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  • Gandy Pool

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

    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


    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday 5:30 am - 7:00 pm Lap swim
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Open swim

    Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Lap swim/Open swim
    Sunday - closed on Sundays through February

    Special Closings & Hours:


    Safety Procedures to Help Curb the Spread of the coronavirus

    • Max capacity: 100 people
    • Wellness check
      • All patrons’ temperatures will be taken prior to entering the building. If their temperature is above 100.4, they will not be allowed to enter.
    • Bathrooms will close every 45 minutes for staff to clean and disinfect
    • Lap Swim Area:
      • 10 people can swim in the lap area with the following restrictions in place:
      • 3 members of the same household can share a lane with circle swimming encouraged
      • Start on opposite sides of pool
      • Socializing in the water will be discouraged during breaks of swimming
    • Diving boards will be closed
    • Deck furniture has been spaced out to ensure physical distancing
      • There are no tables or bleachers for use
      • Shade structures are will be monitored for social distancing
    • Lifejackets, kickboards, and pull buoys will be available for lap swim only and will be disinfected after each use
    • Pool noodles and rafts not allowed 

     


    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. Simpson Pool will close to the public after August 16th.  


    Hours of Operation

    Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm Lap swim
    Mon - Fri 12pm - 5pm Open swim

    Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm Lap swim/Open swim

    Special Closings & Hours:

     Simpson Pool will close to the public after August 16th.  


    Safety Procedures to Help Curb the Spread of the coronavirus

    • Max capacity: 100 people
    • Wellness check
      • All patrons’ temperatures will be taken prior to entering the building. If their temperature is above 100.4, they will not be allowed to enter.
    • Bathrooms will close every 45 minutes  for staff to clean and disinfect
    • Lap Swim Area:
      • 10 people can swim in the lap area with the following restrictions in place:
      • 3 members of the same household can share a lane with circle swimming encouraged
      • Start on opposite sides of pool
      • Socializing in the water will be discouraged during breaks of swimming
    • Diving boards will be closed
    • Deck furniture has been spaced out to ensure physical distancing
      • There are no tables or bleachers for use
      • Shade structures are will be monitored for social distancing
    • Lifejackets, kickboards, and pull buoys will be available for lap swim only and will be disinfected after each use
    • Pool noodles and rafts not allowed 

     


    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.

  • Programs and Fitness Classes

    Gandy Pool 

    AQUA SPIN
    Come enjoy a spin class in the pool. Hop on our Hydrorider spin bikes that are submerged in waist-deep water.
    Call in advance to reserve a bike
    Monday - Friday 6:30 am
    Mondays 6:00 pm
    Saturdays 8:00 am & 9:00 am
    $5

    SPLASHERSIZE
    Join this low impact water aerobic workout geared for everyone. Shape up using our water weights and enjoy the water at Gandy Pool.
    Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    $2.50

  • Lifeguard Classes

    Participants must be 15 or older.
    Pre-requisite swim test includes:

    • 300 yard swim with freestyle and breaststroke
    • 2-minute tread using legs only
    • Timed brick retrieval within 1min. and 40seconds.

     $200 Class Fee

    Upcoming Class Dates & Times:

    • Thursday, February 18 - Sunday, February 21
      5 pm-7 pm, 5 pm-7 pm, 8 am-5 pm, 8 am-5 pm
    • Thursday, March 25 - Sunday, March 28
      5 pm-7 pm, 5 pm-7 pm, 8 am-5 pm, 8 am-5 pm
    • Thursday, April 15 - Sunday, April 18
      5 pm-7 pm, 5 pm-7 pm, 8 am-5 pm, 8 am-5 pm
    • Thursday, May 13 - Sunday, May 16
      5 pm-7 pm, 5 pm-7 pm, 8 am-5 pm, 8 am-5 pm

    A blended learning portion of the class will be emailed to participants before the in-person class begins.

    To register, please visit Gandy Pool, or for more information call us at Gandy Pool at 863-834-3157 or aquatics@lakelandgov.net

  • Swim Lessons

    group of children in swim lessons on the steps of Gandy Pool. Little girl in foreground holding nose while working with instructor.

    Swim Lessons

    For more information call Gandy Pool at 863.834.3157 or email Aquatics@Lakelandgov.net 

    Adult Beginner Swim Lessons 
    Participants will be introduced to basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes, including the front crawl, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. Participants will also learn the skills and concepts needed to stay safe around water.

    March 6 – April 24
    Saturdays
    9:15 am - 10:00 am
    $50
    5 participants max

    Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

    Parent-Child Aquatics (Ages 6 months - 2.5 years)
    The instructor will help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water. Swim diapers required under a bathing suit.

    Session Dates:
    March 8 – March 19
    March 29 - April 8

    Monday - Thursday
    10:15 am
    30 minutes
    $50
    4 participant max

    Preschool Aquatics (Ages 3 - 5)
    Beginner class designed to be the first-class without parents. instructors will evaluate and determine the appropriate level for your child.

    Call pool for scheduling

    Youth Learn to Swim (Levels 1-3 / Ages 6 - 12) 
    Beginner to intermediate class with participants learning fundamental aquatic skills such as floating, gliding, and simultaneous arms and leg motions all while doing this independently of an instructor’s support.

    Call pool for scheduling

    Youth Learn to Swim Level (Levels 4-5 / Ages 6 - 12) 
    Advanced class with participants improving their aquatic skills and increasing their endurance using the following swim strokes: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke

    Session Dates:
    March 8 – March 19
    March 29 - April 8

    Monday - Thursday
    5:00 pm
    30 minutes
    $50
    4 participant max

  • 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.