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  • Gandy Pool

    Gandy Pool
    404 Imperial Boulevard
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    Ph: 863.834.3157
    Email: Aquatics@lakelandgov.net


    Hours of Operation

    Special Closings:

    September 14 - Closed for Swim Meet
    October 3 - Closing early for City Swim Meet
    November 11 - Closed in honor of Veterans Day
    November 28 - November 30 - Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
    December 24 - December 25 - Closed for Christmas Holiday

    Lap Swim

    Monday - Friday: 5:30 AM - 7 PM*
    Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM

    * Tuesday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 17th, lap swim will end at 4 PM.  All other Tuesdays and Thursdays August 29th – October 17th lap swim will end early at 5 PM for High School Swim Meets. 

    Open Swim

    Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
    Saturday
    : 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM

    Night Swim

    Friday, August 9th 7 PM - 9:30 PM

    High School Swim Practice
     
    Monday – Friday:
    3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

    Gandy Pool features a 10 lane, 25-yard short course heated pool with a one-meter diving board and a 3-4 foot deep recreation pool. A handicap ramp at 0-depth and a hydraulic handicap lift chair is provided.

    Open year round. 


    Amenities

    • Vending machines (Food and drink permitted in pavilion areas only.)
    • Lockers for personal belongings
    • Lap lanes (Time clocks available)
    • Bleacher seating
    • Shower/changing rooms
    • Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) available for checkout.

      Sorry, no refunds due to inclement weather.

    Fees

    • $4 - One visit; Open/Lap Swim
    • $40 - 20 Visits; Open/Lap Swim
    • ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the  in front of the class

      Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360

      Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300

      Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800


     

     

     

  • Simpson Pool

    Simpson Pool
    1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
    Lakeland, FL 33805
    Ph: 863.834.2286
    Email: Aquatics@lakelandgov.net 

    Simpson Pool is open seasonally in the Summer. For information on Simpson during the rest of the year, contact Gandy Pool: 863-834-3157.


    Hours of Operation

    Closed for Season after September 22

    Open Swim

    Saturday & Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

    Lap Swim

    Saturday & Sunday 12 pm - 5pm

    Simpson Pool features a 10 lane, 50-meter long course pool and separate diving well with two one-meter diving boards. A hydraulic handicap lift chair is also available.


    Fees

    • $4 - One visit; Open/Lap Swim
    • $40 - 20 visits; Open/Lap Swim
    • ACTIVITY PASS (Semi-Annual or Annual Pass) Covers Weight rooms, Cardio Rooms, Open Swim, Lap Swim, Open Tennis and any Health and Fitness Class with the  in front of the class

      Ages 14-59 (Individual) $200/$360

      Ages 60 and up (individual) $170/$300

      Family (Two adults up to the age of 59 living in same household plus any legal dependents) $450/$800


    17 & under - inquire about dollar days.

  • Swim Lessons

    Swim Lesson Schedule

    Lessons are provided in 2-week sessions throughout the summer, Monday - Thursday, each lesson is 45 minutes. 

     

    Simpson Pool 

    Evening Swim Lessons:

    August 19 – 29, M-Thurs

    6:15pm – 7:00pm

    Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

    Parent Participation
    The instructor will help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water. Swim diapers required under a bathing suit.

    PreSchool Swimming
    Beginner class designed to be the first class without parents. instructors will evaluate and determine the appropriate level for your child.

    Youth Learn to Swim
    Beginner to intermediate class; your child will learn how to be swim competent.

    Youth Stroke School
    Advanced class children, should be able to swim. Participants will learn proper freestyle techniques and introducing other stokes

  • Classes
  • Swim Team

    Gandy & Simpson Pools are the home to Riptide Aquatics. Riptide Aquatics is a year-round competitive swim team providing high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability from novice, state, national and international competitors. Train with some of the best swimmers in the country and work with talented and experienced coaches. Find out more on their website.