Developmental Swimming Lessons

Children will develop the necessary skills of swimming once they have mastered basic techniques and feel safe in the water. Designed for youth ages 6 to 12, the Developmental swim lessons and classes at JMSS is the only program in North Texas that bridges the gap between learn-to-swim classes and swim-team training. It’s ideal for students who want to join their community or school swim teams as well as those that just enjoy the benefits of swimming.

Led by Olympic gold medalist Jim Montgomery, our coaches work with students in a supportive, nurturing environment. Children “develop” techniques that improve swimming speed and efficiency while addressing the “mental” component of setting and achieving personal goals – both in and out of the pool. The JMSS Developmental Swim classes provides a path to connect the basic abilities of preadolescence swimmers with the competitive needs of their age group or middle and high school teams.

Read more about the JMSS Developmental Swim program.

Contact us today for a free one-on-one evaluation to find the JMSS Developmental class that fits your child.

There is a one-time $25 registration fee.

Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Junior Swordfish (Age 5 and Under)

Freestyle Side-Breathing

Class time: 30 minutes – Student/Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Swimmers who are assigned to this class are 5 years old and younger and have attained the achievement standards for Seahorse II or Lionfish II. The class is taught in the width (30 feet) of the developmental pool. Swimmers at this level will focus on refining their freestyle side breathing. Class size is limited to 4 students.

Cost: $84 / month for one 30-minute class per week.
15% sibling discount.

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Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Swordfish 1

Freestyle Side-Breathing

Class time: 30 minutes – Student/Instructor Ratio: 4:1

Freestyle side-breathing is the main focus with the goal of practicing comfort and control swimming 30-feet across the pool. As students perfect their side­-breathing skills more stroke techniques are introduced to help refine the freestyle stroke.

Cost: $84 / month for one 30-minute class per week.
15% sibling discount.

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Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Swordfish 2

Backstroke Swimming

Class time: 30 minutes – Student/Instructor Ratio: 4:1

The backstroke swim class will introduce, with attention to body position, the arm stroke, kicking, and a continuous motion. Also, the student will continue to refine their freestyle stroke skills by introducing more stroke drills to boost proficiency.

Cost: $84 / month for one 30-minute class per week.
15% sibling discount.

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Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Swordfish 3

Breaststroke Swimming

Class time: 30 minutes – Student/Instructor Ratio: 4:1

The breaststroke swim class will see the students kick and arms come together for a smooth, efficient stroke. Also, we will introduce treading water, an important safety skill, with more endurance and technique drills will be added to the free and backstrokes.

Cost: $84 / month for one 30-minute class per week.
15% sibling discount.

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Swordfish - 6 to 12 years

Swordfish 4

Butterfly Swimming

Class time: 30 Minutes – Student/Instructor Ratio: 5:1

It’s time to master the butterfly arms with the dolphin kicks. Coach Jim’s proven methods of “crash the can, angel and bowing” are sure to provide an efficient butterfly stroke. Free and back strokes emphasizing their elbow bends underwater.

Cost: $84 / month for one 30-minute class per week.
15% sibling discount.

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