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Swim Lessons

Aquatics Centennial Logo with ARC Wordmark ColorThe City of Fort Lauderdale offers group, private, semi-private, and adapted swim lessons year round! American Red Cross certified instructors lead all lessons. 



Spring 2017 Group Lessons  

Once-per-week: Group lessons meet once-per-week for 30 to 45 minutes. Weekday afternoons and weekend morning sessions available. Sessions meet for 7-8 weeks.


Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex Group Lessons:  Begin March 26th

Community Pool Group Lessons: Begin April 15th

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 instruction, please visit the Fort Lauderdale Dive Team.

Date: March 19, 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)

Adapted Lessons

A specialized program for children and adults with physical and/or cognitive challenges. 30–minute classes are scheduled upon request. For more information on how to register, please contact Jennifer Gigler at

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