Water Safety and Fun: North Fort Myers Community Pool Makes a splash – North Fort Myers Neighbor | WHs Answers

The North Fort Myers Pool. Photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

The summer hours make a splash around the pool in North Fort Myers in June, giving the community a chance to cool off this summer.

Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm and 1pm to 6pm on Sunday. The summer hours run until August 6th.

North Fort Myers Pool Supervisor John Zavacky said they offer swimming lessons, aerobics, a lifeguard program and hours for the community to enjoy the water.

Very popular with the kids, the swimming lessons start with toddlers and progress through a junior lifeguard program.

Swimming lessons start at the age of 6 months.

Swimming lessons at North Fort Myers Pool are always popular. Lee County also offers the community aqua aerobics, a junior lifeguard program (on waitlist at press time; call for information), and open hour swim times. Photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

“Once they get to alligator class, they should be ready to join any youth competitive swim team.” he said.

He said they cost $50 for eight classes at pre-programmed dates and times, namely 8:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m. weekdays, 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturdays, and 12 p.m. and 1 p.m o’clock on Sunday.

There are also lessons for children from 6 months to 3 years, where the child must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Lessons focus on helping the child become comfortable in the water. There are four 30 minute classes plus five outdoor pool passes after the child has finished the class.

The pre-school swimming lessons are for children aged 3 to 4 and consist of eight 30-minute lessons.

Starfish courses are for children ages 5 and up who have little water experience for eight 45-minute courses.

Swimming lessons range from adult-led classes for toddlers to older children who want to learn or improve their skills. (Call or check website for availability.) The community pool also has water slides for kids who can swim. Adults enjoy the aqua aerobic programs. Photo courtesy of Lee County Parks & Recreation

Tadpoles is for children ages 5 and up who are comfortable in the water with help and includes eight 45-minute lessons.

The guppy classes are for those aged 5+ who are comfortable in the water without assistance and consist of eight 45 minute classes.

The Snapper classes are for those ages 5 and up who want to develop their front and back crawls and new swimming strokes over eight 45-minute classes.

The Gator course, ages 5 and up, is for those who want to develop stroke and endurance in eight 45-minute classes.

The pool also offers a junior lifeguard program, which is full with a waiting list at press time. The one-week program is aimed at young people between the ages of 10 and 15.

There are also aerobic programs at 10:00 am for 45 minutes Monday through Thursday.

The pool includes seven lifeguards, and Zavacky said there will never be fewer than two people on deck a day.

“All guards are ready to help with any rules or questions they might have.” he said.

Children who have passed their swimming test can enjoy the water slides in the pool. Zavacky said they only accept Coast Guard-approved life jackets at the pool for those who need them.

“We are a shared bathroom. Anyone can visit the facility.” he said.

Admission is $2 for children 17 and under and seniors 55 and older, and $3 for adults.

North Fort Myers community pool is located at 5170 Orange Grove Blvd. For more information, visit https://www.leegov.com/parks/pools/nfmpool or call (239) 652-4520.


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