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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 ALL COMMUNITY POOLS - $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:  April 8 - May 24          

  • Registration: February 19 
  • NO CLASS on the following dates: 4/8 (Sun); 4/18 (Wed); 4/22 (Sun); 4/29 (Sun); 5/20 (Sun)

  2018 Spring Swim Lesson Guide pdf


Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex: June 11 - August 19 

Sundays  July 8 - August 19 (7 classes) 

  Wednesdays (Adult Level 1 ONLY)

 June 13 - August 8 (7 classes)
 Monday - Thursday

Session I: June 11 - June 21 (8 classes)

Session II: July 2 - July 12 (7 classes)

Session III: July 16 - July 26 (8 classes)

Session IV: July 30 - August 9 (8 classes)


Community Pools Fall Lessons                                     




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: Sunday, March 10

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

Ages: 4 - 12 years


Resident $10.00 
Non - Resident $15.00


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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