Sea Star Swimschool Gymnastics Center

★★★★☆
Keeping Children Safer... One Swimmer at a Time!
  • 4000 Cartwright Road

    Missouri City, TX 77459

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  • 281-403-7946

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This is the BEST Swmschool EVER!! My children love going to swim classes and Camp Friday! The staff is so friendly and always willing to help out. All three of my children can swim like fish. They are 8,6, and 2. Thank you so much Sea Star

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This is the BEST Swmschool EVER!! My children love going to swim classes and Camp Friday! The staff is so friendly and always willing to help out. All three of my children can swim like fish. They are 8,6, and 2. Thank you so much Sea Star

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Terrible swim school. I looked up in the middle of a swim lesson and my 3 yr old son was drowning, all while none of the staff noticed until I ran out screaming for them to pull my son out of the water. The lady next to me said her neighbor had the exact same experience the month prior, and to make matters even worse, Sea Star Swim refuses to refund my money, even though we only attended the first swim lesson out of the 8 I paid for upfront. Terrible facility, terrible customer service.

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Terrible swim school. I looked up in the middle of a swim lesson and my 3 yr old son was drowning, all while none of the staff noticed until I ran out screaming for them to pull my son out of the water. The lady next to me said her neighbor had the exact same experience the month prior, and to make matters even worse, Sea Star Swim refuses to refund my money, even though we only attended the first swim lesson out of the 8 I paid for upfront. Terrible facility, terrible customer service.

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Terrible swim school. I looked up in the middle of a swim lesson and my 3 yr old son was drowning, all while none of the staff noticed until I ran out screaming for them to pull my son out of the water. The lady next to me said her

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Terrible swim school. I looked up in the middle of a swim lesson and my 3 yr old son was drowning, all while none of the staff noticed until I ran out screaming for them to pull my son out of the water. The lady next to me said her

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My son, Felix, has been taking swim lessons at sea star for almost a year now and he swims pretty good for a 3 yr old.He has Ryan as his instructor,except for when he did private lessons with Melissa during Christmas break.We love the patience the staff has with the younger children who are easily distracted.We are glad we chose sea star, my son thinks Ryan and Melissa are the best, he also like Ms.Courtney at the front desk, he loves trying to scare her.Sea star is very child friendly and I would recommend it to anyone who wants their child to learn to swim the correct way without any stressful situations. It's learning and fun at the same time! Carleen

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My son, Felix, has been taking swim lessons at sea star for almost a year now and he swims pretty good for a 3 yr old.He has Ryan as his instructor,except for when he did private lessons with Melissa during Christmas break.We love the patience the staff has with the younger children who are easily distracted.We are glad we chose sea star, my son thinks Ryan and Melissa are the best, he also like Ms.Courtney at the front desk, he loves trying to scare her.Sea star is very child friendly and I would recommend it to anyone who wants their child to learn to swim the correct way without any stressful situations. It's learning and fun at the same time! Carleen

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We love having Felix at Sea Star, every time he comes in he makes everyone so happy we are so glad he is still around!
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My daughter loves Sea Star and it's such a joy having a swim school of this caliber right on our door step. She learned to swim with Melissa two years ago and is now returning to improve on her swim strokes. They made learning to swim

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My daughter loves Sea Star and it's such a joy having a swim school of this caliber right on our door step. She learned to swim with Melissa two years ago and is now returning to improve on her swim strokes. They made learning to swim

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My 3 years old nephew liked water, bot now he loves swimming. He looks forward to every monday for his swim classes especially with Miss.Mellisa. He has so far learned how to float on his back.

Seastar is a a wonderfull place for a child

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My 3 years old nephew liked water, bot now he loves swimming. He looks forward to every monday for his swim classes especially with Miss.Mellisa. He has so far learned how to float on his back.

Seastar is a a wonderfull place for a child

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My children have attended swimming, gymnastics & summer camp at Sea Star and it has been a fantastic experience. My eldest started in a parent and child class and now participates in the swim team class (& he loves every minute of it!) I start my twins in a week & mommy can't wait!!! FABULOUS SWIM SCHOOL!!!

