Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County


Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Aquatics Program: Swim Academy

Aquatic Lessons in Broward County Florida

In the heart of Broward County, a remarkable initiative is making waves, quite literally, in the lives of young individuals. Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Aquatics Program is not just about swimming lessons; it’s a dedicated commitment to education in drowning prevention, youth development, and social responsibility. In this blog, we explore 3 different programs that have a profound impact on fostering a safe and supervised environment for the community, embodying a personal mission that transcends the ordinary.

American Red Cross Centennial Swim Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County teams up with The American Red Cross and the Centennial Campaign program ( to help significantly reduce the cost of Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor training to qualified club members, which opens the door to many job opportunities and even more youth, will be able to gain the life skill of swimming. 

Michael Phelps IM Swim Program

Upon returning home to the U.S. after competing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Michael launched the Michael Phelps Foundation and embarked upon an eight-city tour across the country to share his Dream, Plan, Reach message with Boys & Girls Clubs of America Club members.

In 2009, along with the help of and Michael Phelps Swimming, we developed our signature program, IM, named for Michael’s signature event the Individual Medley. IM is a water-safety, wellness, and goal-setting program for Boys & Girls Clubs of America members and Special Olympics International athletes. 

Baptist Health South Florida Junior Lifeguard Program

In a world where water safety is paramount, our Aquatics program stands out by offering comprehensive swimming lessons tailored for children of all ages and skill levels. Our certified instructors are passionate about not only teaching swimming techniques but also instilling a sense of responsibility and community among the participants. With a focus on creating a supportive and nurturing atmosphere, we aim to foster personal growth and confidence both in and out of the water.

Drowning Prevention: A Vital Educational Pillar

Drowning remains a leading cause of accidental death among children, emphasizing the critical importance of drowning prevention education. Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County recognizes this sobering reality and has taken proactive steps to address it through their Aquatics Program. The program goes beyond teaching swimming techniques; it imparts life-saving skills and knowledge that empower young participants to stay safe in and around water.

By focusing on drowning prevention education, the program not only equips children with the ability to swim but also instills a deep understanding of water safety. From recognizing the hazards to practicing responsible behavior, participants emerge from the program with a heightened awareness that can make a significant difference in preventing accidents and tragedies.

Youth Development: Nurturing Potential Beyond the Pool

While drowning prevention is a crucial component, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Aquatics Program extends its impact far beyond the pool. It is a holistic approach to youth development, fostering personal growth, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment in every participant.

Through structured swim lessons, the program emphasizes essential life skills such as discipline, perseverance, and teamwork. The supportive and encouraging environment created by dedicated instructors contributes to the overall development of each participant, nurturing qualities that extend well beyond the aquatic setting.

Social Responsibility: Building Community Bonds

The Aquatics Program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is not just about individual skill development; it’s about instilling a sense of social responsibility in the young minds that pass through its waters. By emphasizing the importance of water safety and education, the program contributes to building a community that is vigilant, informed, and collectively responsible for the well-being of its members.

A Safe and Supervised Environment: Our Personal Mission

At the core of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Aquatics Program is a personal mission to provide services in a safe and supervised environment. The program is designed not just as a series of lessons but as a commitment to the well-being of every participant.

In conclusion, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Aquatics Program transcends the conventional boundaries of swimming lessons. It is a powerful platform for drowning prevention education, youth development, and social responsibility. By intertwining these pillars, the program creates a multifaceted impact that extends beyond the pool, shaping responsible and resilient individuals who contribute positively to their community. As we champion the cause of a safe and supervised environment, we invite everyone to dive into the transformative journey that is Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Aquatics Program.

Contact either of Swim Academy Locations below to get started! 

Carver Ranches in West Park, FL (954) 967-8787

William E. Slaughter/S. Robert Levine Campus in North Lauderdale (954) 726-3927