Swimming is one of the most widely enjoyed recreational activities nation wide. The sport can be enjoyed by a wide spectrum of the population from infants to senior citizens. There are many different reasons that people swim. These include fitness, water safety, play, or just a relaxing way to cool off during the hot summer. Many people with physical limitations can perform well in the water. The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to offer aquatic programs that will meet the needs of swimmers, whether a novice or one who has world record dreams.
All children under the age of 8 must be supervised by an adult at all times. To prevent disease transmission, persons needing diapers must wear tight fitting waterproof pants or a non-disposable swimsuit diaper. Elasticized waist and legs are required for both.
- 51 Bay Esplanade
The Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Center has a 6-lane Junior Olympic swimming pool with an attached children's play area featuring a fiberglass frog slide, squirting water jets and a mushroom shaped waterfall. The pool area also features plenty of room for sunbathing. Tables and chairs are available for patrons as well as two large umbrellas for escaping from the hot sun.
- 1501 N. Belcher Rd.
The Roz & Dan Doyle Center for Aquatics has an indoor Olympic-sized 50-meter swimming and diving facility at the Long Center. There is also a separate 25-yard instructional / therapeutic pool with constant year round water temperature ranging about 90 degrees. All aquatic facilities are ADA compliant.
- 2400 Harn Boulevard
- 507 - 4064
Morningside's Junior Olympic-size pool has two 1-meter diving boards and a 10-foot Tube Slide. The activity and training pools are gate enclosed for small children, ages 8 and under, to enjoy. The training pool has play features, water sprays and water slides in approximately one foot of water. Tables, chairs, showers and dressing rooms are available for patrons. This area has lots of shade with a pavilion and shade canopy.
- 900 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
This is the place to be. There's a 5-lane, 25-yard lap pool with a 1-meter diving board, a 20-foot high 140-foot long Tube Slide, and an Activity Pool. The Activity Pool is gate enclosed for small children, ages 8 and under, to enjoy. The Activity Pool is 0 to 3 ft. deep and has play features, water sprays and a water slide in approximately 3 feet of water. There are shade umbrellas, lounge chairs, and tables for patrons comfort. Lockers, shower and dressing rooms are available. All areas are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
The Ross Norton Aquatic Complex features 3 different pools for the entire family to enjoy. The diving well and lap pool were recently resurfaced. The pool deck was expanded so parents can watch their kids enjoying the pools. The lap pool is ideal for lap swimmers. A separate plunge pool features a 97-foot water slide with several twists and turns. The separate 15,000 square foot activity pool is ideal for smaller children. The activity pool features water cannons, kiddie slides, waterfalls, a baby bungee, and a whale and a frog that squirt water, all contained in 8-12 inches of water. Bring the whole family out to enjoy aquatic adventures at the Ross Norton Aquatic Complex!
Dates vary for the seasonal pools. Most are open April through September. For more information, please contact the pool staff.
All facilities teach swimming lessons. All instructors are trained and certified by the American Red Cross learn to swim program. Lessons are available for ages 6 months to adults for non-swimmers to lifeguard courses. Water Safety courses are available on a limited basis. Complete schedules are available in the FITS program guide.
Recreational Pool Team
Local pool teams offer the individual the opportunity to learn the basic skills needed in competitive swimming. In addition to steady workouts, the individual will be given various opportunities to display his or her skills in recreational level competitions held at various city pools.
The Clearwater Aquatic Team (CAT) is a year-round competitive swim program under the United States and Florida Swimming organizations. The program also includes CAT Diving and CAT age group.
- Long Center, 1501 North Belcher Road
- Bob Carpenter, 727-562-4802, ext. 3670
- CAT office, 791-9542
Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Center, The Long Center, Morningside Pool, North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Complex, and Ross Norton Complex are available for private parties when not open to the public. A pool party is a great way to celebrate a birthday, graduation, company picnic, or just for fun. Prices start at $200.00 for a 2.5 hour party. Lifeguards are provided. For more information or to book a party call one of our pools.