JUMPSTART (2-Day Class) *** No fee required ***

Introductory learn to swim classes for School of Science and Technology students Pre-K to 8th Grade

2-Day Class | Friday & Saturday 

Dates: Friday, May 5th through Saturday, May 20th 

Time: 5:00pm to 5:40pm (Friday) and 10:00am-10:40am (Saturday)

Location: Alief ISD Natatorium | 12400 High Star Drive; Houston, Texas 77072 

Class Description

JUMPSTART is a no-cost 2-day learn to swim program for beginner students ages 4 to 14. JUMPSTART teaches students introductory learn to swim skills. The objective of JUMPSTART is to provide students a fast track to swimming and water safetyStudents will learn breath control, water acclimation and body movement. Classes are offered Friday (5:00pm-5:40pm) and Saturday (10:00am-10:40am) May 5th through May 20th. JUMPSTART is organized into 3 sessions (May 5 & 6, May 12 &13, May 19 & 20). Students will be allowed to register for one 2-day session. Class duration is a 40 minute instruction. Class size will be 5 students to 1 instructor.

Class Size: 5 students  |  Class Duration: 40 minutes  |   Age Group: 4 to 14

  • Session1 (May 5 & 6)
  • Session 2 (May 12 & 13)
  • Session 3 (May 19 & 20)

To register please click on the link below.



1. What's next?

After completion of the JUMPSTART program students have the opportunity to become year round members of Houston Waves Swim Club. Our membership includes outreach programs, swim clinics, swim lessons for youth and adults, pre-cometitive swim team, competitive swim team, lifeguard training, swim meets, club activities and much more.

2. What are the benefits of swimming?

Scientific studies show swimming improves brain function, mental health, fitness and muscle strength. Swimming provides youth the opportuity to access jobs as lifeguards or swim instructors. Lifeguard and swim instructor jobs lead into careers opportunities includng:

  • swim coach
  • lifeguard instructor
  • instructor trainer 
  • certified pool operator
  • pool manager
  • aquatic supervisor 
  • aquatic examiner
  • aquatic manager
  • aquatic director 
  • mununcipal superintendent 
  • conservation officer
  • hydrologist / water treatment technician
  • marine biologist  
  • ecologist 
  • environmental protection worker

Ultimately, members registerd for competitive swim team have access to college schalorships. Swimming programs are offered at many colleges and universities. Students are more likely to recieve a college schalorship in the sport of swimming due to the small percentage of the collegiate swimming athletes. 

3. How to register for year yound learn to swim and swim team?

Regitration for weekly, monthly and yearly swimming activities are availaible onine at https://swimwaves.org/