The emphasis of SwimAmerica of Gainesville (SAOG) is to teach proper swim techniques while learning basic water safety in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Jill Wilby, the program's director, has been teaching children in Gainesville to swim for over 20 years. As young as age 3, children are taught in small groups and move up to progressively higher levels as they achieve the goals of their current group.

The number one goal of SAOG is to teach your child to really swim, increasing the chance of surviving in the event of a water emergency. The second goal is to teach them to swim well by emphasizing correct competitive swimming techniques from the start—streamline, body rotation, and bilateral side-breathing are just a few of the skills taught at SwimAmerica of Gainesville.

Lessons are offered year-round. All of SAOG's pools are heated, and COVID protocols are in place to keep children as safe as possible both in and out of the water.

We hope to see you at the pool!

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March/April UF location registration is open

Registration is open now for the March/April session of lessons at UF! Sign up now while spots are available!

By Christie Pinter

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