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Cultural remains at Hamilton Pool Preserve date back 8,000 years, and one can even find fossilized dinosaur footprints in nearby creek beds. The pool itself isn’t too deep, and Hamilton Creek keeps the water level relatively constant by filling it via a spectacular 50-foot waterfall. During colder weather, the area also makes for great hiking with its picturesque limestone formations.
24300 Hamilton Pool Road
Dripping Springs,
TX
US
Teaching at area Gold's Gyms, the instructors of San Antonio Swim Academy work with students across eight different locations as they embrace a thoughtful curriculum that's designed to get all swimmers paddling with confidence. Kids as young as 6 months can begin with beginner classes to get acquainted with being in the water, buoyancy, and using the arms and legs for something other than kicks and punches. Students then have the option to move on to intermediate and advanced-level classes, eventually even trying out for the swim team.
2925 Pat Booker Rd (Gold's Gym)
Universal City,
TX
US
For more than 130 years, the YMCA has worked to facilitate growth for individuals as well as communities by providing social-enrichment programs that promote honesty, respect, and responsibility. YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which features locations throughout the metropolitan area, helps people improve their lives with healthy living programs that offer inclusive training classes as well as lifelong learning classes. Youth development initiatives and childcare services allow children as well as teens to develop positive behaviors while exploring their interests in a safe, supportive environment. The centers also encourage social responsibility by providing opportunities to support local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.
621 Westchester
Schertz,
TX
US
Love to Swim guides a variety of classes that suit swimmers of any age. Groupon customers can select a four week-long, once-a-week session in any of the following categories: baby and me, preschool, school age, pre-competitive, and adult. Classes are student-centered and structured around playful opportunities, with the philosophy of developing confident, masterful swimmers for life. To up the subaquatic ante, all of the center's coaches undergo 20 hours of in-water training and 12 hours of classroom training, learning subjects from curriculum and classroom management to basics of childhood development.
6044 Fm 3009
Schertz,
TX
US
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
6205 West Ave
San Antonio,
Texas
US
In pools heated to a comfortable 90 degrees, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools' experienced instructors pass their aquatic knowledge onto younger generations. Before taking to the waters, the team sorts prospective swimmers between the ages of 6 months to 12 years into one of eight swim levels along with similarly skilled and aged peers. Instructors work alongside the parents of infants and toddlers to practice water safety skills and other swimming fundamentals such as blowing bubbles and singing whale songs. More advanced swimmers, meanwhile, master different strokes and techniques, and instructors incorporate more advanced concepts as their students progress through the levels. Parents can rest assured that their children are in good hands—each of Aqua-Tot's instructors have completed 32 hours in the company's Lessons for Life training program, and a rigorous Water Safety Instructor exam. In addition to swimming lessons, Aqua-Tots offers and hosts a number of other programs including Adaptive Aquatics programs, water therapy sessions designed specifically for children with special needs. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to World Vision, a non-profit organization that helps children and families worldwide gain access to such necessities as clean water, food, medical supplies, and education.
2606 TPC Parkway
San Antonio,
TX
US
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