Youth Swim

Youth Swim Programs

All programs and lessons are for active Houstonian Club Members only.
To register your child(ren) for any of the programs below (other than private swim lessons), you need to set up an account in CampMinder. Please click here to create a CampMinder camper application for your child(ren). After you have created an account, click 'Begin Application', and then scroll down to select to the program you would like sign up for and submit the application. If you need any assistance with CampMinder, please contact Aquatics Program Coordinator Lauren Gill at or at 713.685.6750.

Our pools are heated, so private swim lessons are available year-round. Private lessons can begin at 6 months old and give a child one-on-one instruction and feedback to help speed their progress and refine their skills. They are great for introducing a child and helping them overcome fears. Our instructors steer their teaching to match the student’s personalities and needs.

To request private or semi-private swim lessons, please go to the Houstonian app, select ' Aquatics' and then 'Request a Lesson' and fill out the form. You may also call 713.685.6724 . 
Group Swim Lessons Held from April through December
The Houstonian Club offers group swim lessons year-round for children ages 1 to 8 years old. Children will learn water safety and stroke progressions in a fun and nurturing group setting. 

Group Lesson Levels and Skills:

  • Parent-Child - Ages 1 to 2.5 years old 
    • A fun introduction to the water with a familiar face and interaction with other parents.
    • Skills include: Proper entry and exit of the pool, blowing bubbles, wetting face and head, floating on back and front, kicking, grabbing onto the wall, and rolling from front to back and vice versa.
    • Every child MUST have an adult in the water with them.
  • Preschool Aquatics - Ages 2.5 - 4 years old 
    • This level is ideal for first timers and those in transition from the parent-child class.
    • Skills include: Submerging face underwater, blowing bubbles, opening eyes underwater, floating on back and front, kicking, rolling from back to front, exploring arm movement, and exiting the water safely.
  •  Level 1: Intro to Water Skills - Ages 3 - 8 years old
    • This level helps students feel more comfortable in the water.
    • Skills include: Independently submerging head underwater, floating, kicking, rolling, beginning arm movements, retrieving submerged objects, entering the water safely by jumping or by using a ladder/steps.
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills - Ages 3 - 8 years old 
    • This level helps students learn the fundamentals of swimming. 
    • Skills include: Floating on back for 5-10 seconds, rolling from front to back and back to front, performing survival float, exploring simultaneous arm and leg movements, and performing front and back glide. 
  • Level 3: Stroke Development - Ages 3 - 8 years old 
    • This level helps students begin to develop the strokes of swimming. 
    • Skills include: Jumping into deep water, performing back and front glide, freestyle arms (catch, pull, recovery), side breathing, backstroke and breaststroke arms and legs.

  • Level 4: Stroke Refinement - Ages 5 - 8 years old 
    • This level provides further coordination and refinement of the strokes. (Swim Team preparation)
    • Skills include: Treading water using sculling arms and kick, rhythmic breathing, introduction to butterfly arms and legs, performing shallow and standing dives, flip turns, and open turns. 

 To view all sessions and classes offered, please click here. For the Group Swim Lessons Rules and Guidelines, please click here
Registration for group lessons begins in January, please register through CampMinder.

BlueFins Swim Team: Held May through June | Ages 5 to 14 years old
  • The Houstonian's Country Club League Swim Team. 
  • Once you register on CampMinder, you will have access to all of the BlueFins calendars, meet information and important dates. 
  • A swim test is required; ages 5-6 must show they are proficient in freestyle by swimming 25 meters without stopping.
  • A swim test is required; ages 7-14 must show they are proficient in freestyle and backstroke by completing a lap, 25 meters for each stroke, without stopping.
  • View information on pricing, practices, swim meets, etc.: BlueFins Swim Team Flyer | BlueFins Rules and Risks

BlueFins Preseason: Held in April | Ages 5 to 14 years old

  • BlueFins Preseason is designed to improve strokes and build endurance, Swimmers must be able to swim, this is NOT a basic swim lesson.
  • A one-month stroke technique development and conditioning program that prepares children for the BlueFins Swim Team. A swim test is required.
  • Once you register on CampMinder, you will have access to all of the BlueFins calendars, meet information and important dates.
  • We strongly encourage our swimmers to attend BlueFins Preason before the Swim Team season begins!
BlueFins Year-Round: Held Jan. through March and July through Dec. | Ages 7 to 14 years old
  • This program is designed to aid in the development of the four competitive strokes, starts and turns.
  • Our goal is to help build a basic understanding of the sport, thus preparing children for more intense programs and/or school competitions.
  • The focus is placed on proper techniques, building endurance and overall fitness all year. 
  • BlueFins Year-Round requires a potential swimmer to complete two lengths of our 25-yard pool without stopping.
 For more information about pricing and sessions, please click here. For more information, please contact Head Coach Kalvin Spells at or at 713.316.2705
Jr. BlueFins: Held Jan. through March and Aug. through Dec.| Ages 4 to 9 years old
  • This program is for children who can swim but, need more technical training in the four main strokes. The focus is about 75% technique and 25% endurance. This program provides the skills needed to become a more advanced swimmer
  • If you have a child interested in swimming and/or being on the swim team the following year, this is a great way to work on technique, stamina, and endurance. If they aren't interested in swim team, it is still a great way to develop swimming skills and keep them moving in the water
  • This program is not a 'learn how to swim' class. Your child will need to know how to swim freestyle and backstroke prior to joining. 
For more information about pricing and sessions, please click here. For more information, please contact Aquatics Program Coordinator Lauren Gill at or at 713.685.6750.
Splash Camp Held May through August | Ages 3 to 12 years old
  • Splash Camp is our annual aquatics camp part of the Houstonian Summer Camps. In this program, we will teach your children how to swim.
  • Please select the level that you believe your children would be classified under. If you are not sure, all children will be assessed and sorted into two levels at the start of camp.
    • Level 1 (Beginner/Novice): This is for beginners to learn how to safely enter the water, float on the front and back, roll over, kick, introduce arm movements and general water safety.
    • Level 2 (Intermediate): Must be able to float on their back independently and swim across the pool unassisted. Skills include: freestyle, lateral breathing, breaststroke, backstroke, beginning dives, and water safety.
    • Level 3 (Advanced): Must be able to swim 25 yards independently, swim freestyle and backstroke for 12.5 yards. This level will focus on the development of all four competitive strokes. Must be at least 5 years old.
All camp registration requires a CampMinder account
After registering, you can also sign up for Splash Camp held Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in addition to most Racquet and Youth Camps.  
For more information about Houstonian Summer Camps, please click here.