The Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center is proud to have serviced the
following students during the 2019-2020 school year:
2nd Grade Students: 2,954
Lifeskill & Structure for Life (SFL) Students: 544
Total Students: 3498
Program Description: The BISD provides water safety and swimming instruction for elementary students. The American Red Cross program “Fundamentals of Swimming” is used as the core for the instructional curriculum. The Texas Essential Knowledge Skills are aligned with this program and ensure quality instruction.
The safety lessons teach children about safe behavior in and around the water. The purpose of the “Fundamentals of Swimming” program is to orient students to the aquatic environment and to create a sound foundation for aquatic and safety skills.
Examples of lessons include: understand basic water safety rules, learning how to use a life jacket, know how and when to get help, perform reaching assists with equipment, enter/exit water independently, submerge face, blow bubbles, bouncing, walk while maintaining balance, supported floats, and alternating arm action.
Administrators, teachers, and parents play an important role in the aquatic experience. Everyone’s combined effort leads to student success. The following guidelines will assist elementary students as they participate in this wonderful learning opportunity.
All lessons will be under the direction of Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center staff members . All personnel are certified by the American Red Cross and have a vast array of aquatic experience in water safety courses and Lifeguard Training. We are dedicated to providing BISD students with the best in lessons, care, and supervision.
Thank you parents, administrators, and teachers for your efforts on behalf of the BISD students!