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
5450 YMCA Road, Naples
(239) 597-3148

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

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

Immokalee Sports Complex 
505 Escambia St., Immokalee
(239) 657-1951

Financial Assistance – Collier County Parks & Recreation

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

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

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

Goldfish Swim School
12600 Trade Center Dr. Bonita Springs, FL 34135
(239) 312-5612

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

Naples SWIM School
4995 Airport Pulling Rd N,

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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