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Learn to swim this year
May 10, 2017 — Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Boy swimming in pool.

In Miami-Dade County and Florida, drowning is the number one cause of death of children under age five. Swimming experts, such as the American Red Cross, advocate water safety education and swimming lessons, as one of the best way to prevent drowning incidents.

Every Lesson Counts is a water safety campaign with the goal of teaching one million swim lessons annually in our County.

Learn-to-Swim classes

Help your child or yourself to be safer at the beach and the pool. Enroll in a Learn-to-Swim class, offered at all 15 of our public pools and taught by certified American Red Cross water safety instructors. Learn-to-Swim classes include Parent and Tot (ages 2-3), Preschool Aquatics (ages 4-5), Levels 1-6 (ages 6-18), and Adults. For more information or to register, contact your desired pool site from this list.

Help kids learn to swim by donating

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade provides scholarships for free swimming lessons to children. Donate to the cause.

To learn about partner events, visit the Miami-Dade Drowning Prevention Coalition (DPC) events web page.