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For more than 30 years, Cooper Fitness Center has taught children and adults the lifelong and lifesaving sport of swimming. Our goal is to make strong and secure swimmers by teaching swim skills and water safety. Our swim instruction includes:

  • Infant to Adult, Beginner to Competitive Levels
  • Triathlons
  • Open Water
  • Special Populations
  • Swimming for Fitness
  • Post-Injury Aquatics
  • Preparation for Swim Club & Summer Camp Testing

Swim Programs

For Cooper Fitness Center Members Only

Adult Swim Lessons

Private Lessons – Ages 18+
Open to members and the public

  • 15-minute lesson: Pro, $40 | Instructor, $30
  • 30-minute lesson: Pro, $80 | Instructor, $60
  • 45-minute lesson: Pro, $120 | Instructor, $90
  • 60-minute lesson: Pro, $160 | Instructor, $120

Swim Lesson Registration

Request Swim Lesson

More Information
Bobby Manning, Swim Pro

Cancellation/Bad Weather Policy
Private and Semi-Private Lessons: A 24-hour notice of cancellation is required to avoid being charged the full fee.

Lessons Cancelled for Weather Reasons: Make-up lessons will be rescheduled.

Triathlon Training

Youth Triathlon Training + Race
Ages 8-13

Five-week program:

  • Improving swimming, biking and running techniques
  • Goal setting
  • Race preparation
  • Coached by Swim Pro Bobby Manning

No race experience required. Must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted. Individual sessions available upon request.

Saturdays, March 23-April 20
1-2:30 p.m.

Race Day, April 20 | 1 p.m.

  • 200-yard swim
  • 6-mile stationary bike ride on pool deck
  • 1-mile run

Adult Triathlon Training
Ages 18+

Individual triathlon training is available with Swim Pro Bobby Manning.

  • 30-minute, $80
  • 60-minute, $160
  • 90-minute, $240

Email Bobby Manning for individual triathlon training sessions at

Adult Triathlon Race

Participate as an individual or part of a relay team!

Saturday, April 20 | 2 p.m.

  • 400-yard swim
  • 12-mile stationary bike ride on pool deck
  • 2-mile run


Adult/Youth Triathlon Registration
Open to members and the public

Register Online

More Information
Bobby Manning

Masters Swim Program (S.W.A.M.)
Cooper Fitness Center Members Only

Don't let the name fool you, Masters Swimming is for everyone. For beginner to advanced swimmers, Masters is a great way to practice and improve your skills as well as make new friends. Give it a try and see if it's the workout and social outlet you have been looking for at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas.

  • Expertly-designed adult group swim practices, including triathlon swim training
  • Learn proper stroke mechanics and training techniques
  • Instructed by Pegasus Aquatics Masters Coaches
  • Many of the coaches hold All American, National and NCAA Championship titles

Dates (ongoing)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
6:30-7:30 a.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Cooper Hotel Pool

Unlimited practices
Cooper Fitness Center members only – must be 19 or older

Contact the Business Office, 972.385.6800

Meet the Cooper Masters Coaches
Janie Cole started swimming at age 8, and in college, swam for Baylor University. Since joining Dallas Aquatic Masters in 2005, she has consistently ranked in the U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Top 10 in butterfly and freestyle sprint events. Janie's achievements also include swimming on several USMS and Masters world-record breaking relays. She started coaching Masters in 2014 and joined Pegasus Aquatic Masters in 2020.

Jim Dolan began swimming with the AAU Age group team Oak Cliff Swim Club at the age of 8. He has been a long time Masters swimmer holding several U.S. Masters Swimming 50 free records and several relay records. He was a member of the S.W.A.M. club at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas and began coaching Masters in 1994.

Erin Trahan began her elite swim career competing for Crawfish Aquatics becoming a state champion and setting state records in multiple events. She continued her swim career at Southern Methodist University where, overall, she collected 21 All-Conference Honors including six Individual Conference Championships. After coaching for the Coronado Swim Association, Erin moved back to Dallas to continue her coaching career with Dallas Mustangs and now, Pegasus Aquatics.

Meet Our Swim Pro