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Sign Up Now For Swim Lessons

By Diane Holm

May 01, 2015

Lee County, FL—Swim lessons can be a fun way for kids to cool off in the warm weather of spring and summer, and add an important layer of protection to keep them safe around the water. Lee County sees 30-50 child submersion injuries in hospitals every year, and a third of those injuries become permanent.

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County urges all parents and care givers to get children registered for swim lessons with trained instructors. The classes should include skills and water safety instruction. Parents should learn water rescue skills and CPR.

Layers of protection that include swim skills, supervision, barriers and emergency preparedness are listed on the Waterproof Florida website www.waterprooffl.com.

In Lee County, public swim lessons are offered at the sites below, at www.leecountyinjuryprevention.org and through private contractors.

Name Website Phone
South Region
Bonita Springs Community Pool www.bonitaspringsrecreation.org 239-947-1948
Bonita Springs YMCA www.swflyca.org 239-221-7560
FGCU Aquatic Center www.fgcu.edu/aquatics 239-590-7700
Fort Myers Beach Pool www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov 239-463-5759
San Carlos Community Pool www.leeparks.org 239-533-7275
Sanibel Recreation Complex www.mysanibel.com 239-472-0345
Central Region
City of Fort Myers Golf View Pool www.cityftmyers.com 239-931-7020
Fort Myers Aquatic Center www.cityftmyers.com 239-931-7020
STARS Complex www.cityftmyers.com 239-332-6671
Tice Community Pool www.leeparks.org 239-533-7275
West Region
Cape Coral Yacht Club www.capecoral.net 239-533-7275
Phillips Park Community Pool www.leeparks.org 239-533-7275
Sun Splash Water Park www.sunsplashwaterpark.com 239-574-0558
Wellness Center of Cape Coral www.leememorial.org 239-424-3220
YMCA Cape Coral High School Pool www.leecountyymca.org 239-275-9622
East Region
Lehigh Acres Community Pool www.leeparks.org 239-533-7275
North Region
North Fort Myers Community Pool www.leeparks.org 239-533-7275

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