Where to Take Swimming Lessons in Tulsa

Posted by Denise on 05/23/2017

Baby taking swimming lessons

As public pools in Tulsa begin to open for the season, it’s important for families of young children to ensure that their little ones know how to swim. Although swimming provides physical benefits for all ages, it is also a life skill that is important to learn at a young age.

Luckily, many organizations in the Tulsa area offer summer and year-round swimming lessons. We have compiled a list of lesson locations, as well as a map and contact information to help you schedule swimming lessons before they fill up.

If you are looking for swimming lessons in the Oklahoma City area, view our OKC Swimming Lessons guide.

The Importance of Swimming Lessons for Children

Starting children in swimming lessons early is a great physical activity, a way for children to burn energy, and can also save their lives. Sarah Clavin, communications and marketing director for Miller Swim School explains why.

“Early and often exposure is key,” Clavin said. “This is a sport, but also a skill that can save your life. Swimming is the only activity that can provide you with life-saving skills.”

“The earlier you get started and the more often you come, the more confident you will be in your swimming skills. Drowning is preventable, and a lot of people don’t think of it that way, but it is a preventable death and it is one of the top killers of babies and young children,” Clavin said.

How early should you start children in swimming lessons? Miller Swim School starts lessons at as early as six months.

“Children should start swimming at around four to six months, but we also see a lot of children starting at age 3,” Clavin said. “The earlier that they get into the water, the stronger swimmers they become.”

“We teach the parents about water safety as well, and how to work with children in the tub and in the pool to increase their swimming skills. When children are as young as six months, they don’t know fear and are more willing to try new things, so it’s a good age to start them,” Clavin said.

Whether children know how to swim or not, it is imperative to always have an adult watching the pool when children are nearby.

“It is the most important that in a residential pool there is always a water-watcher,” Clavin said. “We hire out lifeguards at $35 an hour for even residential pools -- it is so important that people are always being watched in the pool to prevent drowning.”

Once your children know how to swim, a residential pool can be a perfect summer addition to your landscape. Contact our pool experts today for a consultation!

Tulsa Swimming Lessons:

Daily Family YMCA

7910 E 134th St S, Bixby, OK 74008


Health Zone

5353 E 68th St, Tulsa, OK 74136


Hutcherson Family YMCA

1120 E Pine St, Tulsa, OK 74106


Jane Whitt’s Dance and Swim School

7030 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136


Jenks Community Education

205 E B St, Jenks, OK 74037


Lifetime Fitness

10642 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa, OK 74133


Miller Swim School

6415 S Mingo Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133


Oral Roberts University

7777 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74171


Owasso Family YMCA

8300 N Owasso Expy, Owasso, OK 74055


R.C. Dickerson Family YMCA

8501 S Garnett Rd, Broken Arrow, OK 74012


St. John Siegfried Health Club

1819 E 19th St, Tulsa, OK 74104


Sungate Neighbors Inc.

5358 S 70th E Pl, Tulsa, OK 74145


Swim Tulsa USS

3702 E 51st St, Tulsa, OK 74135


Tandy Family YMCA

5005 S Darlington Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135


WestSide YMCA

5400 S Olympia Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107


YWCA Tulsa

1910 S Lewis Ave #200, Tulsa, OK 74104