Aquatics Operations

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  • Gandy Pool

    Gandy Pool
    404 Imperial Boulevard
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    Ph: 863.834.3157

    Hours of Operation

    Lap Swim

    Monday - Friday: 5:30 AM - 5 PM (Tuesdays & Thursdays - Lap Swim may end at 4pm due to High School Swim Meets - call for schedule)
    Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday: Closed on Sundays during the winter months

    Open Swim

    Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5:00 PM
    : 10 AM - 5 PM
    Sunday: Closed on Sundays during the winter months

    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. 


    • 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.


    • $4 - One visit; Open/Lap Swim
    • $40 - 20 Visits; Open/Lap Swim
  • Simpson Pool

    Simpson Pool
    1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
    Lakeland, FL 33805
    Ph: 863.834.2286

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

    Open / Lap Swim

    Saturday & Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
    Open Labor Day: 9/4 12 PM - 5 PM


    Open on weekends until September 24. Closed for season starting September 25.

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


    • $4 - One visit; Open/Lap Swim
    • $40 - 20 visits; Open/Lap Swim

    17 & under - inquire about dollar days.

  • Swim Lessons

    Swim lessons are available on a limited basis throughout the year.

    Learn more in the Playmaker.

  • Classes
  • Swim Team

    Gandy & Simpson Pools are the home to Tampa Bay Aquatics (TBAY) - Lakeland. TBay-Lakeland is a year-round competitive swim team offering 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 or Facebook page.