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Register: 2022 Lifeguard Games


  • Gandy Pool

    Gandy Pool
    404 Imperial Boulevard
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    Ph: 863.834.3157
    Email: Aquatics@lakelandgov.net

    Gandy Pool features a 10 lane, 25-yard short course heated pool with a one-meter diving board and a 3-4 foot deep recreation pool. A handicap ramp at 0-depth and a hydraulic handicap lift chair is provided.

    Open year-round


    Hours of Operation

    Lap Swim
    Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Open Swim
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Lap & Open Swim
    Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lap swim/Open swim
    Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lap swim/Open swim

    Special Closings & Hours:
    CLOSED: June 3 - 5, Florida Sports Foundation Synchronized Swim Meet

     


    Safety Procedures to Help Curb the Spread of the coronavirus

    • Bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.
    • Deck furniture has been spaced out to ensure physical distancing
    • Social distancing is encouraged.
    • Lifejackets, kickboards, and pull buoys will be available for lap swim only and will be disinfected after each use

     


    Amenities

    • Vending machines (Food and drink permitted in pavilion areas only.)
    • Lockers for personal belongings
    • Lap lanes (Time clocks available)
    • Bleacher seating
    • Shower/changing rooms
    • Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) available for checkout.

      Sorry, no refunds due to inclement weather.

    Fees

    • $4 - One visit; Open/Lap Swim
    • $40 - 20 Visits; Open/Lap Swim
    • ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the  in front of the class

      Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360

      Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300

      Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800

     

  • Simpson Pool

    Simpson Pool
    1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
    Lakeland, FL 33805
    Ph: 863.834.2286
    Email: Aquatics@lakelandgov.net 

    OPENING - Sunday, May 29!!


    Hours of Operation

    Lap Swim
    Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Open Swim
    Monday - Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Lap & Open Swim
    Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lap swim/Open swim
    Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lap swim/Open swim

    Special Closings & Hours:
    Memorial Day (5/30): 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    CLOSED: July 8th, Lifeguard Games (Come by and watch the competition!!)


    Safety Procedures to Help Curb the Spread of the coronavirus

    • Deck furniture has been spaced out to ensure physical distancing
      • There are no tables or bleachers for use
      • Shade structures are will be monitored for social distancing
    • Lifejackets, kickboards, and pull buoys will be available for lap swim only and will be disinfected after each use

    Fees

    • $4 - One visit; Open/Lap Swim
    • $40 - 20 visits; Open/Lap Swim
    • ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the  in front of the class

      Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360

      Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300

      Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800


    17 & under - inquire about dollar days.

  • Swim Lessons

    group of children in swim lessons on the steps of Gandy Pool. Little girl in foreground holding nose while working with instructor.

    Swim Lessons

    For more information call 863.834.3157 or email Aquatics@Lakelandgov.net 

    Adult Beginner Swim Lessons 
    Participants will be introduced to basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. Participants will also learn the skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water. 5 participant max.
    Saturdays
    $50 (for the 4-week session)
    Adult 2: April 2 - April 30 (No class 4/16)
    Session 1: May 7 - 28 
    Session 2: June 4 - 25
    Session 3: July 9 - 30
    Session 4: August 6 - 27

    Gandy Pool
    9:00 - 9:45 AM


    Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

    Upcoming Sessions

    Gandy Pool - Spring Swim Lessons
    Monday- Thursday
    April 18 – April 28 
    Preschool Aquatics 5:30 - 6:00 PM
    Youth Learn to Swim Level 3 5:30 - 6:00 PM
    $50

    Summer Swim Lesson Schedules

    $50 per session per child
    Monday - Thursday

    Gandy Pool

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      9-9:30 AM 9:45-10:15 AM 10:30-11 AM 11:15-11:45 AM
    Session 1
    June 6 - 16
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 4 & 5)

    Session 2
    June 20 - 30
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 4 & 5)

    Session 3
    July 12 - 22
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 4 & 5)

    Session 4
    July 26 - August 6
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)
    Preschool Aquatics
    Levels 1 - 3)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 - 3)

    Parent-Child Aquatics
    (Level 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Levels 4 & 5)

    Simpson Park Pool
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      8:30 - 9 AM 9:15 - 9:45 AM
    Session 1
    June 6 - 16
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)

    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)

    Session 2
    June 20 - 30
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)

    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)

    Session 3
    July 12 - 22
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)

    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)

    Session 4
    July 26 - August 6
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)
    Preschool Aquatics
    (Levels 1 & 2)

    Learn to Swim
    (Level 1)
  • Programs and Fitness Classes

    Gandy Pool 

    AQUA SPIN
    Come enjoy a spin class in the pool. Hop on our Hydrorider spin bikes that are submerged in waist-deep water.
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 6:30 AM
    Monday & Thursday 6:00 PM
    Saturday 8:00 AM
    $5

    SPLASHERSIZE
    Join this low-impact water aerobic workout geared for everyone. Shape up using our water weights and enjoy the water at Gandy Pool.
    Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $2.50

    AQUA YOGA
    A total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses and movements with deep breathing and meditation. 
    Saturdays 2:00 PM
    $5
    Instructor: Evelyn Hernandez

    DEEP WATER AEROBICS
    This class will take place in the lap lanes of Gandy Pool and utilize suspension techniques using pool hand buoys and noodles
    Wednesdays 10:00 - 10:45  AM
    $5

    Interested in teaching at one of our facilities? Fill out our online call for instructors form.

  • Lifeguard Classes

    Participants must be 15 or older.
    Pre-requisite swim test includes:

    • 300 yard swim with freestyle and breaststroke
    • 2-minute tread using legs only
    • Timed brick retrieval within 1min. and 40seconds.

     $200 Class Fee

    Upcoming Class Dates & Times:

    • February 18 – February 21

    • March 10 – March 13

    • April 21 – April 24

    • May 19 – May 22

      Thursday & Friday 4 PM - 9 PM

      Saturday & Sunday 8 AM - 5 PM

    A blended learning portion of the class will be emailed to participants before the in-person class begins.

    To register, please visit Gandy Pool, or for more information call us at Gandy Pool at 863-834-3157 or aquatics@lakelandgov.net

    Lifeguard Classes - Flyer - all info located on webpage.

  • Swim Team

    Gandy & Simpson Pools are the home to Riptide Aquatics. Riptide Aquatics is a year-round competitive swim team providing high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability from novice, state, national and international competitors. Train with some of the best swimmers in the country and work with talented and experienced coaches. Find out more on their website.