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Water & Swim Safety

Teaching children water safety is a key part of reducing child drownings. Water safety is defined as age-appropriate education to promote safety in, on, and around bodies of water to reduce the risk of injury or drowning. In Florida, drownings are one of the leading causes of child deaths.

Swimming lessons have been shown to reduce drowning incidents, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children ages four and older learn to swim. Even if your child has taken swimming lessons, never assume that their risk of drowning has subsided. Learning how to swim should be a fun activity, promoting aquatic awareness and minimizing intimidation.

Local Options

Florida Statute 1003.225 Water Safety requires that this information must be provided, and include local options for water safety courses and swimming lessons. Below are some of the area's swim programs that offer swimming lessons and water safety. Contact them for more details.

Palm Coast Aquatics Center
339 Parkview Drive Palm Coast, FL 32164

Aquafin Swim School
250 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach, FL 32126

This list contains learn-to-swim providers in the local area. This list does not constitute a Flagler Schools endorsement for any of the providers listed; the list is merely an informational resource for parents/legal guardians.

This information is provided as a part of the student enrollment packet. Print copies may also be located in the front lobbies of our schools.

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