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Swim Lessons


The City of Fort Lauderdale offers swimming lessons year round!

American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors lead all lessons.


 Red Cross 

Special thanks to the American Red Cross for its support that allows us to offer swimming lessons at discounted rates at Carter Park Pool - $10 residents, $15 non-residents!

Thank you to our partner USA Swimming Foundation for supporting swimming lessons for our youth programs.

Group Lessons

Once-per-Week: Class meets once-per-week for 6-8 weeks; 30 to 45 minutes. 

Weekdays:  Class meets daily Monday-Thursday for a 2-week session; 30 to 45 minutes.



Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex:  September 6 - December 20           

  • Session I Registration:  July 26
  • Session II Registration:  September 27
  • No Classes:  November 22

 FLAC Swim Lesson Guide - Fall 2017  pdf

 FLAC Swim Lesson Guide - Winter 2018 pdf



Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex:  January 21 - March 14

  • Registration Begins:  December 11
  • No Class:  February 18


Community Pools: June 19 - August 10                                    




Basic Diving Skills

Learn how to safely enter the pool from the deck and a diving board! This 1 hour group class focuses on basic diving and head-first pool entries as a supplement to the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Includes entries from the side of the pool and 1 and 3-meter spring boards. Class offered only at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

For competitive dive team and instruction, please visit the Fort Lauderdale Dive Team.

Class Offered: August 13, 2017; October 15, 2017

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Ages: 4 - 12 years

Rates: $10/session for residents, $15/session for non-residents


Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Scheduled upon request. Offered at select locations. Please call (954) 828-4580 to schedule a private lesson.  

Private Lessons: One-on-one individualized instruction for adults and children ages 6 months and older.  

One 30-minute lesson:   $45
Five 30-minute lessons:  $200 
Ten 30-minute lessons: $360 

Semi-Private Lessons: Groups of 2-3 participants ages 3 years and older.

One 30-minute lesson:  $70 (2 participants = $35 each)
Five 30-minute lessons:   $300 (2 participants = $150 each)

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