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PARENTS PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Children under three years of age will not be admitted into the facility. Parents must provide proof of age three to enter.

Please be aware that the Venetian Pool will cease the sale of admission tickets once the facility has reached its maximum capacity. Re-entry of any kind will be prohibited once the pool is closed for admission sales.

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Ages 16 years old and above 

Become a lifeguard in just one week! The Venetian Pool is offering a community lifeguard certification course where students will learn valuable lifesaving skills and get hands on training from our experienced lifeguard instructors.

Program Prerequisites:
•200 yard swim without stopping using Freestyle or Breast stroke.
•Two minute tread with hands above the water.
•Ten pound brick retrieval from the 8 ft section of the pool.

Class Dates: (Students must attend all days and times as well as complete an assigned resource document, 80% on written exam and demonstrate mastery of all practical skills to successfully complete the certification course.)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Course Includes: Lifeguard textbook, study materials and Jeff Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Training Program certification. The certificate of completion is valid at any aquatic facility in the United States as well as many international locations.

Fee: $210 per session 

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Ages 18 years old and above

Learning how to swim is essential at any age! Whether you are looking to learn how to swim or simply improve your strokes and skills, our instructors will work with your individual skills and needs. Participants must bring proper swim attire.

3-week sessions 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Session 1: June 9, 10, 11 and June 16, 17, 18 and June 23, 24, 25
Session 2: June 30 and July 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and July 14, 15, 16
Session 3: July 21, 22, 23 and July 28, 29, 30 and August 4, 5, 6

Members: $60 per session (9 lessons)
Residents: $70 per session (9 lessons)

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ENJOY SWIMMING? Love to teach? Volunteer for the City of Coral Gables Venetian Aquatic Club. Get involved in your community and meet new friends! Learn to Teach Adults & Children How to Swim.

Volunteer Teacher Training Red Cross Water Safety Aide Course
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 5 - Friday, May 8, 2015
Tuesday, May 12 - Friday, May 15, 2015

Register with the Venetian Aquatic Club:

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Ages 5 years old and above

Classes are taught by volunteers of the Venetian Aquatic Club who have taught American Red Cross lessons since 1959. Please visit for additional information on the club.

Monday – Friday, 2-Week Sessions, 8:30 a.m. or 9:10 a.m. or 9:50 a.m.

Session 1: June 8 - June 19, 2015
Session 2: June 22 - July 3, 2015
Session 3: July 6 - July 17, 2015
Session 4: July 20 - July 31, 2015
Session 5: August 3 - August 14, 2015

  • Level I: Introduction to water skills - Offered all sessions, all times.
  • Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills - Offered all sessions, all times.
  • Level III: Stroke Development - Offered all sessions, all times.
  • Level IV: Stroke Improvement - Offered all sessions, all times.
  • Level V: Stroke Refinement - Offered all sessions 8:30 a.m. & 9:10 a.m. ONLY.
  • Level VI: Stroke Proficiency - Offered all sessions 9:50 a.m. ONLY.

Residents: $50 per session (10 lessons)
Non-residents: $60 per session (10 lessons)
Children must be 5 years of age at start of class (Birth certificate required for all ages)

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Must have completed and passed Level VI and be 11 years of age. After successful completion of course, graduates 15 years and above may volunteer to assist swim instructors as Junior Aides.

Offered Session II only
June 22 – July 3, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Residents: $50 per session (10 lessons)
Non-residents: $60 per session (10 lessons)


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