Are you looking for a place for your child to get swim lessons or join a swim club? There are several
places that offer swim lessons. Once your child knows how to swim, they can join a swim league, where they can work on strengthening their swimming skills, and even compete in team meets.
Here are some area swim lesson and club options:
Aqua Park - Edgewater
They offer swim lessons and a swim club. Swim lessons are available for those ages 6 months and up. They are held at Aqua Park, an indoor heated pool in Edgewater.
City of Daytona Beach
They offer family swim lessons for adults and children. They are held at the Cypress Aquatic Center.
Daytona Beach Speed Swimming
This swim program is lead by head coach Steve Lochte (Ryan Lochte's dad) and is all about developing a strong swimmer. The practice groups are broken up into levels, so there are inexperienced swimmers, transitional levels, and even senior and master levels. Locations they meet at include Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, and DeLand.
Daytona State College - Daytona Beach
They have a pool and offer swim classes for those 18 months and up. You can find information on the swim lessons at Daytona State here. They did have a swim club, but stop having it due to lack of participation. You could inquire to see if they have reinstated it.
Infant Swim - Various Locations
You can put your zip code in here and find local instructors who teach infant swimming lessons.
Swim Totts - New Smyrna Beach
They offer infant swim lessons for those ages 6-12 months.
YMCA - Various Locations
Some of the Volusia and Flagler locations of the YMCA offer swim classes, as well as swim league. The classes will provide the lessons your child needs to learn how to swim. The swim league gives them an opportunity to strengthen those skills. Contact a YMCA in your area to inquire about swim lessons and swim league.
Can't afford the money for swim lessons? There are a couple of options you can take. First, try calling the place that offers them and inquire about scholarships based on financial need. Some allow so many people per year to attend, free of charge, based off of financial need. Another option is to apply with Grassroots Giving, and see if they would pay for your child to get the swimming lessons (or to be on the swim league).
(Pictured: My daughter, during swim league at the Port Orange YMCA)