5959 Common Street

Lake Charles, Louisiana








Tuesday - Friday 2:30 - 6:30 PM

Saturday 9 AM - 11AM



9 AM - 11 AM Wed. Thurs.

3 - 7 PM Tuesday- Friday

9 AM - 12 N Saturday








True Blue follows the Starfish Aquatic Institute curriculum, which is more than swim lessons, it's a comprehensive thorough water program which includes self-rescue and rescuing others.   Private or group lessons, take place in our heated indoor pool, at 5959 Common Street in Lake Charles, year round. Our aquatic staff participates in monthly training sessions to keep a high level of quality and consistency within our program.


True Blue teaches swim lessons year-round in our 50' indoor, heated pool.  Rain or shine, regardless of the season,True Blue is ready to inspire your love of water.  Swing by for a tour and face to face discussion of the curriculum and how your child can be a part of this life skill.


Cancellation Policy:Swim lessons canceled for any reason with less than a 24-hour notice, will not be rescheduled or refunded.    Lessons canceled prior to 24 hours will be rescheduled.


Three options for swim lessons at True Blue Watersports:

1.  Starbabies

       Ages 6 months to 4 years old

       Group lessons

       Adult gets in water with child

       Can book on-line


2.  Private Swim Lessons

      Ages 3 years to Adults

      One-on-One with instructor

      Can book on-line


3.  Stroke School After School

     Ages 5 - 17

     Group swim program for children who can swim a little

     Cannot book on-line; complete application and return to True Blue


Click here to schedule Private Swim Lessons & StarBabies

Ages 6 months to 3 years old


Star Babies

For parents and swimmers

6 months - 3 years old

Where parents get in the water

with Instructors to work with you and your child to get comfortable in the water.


10 sessions for $149


1 session for $23



Saturday Mornings

8:30  AM - 11:00 AM



9:00 AM -10:00 AM


Our swim instructors will show parents/grandparents how to handle their child in the water to establish the following goals (A Parent or Guardian must get in the water with their child.)


1. Build trust and comfort in the water for both infants/toddlers and parents handling them in the water.


2. Body positions for self-rescue


3. Age appropriate submersion


4. Entering and exiting pools


5. Where’s the wall –reach and swim activities


6. Forward movement through kicking and pulling


7. Rotary Movement-rolling over


8. Learn to go to a swim instructor without a family member having to get in the pool




Private Swim Lessons

For beginner or students who

needs specific training


3 years to adults

5  --30 minute sessions

Sessions booked based

on your needs




The Swim School course for pre-school, youth ,and adult students focus on meeting core competencies required to develop efficient swimming skills and age appropriate safety skills through the following goals:


1. Trust and submersion


2. Body positions and air recovery


3. Forward movement and direction change


4. Rotary movement


5. Integrated movement


6. Functional strokes


7. Age-appropriate safety skills


8. Effective technique and endurance for Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, Breaststroke



Stroke School After School

For swimmers who want to improve overall water confidence and skills


5 -17 years old

 30 minute sessions for 11 weeks

Tues. Wed. and/or Thurs.


Application and details here



Stroke School allows students to improve technique, form, endurance, and speed over an 11 week period in Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, and Breaststroke.




1. Body positions and air recovery


2. Introduction to snorkeling and dive techniques.


3. Forward movement and direction change


4. Rotary movement


5. Integrated movement


6. Functional strokes


7. Age-appropriate safety skills




Aquatics Director:


Cher Walker has a master's degree in Science (Exercise Physiology) and  is the owner and business manager at True Blue Watersports.  She has been managing the aquatics program for 18 years.


She is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and Emergency First Response First Aid/CPR Trainer,  Starfish Aquatics Institute Swim Instructor Trainer, Amercian Red Cross Lifeguard Trainer, as well as, aquatic director for programs at True Blue Watersports.


Cher also has 10 years of private school teaching experience at Our Lady Queen of Heaven,  Her teaching experience and love of diving has helped her create many exciting programs at True Blue Watersports.