Swim Lessons

COVID-19 Updates

Private Swim Lessons and Aqua Fit Classes are now available.  For more information or to register -  call (941) 742-5923, ext. 6021.  Group Swim Lesson registrations are suspended until further notice.

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  • G.T. Bray Aquatics Center
  • (941) 742-5923 ext. 6021
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Manatee County Aquatics is offering the safest lessons in town!

Private swim lessons are available for people of all ages and skill levels.

Registration can be done over the phone or Registration forms can be obtained at the G.T. Bray Front Desk.

  • Parent and Toddler – Ages 6 months - 3 years old. Each 30-minute lesson will be geared towards helping children become more comfortable in the water. A parent or guardian must be present during the lesson and will be in the water with the child. While social distancing instructors will be guiding parents on how to teach their child how to learn to swim, allowing for a safe lesson.

  • Parent and Child -Ages 3 - 12 years old. Each 30-minute lesson will be geared towards helping children become more comfortable in the water and to-prepare them for advanced swimming in the future. While social distancing instructors will be guiding parents on how to teach their child how to swim, allowing for a safe lesson.
  • Advanced - Age 13 - 103 Specialized swimming lessons that are guided by a certified swim instructor while maintaining social distancing. Students must be able to swim consecutive laps, independently, as they master their technique to become an improved swimmer. Instructors will be guiding students from a distance, allowing for a safe lesson. Each 30-minute lesson is geared towards strong swimming skills, endurance and technique.

The aquatic staff is dedicated to water safety and swim instruction. Our program is progression based where children learn and advance through skill levels at their own pace. Every level is taught with an emphasis on water safety while learning basic swimming skills. Each instructor is trained and certified through the American Red Cross. Anyone, ages three and up, are encouraged to learn how to be safe in and around the water. 

*In the event of inclement weather, the swim lesson staff will attempt to make up a missed lesson but no make up lessons are guaranteed.  

Fees

Youth Swim Lessons
$35 / participant / (6) 30-minute sessions

Adult Swim Lessons
$24 / participant / (4) 45-minute sessions

Private Swim Lessons
$30 / participant / (1) 30-minute one-on-one session

Additional Information & Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I have to pay for the whole summer of sessions or can I pay as I go?

This is a personal preference; some parents will place their child in lessons the whole summer and pay for all sessions up front. Other parents will wait and pay for sessions as they go along. Please keep in mind that we keep a ratio of 6 students to 1 instructor. So there is a chance that a class may be full when you go to sign up.

What supplies does my child need for classes?

Your child just needs to be prepared with a swimsuit, Goggles (no snorkel masks), and a towel.

My three year old child can swim like a fish, can I put them in a higher level than preschool?

We will assess these kinds of swimmers on a case by case bases. 

Do I need to bring my child to their lesson if it is raining at my house?

Yes.  Florida’s weather is often unpredictable and it could be raining in one part of town and bright and sunny just down the road. Many times these summer storms move in and out very quickly. We ask that each child show up at every scheduled lesson. If the pool is closed for unsafe weather, we will call you to cancel the lesson and offer a make up date or try to conduct outdoor exercise and education classes. If any future weather cancellations happen beyond the makeup date, those classes may be made up, but no further make-up is guaranteed ( this includes if the make up date is cancelled).

 

How can I get more information regarding swim lessons?

For more information, contact Michael Ross at (941) 792-5923 ext. 6021 or email michael.ross@mymanatee.org