Summer is Here! Here are Some Places Offering Swimming Lessons in Palm Beach County
Summer is in full swing here in Palm Beach County. Are your kids prepared for pool season? With Florida’s year-round warm weather, it’s never too early to teach your child how to swim. In fact, some swimming schools accept swimmers as young as 3 months old! Most swimming schools, however, teach students starting at 2 or 3 years old.
Swimming lessons aren’t just for kids — most swimming schools accept adults, too. Whether the lessons are for your child or yourself, here is a list of 10 places we found offering swimming lessons in Palm Beach County. They are not listed in any particular order, and we recommend you do your own research to find the right swimming school for you and your family.
Swimming Lessons in Palm Beach County
Here are 10 organizations offering swimming lessons in Palm Beach County including some places with more than one location. Lessons are 30 minutes long unless otherwise noted. Be sure to check out each swimming school’s page for more information.
Each of these YMCA locations have two heated indoor swimming pools. Group lessons are broken down by age group: Parent-Child (6 months to 2 years), Preschool (3-5 years), Youth (6-11 years), Teen (12-17 years), and Adult (18 and up).
8 Group Lessons: Members: $65, Non-Members: $150
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA
Peter-Blum Family YMCA
All Palm Beach County pools are outdoor pools. Aqua Crest and North County Pools are heated in the winter; however, all locations only offer swimming lessons during the summer.
8 Group Lessons: $60 (except in Belle Glade)
561-233-1426 [or 1427]
Santaluces Aquatic Complex
Calypso Bay Waterpark
Seminole Palms Park
Coconut Cove Waterpark
Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park
Both the Meadows Park Pool and The Swim Center are outdoors, heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. Classes meet every Saturday for 8 weeks at both locations, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Meadows Park Pool for 4 weeks, or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at The Swim Center for 4 weeks.
8 Group Lessons: Residents $60, Non-Residents $75
Meadows Park Pool
561-393-7851, extension 1
Boca Raton Swim Center
561-544-8540, extension 1
The John H. Denson Pool is an outdoor pool which is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. Swimming lessons are offered for all ages and abilities.
8 Group Lessons: $40 Resident, $50 Nonresident
1 Private Lesson: $15 Resident, $18 Nonresident
The Wellington Aquatics Complex has an outdoor, unheated pool which is only open in the summer. You must register for classes in person with two forms of ID and a birth certificate for your child.
8 Group Lessons: $60 per session, except the “In-Betweens” level, which is $105
The North Palm Beach Country Club has an outdoor pool open to the public year-round. The Pre-School Swim Team is open to children 3-6 years old who can swim 5 yards unassisted and float on their back independently.
Pre-School Swim Team: $35 one-time fee, $100 a month for 8 group lessons
Private Swim and Stroke Lesson: $200 for 6 20-minute sessions
Both Mandel JCC Palm Beaches’ pools are year-round outdoor pools. Swim lessons are available for babies as young as 6 months, toddlers, and children kindergarten through grade 5.
8 Group Lessons: $200, 12 Group Lessons: $300
8 Private Lessons: $400, 12 Private Lessons: $600
8 Group Lessons: $200
Florida Swim School has an indoor pool and offers lessons for babies as young as 3 months all the way up to adults. They also offer some ocean swimming classes.
Lifetime memberships are $2500 and include unlimited weekly lessons.
Small Fish Big Fish Swim School has a year-round indoor pool maintained at 90-92°. They offer lessons for babies as young as 6 months all the way up to adults.
Membership fee: $48.50
1 Group Lesson weekly: $114.24 per month
1 Private Lesson weekly – $317.49 per month
The Warren Hawkins Aquatic Center is a summer-only outdoor pool. They offer classes for 4 age groups: Parent & Child (6 months to 3 years, Preschool (3-5 years old), Youth (6-16 years old), and Adult (16 and older).
2021 sessions have already begun. Check back in 2022 for schedules and pricing.
Free or Reduced Cost Swimming Lessons
Thanks to the Drowning Prevention Coalition, some children may qualify for free or reduced-cost swimming lessons. This program is open to children meeting the requirements below:
- Palm Beach County resident
- 2-12 years old
- A non-swimmer
- Receive Florida Kid Care, Medicaid, or Healthy Kids OR their parent/guardian receives section 8 housing or food stamps OR has special needs or is a foster child.
Why All Kids Should Take Swimming Lessons
Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 years old? Drowning isn’t only a risk for children, however. It’s the third leading cause of unintentional injury death, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths worldwide.
While even good swimmers can drown in certain situations (such as being caught in a riptide), knowing how to swim significantly reduces your child’s chances of drowning.
Ready for Summer Swimming Lessons?
In between swim lessons, be sure to check out Westlake Adventure Park, a water park available to residents of Sky Cove and Sky Cove South!
If you don’t already live in West Palm Beach, Florida but are considering moving here, be sure to check out Sky Cove and Sky Cove South. We have stunning, 1-and 2-story single-family homes situated in the newest city in Palm Beach County — Westlake, FL.