Swim Lessons and Swim Schools In & Around Jacksonville

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 in Florida and Florida’s drowning death rate is the highest in the nation? Jacksonville Mom has listed all the swim lessons, swim instructors, and swim schools in and around Jacksonville.

Summer is soon approaching, and living in the “Sunshine State” means that swimming is a year-round option for us. Having your child (or even yourself) as prepared as possible with swim lessons from trained instructors is a key to ensuring water safety. Learn how to keep everyone in your family safe, these swim schools will get you prepared and make sure you have fun while doing so. We have our list of some trusted, tried and true swim instructors in our area.

Classes around Jacksonville fill up quickly so we recommend inquiring about swim lessons as early as spring, although lessons occur all year.

Take a look at some of the swim schools for swimming lessons offered around Jacksonville!

Featured Swim Lessons & Schools

AQUA Swim School

AQUA Swim School is a professionally operated swim school devoted to teaching the BEST of swimming to all levels and ages. Offering group, private lessons and parent and tot year-round lessons in a heated, indoor saltwater pool. Birthday parties are also offered with separate party entrance. Free swim evaluation and free Swim Lesson for all babies 2 – 6 months old!

Check out JMB Contributor Maya’s review to learn more about her experience and for a special JMB reader offer for a free swim lesson to keep your kids safe around water and evaluate your child to see what level they should be placed in based on their current skills and previous exposure to swimming. Located 3993 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, Florida. Phone: (904) 775-9400

Swim Lesson Suzi

Suzi Teitelman with Swim Lesson Suzi

At Swim Lesson Suzi you or your child will learn from someone who is experienced and passionate about teaching swimming. Suzi Teitelman has been teaching swim since she was 15 years old, and always dreamed of being an instructor right in her own backyard. In 2011, she made that dream come true in her Jacksonville Beach home, with a custom designed pool for instructing her students. She has been teaching Red Cross Swimming for 25 years. Not only is Suzi passionate, but she is fun, efficient, and fast. She will teach you and/or your child the basics of swimming, proper stroke techniques and how to save yourself with water safety. Suzi offers a package of eight lessons lasting 30 minutes each, for $400, and you can add a child for only $250 more. Single lessons are $80 a piece and also 30 minutes long.  Phone: (904)476-2235 | Email

The Bolles School

Swim Lessons with The Bolles School

The Bolles School has several swimming instruction opportunities beginning this spring. The Learn to Swim course is March 4-27 and is located on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus. This group introduces swimming to young children and does so in a safe, controlled environment with a small swimmer-to-coach ratio. The instructor will remain in the water at all times to provide a fun and safe atmosphere. The cost of the session is $185 and includes insurance and deposit fees. The group meets at the pool on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. or from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m

The JR Makos Spring Session, which runs March 5 through April 18. This course is an introduction to competitive swimming program and is located on the Bolles Upper School San Jose Campus. Designed for children ages five and up, the class has two sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. One is from 4:15 to 5 p.m. and the other is from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Swimmers in this class will learn all four strokes and must be able to kick 25 yards and swim 15 yards with their face in the water to participate. Each class is limited to six participants. The cost for new swimmers is $185, which includes insurance and deposit. Additional swim camp opportunities at Bolles begin this summer. Phone: (904) 256-5219 | Email

First Coast YMCA

The First Coast YMCA has swim programs for all ages and abilities. Certified and experienced instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, and endurance while guiding students with praise and encouragement. Swimming is a necessary life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Our Ys offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the water.


Free swim testing is offered at any First Coast YMCA whenever our pools are open. All of the locations with pools are listed here: Phone (904) 265-1775.

Check out our comprehensive list of swim lessons and swim schools in our Family Directory below!

