards, swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards, then exit water.
Level 4Stroke Development
Perform a feet-first entry into deep water, swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 25 yards. Swim backstroke and back crawl for 15 yards. Submerge and swim a distance of 3-5 body lengths underwater, return to surface, and exit water safely. 
Level 5: Stroke Refinement
Perform a shallow-angle dive into deep water, swim front crawl and elementary backstroke for 50 yards using efficient turning styles throughout. Swim breaststroke for 25 yards, then swim back using front craw, using efficient turning styles throughout.