Swim Lessons

Group Swim Lessons 

Come make a splash at one of our City Pools by learning or practicing your swimming skills! We have convenient group and private lessons that will be offered starting June through August. Sign up early to guarantee a spot in our program.

Price: City Resident *: $49.25 / Non-City Resident: $74.50

*GRU Bill or Voter ID card required for verification. Fees effective October 1, 2017.

Dates for 4-Week Fall Sessions

Sessions are 4 weeks long with lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Session 1: August 22–September 14
Session 2: September 19– October 12

Registration Information Below:

Swim Level Information

Ages for Group Lessons:
Aqua Baby: 6 months–36 months (parent in water with child) 
Pre-School: 3–5 years
Learn to Swim: 6–12 years
Adult Beginner: 13 years and older

Read below for details on swim level prerequisites.

Swim Test:  If you are unsure of what level your child should be place in for swim lessons, swim tests are available at either pool, Monday–Friday, 4 pm–7 pm. This swim test should only take about 5 minutes. We reserve the right to move any child incorrectly placed to the appropriate level or refund payment if the level is full.

Exit Skills Assessment: All Children with the exception of Aqua Babies must pass an Exit Skills Assessment Test by the end of each session to determine if they are able to move up to the next level. Instructors will notify parents on student’s progression throughout the session.

Gator Swim Club Masters Team

Now offering morning practices at Northeast pool! The Gator Swim Club Masters Team is a year-round program for adult swimmers of all abilities. 

Everyone is welcome: novices, former collegiate athletes, tri-athletes, and fitness swimmers.

Practices at Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool  
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00–8:00 am

For more information, please contact Coach Erin Condon at erin@gatorswimclub.com.

More info at www.gatorswimclub.com.

Private Swim Lessons

Interested in racing a biathlon, triathlon or joining a club swim team? Maybe you just want to get better? Instructors will customize to meet your individual needs!

For ages 3 and Older. 
Youth 10 and under, parent / guardian MUST be present on deck.

Price: City Resident * $49.25/Non-City Resident $74.50
*GRU Bill or Voter ID card required for verification. Prices effective Oct. 1, 2017.

Pool Locations:
Dwight H. Hunter Pool (Northeast) NE 
1100 NE 14th Street, Pool phone: 352-334-2191
H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool (Westside) WS
1001 NW 31st Drive, Pool phone: 352-334-2187

Session Dates: Four Saturdays each session.
  • Session 1: NE April 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Session 2: NE April 29, May 6, 13, 20
  • Session 3: WS May 27, June 3, 10, 17
  • Session 4: NE July 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Session 5: NE Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Session 6: NE Sept 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Session 7: NE Oct 7, 14, 21, 28


  • 10:00 am–10:30 am
  • 10:30 am–11:00 am
  • 11:00 am–11:30 am
  • 11:30 am–12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm–12:30 pm 
  • 12:30 pm–1:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm–1:30 pm 
  • 1:30 pm–2:00 pm

Two students per time slot!

Register Online


Mickle Pool Swimming Lessons

Mickle Pool Logo

Ages: Ages 4 and Older

Location: Andrew R. Mickle, Sr. Pool ● 1717 SE 15th Street ● 352-334-2190

Afternoon Lap Swim: 25-yards short course

A minimum of 1–2 lanes will be available at all times for public lap swim. Please call the pool for Lap Lane, Diving Board, and Rock Wall availability.