Children have a natural fascination of all things water. They love to play in it, splash it, pour it and swim in it. Unfortunately, children die in water as well.  Drowning is the number one cause of death in young children aged 1 – 4 years old in Florida. In 2018 alone 88 children died by drowning. Be smart. Be proactive. Enroll your child in lessons this summer.

Drowning is the number one cause of death in children ages 1-4 years old. Graphic courtesy Florida Department of Health.

Drowning is the number one cause of death in children ages 1-4 years old. Graphic courtesy Florida Department of Health.

Not sure where to go for swimming lessons? We’ve compiled a list of great resources for your convenience:

Pasco County

Veterans Memorial Park Pool – All Group Lessons consist of six classes that are 30 minutes in length.  Weekday lessons are held over a two week period (called a session) with the classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Group lessons will consist of a maximum of 6 students per class. The cost of swim lessons each session is $40.00. Swim lessons are offered for ages 6 months and older. The next session starts Tuesday, July 30, 2019 and runs through Thursday, August 8, 2019
Web address: Veterans Memorial Park Swim Lessons
Phone: 727-861-3033

Seal Swim School – Water Babies classes are FREE and designed to offer a fun and relaxed aquatic experience for parent and infants (0-5 months). The Water Babies class boosts development of the whole child and early year round lessons accelerate development; physically, intellectually, and emotionally. Additionally, Seal Swim School offers Parent Tot Classes 6 Months-24 Months; Group Lessons 2 Years and Up; Private Lessons 6 Months and Up; and Adult Classes
Web address: www.sealswimschool.com
Phone:

Hernando County

Hernando County YMCA – the ‘Y’ in Hernando County offers public as well as private lessons for a nominal fee. The public classes meet four times a week for two weeks. The next class coming up runs from August 5 thru August 15. They also offer Life Guard Training and Water Exercise classes.
Web address: www.ymcasuncoast.org
Phone: 
352-688-9622.

Aqua Minnies – Aqua Minnies infant swim lessons are based upon a gentle and caring approach that focuses on creating fun, positive experiences for babies which will not only help them to develop physically but also emotionally, intellectually and socially while equipping them with key safety skills in the water. Currently, they are booked up through September 2019.
Web address: www.aquaminnies.com
Phone: 352-942-3088

Sunsational Swim School – Sunsational Swim School not only provides students with tailored swim lessons for all ages, they also hold those lessons wherever you want. Sunsational swim instructors are able to deliver swimming lessons at housing community pool (including apartment, condos and HOA), hotel pools, country club pools, public pools, as well as the pool in your own backyard.
Web address: www.sunsationalswimschool.com
Phone: 1-888-788-2140

Citrus County

Pediaquatics Swim School – At Pediaquatics,  your child will learn valuable lifetime swimming skills, a healthy respect for water, self confidence, and most importantly self rescue skills. Pediaquatics also offers income-based scholarships.
Web address: www.pediaquatics.com
Phone: 352-586-6695

Positive Attitude Swim School  –  offers swimming lessons for all ages and abilities including special needs. This includes children with Autism, A.D.H.D, sensory processing disorders, hearing impairments, and many others.
Web address: www.swimwithpass.com
Phone: 941-348-0989

**Please note: If you have a great recommendation for a school or resource that provides swimming lessons that you woud like to have added to the list please email newsdesk@hernandophoenixnews.com and we’ll add it free of charge!

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