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Swim Lessons

Summer 2023 Swim Lessons Evaluation

Make a Splash

Water provides plenty of activities for all ages, but it's important to practice water safety, especially when living in a coastal community, such as St. Petersburg.

According to the Florida Department of Health, "Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1-4 years."

Learning to swim is an important factor in practicing water safety.

  • FREE SWIM LESSONS available for individuals who qualify for fee assistance.
  • Instructors: Lessons are taught by Water Safety Instructors certified by the American Red Cross.

Give the Gift of Swim Lessons

Make a gift and save a life. Donate to our Swim Lesson Program to help provide children in need of financial assistance with swim lessons taught by certified instructors.

If donating from your phone:
  • 1. Click the donations button above.
  • 2. You will be redirected to our Parks & Rec Connect site, and then click the menu icon in the left corner.
  • 3. Tap on the words "Full Site" at the bottom in blue text.
  • 4. The site will reload and then click the menu icon once again.
  • 5. Click the donations.

We appreciate our community's support!

Registration Information

Register online or in-person at any City recreation center or pool for swim lessons.

The following information is required for registration:

  • Valid Driver License or State ID
  • Financial Assistance Documentation (if Applicable)

Pool Locations

Find a Pool

Summer Swim Lesson Registration

Available to all levels and ages 6 months and older. Only $39 full price per session.
Scholarships and fee assistance are available for qualifying families.

  • Online registration is available for the following sessions:

  • Session 1: June 3 - 13
  • In-person registration only begins May 20 at 8:30 a.m.

  • Session 2: June 17 - 27
  • Register online or in-person beginning June 13 at 8 a.m.

  • Session 3: July 1 - 11*
  • Register online or in person beginning June 27 at 8 a.m.

  • Session 4: July 15 - 25
  • Register online or in person beginning July 11 at 8 a.m.

  • Session 5: July 29 - August 8
  • Register online or in person beginning July 25 at 8 a.m.

*No classes offered on July 4.

REGISTER online.

Swim Lesson Calendar

Summer Swim Lesson Schedule

Lessons are offered Monday - Thursday in the morning and evenings at neighborhood pools and North Shore Aquatic Complex.