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Best Children's Swimming Lessons In South Florida

Water, water everywhere. That's what South Florida is all about and to prevent any accidental drownings, which is the leading cause of death among children under 5, they should learn to swim as early as possible, experts say. Here's a list of South Florida organizations that will teach children of all ages how to go from dog paddle to breaststroke.
(Source: Just Swim)

Just Swim

(3 Locations)
Park Avenue Gymnastics
12239 SW 53 Street
Cooper City,Fl 33330
(954) 423-0711

Just Swim offers private and group lessons for all levels. We provide classes for ages 6 months- adult, using proven methods in a safe and professional environment. Our students have fun while learning water safety and swimming skills. Whether it is our baby and parent classes, our pre-competition swimmers or any level in between, we know you will love swimming in our low ratio (1 instructor: 3 students) group classes!

(Source: Scott Rakow Youth Center)

Scott Rakow Youth Center

2100 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The youth center offers learn to swim lessons through the City of Miami Beach. The lessons are taught by American Red Cross trained and certified lifeguards. Class times, prices and dates vary. It's best to check the web or call for the most up-to-date information. Monthly rates start at $50 for Miami Beach residents and $60 for non-residents.


Broward County Parks -- Swim Lessons

(3 locations)
C.B. Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Rd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
(954) 357-5170

Broward County parks offer a variety of learn-to-swim lessons during the summer and those sessions will resume in May of 2011. Children who are 2 or 3 years old are required to take lessons with a parent. Those older are required to attend the classes, but don't need to be in the water with the child. Fees start at $48 per session.

(Source: Swim Gym)

Swim Gym

Dave & Mary Alper JCC
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue
Kendall, FL
(305) 271-9000 ext. 287

This program offers private or group sessions for children as young as 2 and the sessions last from 10 to 16 weeks. Students will learn everything from the dog paddle to the "froggy" strokes as those are considered the essential safety skills. Instructors use toys and games to teach survival skills in the water.

(Source: British Swim School)

British Swim School

3455 NE 207th Street
Miami, FL 33180
(954) 747- 7251

The British Swim School has been in business for more than 30 years teaching all age groups how to swim. One of the first techniques novices learn includes floating on their backs. British Swim School owner Rita Goldberg says her methods are gradual, gentle and fun. She teaches babies as young as 3-months old to roll over on their backs.

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