Swimming Facilities

kids swimming

Most youth triathlon distances are designed for participation with a minimum of preparation involved for the active child. A good place to start is in the pool by determining if your child can complete the distance of the swim leg. If your child cannot swim more than a short distance without difficulty, beginner swim lessons or instruction may be appropriate. Not only will this enhance his or her fitness, but it will give you greater peace of mind for general safety in and around the water. The following is a list of local resources to help get you started.

Tyler Area Swim Facilities:

YMCA
http://tylerymca.org/programs/aquatics/

Tyler Junior College
http://www.tjc.edu/continuingstudies/info/5/fitness_and_recreation

University of Texas at Tyler
https://www.uttyler.edu/recsports/fitness/aquatics.php

TISD Aquatic Center
http://www.tsaswim.com/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=28847&team=ntstst

Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
http://www.tmfhc.org/wellness-resources/fitness-centers/

ETMC Olympic Center
http://www.etmc.org/fitness/swimming-lessons/

Additional Instructors:

Leslie Lerma
Facility: YMCA swim instructor, WSI certified
Contact info: llerma@tylerymca.org or 903-593-7327

Hope Cooke
Facility: TJC, private pool and open water swims at local lakes
Contact info: 903-530-5417