Learn to Swim

Swim lessons for 2021 

The Fort Myers Aquatic Center, located at 1750 Matthew Drive, is gearing up for a $1.2 million facility upgrade to include pool resurfacing, tile replacement and installation of modern filtration technologies. The Aquatic Center will be closed for approximately four months for construction (barring unforeseen equipment delays due COVID-19). Closure date is to be determined.

Facility staff is arranging a limited group swim lesson schedule for 2021. Due to the upcoming renovation and ongoing COVID limitations we are postponing swim lessons for now. Please check back for all up to date information regarding aquatic programs, hours of operations and the status of the renovation.

Swim lesson Brochure  ( please check back for updated schedule )

Swimming Lessons

In the event of inclement weather, swim lessons will be cancelled with as much notice as possible. Classes will be held unless notice is given. 

Parent & Infant Classes (6 months-3 years old)

This course works to help children safely enjoy being in and around the water. Parents are instructed, in water, how to assist in the development of their child’s future swimming skills.

Preschool Classes (4 - 5 years old)

This course is designed for children pre-school age and that are ready to help bridge the gap from parent assisted lessons to group lessons with just children and the instructor. The American Red Cross learn-to-swim program makes this fun and easy for everyone. They will continue to build and learn swimming skills to help them advance to the next level.

Youth Swimming Lessons (6-12 years old)

All children 6-12 years old must be swim tested BEFORE registration. Please call (239) 321-7553 to schedule an appointment. Test’s can be scheduled Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m.  4:00 p.m. 

Level 1
Level 1 is for beginning swimmers ages 6 - 12. In Level 1, children will learn the basic water safety skills and become comfortable in the water. Skills taught in this class include blowing bubbles, back and front float, kicking, and front crawl.

Level 2
Level 2 is designed for children ages 6 - 12 who can swim at least 15 yards unassisted. The goal of Level 2 is to increase the participants skill level by refining and emphasizing breathing techniques, freestyle and backstroke, and introducing the breast stroke.

Level 3
Level 3 is designed for efficient swimmers who are looking to refine their free, back, and breast strokes. In Level 3, the participants are also introduced to the butterfly and side strokes, flip turns, and diving blocks.

Adult Swimming Lessons (13 years and older)

It’s never to late! Our Adult Basics class is designed for beginning swimmers, ages 13 and older, who have not yet learned to swim or those who are not comfortable in the water. Our Adult Skills class is designed for those swimmers, ages 13 and older who are able to swim, but are looking to develop or refine their strokes. Great for lap swimmers!

Group Swim Lessons

  • $35 for (8) 30 minute lessons for City of Fort Myers resident
  • $40 for (8) 30 minute lessons for non-residents
  • 4 to 6 participants per group for more exclusive instruction!