Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons (Year Round)

Our trained and certified instructors with work together with you to create a plan and move your towards your goals with one-on-one training. Classes are 30 minutes per lesson. 

Fee: $40 per class

  • Registration: To schedule an appointment visit or call the pool office at 727-363-9264.

Free Swim Lessons 

Ages 3 to 14 Years Old, Spaces Limited

Learning to swim is an on-going process and after taking this introduction to swimming, we encourage students to continue participating in our regular Learn-to-Swim program throughout Spring and Summer. Free Classes are held on Saturdays at 9-10am and last 30 minutes per lesson. 

  • Registration: Visit or call the pool office at 727-363-9264

Free Swim Lessons are Saturdays from March 6 through 27 (4 sessions with limited space)

Parent & Child Lessons 

Ages 6 Months to 3 Years Old

Emphasizes water adjustment, parenting skills and water safety. Special attention is given to the varying development stages of this age group. Goals for this class include the child's enjoyment and adjustment in and around the water while instructing parents how to assist in the development of their children's future swimming skills. No refunds given for cancelled classes due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Each session has (8) 30-minute classes over 2 weeks.

  • Fee: $45 per session

Dates:

  • Session V*: June 1 through June 10 (sign up May 27)
  • Session VI: June 14 through June 24 (sign up June 10)
  • Session VII: June 28 through July 28 (sign up June 24)
  • Session VIII: July 12 through July 22 (sign up July 8)
  • Session IX: July 26 through August 5 (sign up July 22)

Classes are held at 4:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Learn to Swim - Swim Lessons 

St. Pete Beach Recreation Department offers a complete learn to swim program to meet the needs of the entire community. Classes are offered for all ages from infants to seniors. Lessons are taught by American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. 

All classes are held for two weeks with (8) 30-minute sessions held Monday through Thursday. No refunds given for cancelled classes due to unforeseen circumstances.  

  • Fee: $45 per session

Dates:

  • Session I: April 5 through April 15 (sign up March 29)
  • Session II: April 19 through April 29 (sign up April 15)
  • Session III: May 3 through May 13 (sign up April 29)
  • Session IV: May 17 through May 27 (sign up May 13) 



  • Classes are held at either 9 am, 5 pm or 5:35 pm
  • Session V: June 1 through June 10 (sign up May 27)
  • Session VI: June 14 through June 24 (sign up June 10)
  • Session VII: June 28 through July 8 (sign up June 24)
  • Session VIII: July 12 through 22 (sign up July 8)
  • Session IX: July 26 through August 5 (sign up July 22)


  • Classes are held at either 9 am, 5 pm, or 5:35 pm

Class Level Descriptions

Level 1, 2, 3, 4: (ages 3 and older)

  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Purpose: Help students feel comfortable in the water
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Purpose: Give students success with fundamental skills
  • Level 3: Stroke Development Purpose: Build from skills in Level 2 with additional guided practice
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement Purpose: Develop confidence in strokes and improve other skills

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Purpose: Help students feel comfortable in the water.

  • Basic water safety rules
  • Exhaling underwater
  • Floating on front and back
  • Opening eyes underwater and picking up submerged objects
  • Recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help
  • Submerging mouth, nose and eyes
  • Swimming on-front and back using arm and leg actions
  • Using a life jacket

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Purpose: Give students success with fundamental skills

  • Bobbing in water
  • Front and back glide
  • Jellyfish float
  • Moving in the water while wearing a life jacket
  • Recognizing a swimmer in distress and getting help
  • Submerging entire head
  • Swimming using combined stroke on front and back
  • Treading water using arm and leg motions

Level 3: Stroke Development

Purpose: Build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice.

  • Butterfly-kick and body motion
  • Front and back crawl
  • Front and back glide
  • Kneeling or standing dive
  • Reach assist
  • Rotary breathing in horizontal position
  • Submerging and retrieving an object
  • Survival float, back float

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

Purpose: Develop confidence in the strokes learned and improve other aquatic skills

  • Dive from stride position or shallow dive
  • Elementary backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly
  • Feet-first surface dive
  • Front and back crawl
  • Safe diving rules
  • Survival float, back float
  • Throwing assist