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My children have attended swimming, gymnastics & summer camp at Sea Star and it has been a fantastic experience. My eldest started in a parent and child class and now participates in the swim team class (& he loves every minute of it!) I start my twins in a week & mommy can't wait!!! FABULOUS SWIM SCHOOL!!!

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I have a mixed review about this school. I enrolled my 3 yrs old boy and he had two different types of experience with two different instructor. He was very comfortable with a female instructor as she was soft and comfy when it comes to take my son under water etc. But my son was scarred of the male instructor as he didn't see that comfortness. So I rolled him off after one class as the female instructor is not there any more and my son is completely denieing to go for the classes with the male. :) I know strange and funny but I think I am going to wait for an year or so along with spending more time with my son to teach him little bit before going for these type of classes.

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I have a mixed review about this school. I enrolled my 3 yrs old boy and he had two different types of experience with two different instructor. He was very comfortable with a female instructor as she was soft and comfy when it comes to take my son under water etc. But my son was scarred of the male instructor as he didn't see that comfortness. So I rolled him off after one class as the female instructor is not there any more and my son is completely denieing to go for the classes with the male. :) I know strange and funny but I think I am going to wait for an year or so along with spending more time with my son to teach him little bit before going for these type of classes.

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Some students respond better to certain instructors, while we really wish you had not taken a break we also have high hopes that you will think of Sea Star when your son is ready to return to swim lessons again!
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Sea Star has been great for our two children. Our son is shy and was nervous about swim class, but the instructors took it slow with him when they needed to and pushed him when they thought he was ready. Now he is excited about the things he can do in the water, and shows off to his "Gampaw" every time we go over to his house (with a pool.)

Our daughter is a very chatty-cathy, but her instructors this summer were able to harness all of her extra energy and turn it into swimming ability. She almost never gets tired, but when she gets home from swim lessons, she is exhausted. We have seen her strokes improve massively! She actually looks like she's swimming instead of just flopping around now! We're going to let her do swim team next summer in the neighborhood.

In the review below where the gentleman said they only pick the children that swim best, I'm not sure what he means... In the group lessons each child gets a turn repeatedly throughout the lesson, even my shy son who was petrified of the water. Some of the more advanced kids did more actual swimming than him when he was at that stage, but that's because they were not afraid and the teacher didn't half to spend all of her time trying to talk them into swimming (like she had to do with my son. - He's much better now, though!)

It is true that the little kids wait their turn while the teacher works with one student at a time, but it wouldn't be safe to have 4 non-swimmers swimming at the same time with only one teacher. How could she watch all of them at the same time and make sure they don't go under? And how could she stop them from swimming the wrong way and developing bad habits? Parents who want more instruction time should sign up for the private lessons. My neighbor's daughter does the 2-at-a-time class (I think it's called semi-privates) with a friend of hers, and she learned even more quickly than my son who is the same age. It costs more, but you get what you pay for. My son still learned how to swim, it just took a little longer. You can't expect a child who can't even write their name to learn how to swim in just a few group swim lessons!

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Sea Star has been great for our two children. Our son is shy and was nervous about swim class, but the instructors took it slow with him when they needed to and pushed him when they thought he was ready. Now he is excited about the things he can do in the water, and shows off to his "Gampaw" every time we go over to his house (with a pool.)

Our daughter is a very chatty-cathy, but her instructors this summer were able to harness all of her extra energy and turn it into swimming ability. She almost never gets tired, but when she gets home from swim lessons, she is exhausted. We have seen her strokes improve massively! She actually looks like she's swimming instead of just flopping around now! We're going to let her do swim team next summer in the neighborhood.

In the review below where the gentleman said they only pick the children that swim best, I'm not sure what he means... In the group lessons each child gets a turn repeatedly throughout the lesson, even my shy son who was petrified of the water. Some of the more advanced kids did more actual swimming than him when he was at that stage, but that's because they were not afraid and the teacher didn't half to spend all of her time trying to talk them into swimming (like she had to do with my son. - He's much better now, though!)

