Stepping Stone School offers one of the best Learn to Swim Programs in Tyler. With our Olympic Pool built with children in mind, we are able to teach, learn and play safely. Your child will not only learn the Red Cross Levels of swimming, but also rules for safe swimming in any water environment. With our Learn to Swim Program growing more and more each summer, we are adding more group lessons for each Red Cross Level of swimming ability. This will enable us to teach as many children as possible the very important life skill of swimming.
Each session (I-IV) is a 2-week course consisting of 6 classes, meeting each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 45 minutes. The last Friday is Observation Day. This is the time for family and friends to watch their swimmer show off their new skills. Parents must leave the pool during their child's swim lesson. No exceptions! We will only make up lessons cancelled due to weather. Please check your Summer Calendar dates before signing up for lessons.
Each child must be 3 years of age and completely potty trained before swimming lessons begin. Only swimsuits are allowed in the pool.
All swimmers will receive eardrops to prevent swimmer's ear and other harmful infections after each swimming lesson. Swimmers with tubes should bring their own earplugs for swimming lessions. Please see your doctor for the best type of earplug for your child.
On swim days: Swimmers are asked to come to school dressed in their swimsuits. Shorts and shirts over swimsuits work great. Bring a towel and sunscreen (SPF 30+, NO COLORED) to school. Please apply sunscreen at home before bringing your child to school. We will re-apply just before swimming lessons.
To sign up for Swimming Lessons, please download and complete the registration form below or from the Parent Resources page and mark the desired Session(s). Your child will be assigned to a swim level from I to VII. Upon the completion of each course, your child will be promoted to the next level. You will need to re-register your swimmer for the next session available in order to start the next Level.
You will soon see that our Learn to Swim Program is the best and most effective swimming program in Tyler. We are continuing to grow as we teach more and more children how to swim and stay safe around any water environment. It is our goal for every child at Stepping Stone to become a safer and better swimmer!
If you have questions or concerns, please call the main office at 903-566-1851.