Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Pat's Swimming Academy

Welcome to Pat's Swimming Academy

Pat's Swimming Academy

About Us

The Instructor "Mrs. Pat"


Coach Patricia grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she swam competitively as a child and as an adult. Pat has coached swimming for over  17 years in Florida. Her swimming experience has been with:

  • Bass Park Aqua Angels
  • SWIM Fort Lauderdale/ 
  • Bass Park Summer Recreation League
  • USA Swimming
  • Assistant Coach Dillard Swim League

In college Patricia majored in Business of the Arts/Management while coaching at the local Aquatic Complex. Also her educational background consist of Medical Assistant and she is a Certified Swimmer.

She is Certified in C.P.R./A.E.D/First Aid, Life Guard 1 (LG1) & Water Safety Instructor since 2001. She has also completed her 30 Hour in Early Child Care and a Certified Life Coach and Brand Ambassador.

Patricia has also operated Learn to swim programs in the local area Parks and Recreations.

She enjoys being able to facilitate the growth of young people, not only through athletic advancement, but also through personal growth that comes from by being part of a team.

She specialize in teaching 6 months to adults on how to swim, water safety and water rejuvenation.

Why should you learn to Swim

Personal Safety

An obvious reason for learning how to swim is to acquire the ability to survive in water. At one time or another, you are bound to find yourself in or near water, whether you're on a cruise, boating trip, fishing or lounging by a pool with friends. If the water is deeper than your height, and you find yourself in it, knowing how to swim could save your life.

Rescuing Others

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3,400 people drown in the United States every year. If you know how to swim, you might have a chance of saving someone close to you. Having the ability to swim is especially important if you are a parent or someone who works around children, as drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related death for children less than 14 years old.


Most doctors agree that swimming is a healthy form of exercise. It requires you to use many of the muscles in your body, is for building strength and endurance and is beneficial for your metabolism and cardiovascular system. The water provides a natural resistance when you are swimming, while also making the activity less strenuous on your body. Water, in most cases, also provides a natural cooling element for the body.


The pleasure of being able to spend time in the water is very important. A swim in the pool or in the ocean on a hot summer day can help you feel relaxed and physically fit. The water is a suitable way to be social with friends through activities such as surfing, water skiing or jet skiing. These exciting activities are difficult to enjoy without the knowledge of swimming.


Client in a Swim Competition

Swim Classes


Learn to swim with confidence. Mrs. Patricia offers swim lessons for infants, children, teenagers and adults. With classes for those ages six months and older, you and your entire family can learn to master the skills needed to help you swim safely.


Parent & Child: 6 months to age 4 accompanied with a parent or an adult authorized by the parent. 


  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
  • Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.
  • Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.
  • Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.

Services & Prices

All Classes are 10 Sessions and must be paid for in advance.


Detail your services

All sessions must be paid for 48 hours before the beginning of classes.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be in made in writing and submitted to Coach Pat within 48 hours of the class,

Open Wounds

Due to health concerns no one will be allowed to attend classes with open sores or wounds of any sort.

Weather Policy

Cold Weather:

  • If the air temperature falls below 55 degrees all swimming will be cancelled.
  • If the air temperature falls below 65 degrees swimming classes will be cancelled for the day.
  • If the water temperature in a pool falls below 75 degrees all classes will be cancelled.
  • If the water temperature in a water playground falls below 70 degrees all programs will be cancelled.


  • Most pool are equipped with a lightning detection system.
  • Should the system detect lightning within the range, the swimming class will be close immediately and remain closed until the detection system indicates an all clear.

Private Pools will follow this policy as well.

Swimming Attire

Must wear appropriate swimming attire. Tops and bottoms are required for females and men must wear bottoms. 

Questions & Answers

Please feel free to contact Coach Pat for additional information. She will provide additional information at that time. 

If you call and leave a voice message all calls will be returned within 24 hours.


Dillard Swim Team

"Coach Pat is awesome and very patient. She cares about her team members and her communication was super."

Patricia Brooks

"The instructor made every swim lesson an absolute joy for my daughter! Watching my children blowing those bubbles really gave me joy. I am a mother that can't swim therefore this really made me happy. She daughter was so confident after session one until she thought she could already swim."

Nanna Toni

"My grand-daughter was scared of the water, but after working with Coach Pat for just a couple of sessions, she became more comfortable with being in the water!"

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Contact Us

Pat's Swimming Academy


(305) 832-9238


Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6:30pm

Saturday: 8am - 7pm

Sunday: 2pm - 7pm

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