GPAC Swim School Specifics

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Make a Splash is a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation, with the goal  of teaching every child in America how to swim. It works by aligning the nation's top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign, saves lives by joining forces with grassroots learn-to-swim programs and reaches thousands of children through wide-reaching in-school materials.

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Pensacola State College Aquatic Center - Link to our locations
Swim School Levels
Please remember, there are several skills in each level and each child progresses at their own rate. Your child may be in a level for more than one session.
Beginner Level: 
For swimmers with little or no experience in the water. Swimmers will learn water safety, floating, kicking and will begin to put the freestyle and backstroke together.
Intermediate Level: 
For swimmers who have completed the Beginner Level. Swimmers will build on freestyle and backstroke as well as learn the breaststroke.
Pre-Competitive Level: 
For swimmers who have completed the Intermediate Level. Swimmers will build endurance, learn the butterfly kick and will be introduced to competitive swimming drills. Upon successful completion of this level, swimmers will be ready for the GPAC White Training Group (beginner group).
Session Information
  • Sessions are two days a week either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday.
  • Sessions run for four consecutive weeks and contain eight lessons.
  • There are a few sessions where a lesson will not be held such as Holidays and Spring Break.
  • In those instances the session will be longer than 4 weeks, however, only eight lessons will be taught.
  • Each class is offered at 2:35 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 3:55 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 5:15 p.m., and 5:55 p.m. Each lesson is 35 minutes long. 

Important Reminders

  • You must attend the days for which you sign up. (Ex: if you register for M/W you must attend M/W classes)
  • Makeup classes will not be given if you are unable to attend a lesson.
  • Lessons may have to be canceled by GPAC due to inclement weather, poor pool conditions, etc. as we are held to the standards of the PSC pool.  
  • If a lesson gets cancelled, GPAC will provide a safety lesson/video for the first class and will not offer a make up class.  If two lessons get cancelled in a session, a makeup class may be offered on a Friday, when possible. If a make up class can not be offered GPAC may provide a discount on your next session.  
  • Please make Checks or Money Orders payable to GPAC.  Credit or Debit cards may be used however there is an associated convenience fee.  We do not accept Cash.
  • Payment is expected upon registration to secure your child's spot in a session.  All new and current participants shall make payment to be added to the schedule.  No student will be permitted to participate until payment is received.
  • We will accept advanced registration for up to three (3) consecutive sessions with payment.  This guarantees a space in your desired time slot for three (3) sessions.  Reservations done in this manner may be subject to time changes if a participant advances to a different level during the pre-paid time period.

Pensacola State College Discount
This applies to all Employees & Students who have a valid PSC Identification card.
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Reduced Lunch Program Discount - Proof of Eligibility is required
Entire schools are receiving these benefits however the student/family must qualify individually.  Please provide a letter from you school.   

Other proof of need might include government programs as listed below.  Please provide a photocopy of an approved application during registration.

  • Aid to Families with Dependent Chilren
  • Supplimental Security Income
  • Section 8 Public Housing
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Women, Infant & Children's Program
  • Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • Children's Health Insurance Plan

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