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Learn to Swim

You or your child can be safer at the beach and pool by enrolling in a Learn2Swim class. Swim classes are offered at County pool locations. They are available year-round, depending on demand, in two-week sessions. Swim classes are 30 to 45 minutes long. The cost of swim lessons varies from $10 to $60 per session depending on pool location. You will be taught by certified American Red Cross water safety instructors.

Swim classes are based on your swimming ability level and age group.

Choose among 15 Learn2Swim locations. Call the Learn2Swim location for dates and times. Times vary depending on pool location and number of participants.

For more information or to register, contact your desired Learn2Swim class location.

Accommodations for people with disabilities
All of our pools have pool lifts. Children and adults with disabilities are welcome to participate in all of our aquatic activities and facilities. For more information, call Miami-Dade Parks Leisure Access Services at 305-755-7848.

Every swim lesson counts
Every Lesson Counts is a water safety campaign in Miami-Dade County. The goal is to teach one million swim lessons annually. The campaign brings together countywide locations where you can take swim lessons. It also highlights the importance that every child should learn to swim. 

  • Swimming Levels and Age Groups

    Parents & Tots (ages 2-5)
    Lessons are designed to help toddlers ages 2 to 5 become comfortable in and around water. You, the parent, will learn important water safety techniques. A parent or guardian is required in the water with each child. The class starts by teaching basic skills. The instructor will build on these skills to increase your child's endurance and teach new aquatic skills appropriate to your child's age and readiness.

    For more information call 305-665-1626. To register, contact the pool of your interest.

    Preschool Aquatics (ages 4-5)
    Children ages 4 and 5 learn independent skills and water safety practices. Parents will learn important water safety techniques. A parent or guardian is required in the water with each child. The class starts by teaching basic skills. The instructor will build on these skills to increase your child's endurance and teach new aquatic skills appropriate to your child's age and readiness.

    Levels 1-6 (ages 6-18)
    Children ages 6 to 18 in levels 1 to 3 learn fundamental skills such as water entry, water adjustment, breath control, floating, and front and back crawl. Children ages 6 to 18 in levels 4 to 6 improve swimming for distance in the four basic strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

    Adults (ages 18 and over) 
    Adults with little or no swimming experience will learn basic swimming skills such as floating, breathing regulation and kicking.

  • Pool Locations

    We have 15 pools. Some are open all year. Others are open during the summer months only. Visit the park page or call the park for public swim hours. To register, call the park directly.

    Swim classes take place at all of our pool locations:

    *Only open during 10-week summer program
    **Closed for construction

  • Apply for Learn2Swim Scholarship

    If your child is between 2-17 years old and doesn't know how to swim, you may qualify for a Learn2Swim scholarship. The scholarship will provide the funds for your child to take swimming lessons. The scholarship is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call pool for scholarship availability. Visit pool to apply.

    Help kids learn to swim with your donation

    The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade provides scholarships for free swimming lessons to children. Donate to the cause.

  • Join a Summer Swim Team

    Most of our pools have summer swim teams. Call a pool location for more information.

    Our swim teams provide a low-key, competitive setting for your child to be introduced to the sport of swimming. Swim teams focus on stroke improvement, team building and fun. The highlight of the summer swim team season is the countywide Swimming Champion Meet at Tamiami Pool in August

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