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Swim Lessons

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Make a splash year-round with Cooper. For more than 30 years, Cooper Fitness Center has taught children the lifelong and lifesaving sport of swimming. Our goal is to make strong and secure swimmers by teaching swim skills and water safety.

Swim Pro Bobby Manning and our team of swim instructors provide private and semi-private lessons in a positive, nurturing environment. Lessons focus on helping each swimmer:

  • Develop stroke mechanics and efficiency
  • Learn proper breathing mechanics
  • Build stamina and confidence in the water
  • Overcome fear of the water

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Private/Semi-Private Lessons (Year-Round)
Competitive Swim Training (March-November)

Children & Teen Swimming Lessons

For children of all ages, infants (6 months) to teens, we offer the following swim lesson instruction:

  • Private and semi-private lessons
  • Triathlon swim training
  • Swim team preparation training

Cooper swim training is built on the core structure of consistency, class size, class time and repetition.

Read more: How Our Lessons are Structured | Swim Instructor Bios

For beginner to intermediate swimmers, 30-minute private lessons are recommended. For intermediate to advanced swimmers, 60-minute lessons are ideal.

Open to members and non-members

Private Lessons (year-round)
Ages 6 months and older

  • 15-minute lesson: Pro, $40 | Instructor, $30
  • 30-minute lesson: Pro, $80 | Instructor, $60
  • 45-minute lesson: Pro, $120 | Instructor, $90
  • 60-minute lesson: Pro, $160 | Instructor, $120

Semi-Private Lessons (year-round)
Ages 6 months and older
2-4 children per lesson

Pricing per swimmer

  • 30-minute lesson: Pro, $50 | Instructor, $40
  • 45-minute lesson: Pro, $65 | Instructor, $55
  • 60-minute lesson: Pro, $85 | Instructor, $70

Swim Academy (June-August)
Ages 3-5

30-minute small group lessons; up to 4 swimmers per group

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Two session times: 4-4:30 p.m. | 5-5:30 p.m.


Swim Lesson Registration

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Bobby Manning

Youth Competitive Swim Training

Swim Team
Ages 6-17

For intermediate to advanced youth swimmers, our Swim Team focuses on stroke technique, distance swimming and some competitive aspects of the sport. Must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted (two pool lengths) and must be comfortable swimming freestyle and back stroke. Breaststroke and butterfly are encouraged.

Coach: Swim Pro Bobby Manning

Capacity: 20 participants


  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon

May attend up to three sessions/week. If a session is cancelled due to inclement weather, a make-up session will be held the following Sunday at 11 a.m.


  • Month-to-Month: $480
  • Full Season (March-November): Special pricing available

Swim Team Registration

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Swim Instructors

Bobby Manning, Swim ProBobby Manning
Swim Pro

  • 10+ years of swim coaching and instruction experience
  • Experienced with all ages, 6 months to adults
  • Current Assistant Swim Team Coach for the Bachman Special Olympics Swim Team
  • Competitive swim team experience
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in kinesiology


Riley DykeRiley Dyke
Swim Instructor

  • 5+ years of swim coaching and instruction experience
  • Experience teaching all ages and skill levels including competitive swimmers
  • Experience instructing people with disabilities
  • Student at The University of Texas at Austin


Linda Nguyen, Swim InstructorLinda Nguyen
Swim Instructor

  • 6 years swim instruction experience
  • Experience teaching all ages, infants to adults
  • Comfortable teaching children with special needs


Madeline Shaw, Swim InstructorMadeline Shaw
Swim Instructor

  • Swam competitively on a youth swim team
  • Strives to help children feel comfortable in the water and love it as much as she does
  • Senior Class of 2025 at Covenant School


Emily Williams, Swim InstructorEmily Williams
Swim Instructor

  • Current PE Teacher and Coach at Providence Christian School
  • Taught swim lessons while in high school and college
  • Passionate about teaching kids’ new skills and helping them find enjoyment in physical activity


Cancellation/Bad Weather Policy