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Swim Lessons

Department of Health in Lee County

  •  239-332-9501
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    Mailing Address

    3920 Michigan Avenue 

    Fort Myers, FL 33916 

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    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or one of the other Relay Toll Free Numbers. 

Learning to swim can be a fun way to cool off in the heat of the day, great exercise and add an important layer of protection from drowning. Layers of protection that include swim skills, supervision, barriers and emergency preparedness are described on the Waterproof Florida website.

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County urges all parents and care givers to get children registered for swim lessons with trained instructors. Classes should include skills and water safety instruction. All adults supervising children around water should know how to swim well and learn water rescue skills and CPR.

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under age 5. Lee County sees 30 to 50 submersion injuries in hospitals every year, and a third of those injuries become permanent.

In Lee County, swim lessons are offered at many public pools and through private contractors. Adults and children are urged to register for swim lessons with trained instructors. Please read our swim lesson chart for a complete listing of services at public pools.