Swimming is a great activity for all ages, especially kids. They can do for hours if you let them. Here are 5 places in Lubbock that offer swimming lessons for kids.

I remember as a kid spending my summer days playing outside until noon, then suiting up and waiting for the city pool to open.

Before heading to the pool yourself, know that swim safety is important for you as the parent, but also for your kids.

My mom taught my sisters and I to swim, but today with parents being so busy this is not always an option.

I had a friend recommend swimming lessons, so I called around and found that many offer lessons for all ages. They not only teach kids how to swim, but they teach them how to get use to the water. This can be done in group or private settings.

Here are 5 places in Lubbock where such programs exist.

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    Texas Tech University

    Texas Tech Recreational Sports offers youth swim lessons for various skill levels. Skill levels include Parent and Me (6 months - 3 years), Aquatots (3 yrs - 5 yrs) and levels 1 through 6. [More info]

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    ISR

    ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) teaches kids depending on their age and developmental readiness. Instructors teach kids privately how to roll onto their backs, rest and breathe and hold this position until help arrives. [More details]

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    Seahorse

    Seahorse offers a Tiny Tots class for ages 0-2 yrs and requires a parent to attend. Tiny tots lessons are $10 and can be taken M-F at 12 p.m. or 7 p.m. (one child and one parent). Private lessons are for all ages and can be taken M-F between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and in July they will be offering an 8 p.m. private lesson session each for 30 minutes at $15. Group lessons are $63 and include nine lessons for ages 4 and up. These are offered M-F between the hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 5 to 7 p.m. [More details]

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    Bodyworks

    Bodyworks offers swim lessons at their 82nd Street location. Classes are open to members and non-members. [More details]

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    Premier Sportsplex

    Premier Sportsplex offers swim lessons for ages 4 and up and teaches kids at different skills levels beginning with Pre-School Stage, Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. Premier also offers private lessons. [More details]