Collier County Swimming Lessons

Everybody should learn to swim.
Swimming is not an instinctive skill for humans.
All adults and children should learn to swim.

Greater Naples YMCA – (Ages 6 months +)
5450 YMCA Road, Naples
(239) 963-3762

Greater Marco Family YMCA (Ages 6 months +)
101 Sand Hill St, Marco Island

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon (Ages 6 months +)
15000 Livingston Rd
(239) 252-4021
Financial Assistance – Collier County Parks & Recreation

Naples SWIM School  (Ages 6 months +)
4995 Airport Pulling Rd N,

Golden Gate Aquatic Facility (Ages 6 months +)
3300 Santa Barbara Blvd
(239) 252-6128
Financial Assistance – Collier County Parks & Recreation

Immokalee Sports Complex (Ages 5 years +)
505 Escambia St., Immokalee
(239) 657-1951

Financial Assistance – Collier County Parks & Recreation

Eagle Lakes Aquatics Facility (Ages 6 months +)
11565 Tamiami Trl E
(239) 252-1020
Financial Assistance – Collier County Parks & Recreation

City of Naples – River Park Aquatic Center (Ages 3 years +)
451 11th Street North, Naples
(239) 213-3037
Financial Assistance – City of Naples

South County Family YMCA (Ages 6 months +)
27200 Kent Rd, Bonita Beach
(239) 221-7560

Swimtastic Swim School (Located Inside LA Fitness) (Ages 6 months +)
871 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples
(239) 260-4926

Private, semi-private and small group swimming lessons:
Tenley’s Aquatics, Inc.  305-814-7946 (Ages 6 months +)
Swimtastic Swim School – 239-260-4926 (Ages 6 months +)
Essential Swim Lessons –  239-465-8602 (Ages 6 months +)
SWIM Tutors USA – 941-564-5140  (Ages 6 months +)

Standards for Water SMART Baby Lessons

All standards are based on current research and best practices by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA)

State Permitted Facility

  • The pools must be permitted by local government agency that oversees aquatic facilities.
  • The pool, deck, bathrooms, changing rooms must be clean and sanitary.
  • Babies need warm water to have a successful experience. The water temperature of 87*- 93*F is recommended.
  • It is suggested that wet suits be used for temperatures lower than 90*.
  • All babies must wear an approved, snug fitting swim diaper in the pool.

Small Class Ratio

  • There should be a 1 to 6 instructor/child ratio with a parent or caregiver holding the child and participating in the lesson.

Credentialed Instructors

  • Instructors must have a national swimming certification and a basic course in infant water safety.
  • They should be certified in CPR and First Aid for the professional rescuer.
  • Background checks should be required for every instructor & staff member at an aquatic facility.

Nurturing Instructional Style

  • A good program builds upon a child’s successes.
  • Instruction style should always be nurturing, positive and supportive.
  • Instructors should be patient, gentle and enthusiastic to be successful.

Water Safety Curriculum

  • Water safety skills should be taught.
  • The lesson plans should be ordered in a step-by-step plan of development where one skill is built upon another in proper order. The skills should be practiced until they are mastered.
  • The parent should know exactly what is expected of the child in each level of the program.

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