At the YMCA of South Collier, we believe that swimming is a life skill. In our coastal community, it is vitally important that every person of any age knows how to swim. We are dedicated to teaching swim lessons and providing water safety education in our community and here’s why:
- Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%
- 64% of African American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino and 40% of Caucasian children have little to no swimming ability
- For every child who loses their life from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries
- DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE!
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The YMCA of South Collier offers lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming, and water exercise. All YMCA swimming lessons and activities are taught by caring and well trained individuals that have a passion for water safety.
Join us for Registration Day on June 5, 2020! Stop by the Marco YMCA anytime from 11:00am-6:00pm for a FREE swim assessment and meet one of our Learn-to-Swim Instructors!
If you are visiting Marco Island and wish to borrow a Puddle Jumper or Lifejacket, please visit the YMCA of South Collier on Marco Island. This is a FREE program. When you pick up your Puddle Jumper or Lifejacket, we ask that you deposit $20 cash or check and when you return the Puddle Jumper or Lifejacket, you will be refunded.
NEW! Weekend Pool Rentals Available
The Marco YMCA Aquatics facility is available to rent for BIRTHDAY PARTIES, FAMILY GATHERINGS, BABY SHOWERS AND SO MUCH MORE! We offer a 6 lane pool with a connected shallow pool, 3 large tiki huts with power hookups and 3 small tiki huts for shade. Tables and chairs are also available. COST: Members $45/hr, Non-Members $65/hr. For groups larger than 25 people,an additional lifeguard fee of $25/hr. will be required for each additional 25 people.
SAVE LIVES. BECOME A CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD.
Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the Marco YMCA Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.
Get Certified in: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED (all valid for two years). Class attendance is mandatory. Participants must pass the prerequisite skills test to continue with this class. To achieve certification, participants must pass the in-water skills tests, written tests and online class.
Price: Contact our Aquatics Director for more information.
For more information please contact:
(239) 394-3144 Ext 108