Swim Programs & Resources in Arizona

Updated: May 25, 2023. Raising Arizona Kids magazine provides this resource directory as a community service. While we do our best to stay updated on changes we recommend verifying any details with the organization itself. Raising Arizona Kids does not independently evaluate nor do we imply endorsement by including particular organizations. For information on having your swim program included, contact us.

Swim Articles

Pool Toys to Practice Swimming Skills at Home

The desert heat is on its way, and every Arizona parent knows what that means—pool time! While your first thought may be about reopening...

Eye Protection and Sports

Whether they are helping judge a sharp turn down the ski slope or when to hit an oncoming pitch, eyes are key players in...

16 Local Families Gifted Pool Fences from Child Crisis Arizona

On July 31, 2021, mother of four Brandi Stoll’s 2-year-old daughter Alizah had a near-fatal drowning in their pool, even while the family was there...

Saguaro Aquatics Offers Special Needs Swim Program

  This Tucson-based swim school is taking dives to stand out among other swim facilities. Apart from their small class sizes, well-trained, professional coaches, and...

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Water Safety

How long should I keep my baby in an infant bath seat? Should I be taking them to swim lessons? What about Infant Swimming...

Swim season brings drowning risks; Here’s how to keep kids safe

Swim season is here, and while it’s a favorite time for kids and families to start enjoying the Valley’s many pools and water parks,...

Fun pool games teach serious swim skills

For kids growing up in metro Phoenix, pool time extends way beyond time spent in lessons. We asked the experts at Hubbard Family Swim...

Rent a Backyard Pool This Summer

Ever wanted to have a backyard summer get-together but lacked the space for it? Maybe you’ve envisioned having a family barbeque or pool party...

Drowning Prevention Q & A

Warmer weather is on its way which means pool season is almost among us. Lori Schmidt, the Immediate Past President for the Drowning Prevention...

Pseudo safety in the water

I taught swimming lessons for almost 20 years and always emphasized that very young children do not have the judgment or cognitive memory to respond reliably in a potential drowning situation.
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Reduce your family’s drowning risk

Drownings are lightning fast and silent. Make simple changes now to help reduce any family’s risk of drowning.

Statistics don’t matter if it’s your kid who drowns

Guest post by Jeff Weiss, MD As a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I have cared for many children who were non-fatal drowning victims....

Raising Outdoor Kids: Arizona swimming holes offer refreshing respite from the heat

They’re usually cold. They’re usually at the end of a trail. They usually require some exploring. And all of that makes Arizona’s swimming holes...

AAP’s new water safety guidelines recommend swim lessons at age 1

In time for National Water Safety Month in May, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its water safety guidelines to recommend swimming lessons...

Home pool party? Hire a lifeguard!

Drowning happens silently and quickly. That’s why children are at risk even when — and sometimes especially when — adults are nearby. Even a "designated...

Watch for warning signs 72 hours after a near-drowning

It’s just another typical day at the pool, until you see your 8-year-old son struggling in the water. Without hesitating, you dive in, grab your...

Swimming is more than a sport—it’s a way of life

The parking lot at Cactus Pool in Scottsdale fills up early on Memorial Day weekends for the Scottsdale Aquatic Club (SAC) annual signature event:...
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Olympic moms share the benefits of swimming

Reporters gathered in the shade of an awning at Mesa's Skyline Aquatic Center recently to interview four very important women: D.A. Franklin, Mary Gen...

Drowning prevention: Pool fenced? Gate latched? Not good enough.

Stephanie Parker eventually found out exactly how her grandson, Jayson Kubicka, then 2½, wandered into the fenced, gated and latched backyard pool area that...

Would you know what to do if someone was drowning?

Drowning doesn't always look like drowning, as explained in a recent story published by Slate magazine. But even if you recognized that someone was...

Swim lessons don’t “drown-proof” a child

While swim lessons may help lower the odds that a child will drown, they don’t make a child “drown-proof.” Adult supervision is the best way...

Swimming with autism

Swimming is a beneficial sport for children with autism, which is why several Valley swim schools have added programs especially for kids with autism...

Swimming for safety

For 10-year-old Payton Mueller of Scottsdale, swimming is everything. He started swimming when he was 3 and it’s been his passion ever since. Mueller will...

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