Clearwater offers swim lessons

Sessions begin next month at the Long Center
Published February 14

CLEARWATER — The next chance for parents to register their children, or themselves, for low-cost swim lessons at the Long Center begins March 9.

The city’s Long Center at 1501 N Belcher Road offers American Red Cross certified swim lessons ranging from parent-child classes up to adult level classes. The course includes 30-minute classes twice a week for four weeks, which are taught in a heated indoor pool.

The eight lessons cost $10 for the four-week session. They are supported by the Long Center Foundation and the city to ensure “no child will ever drown in Pinellas County because they couldn’t afford swim lessons,” according to a news release.

Participants can register online at and click on The Long Center, or call (727) 793-2320.