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Swim Safe Sumter

Florida Department of Health in Sumter County

Did You Know?

Swim Safe Sumter is a county wide program provided during the summer months that offers low cost swimming lessons to children 3 - 12 years of age.

Lessons in the early levels emphasize skills to make the child both comfortable and safe in the water.

  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4.
  • 3 children die every day as a result of drowning.
  • The highest risk of drowning for both males and females is between ages 1 to 4.
  • Florida has the highest accidental drowning death rate (1.14 per 100,000) in the United States for the 1 to 4 year old age group.

For more information, please call 352-569-3149 or 352-569-3116.

Swim Safe Sumter Brochure

little girl under water

The dates to register your child for swimming lessons are listed below for new classes. 

Classes are $10 each child and available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration forms, english and spanish

Register in Bushnell
415 East Noble Avenue


Register in Wildwood
104 Rutland Street

Friday, April 5, 2019, 

8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4:30 pm


Friday, April 12, 2019,

9am-12pm & 1pm - 4pm

Friday, April 19, 2019, 

8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4:30 pm


Friday, April 26, 2019,

9am-12pm & 1pm - 4pm