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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 – Adults
Open to members and the public

  • 30-minute lesson, $65
  • 60-minute lesson, $110

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 for the Saturday of the week of the original lesson time.

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.

Polar Bear Plunge

Make a splash in 2024! Join our Polar Bear Plunge and complete 10 laps around the floating polar bear to receive a medal and hot chocolate poolside with Swim Pro Bobby Manning. Ages 8 to adult.

Unlike the Arctic, the water is always warm at Cooper in our temperature-regulated outdoor pool.

Saturday, January 6
noon-2 p.m. (come and go)
Cooper Fitness Center Pool

Open to members and non-members

Register on CFC Member App/Portal - Polar Bear Plunge

More Information
Bobby Manning

Meet Our Swim Pro