It is true that the little kids wait their turn while the teacher works with one student at a time, but it wouldn't be safe to have 4 non-swimmers swimming at the same time with only one teacher. How could she watch all of them at the same time and make sure they don't go under? And how could she stop them from swimming the wrong way and developing bad habits? Parents who want more instruction time should sign up for the private lessons. My neighbor's daughter does the 2-at-a-time class (I think it's called semi-privates) with a friend of hers, and she learned even more quickly than my son who is the same age. It costs more, but you get what you pay for. My son still learned how to swim, it just took a little longer. You can't expect a child who can't even write their name to learn how to swim in just a few group swim lessons!

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Sea Star is a wonderful place for a child to learn how to swim. As a former swim coach, I value the emphasis that Sea Star places on teaching the children water safety and awareness as well as basic swim skills. My son eagerly looks forward to swim class each week. He started Sea Star when he was 7 months old and in less than a year he has learned to hold his breath; kick underwater without support; blowing bubbles; dive for rings; and float on his back. Not even 2 years old and he is a little fish, with no fear of the water, and I credit it to the staff at Sea Star! The teachers are energetic, creative, and love being around kids and the facilities are spotless. I highly recommend Sea Star Swim School!

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Sea Star is a wonderful place for a child to learn how to swim. As a former swim coach, I value the emphasis that Sea Star places on teaching the children water safety and awareness as well as basic swim skills. My son eagerly looks forward to swim class each week. He started Sea Star when he was 7 months old and in less than a year he has learned to hold his breath; kick underwater without support; blowing bubbles; dive for rings; and float on his back. Not even 2 years old and he is a little fish, with no fear of the water, and I credit it to the staff at Sea Star! The teachers are energetic, creative, and love being around kids and the facilities are spotless. I highly recommend Sea Star Swim School!

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I enrolled my child into Sea Star's starfish class, meaning my child had a fear of the water. My son is 4 years old and had a huge fear of being in the swimming pool, and this summer my hope was to be able to go to the local community pool and know that my son was having a good time and most importantly safe! I enrolled my son in August and it is now November and he LOVES being in the water and going to swim class! I really get emotional seeing him run up to his coach and give her a hug, to see the joy and excitement in his eyes is amazing in just 4 months!!! I am a life long client now of Sea Star. The second you walk in the door you are greeted by the office and the colorful atmosphere is a perfect fit! Anyone that I talk to about classes I tell them to head to Sea Star. The YMCA is a joke, the ratio of student to teacher is HUGE and at Sea Star their classes max out at 4, if you are lucky you have an even smaller class for the same cost! I can't say enough about this swim school, they have been nothing but fantastic!!THANK YOU SEA STAR!!!

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I enrolled my child into Sea Star's starfish class, meaning my child had a fear of the water. My son is 4 years old and had a huge fear of being in the swimming pool, and this summer my hope was to be able to go to the local community pool and know that my son was having a good time and most importantly safe! I enrolled my son in August and it is now November and he LOVES being in the water and going to swim class! I really get emotional seeing him run up to his coach and give her a hug, to see the joy and excitement in his eyes is amazing in just 4 months!!! I am a life long client now of Sea Star. The second you walk in the door you are greeted by the office and the colorful atmosphere is a perfect fit! Anyone that I talk to about classes I tell them to head to Sea Star. The YMCA is a joke, the ratio of student to teacher is HUGE and at Sea Star their classes max out at 4, if you are lucky you have an even smaller class for the same cost! I can't say enough about this swim school, they have been nothing but fantastic!!THANK YOU SEA STAR!!!

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The staff was ignoring my child all the time. They only pick the children who can swim the best. They are very biased and at the end of my child's lessons he didnt learn anything at all !!! I will be sure to NOT let the people I know come to Sea Star!!

