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Lakeland & Polk County Swim Lessons

Swimming Lessons in Lakeland + Polk County

Here in Florida we are surrounded by water – pools, lakes, the ocean – and every child should learn to swim!

We’ve put together a list of places for kids of all ages to take swimming lessons in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales & across Polk County. Both group and private lessons are listed below, as well as toddler swimming lessons, infant survival swimming, parent/child lessons, and adult swim lessons. Swim lessons for kids start at 6 months and up.

We STRONGLY encourage you to do your own research before selecting an instructor AND a specific type of swim lessons. These listings are for informational purposes and do not constitute an endorsement or indicate personal experience.

Always remember that swim lessons are just one part of drowning prevention. Pool fences and safety alarms are also important, with adult supervision being the most important aspect of water safety.

Looking for a place to practice after your swim lessons? We’ve got a list of public pools in Lakeland and Polk County.

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City of Lakeland - Swim Lessons

The City of Lakeland offers Swim Lessons in the spring & summer for ages 6 months and up. Lessons are provided in 2-week sessions, Monday – Thursday, each lesson is 30-45 minutes. Lessons cost $50 per 2-week session. Visit the City of Lakeland website for upcoming dates and times.

Adult Swim Lessons | Group Swim Lessons | Mommy + Me Swim Lessons
404 Imperial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
1725 Martin L King Junior Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Florida Southern College Swim Lessons

During the summer months, Florida Southern College offers group swim lessons for ages 3 – 15. Lessons will be 30 minutes each, 5 sessions total, for 1 week. Levels range from beginner swimmers through swim team prep.

Group Swim Lessons
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Graceful Guppies Swim School - ISR Danielle Goodwin

Over 25 years of experience! Certified with Infant Swimming Resource and American Red Cross. We teach infants and children ISR Self-Rescue and survival swimming. We also prepare and coach children for swim team once they graduate our ISR Program with their swim-float-swim techniques and move onto our advanced stroke development classes. Located in Winter Haven.

ISR + Survival Swim Lessons | Private Swim Lessons
Winter Haven
Lake Wales Family YMCA

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy, mind and body for all. Our facility features: Wellness Center, Weight Room, Sauna, 25-Meter Outdoor Heated Pool, Swim Lessons, Covered Outdoor Basketball Court, Group Exercise Studio, Group Cycle Room, Childcare for gym visits, Softball Field, Daycare Center (Before/After School, Preschool, VPK), and more.

After School Programs | Baseball | Basketball | Flag Football | Group Fitness Classes | Group Swim Lessons | Gyms | Gyms with Childcare | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Volleyball
1001 Burns Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Semper Fish Aquatics ISR

Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue program teaches children from 6 months to 6 years of age how to survive if they were to reach the water alone. Focused on your child’s stage of development and readiness, each one-on-one ISR lesson is customized to your child’s abilities in the water.

ISR + Survival Swim Lessons
Lakeland
Swim Totts Winter Haven

Swim TOTTS offers survival swimming for infants and young children in Winter Haven and surrounding areas with a trained and certified Master Instructor. Lessons are available for infants and children ages 6 months to 6 years.  All lessons are private.

ISR + Survival Swim Lessons | Private Swim Lessons
Winter Haven
Tom Grothouse - ISR Nationally Certified Infant Survival Swimming Instructor

The ISR program is for children 6 months to 6 years of age. Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue® swimming program is scheduled 5 days per week, for 10 minutes each day for an average of 6 weeks.

ISR + Survival Swim Lessons
Winter Haven
Veronica McNamee-Kerst - ISR Swim 4 Life Drowning Prevention

Veronica McNamee-Kerst – Certified Drowning Prevention Instructor – welcomes you to ISR, survival swimming for infants and young children ages 6 months – 6 years in Lakeland and parts of Polk County Florida. Every lesson for every child is individualized one on one with me, the instructor. I teach children ages 6 months to about 6 years old. Students attend short private lessons five days a week.

ISR + Survival Swim Lessons
1631 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Watch Me Swim

Watch Me Swim with Jenn. We teach Survival Swim Lesson. Our lessons are Monday-Thursday at a designated time. Lessons are 10 minutes of one-on-one instruction time with Ms Jenn. Lessons will take 5-6 weeks to accomplish the swim survival readiness.

ISR + Survival Swim Lessons
Plant City
YMCA of West Central Florida

For over 50 years, the YMCA has been the only cause-driven wellness center in our area to offer programming for the whole family that focuses on the spirit, mind and body. Facilities include: a weight room, a gym for basketball and exercise classes, an indoor swimming pool, locker rooms, racquetball courts, a craft room, childcare facility, group exercise room, gymnastics center, and more. Programs include swim lessons, sports leagues for kids and adults, childcare, after school care, group fitness classes, and much more.

After School Programs | Basketball | Cheerleading | Flag Football | Group Swim Lessons | Gymnastics + Tumbling Lessons | Gyms with Childcare | Martial Arts Programs | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Synchronized Swimming | Toddler Gymnastics | Toddler Sports
3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
City of Bartow - Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons and Mommy, Daddy & Me lessons offered during the summer. Open swim hours daily all summer. Check website for pool opening dates and prices, as well as swim lessons schedule.

Group Swim Lessons | Mommy + Me Swim Lessons
2250 South Floral Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
City of Haines City - Swim Lessons

The Lake Eva Aquatics Center offers a variety of swim lesson classes through the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Classes held May – September and taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.
Parent & Child Lessons: Ages 6 months – 3 years
Preschool Lessons: Ages 4-5
Learn-to-Swim: Ages 6 – 14
Other Lessons: Adult Classes, SNAP Classes, Private Lessons

Adult Swim Lessons | Group Swim Lessons | Mommy + Me Swim Lessons | Private Swim Lessons
555 Ledwith Avenue, Haines City, Florida 33844
City of Winter Haven - Swim Lessons

The City of Winter Haven offers swim lessons during the summer months at both Rowdy Gaines Pool and the Recreational & Cultural Center Pool.

Group Swim Lessons
210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
801 Avenue T Northeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center Pool

The Recreational & Cultural Center pool is an “L” shaped pool measuring 25 yards x 25 meters. Open to the public and used for swim instruction and recreational use from mid-May through August. Check website for operating hours & cost.

Group Swim Lessons | Pools + Splash Pads
801 Martin Luther King Boulevard Northeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Swim Dynamic

Swim Dynamic is celebrating 12 YEARS of swim lessons! Offering an “accelerated teach-to-swim” program with five one-on-one sessions, 30 minutes each for five consecutive days in our heated pools in South Lakeland. Also offering Adult Swim Lessons, Mommy & Me, Special Needs Swim Lessons, and In-Home Lessons in your own pool.

Adult Swim Lessons | Group Swim Lessons | Mommy + Me Swim Lessons | Mommy and Me Classes | Private Swim Lessons
5825 West Brannen Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
SWIMSAFE with April Cox

As of February 2022, April Cox has retired from teaching swim lessons.

Group Swim Lessons

Classes + Activities Guide

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