Swim Lessons at Veterans Memorial Park Pool

Veterans Memorial Pool is a proud authorized provider of the American Red Cross. The swim lessons are designed to allow everyone the opportunity to learn in a safe environment at their own pace. Our lessons are taught by certified, knowledgeable, and caring instructors who can help swimmers feel confident and comfortable in the water.  A safety topic will be taught and the start of each lesson. We encourage parents to listen and review the safety topic after classes. Parents can download the American Red Cross Swim App for safety topics videos, worksheets, and games by texting swim to 90999. Please view the additional safety resources at Red Cross Water Safety Page.

Swim Lesson Pricing and Sessions

Group Lessons $40.00 (Includes 6 classes, 30 minutes in length, Tues - Thurs for 2 consecutive weeks) 

Parent/Child Ages 6 months to 3 years This program familiarizes young children to the water and prepares them to learn to swim. Parents are given safety information and taught techniques to help teach children.

Preschool Aquatics Level 1 Ages 3 to 5 years This progressive program promotes the developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills by young children. Skills include water safety with water entry/exit, breath control and submerging, buoyancy, changing direction and position, treading, swim on front/back.

Preschool Aquatics Level 2 Ages 3-5 years Children will learn breath control, buoyancy, changing direction and position, treading, swimming on front/back.

Learn to Swim Level 1 Ages 6+ Participants will be introduced to water skills and work to improve on their water comfort level and begin to learn the basics of swimming. 

Learn to Swim Level 2 Participants will gain fundamental aquatic skills. Rotary breathing, treading, swimming on back and changing directions will be taught. A participant’s body position and forward progress will be focused on.

Learn to Swim Level 3 Participants will develop each stroke, headfirst entries and four different types of kicking will be covered.

Novice Swim Team Levels 4-6 Participants will start to improve all four strokes. This program will cover open turns, surface dives and swimming laps. *Must pass Level 3 exit assessment to join.

Private Lessons Private lessons are based on instructor’s schedule and availability

Morning Lesson Times
Evening Lesson Times
Parent and Child
Learn to Swim Level 3
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Preschool Level 1
Preschool Level 2
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Learn to Swim Level 1
Learn to Swim Level 2
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Novice Swim Team12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.X

Does My Child Qualify for Free Lessons?

Swim Lessons Scholarships will be available for qualified children ages 6 months to 17 years old. Families must reside is Pasco County and provide proof of eligibility for free and reduced lunch or government aid. Vouchers are provided on a first come / first served basis. Once funding for the summer season is exhausted, the program is not offered again until the subsequent season. A maximum of two vouchers are available per qualified child for each season. A second voucher will be denied if the child does not attend all lessons in the first session. 

Session IMay 31 - June 9, 2022
Session IIJune 14 - June 23, 2022
Session IIIJune 28 - July 7, 2022
Session IVJuly 12 - July 21, 2022
Session VJuly 26 - August 4, 2022

For additional information, please contact Veterans Memorial Park at (727) 861-3034 or email sswezey@pascocountyfl.net