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The staff was ignoring my child all the time. They only pick the children who can swim the best. They are very biased and at the end of my child's lessons he didnt learn anything at all !!! I will be sure to NOT let the people I know come to Sea Star!!

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I am very sad to see that you feel we were ignoring your child. I really wish you had spoken to someone about this issue while you were enrolled in lessons so it could be resolved. I am certain this was not an intentional action done by the instructors and if you would be willing to give Sea Star another try I would be MORE that happy to make sure you are happy with your lessons.
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My 3-year-old and 8-year-old took 2 sessions of the intensive classes. Intensives are 30 min lessons daily, Mondays - Thursdays, for 2 weeks. Class size is capped at 4 students max per instructor. Most days less than 4 students showed up, so the swim instructor to student ratio was even lower. This is IDEAL for young children just learning to swim, and older children refining their skills. My 8-year-old needed to refine her skills having previously taken lessons since she was about 5 in Beaumont. When you first arrive to register your child, s/he will be given a swim test. Miss Christy tested my daughter and placed her in the appropriate class. My daughter loved her teachers and was promoted twice. I signed both my daughters up for a 3rd session. My expectations for my 3-year-old was just the introduction to the water for fun so she would love being in the water. My 3-year-old loves the water and we're having her 4th birthday party there. I have a 13-year-old who took lessons from age 4 to 10 and placed on a Beaumont swim team at the age of 10. If you really want your kids to love the water and swim safely, you are going to have to make the sacrifice to take them to swim lessons EVERY summer for several years (say ages 4 to 9 / 10) (maybe fewer years if you have access to a pool and instructors year-round).

Sea Star is Ideal for young children because the deepest part of the pool is only about 4 1/2 feet, and where the children sit on the steps (obediently waiting their turn for the complete individual attention of their instructor) is about 6 inches deep. The shallowness of the pool allows the instructors to walk down the lane with each child during their turn, minimizing the child's fear and safety risk. Of course, this is too shallow for older children (like my 13-year-old) who are taller: also, the lanes are too short for older children who want to practice lane work, and too shallow for older children to do turns or dive.

I plan on being in Houston again next summer and enrolling my two youngest daughters at Sea Star. My options in Beaumont are extremely limited and unpredictable.

Sea Star, if you would just build a facility in the Golden Triangle, (Beaumont / Port Arthur / Orange, Texas) our 20,000 public school kids could grow up learning to swim and our numbers of drownings could decrease. I highly recommend Sea Star -- thanks for running a world class operation!

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My 3-year-old and 8-year-old took 2 sessions of the intensive classes. Intensives are 30 min lessons daily, Mondays - Thursdays, for 2 weeks. Class size is capped at 4 students max per instructor. Most days less than 4 students showed up, so the swim instructor to student ratio was even lower. This is IDEAL for young children just learning to swim, and older children refining their skills. My 8-year-old needed to refine her skills having previously taken lessons since she was about 5 in Beaumont. When you first arrive to register your child, s/he will be given a swim test. Miss Christy tested my daughter and placed her in the appropriate class. My daughter loved her teachers and was promoted twice. I signed both my daughters up for a 3rd session. My expectations for my 3-year-old was just the introduction to the water for fun so she would love being in the water. My 3-year-old loves the water and we're having her 4th birthday party there. I have a 13-year-old who took lessons from age 4 to 10 and placed on a Beaumont swim team at the age of 10. If you really want your kids to love the water and swim safely, you are going to have to make the sacrifice to take them to swim lessons EVERY summer for several years (say ages 4 to 9 / 10) (maybe fewer years if you have access to a pool and instructors year-round).

Sea Star is Ideal for young children because the deepest part of the pool is only about 4 1/2 feet, and where the children sit on the steps (obediently waiting their turn for the complete individual attention of their instructor) is about 6 inches deep. The shallowness of the pool allows the instructors to walk down the lane with each child during their turn, minimizing the child's fear and safety risk. Of course, this is too shallow for older children (like my 13-year-old) who are taller: also, the lanes are too short for older children who want to practice lane work, and too shallow for older children to do turns or dive.

