Panama City Beach Swim Academy provides a progressive, developmentally appropriate curriculum for learners of every age and skill level. Whether you are introducing your infant to the water for the first time, looking for swim lessons for your children, preparing your swimmer for swim team, or if you are a seasoned athlete in training, our professional team of instructors and coaches are dedicated to meeting your goals.
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About Our Program
Safety is our PRIORITY! Drowning prevention education and crucial survival skills are incorporated into every class in the program.
Very small class sizes provide the time required to build a relationship with the student and the ability to teach to the skills and needs of the individual student.
FUN! Our experienced team keeps students engaged by presenting skills in a fun and caring way!
Positive reinforcement, encouragement, and team building within the class allow each student to explore and practice their new skills in a healthy, safe environment. Their confidence SOARS!
Water Safety Workshops– 1-day Parent/Tot workshops for children ages 0-23 months. FREE program with completed registration.
Terrific Twos – Parent/Tot classes specifically designed to build the confidence of participants and prepare youngsters age 24-35 months for independence.
Learn to Swim Lessons – A comprehensive group of swim classes beginning with basic life-saving skills progressing to a confident, independent, capable swimmer. Students are grouped by age and current skill level. Most classes are limited to a maximum of 3 students.
Clinics – A variety of 1-time clinics offered throughout the year featuring specialized or customized topics.
Private Lessons – Available for all ages and skill levels, customized curriculum to meet your goals. All adult classes are private lessons.
Panama City Beach Aquatic Center offers a complete menu of Red Cross certification classes throughout the year.
A variety of CPR classes
Safety Training for Swim Coaches
Other classes by request
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I register and pay for my child’s lessons? Registration can be completed either in person, at the Aquatic Center, or by phone during business hours. You can register anytime as long as space is available. Payment is due at the time of registration by cash, check, or major credit card. Ticket Office/Registration info: (850) 236-2206
May we register for multiple sessions at one time? YES! You are encouraged to do so! Enrolling early and registering for multiple sessions ensures you get the schedule that works best for your family! Class times are offered on a first come, first served basis.
If my child misses a class, may I schedule a make-up lesson? To maintain the high quality and small class size of our swim lessons, make up classes are not provided for missed lessons. However, in the event Panama City Beach Swim Academy cancels lessons for safety reasons (lightning, etc.), a make-up schedule will be provided.
Can I get a refund if I decide to cancel after registering? Due to the nature of our first come, first served schedule, Panama City Beach Swim Academy has a NO REFUND policy. However; we are happy to offer alternatives to your original schedule as long as space is available.
What should we bring to swim lessons? Well-fitting swimsuit, flip-flops, at least one towel, warm clothes for after class – pj’s are great! Any student who is not completely potty trained is required to wear a snug fitting swim diaper. Flotation devices are prohibited during lessons.
When should sunscreen be applied? Sunscreen should be applied at HOME prior to arriving at the Aquatic Center in order to be effective and re-applied as directed. Other recommended sun protection may include a snugly fitting rash guard or other swim apparel with an SPF factor of 50 or more, and hats for infants.
Does my child need a swim cap or goggles? Once a student has earned their goggles, they may bring goggles to use in class. Long hair should be up in a tight bun or ponytail during class. Swim caps are optional but are helpful once a swimmer starts swimming laps.
Should I come to class if it’s raining at my house? Weather related cancellations are based on imminent and present safety concerns at the Aquatic Center. Florida boasts the highest number of lightning strikes in the US; however, it rains a lot more often than we have the threat of lightning and we do not typically cancel due to rain. With the unpredictable behavior of storms, it may be impossible to anticipate whether your class may be cancelled until class is about to begin. We understand that although it may be frustrating at times, we make every effort to provide you with the class you registered for at the agreed time; therefore, cancellations may be last minute or even during class. In the rare cases when classes are cancelled due to weather, you will be notified with as much notice as possible and a make-up opportunity will be provided at your next class time.
What if my child cries? It is very common for a child to be nervous or cry when beginning something new. Our instructors are trained to handle the most apprehensive students gently and with great care. It is important for the instructors to build a relationship of trust with each child without the distraction or interference of well-intentioned family members. Parents and family members can support their student by being their biggest cheerleader and offering hugs, kisses, and encouragement after each lesson!