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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.  


If your child has not been in the pool for a while and you 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.  

General Course Information/Schedule: 
Cost:  $ 44.00 per course
Eight (8) classes, Forty-five (45) minute classes. (Total of 6 hours)

  • Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays (2 days a wk. for 4 wks.)
  • *Summer & Winter Programs: Monday through Thursday for (4 days a wk. for 2 wks.)

Program Schedule: Year-Round Programming
Looking for a specific date and time, please view and click on the appropriate course schedule.

***Scholarships Available
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WATER SMART BROWARD  “FREE Learn-to-Swim Coupon”
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 4 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.

Parent & Child
Seal and Pups

Ages: 6 months through 3 years old swim lessons
*An adult must enter into the water with 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. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

2016 Course Schedules: Parent & Child. Level 1 (6 months - 1 year old)
                                    Parent & Child. Level 2 (2 & 3 years old)

Pre-School Aquatics

Ages: 4 & 5 years old

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. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

2016 Course Schedules: Pre-School Aquatics. Level 1 
                                    Pre-School Aquatics. Level 2
                                    Pre-School Aquatics. Level 3

Learn to Swim
Beginners Level 1-5 & Adults - (Ages: 6 - Adults)
The program is designed for children over 6 years old through adults, and 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. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

2016 Course Schedules: Learn-to-Swim. Level 1 (Beginners) 
                                    Learn-to-Swim. Level 2
                                    Learn-to-Swim. Level 3
                                    Learn-to-Swim. Level 4
                                    Learn-to-Swim. Level 5
                                    Learn-to-Swim. Adults (17 years & older)

Adaptive Aquatics
Adaptive Aquatics
Children with Special Needs/ Developmental Disabilities
*An adult must enter into the water with 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. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

2016 Course Schedules: Adaptive Aquatics (Special Needs)

Swim Lessons Registration Policies & Procedures

1.  No Refunds or Transferring of swim lesson sessions. 
(In the case of medical reasons, a doctor's note and letter requesting the cancellation, refund or transfer of a swim lesson course must be presented to aquatic management staff to proceed with request.)

2.  The Learn-to-Swim Program runs on an open calendar. Follow-up courses are not reserved for participants currently enrolled in courses. Participants may only be registered for one course at a time.  

3. Classes which fall on an observed holidays will be rescheduled at the end of the course schedule.  

4. Participants and their parent and/or guardian must complete the City of Hollywood's "Aquatic Registration Form" and sign the "Waiver and Release of Liability" form in order to complete the registration process.  Participants will not be able to participate in the program until all forms are completed appropriately. 

Weather Policy
     All City of Hollywood Community Centers, Parks & Pools are equipped with the Thor Guard System. Thor Guard 

lightning prediction systems are designed to predict lightning around a five (5) mile radius area BEFORE lightning strikes, allowing decisions regarding dangerous situations to be proactive, not reactive.

1.  If inclement weather is on the horizon, parents are urged to call Driftwood Community Pool at 954.967.4644, 30 minutes before the start of your class to inquire on the operational status of the facility.
2.  After two class sessions are cancelled due to weather or unforeseen incidents, classes will be rescheduled at the end of the course session.