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Swim Lessons For Babies And Tots

Dirk Ebel gets little ones comfortable in the water

There are plenty of people who could teach a toddler to swim, but we like the idea of entrusting our little ones' water safety to a real pro. Not only is Dirk Ebel the St. Mark's varsity swim coach, but he's also trained in advanced CPR, ranked 6th nationally in Masters Swimming, and has placed first at the Texas Open Water Swim. Perfect. Starting May 27th, Ebel will be teaching Aquatots, a 30-minute parent/child class for babies ages 9 months to 2 years. The 10-class session ($180 for members; $219 for non-members) runs Monday through Friday, for two weeks, at T Bar M Racquet Club. If you prefer, the certified lifeguard will come to your pool for private or semi-private classes instead. Register for Aquatots at tbarmtennis.com, or contact Ebel directly at dirkebel@gmail.com to set up a private lesson.