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City Teaches Kids to Swim

City Of Boynton Beach Teaches Kids to Swim

Florida has the highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation for children ages 1-4. Swimming lessons can help change that statistic! The John Denson Pool, 225 NW 12th Avenue, offers group swimming lessons for ages 6 months and up. Children must be potty trained (not including children 6 months to 3 years in the Parent & Tot classes).

Level 1 - Beginning class for those who have never had lessons and/or cannot swim.  Children will learn to become comfortable in the water and be introduced to basic arm and leg movements. In Level 2, children will continue proper arm and leg techniques, practice breathing techniques and work on cardio stamina. In Level 3, children will practice stroke refinement and breathing techniques as well as be introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly. 

Weekday classes are held Tuesday – Friday afternoons, at various times based on age and level.

  • Session 1:  June 6-16
  • Session 2:  June 20-30
  • Session 3:  July 11-21
  • Session 4: July 25-August 4
  • Session 5: August 8-18

An 8-week Saturday morning session is also offered from June 24 – August 12.

Cost per session is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents.  Private swim lessons and scholarships are also available.  

Pre-registration is required. Registration takes place at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Hwy., just south of Gateway Blvd., Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Pool or online at Recreation department web page.  New customers must provide proof of residency and a copy of their child’s birth certificate. 

For more information, call the Pool at (561) 742-6645. 

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