Drowning only takes a moment....
give your child the gift of TIME

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Survival Swim School of the Brazos Valley is a proud provider of pediatric SURVIVAL SWIMMING Lessons. 

  • We offer the most comprehensive pediatric drowning prevention program in the Brazos Valley. 
  • Survival Swimming Lessons teach aquatic problem solving to infants and children 6 months to 6 years of age through highly effective and specialized instruction in behavioral science. 
  • Lessons are only taught ONE-ON-ONE, with a Certified Instructor, so that each lesson can be tailored to the child's individual needs, abilities, and level of comfort in the water. 
  • We like to say this program is 98% science and 2% pure magic!

Ready to give your child the best chance of survival around water that you can?

Current Schedule

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little one into a class


Important Safety Tips

Learn about playing with your child
in the water & all about flotation devices


How to Prevent Drowning

Learn the various layers of
protection to prevent drownings


Survival Swim School of the Brazos Valley's philosophy is fundamentally different than other swimming programs.

These lessons are not about water acclimation or swimming only. We believe in giving your child the COMPETENCE, CONFIDENCE, and most importantly, the TIME to survive in an aquatic emergency. The goal for children at the end of lessons is aquatic independence, aquatic problem solving, and the ability to rescue themselves should they reach the water alone. Thousands of survival swimming lessons are taught worldwide everyday as part of the commitment to prevent pediatric drowning.

Not One More Child Drowns.

I'm Shellie Stasny

I was raised in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a degree in Agricultural Journalism. I worked in the cattle industry for several years but because my heart has always been for teaching children, I became a teacher through the Alternative Certification Program in 1996 and spent 2 years working in deep South Texas, right on the border.

I became a competitive swimmer at the age of 3 and began teaching traditional swimming lessons in my parents' backyard at the age of 13.  My focus was always SAFETY but I was uninformed about how to teach true survival swimming skills.


Drowning is the LEADING cause of ACCIDENTAL death in children ages 1-4 and the second leading cause of death in children ages 4-14. But it doesn't have to be.


Completely amazed at what my little one learned in such a short amount of time! It’s pretty nerve wracking the first few weeks but I was shocked with how quickly she learned to flip and float! So grateful for these skills and looking forward to her next class learning new skills.

Renee Michelle Brady


Renee Michelle Brady


You cannot put a price tag on what Shellie Dawn Jenkins Stasny has done for our daughter, and our family. Shellie is absolutely incredible! My daughter (5) was like a cat in the water on the first day of swim lessons. Frightened to get her face wet. Frightened to let go. By day 4, Shellie had her confidence level up to the moon and she was swimming all by herself! 

Nicole Morten Lamb


Nicole Morten Lamb


There is no one I’d rather have teach my kids their survival skills in water than Shellie. Her ability to individualize each child, their experience and skill set is amazing. She really is THE best!

Blaine Fisher


Blaine Fisher


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