I plan on being in Houston again next summer and enrolling my two youngest daughters at Sea Star. My options in Beaumont are extremely limited and unpredictable.

Sea Star, if you would just build a facility in the Golden Triangle, (Beaumont / Port Arthur / Orange, Texas) our 20,000 public school kids could grow up learning to swim and our numbers of drownings could decrease. I highly recommend Sea Star -- thanks for running a world class operation!

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My daughter also started intensive then twice a week she was six. The classes were too short and one child in the water while three others watched!! We wasted 4 months and she never learned to swim properly. Mostly teenages that taught. BIG WASTE OF MONEY.

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My daughter also started intensive then twice a week she was six. The classes were too short and one child in the water while three others watched!! We wasted 4 months and she never learned to swim properly. Mostly teenages that taught. BIG WASTE OF MONEY.

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My 3 and a half year old daughter has been taking lessons since she turned 2. We started in a mom & me class and once she was ready to swim on her own, she graduated to a "big girl" class. Her teacher, Miss Christy, is very knowledgable and did a great job making her feel comfortable without me in the water. Jennifer is now swimming completely on her own and loves the water. She will be 4 by next summer and we are considering placing her on our neighborhood swim team. Our son will be 6 months old by March and we will be starting him there soon. We love Sea Star!

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My 3 and a half year old daughter has been taking lessons since she turned 2. We started in a mom & me class and once she was ready to swim on her own, she graduated to a "big girl" class. Her teacher, Miss Christy, is very knowledgable and did a great job making her feel comfortable without me in the water. Jennifer is now swimming completely on her own and loves the water. She will be 4 by next summer and we are considering placing her on our neighborhood swim team. Our son will be 6 months old by March and we will be starting him there soon. We love Sea Star!

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Waste of money. Sea Star's methods aren't very effective. My daughter, now age 5, took lessons for over a year (intensive, then twice a week, then once a week) and she still can't swim. Sea Star changes teachers a lot and many teachers are high school students so children repeat classes a lot, but don't progress much. Some teachers seem ok, they never really got her to do the strokes or to breathe properly. She mostly learned breast stroke on her own. They didn't teach it. I knew she was young so I gave it extra time, but friends who learned at the Y or from their parents seem to learn to swim a lot better and more quickly. Also, Sea Star doesn't have allow makeup classes except for bad weather when they have to cancel classes because their pool might become electrified! This is also inconvenient since they may cancel classes at the very last minute such as after you've already driven there! Also, Sea Star's policies aren't flexible and they don't care if you've spent thousands of dollars there. For example, if you sign a child up for camp and want to change a week, that is you're not asking for money back, just to change the week, you forfeit your deposit EVEN if you ask for the change 6 weeks in advance. It's unbelievable really. I don't know why I gave them the benefit of the doubt for so long.

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Waste of money. Sea Star's methods aren't very effective. My daughter, now age 5, took lessons for over a year (intensive, then twice a week, then once a week) and she still can't swim. Sea Star changes teachers a lot and many teachers are high school students so children repeat classes a lot, but don't progress much. Some teachers seem ok, they never really got her to do the strokes or to breathe properly. She mostly learned breast stroke on her own. They didn't teach it. I knew she was young so I gave it extra time, but friends who learned at the Y or from their parents seem to learn to swim a lot better and more quickly. Also, Sea Star doesn't have allow makeup classes except for bad weather when they have to cancel classes because their pool might become electrified! This is also inconvenient since they may cancel classes at the very last minute such as after you've already driven there! Also, Sea Star's policies aren't flexible and they don't care if you've spent thousands of dollars there. For example, if you sign a child up for camp and want to change a week, that is you're not asking for money back, just to change the week, you forfeit your deposit EVEN if you ask for the change 6 weeks in advance. It's unbelievable really. I don't know why I gave them the benefit of the doubt for so long.

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