Category Archives: Classes & Lessons

Where to Take Swimming Lessons in Lakeland & across Polk County

Where to Take Swimming Lessons in Lakeland & across Polk County

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 ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) survival swimming. Lessons are available for kids 6 months and up. Click on the type of lessons to see the listings below. 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.


Florida Southern College Summer Swim Lessons
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801
Website  /  863.680.3742  /

Florida Southern College offers group swim lessons beginning May 15 running through the summer. Swim lessons run 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, for the two week session and are 45 minutes long. All children must be at least 3 years of age and 100% potty trained to participate.

Florida Southern College trains all its instructors in the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course so they are knowledgeable about how to teach safely and effectively.  We keep the class sizes small with student to instructor ratios being 6:1 for the upper levels and 5:1 for the younger levels.  This ensures that each child receives the attention needed to complete each level’s required skills.  While participating in FSC Summer Swim Lessons,  swimmers learn safety, interact with other children, and work on skills for their class level. REGISTER NOW for Summer 2017!

SWIMSAFE with April Cox
8553 Cherry Hill Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33810
(863) 858-7434  /

swim lessons lakeland momI offer small group lessons in my home (heated pool) for children 6 months and older. I have been teaching swimming for more than 30 years and have experience with special needs (ESE) and those who have had negative and/or near drowning episodes. Evening classes begin in May. Classes from 9:15 AM until 7:15 PM, at different times throughout the day and evening will begin when school is out for the summer months. For registration information and prices: e-mail at or call 863-858-7434.

Mom/Dad and Tot classes: 4 classes total (M-Th) $60. Each class is 30 minutes long.
Pre-School Beginners: 8 classes total (M-Th for 2 weeks) $120. Each class is 45 minutes long.
Pre-School Advanced: 8 classes total (M-Th for 2 weeks) $120. Each class is 45 minutes long.
Red Cross Level: 8 classes total (M-Th for 2 weeks) $120. Each class is 45 minutes long.

ISR Self-Rescue® Survival Swimming

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Free CPR Classes + You = FREE Swim Lessons

Free CPR Classes + You = FREE Swim Lessons

Citizen CPR is providing two great services to Polk County parents in March & April – CPR Classes and Swim Lessons, and both are FREE! Here is how it works: Select ONE of the dates/times/locations listed below to take a CPR Class, then visit to register. CURRENTLY FULL  Saturday, March 26 from 9am-noon Winter Haven Chain… Continue Reading

Kelly Recreation Complex Open House Week – February 14 – 20

Kelly Recreation Complex Open House Week – February 14 – 20

Here in Lakeland, we are lucky to have a large recreation complex run by the City of Lakeland’s Parks & Recreation department. Established in 1983, Kelly Recreation Complex (AKA “Kelly Rec”) has been providing recreation opportunities to the Lakeland community for over 25 years. The facility houses an expansive cardio theatre, weight room, multi-level fitness… Continue Reading


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