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5.00 (1 review)
4775 Windsor Commons Court, Jacksonville, FL, United States
Swimming Safari specializes in creating a life long love for swimming. We teach students of all ages how to be Safe, Confident, & Comfortable in the water. We offer a comprehensive program and unique curriculum that emphasizes Water Survival Skills. Our program efficiently progresses from beginner to advanced levels as…
4.88 (4 reviews)
3993 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
AquaClub is a professionally operated swim school devoted to teaching the BEST of swimming to all levels and ages! We have a heated saltwater pool, year-round lessons, the smallest ratio’s in the country and certified coaches! Offerings: Free Swim Evaluation: Call us today 904-775-9400! Free Swim Lesson for all babies…
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0.50 (1 review)
297 Aquatic Drive, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233, United States
Beaches Aquatic Pool has been serving the Northeast Florida community since 1963. The 220,000 gallon pool is gas heated and maintained at 82 degrees for year round swimming comfort. The facility provides a center for recreational and competitive swimming. We offer swim lessons for children and aqua-fitness classes for adults.
2116 South Sorrento Hills Road, St. Augustine, FL, USA
I am a certified ISR instructor located in St. John’s County.
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Kerry Wick has more than 25 years of competitive coaching experience. She has instructed swimmers with USA Swimming, Florida High School Swimming, and United States Masters Swimming. Kerry is the head coach and owner of Kerry Wick Swim School, a youth program specializing in stroke technique. Kerry is a United…
2102 Ernest Street, Jacksonville, FL, USA
I’m Annie Hyde, and I teach year-round swimming one person/one family at a time. Safety, self-rescue techniques and strong swimming skills taught to individuals 9 months old to 99 years old. I specialize in private lessons–however, the whole family is invited to participate in order to customize safety & fun…
8505 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, United States
The JCA Aquatics Department is committed to the development of swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Swimming is a lifetime activity, focusing on the enjoyment, health benefits and competition. The JCA Aquatics Department offers private swim lessons for all ages, while offering group swim lessons for children. Youth and…
Hidden Hills, Jacksonville, FL, United States
Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue™ program, teaches children from 6 months to 6 years of age how to survive if they were to reach the water alone. Unlike traditional swimming lessons, ISR’s survival swimming technique is a product of over 40 years of research and development, and is the safest approach…
272 Alta Mar Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA
12421 San Jose Blvd. Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32223
The Swim Lesson Club indoor heated pool is located in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville. Our pool is heated 92 degrees and perfectly designed for teaching all ages of swimming instruction. We utilize endless swimming technology allowing us to easily correct technique and achieve excellent swimming conditioning for our developing…
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12489 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, USA
At Little Seals Swim School, we offer one-on-one survival swim lessons to children as young as 8 months old. Babies/infants are taught to roll over and float on their backs. Once they reach a year old (or have been walking for about 6 weeks), they are taught to swim with…
1856 Davidson St, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States
7529 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32217
2335 Gattis Lane Jacksonville, FL 32207
The emphasis of Splash Jax Swim School is to teach proper swim techniques while learning basic water safety in a fun, energetic atmosphere. The Splash Jax Swim School staff has been professionally trained to offer your child the latest in teaching and learning. Children are taught in small groups (4:1)…
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Jacksonville, FL 32258, USA
Infant-Adult private at home swimming lessons in your backyard or community pool. We also offer private lifeguards for your pool event.Our goal is not only to educate but to make learning fun. We strive to work with our students to overcome their fear of the water and to become safe…
4012 University Boulevard North, Jacksonville, FL 32277, United States, North America
With over 30 pools located throughout Jacksonville, there is bound to be one close to you. In addition to swim team, these pools offer affordable swim lessons and other programs at numerous pools around our city. The city is leading the Waterproof Jacksonville campaign, offering FREE swim lessons for families…
Jacksonville Beach, FL, USA
Swim Lesson Suzi offers private or small private group swim lessons for all ages along with Aqua Yoga and Aqua Aerobics. Suzi loves water and loves teaching others to love it too. She is an amazing teacher who finds so much joy and happiness from teaching someone to swim. Whether…
2225 St Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32246, United States
Divers Supply Swim School teaches the Swim Schools International standardized “Gold Script” curriculum. This proven Curriculum is appropriate for any person of any age and swimming ability. Our program focuses on a combination of water survival skills and swimming techniques. While keeping the lessons interesting and fun for the swimmer,…
1539 Mill Creek Rd Jacksonville, Florida 32211
(904) 727-3483(904) 727-3483
Arlingwood Swim Club was founded in 1961 as a community pool. It continues to operate as such offering activities such as family memberships, swim lessons, swim team, and seasonal events.
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