Swim ATX Lifeguard Program

Akins Early College High School is excited to announce the Akins Swim ATX Lifeguard program starting in the spring 2020. The Swim ATX Program is designed to prepare students for the responsibilities of obtaining and excelling as a lifeguard. For this reason, the program holds these students to a high standard as we prepare them for this amazing journey.


Coach Jerry De La Huerta 
P.E. Educator and Coach
(512) 841-9900


Practice Schedule




Mondays (A Day)

9am- 12:30pm

Big Stacy Pool at Travis Heights

Wednesdays (A Day)

9am- 12:30pm

Big Stacy Pool at Travis Heights

What to Expect

Students will be hard at work every Monday and Wednesday during 1st and 2nd period at Big Stacy Pool at Travis Heights. On Friday A days, we will be on campus covering the class portion of the curriculum.

The Swim ATX program is a partnership between the YMCA, the City of Austin, and the Austin Independent School District. Through the program, students are able to learn the following-

  • important swimming skills
  • P.E. Credit
  • Lifeguard certification upon completion of program
  • Job guarantee as a Life Guard through the YMCA and the City of Austin (if the student chooses)

Once again, we are excited about the Swim ATX program and look forward to building a great group of swimmers and lifeguards. If you have any feedback on the program or any of its members, please feel free to reach out to Mr. De La Huerta.