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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 Water Safety Instructors lead all lessons. 

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!


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:  March 26 - May 28

Community Pools:  April 15 - May 27


Summer 2017 Group Lessons

Once-per-Week: Class meets once-per-week for 7-8 weeks; 30 to 45 minutes. 

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

Swim Lesson Guide and Map - Summer 2017 PDF


Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex:  June 5 - August 6            

  • Registration Begins:  April 26
  • No Classes June 18 or July 4


Community Pools: June 19 - August 10                                    

  • Registration Begins:  April 15 
  • No Classes July 4




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.

Date: August 13, 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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