Who We Are

Established in 2015 by father daughter duo Jim and Ellis, Jim Montgomery Swim School’s provides first-class swimming lessons for youth and adults in Dallas. Through his years of Olympic training and Master’s coaching, and her years as a swim instructor and an educator who specialized in early childhood development, Jim and Ellis have developed an award-winning program for all swimming levels from beginner to competitive.

In Jim’s post-Olympic career, he has taught adult swim for fitness, coached high school varsity teams, led people in overcoming their fear of water, and taught anywhere from kids to pre-teens. Ellis has been teaching swim lessons for half of her life and focused her degree on Early Childhood Development before pursuing a teaching career. Ellis developed our Baby Swim and Kids Learn to Swim program here at JMSS.

From your child’s first splash in the water to swimming the length of the pool, the Jim Montgomery Swim School (JMSS) helps students reach personal goals in a safe, confidence-building atmosphere. Achieving goals comes naturally to Coach Jim Montgomery who won three gold and one bronze medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Jim was the first man to break the 50-second barrier in the 100-meter freestyle. He shares his knowledge and lifelong love of swimming with you and your child! He’s taught thousands of children and adults how to feel safer in and around the water, get fit and love to swim.

Our Class Levels

The Jim Montgomery Swim School is open year-round and offers flexible options for children and adults with different schedules. We want to provide a safe, nurturing and noncompetitive environment for everyone to learn and become comfortable, confident swimmers.

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What People Are Saying

Pamela J.
My kids have been learning here for the past 4 years . The coaches are awesome , it is great place to learn swimming with consistency at different levels...
Lauren L.
Absolutely wonderful school! I have had my son in classes since he was 6 months old. He’s almost 5 and swims independently and safely...
Whitney S.
We love Jim Montgomery Swim School! My kids have gained swim skills, confidence, great technique and have so much fun while learning! We love that JMSS runs like clockwork...
Melanie B.
My granddaughter has been taking swim lessons there for about 2 years and learned so much. She loves the staff & all of the swim coaches she's had!
Katie B.
I took my 3 year old for his first swim lesson this morning at JMSS and we had a great experience. My son was nervous before getting in the pool, but said that Coach...
Xavier V.
We love JMSS! Our kids have been here for about 2 years and have really excelled. Coaches, deck supervisors, and front office are wonderful...
Michelle B.
They have great teachers, clear goals for what they need to achieve in each class/level, true 30 minute classes that don't end early, and we love...
Lauren G.
I took the adult classes Fear of Water, Deep Water and Beginning Strokes here and absolutely loved all the classes. I loved the staff and facility and am forever grateful for...