Swim Safety Guide Palm Beach County

Find the perfect swim class or swim instructor for your child's water safety and swim lesson needs!

By Macaroni KID Palm Beach Gardens-Jupiter March 3, 2022

Find the perfect swim class or swim instructor for your child's water safety and swim lesson needs! 

British Swim School

The British Swim School of Wellington has been in business for 40 years. They are the premier learn to swim and water survival Swim School. Indoor heated facility located in Wellington, Florida. They teach with fun and gentle methods and offer free trial lessons.
Ages: 3 months to adult
COVID Precautions: Social distancing and instructors wear face shields
Location: 3141 Fortune Way, Unit 21 and 22, Wellington
Contact: (561) 855-7043

Drowning Prevention Coalition of PBC

They provide free/reduced-cost swim lessons to qualified children ages 2-12 and their immediate caregivers. They contract out the swim lessons to aquatic facilities throughout Palm Beach County. Please visit for more information.
Ages: 2 to 12 years old
Type of Lessons: Group
Fee: Free to $60
Locations: Locations throughout Palm Beach County
Contact: (561) 616-7068

Infant Swimming Resource - Joan Arpe

Ms. Joan has taught over 3,000 students in the past 28 years. She teaches ISR self rescue method to ages 6 months andup. There is no age too late to learn to swim. All children can learn to self-rescue given the proper instruction and time frame. Home visits available in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach. Observe lessons before deciding on a method.
Ages: 6 months to 8 years old
Type of Lessons: Private
Fee: Cost varies
Contact: Joan Arpe (561) 346-8139 

Live Like Jake Foundation

The indoor heated pool is rented by 5 certified ISR instructors offering swim times in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Drowning is the LEADING cause of death in children ages 1-4. All layers of protection are the solution! Scholarships are available for families in need.
Ages: 6 months to 6 years old
Type of Lessons: Private
Fee: Price varies
Location: 10311 Ironwood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
Contact: (561) 316-4924

JSwim at the Mandel JCC

Sharpen your child's swimming and water safety skills year-long in the heated swimming pool! Their swim lessons are specifically tailored to the age, swimming ability, and confidence in the water. They provide a low instructor-to-student ratio to ensure your child gets plenty of personal attention.
Ages: 6 months and older
Type of Lessons: Both private and group lessons available
Fee: Varies based on class session length
Location: 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens
Contact: (561) 712-5200

Safe Little Swimmers

Ellen is an ISR Instructor as well as an American Red Cross Certified Swim Teacher. She can take your child from infant, teaching them survival skills, all the way through swim team training if that is their desire. She has been teaching for nearly 20 years and each child she teaches is like her own! It would be both her honor and her pleasure to teach your little! She looks forward to meeting your family! In addition, she is also a certified lifeguard and certified to teach CPR/AED for infants, children, and adults.
Ages: 6 months and older
Fee: $150 at her heated pool; travel lessons vary by distance
COVID Precautions: Family preference
Location: 15140 78th Drive N, Palm Beach Gardens (travel lessons also available)
Contact: (561) 670-1198

Swimsation Swim School

Swimsation Swim School has had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques, and confidently move forward in their swim journey. Their aim is to serve the community in teaching lifelong water safety skills by encouraging character development in a family-oriented environment with an individualized touch to every student. Having developed their own unique teaching techniques, their goal is to offer you an unparalleled experience. They believe that the water offers us a therapeutic tool to dive deeper into ourselves. They want you to love this sport as much as they do. They’ve been passionate about swimming from the start, and continue to share the joys of this sport with their clients. Their classes run a wide range of levels and ages, and there is something for everyone. Whether you are new, or a seasoned professional, join them to take your skills to the next level.
Ages: 6 months to adults
Fee: $176 per person for group lessons (30 minutes/8 lessons) and $320 per person for private lessons (30 minutes/8 lessons)
COVID Precautions: Sanitization of all equipment, small classes in open-aired locations, masks on instructors
Location: They travel to you in surrounding areas
Contact: (561) 247-2261

Water Baby ISR

Brittany teaches ISR lessons in Northern Palm Beach County. ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) provides the safest and most effective survival swimming lessons available. ISR teaches children 6 months - 6 years old to swim, float, and survive in the water with customized, one-on-one lessons.

Children 6 months to 1 year learn to self-rescue by rolling back to a floating position where they can rest and breathe until help arrives. Children who are over 1 and walking, learn to swim, and then when they need air they rest and float until they have enough air to continue swimming. This sequence is called swim - float - swim. By teaching children to float we provide them with a way to safely get air if they are more than a short distance from the wall or safety. ISR students learn to make safe choices in and around the water and they learn the foundational skills for a lifetime of safe, fun swimming.

Brittany teaches ISR lessons at the Live Like Jake indoor, heated pool in Palm Beach Gardens and will also travel to your private residence in Northern Palm Beach County.
Ages: 6 months to 6 years old or older
Fees: Vary
Type of Lessons: Private
COVID Precautions: Adheres to CDC recommendations
Location: Live Like Jake Indoor Pool 10311 Ironwood Road, Palm Beach Gardens with private, in-home lessons also available
Contact: (561) 373-8293