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The City of McKinney Swim School

The City of McKinney Swim School offers a program suited for all ages. We are committed to providing swim lessons that build confidence and teach water safety skills in a safe environment for you and your child with quality instruction.


Learn to Swim class fees are $50 for residents and $66 for non-residents and you can register online. Select 'Aquatic Classes' from the drop down box labeled 'Type' then click 'Search.'

Swimming lessons

Class Descriptions


Swim 101

Swim 101 is designed for children ages 3-5.  It focuses on the fundamentals of floating, breath control, and swimming on the front and back along with proper water entry and exit instruction. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a parent or guardian must be in the pool to assist their child at all times. Register here.


Swim 102

Swim 102 is designed for children ages 5-12 and focuses on building swimming independence on the back crawl and front crawl, with an emphasis on basic rotary breathing. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a parent or guardian must be in the pool to assist their child at all times. Register here.


Swim 103

Swim 103 is designed for children ages 6-12 who can swim back crawl and front crawl with basic rotary breathing a distance of 15 yards. This class focuses on an introduction to endurance training and body movement for future strokes such as the breaststroke and butterfly. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, a parent or guardian must be in the pool to assist their child at all times. Register here. 


Swim 104

Swim 104 is designed for children ages 6-12. This class focuses on an increase of endurance with previous strokes and an introduction to breaststroke, butterfly and basic turns.  Students in this session must be able to swim backstroke and front crawl a distance of 50 yards. Register here.


Swim 105

Swim 105 is designed for children aged 8 - 14 who can swim backstroke, front crawl and breaststroke a distance of 50 yards. This class focuses on stroke proficiency and endurance training with at least 300 yards swam each class. Students in this session must be able to swim backstroke front crawl and  breaststroke a distance of 50 yards. Register here.

Lifeguarding

Are you 15 or older and looking for a great summer job or a challenging career? American Red Cross Lifeguarding is the best place to start! Lifeguarding puts you in an exciting position, working as part of a team to help people safely enjoy the water. 

You could save a life too! The American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course makes learning fun and easy. The class has prerequisites.


  • Fees: $190 residents / $225 non-residents