Aquatics

Aquatics The City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department has 12 aquatics sites. During the summer they are all open for your enjoyment. Our seasonal pools open Memorial Day weekend and close the day school starts. All of them offer Learn-to-Swim classes (youth to adults), recreation/open swim time and classes like water aerobics and Mommy and Me. * classes vary by location.

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General Pool Admission

Program Fees

Learn-to-Swim


Lessons are offered year-round for $45 for 8 lessons for City of Miami residents and $65 for 8 lessons for non-City of Miami residents.

There are different levels for learn-to-swim to allow your child to start with basic skills and then move on to stroke technique and proper swim form. Each level they graduate from makes them a stronger swimmer. Our instructors are American Red Cross certified and enjoy the experience of teaching children how to be safe in and near the water. Please refer to the list of pools below and contact your nearest pool to find out more about their Learn-To-Swim classes.

Miami Tarpons Swim Team

Prerequisite = Must swim 300 yards front crawl (proficiently with proper head position, arm entry and recovery)

Training Sites:

Fees: Swim Team monthly/$45 City Residents, monthly/$65 Non-City Residents

Recreation Swim Team

Training Sites:

Fees: Swim Team monthly/$45 City Residents, monthly/$65 Non-City Residents (Fee Reduction may apply)

 

The Miller J. and Nancy S. Dawkins Olympic Swimming Pool Complex*(Closed For Repairs)
4800 N.W. 12 Ave.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33142
Phone: (305) 960-4636 Contact a Supervisor: Osvaldo Castillo (786) 566-0258

*For our community's benefit, this facilitiy will undergo repairs from 8/20-11/18. All programming will relocate to Range Pool.

Jose Marti Pool
351 S.W. 4 St.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: (305) 575-5265 Contact a Supervisor: Osvaldo Castillo (786) 566-0258

Shenandoah Pool
1805 S.W. 22 Ave.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33145
Phone: (305) 859-2718 Contact a Supervisor: Erich Valerdi (786) 390-4004

Gibson Pool
401 N.W. 12 St.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: (305) 960-4641 Contact a Supervisor: Erich Valerdi (786) 390-4004

Grapeland Water Park - CLOSED on Labor Day September 3, 2018
1550 N.W. 37 Ave.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 960-2951 Contact a Supervisor: Erich Valerdi (786) 390-4004

Miami Rowing Center                                                       
3601 Rickenbacker Cswy.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 361-1505 Contact a Supervisor: Diana Herrera (786) 510-5155


Range Pool - Open until 11/18/18
525 N.W. 62 St.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33150
Phone: (305) 759-1865 Contact a Supervisor: Erich Valerdi (786) 390-4004

Curtis Pool - Under construction
1901 N.W. 24 St.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33125
Phone: (305) 634-7352 Contact a Supervisor: Erich Valerdi (786) 390-4004

Morningside Pool - Closed until further notice
750 N.E. 55 Terrace  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 751-2143 │(305) 416-1300

West End PoolClosed until Summer 2019
250 S.W. 60 Ave.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33144
Phone: (305) 264-0131 Contact a Supervisor: Osvaldo Castillo (786) 566-0258
Open Swim: $3.00 per Adult / Free per Child
Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Virrick PoolClosed until Summer 2019
3255 Plaza St.  
Miami, FL 33133
Phone: (305) 445-0115 Contact a Supervisor: Osvaldo Castillo (786) 566-0258
Open Swim: $3.00 per Adult / Free per Child
Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Williams Pool - Closed until Summer 2019
1717 N.W. 5 Ave.  Handicap Accessible
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305) 579-6979 Contact a Supervisor: Osvaldo Castillo (786) 566-0258
Open Swim: $3.00 per Adult / Free per Child
Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm - 5:00pm


Virginia Key Beach Ocean Rescue

The mission of the Ocean Rescue Section is to provide surf lifesaving on the City of Miami's public beach as a professional effort and as a means of public safety, preventing accidents while protecting lives and city property by providing prompt, skillful and cost-effective ocean rescue and lifesaving emergency services.  These goals are met by creating the highest level of professionalism among our lifeguard ranks and by providing beachgoers with exceptional customer service and public relations; as well as, an education in beach and aquatic safety.

Guard on Duty: The City of Miami Parks and Recreation Ocean Rescue Section boasts 3 elevated and mostly enclosed lifeguard towers, spaced approximately 150 yards apart.

City of Miami'spublic beach is professionally guarded 365 days year

In case of emergency, Ocean Rescue Lifeguards will respond to approximately 1.5 miles of beach (including where no lifeguards are on duty). Lifeguards monitor the surf-style beach up to 100 yards offshore. Lifeguards can, and at times do, respond to emergency situations in Bear and Norres Cut. Numerous rescues have been made by Ocean Rescue Lifeguards in these areas.