The City of Hollywood is an authorized provider of the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Courses are geared to teach participants, regardless of ability, to learn to swim through goal setting skills levels and accomplishments. Courses are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors (WSI). Each distinct course in the Learn-to Swim Program is divided by age groups and skill level. Please read each program criteria to find what fits your child’s age and ability before registering.
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If your child has not been in the pool for a while and/or do not know what program or skill level to register him/her into, please contact us at Driftwood Community Pool at 954.967.4644. We will help you schedule a swim test with a certified Water Safety Instructor. 
  1. Course Fees & Schedule
  2. Registration & Refund Policy
  3. Weather Policy
Cost:  $46.75 per course for Residents. $70.13 per course for Non-Resident.   

Program Schedule: Year-Round Programming

Weekday Courses (Evenings 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM): 
Eight (8) classes, Forty-five (45) minute classes. (Total of 6 hours)

  • Mondays & Wednesdays (2 days a week. for 4 weeks.)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 days a week. for 4 weeks.)
Weekend Courses (Mornings: 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM):
Six (6) classes, One (1) Hour classes. (Total of 6 hours)

  • Saturdays (6 weeks.)

*Summer Program (Mornings: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM)  
Eight (8) classes, Forty-five (45) minute classes. (Total of 6 hours)

  • Monday through Thursday for (4 days a week. for 2 weeks.)
  •  Eight (8) classes, Forty-five (45) minute classes. (Total of 6 hours)
 *Winter Program (Evenings 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM & 6:00 PM)  
Eight (8) classes, Forty-five (45) minute classes. (Total of 6 hours)

  • Monday through Thursday for (4 days a week. for 2 weeks.)
  • Eight (8) classes, Forty-five (45) minute classes. (Total of 6 hours)


*Physical coupon must be presented at time of registration at Driftwood Community Pool. Coupons may not be applied on online registration.

Free Swim Lessons for Children 6 months - 8 years 


The Children’s Services Council of Broward County has partnered with Broward County’s SWIM Central program provide a coupon to help off-set the cost of swimming instruction for children and their families. The coupon is redeemable for a Free Learn-to-Swim Course at Driftwood Community Pool. Learn More...

  • The child must be between the ages of 6 months and 8 years old.
  • Each child will need their own coupon and may only receive one coupon per year.
  • Coupons are available only to Broward County Residents.


Swim Lessons

Parent & Child   

 Ages: 6 months through 3 years young swim lessons

*An adult must enter into the water with the child.*

Developed for children 6 months to 3 years, Parent and Child Aquatics helps young children get ready to swim by emphasizing fun in the water.  Parents and children participate in several guided practice sessions that help kids learn elementary swimming skills, including water entry, bubble blowing, front kicking, back floating, underwater exploration and more.


Pre-School Aquatics


Beginners Level 1 through Level 3 
 4 & 5 years young
Children ages 4 and 5 learn water safety, survival skills and foundational swimming concepts in a safe and fun environment. Skills are age-appropriate, allowing students to achieve success on a regular basis. 



Beginners Level 1 through Level 4 & Adults 
Ages: 6 years - Adults
Designed for children over 6 years old through adults. Students progress through the levels at their own pace, mastering the skills in one level before advancing to the next. Each level of our Learn-to-Swim class includes training in basic water safety and helping others in an emergency, in addition to stroke development. 

Adaptive Aquatics

Adaptive Aquatics 

Children with Special Needs/ Developmental Disabilities
*An adult must enter into the water with the child.*
Each child is unique and have unique needs. As they grow and develop, their minds and bodies respond in many different ways. One place that all children can learn and grow is in the water. Teaching a child to swim can be fun and educational. The Adaptive Aquatic Program is focused on children with special needs; whether developmental or physical disabilities to meet their one-on-one needs. An adult must enter the water with child.