Swim Lessons and Swim Schools In & Around Jacksonville

Swim Lessons & Swim Schools in JaxDrowning is a major cause of accidental death for young children and can occur in just centimeters of water. However, drowning is not the only risk; many of the different water activities families choose come with their own opportunities for disaster. That’s why water safety is so important.

On average there are ten deaths per day from unintentional drownings in the United States. One in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. Dr. Miren Schinco, Trauma Medical Director at Orange Park Medical Center shares these tips to keep your family safe wherever you choose to make a splash this summer.

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 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 apiece 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 (2 reviews)
4775 Windsor Commons Court Jacksonville, fl 32224
Swimming Safari specializes in creating a life long love for swimming. Students of all ages are taught how to be safe, confident, & comfortable in the water. They offer a comprehensive program and unique curriculum that emphasizes water survival skills. The program efficiently progresses from beginner to advanced levels as each…
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0.50 (1 review)
297 Aquatic Drive, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233, USA
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.
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…
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,…
We offer safety courses such as Community CPR/AED, Basic First Aid, Child & Babysitting Safety, Basic Life Support, Private Swim Lessons, Bloodborne Pathogens, Women’s Safety & Self-Defense, AED sales and Safety Talks & Demos. Individuals can register for lessons via our website and we can also be hired to do…
Church of the Good Shepherd 1100 Stockton St Jacksonville, FL 32204
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…
Jewish Community Alliance 8505 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32217
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…
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…
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300 Davis Park Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
6900 Argyle Forest Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32244
106 Walnut St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Swim School Our Swim School program offers 3 types of classes: Group, Semi-private and Private classes. Although classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis swimmers are grouped based on age and skill level in the water, according to Planet Swim School Learning Curriculum. The overall goal of our program…
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…
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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…
501 10th Place South, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250, United States
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…
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2116 South Sorrento Hills Road, St. Augustine, FL, USA
Give your child the competence, confidence and skills of aquatic safety with Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue® program. The safest provider of survival swimming lessons for children 6 months to 6 years of age.
We believe that everyone can swim! Creating an unintimidating atmosphere where each child can learn, thrive, and grow is our number one priority! Experienced, insured & certified local swimming instructor, Thomas Nightingale (Ponte Vedra Native & UF graduate), is a gentle and effective teacher that works well with all personality…
We deliver custom programs directly to you. Lesson packages are tailored to fit your needs and include free consultations, progress reports, and lots of support! Our coaches are certified and insured. Our toys are kid-approved. We are officially here to enhance your lesson experience. Let’s get started! Choose from the…
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Various Locations, Jacksonville, FL
Renew and restart your wellness routine. Reconnect with the community and reengage your family at the Y. First Coast YMCA has always been a place where families can play and be active together, and that’s more important than ever. From stretching and strength training to cycling and yoga, you’ll find…
Private pool in Julington Creek
Certified ISR instructor offering ISR swim lessons for children 6mo.- 6 years old in a private pool in Julington Creek.
560 Laurel Grove Lane, Orange Park FL 32073-5519
Coach Sally’s Swim & Learn is designed to teach swimming and water safety to ages 6 months to adult. The American Red Cross guidelines are the basis for teaching participants to swim independently on top of the water. Safety in and around the water is stressed and taught in a…
3993 San Jose Park Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32217
2006 St. Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32246
130 Center Place Way St. Augustine, FL 32095
250 Old Kings Road S, Flagler Beach, FL 32136
2276 Village Square Pkwy, Fleming Island, FL 32003
43 Hudson Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
AQUAfin Swim School is a professionally operated swim school devoted to teaching the BEST of swimming. Northeast Florida’s premier swim school is dedicated to sharing our knowledge and passion for swimming. We emphasize safety and fun while providing a WOW experience for our members. Passionate Teachers, Top-Notch Training, Fun Environment!
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL, USA
About Us SwimRise Aquatics is a year-round USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming program in the Jacksonville area, swimming at the UNF Competitive Pool a 50 meter Olympic size pool. SwimRise provides athletes a well-rounded experience in developing and training all 4 strokes and caters to swimmers of all ages…
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11250 Old St Augustine Rd suite 16, Jacksonville, FL 32257, USA
British Swim School of Southside Jacksonville operates inside the LA Fitness located at 11250 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville. You can park anywhere in the parking lot and make your way to the LA Fitness building. You will check in and be greeted by the British Swim School Staff. You…
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7749 Normandy Blvd suite 121 248, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Mobile Swim Training, LLC offers private swim lessons for ages 3 and up in Jacksonville.
6000 Lake Gray Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Our Program: Water Acclimation Students are introduced to the pool and become comfortable in the water. In this stage, swimmers develop safe habits in a gentle and supportive aquatic environment. Water Survival Students are introduced to foundational safety and swimming skills. In this stage, swimmers become comfortable and confident in…
11901 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Our Program: Water Acclimation Students are introduced to the pool and become comfortable in the water. In this stage, swimmers develop safe habits in a gentle and supportive aquatic environment. Water Survival Students are introduced to foundational safety and swimming skills. In this stage, swimmers become comfortable and confident in…
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