Swim Lessons

Charleston County Public Swim Lessons
Check the pool of your choice for programs that may offer free swim lessons or scholarships. The goal of Swim Safe Lowcountry is to ensure that all have access to the life-saving skill of swimming.

City of Charleston Recreation Department

JJ Ayers-Millar, Aquatics Manager
Ph: 843-364-3863
Visit the Website for dates and details.

City of Charleston Aquatics Facilities

WL Stephens Aquatic Center
780 W. Oak Forest Drive
Charleston, SC 29407
Ph: 843-769-8261
Open Year-Round

Martin L. King, Jr. Pool
155 Jackson St.
Charleston, 29403
Ph: 843-724-7346
Open Year-Round

James Island Pool
1088 Quail Drive
Charleston, 29412
Ph: 843-795-5756
Open May-October

Herbert Hasell Pool
265 Fishburne St.
Charleston, 29403
Ph: 843-724-7344
Open late May-August

City of North Charleston Recreation Department

Bora Yatagan
Ph: 843-745-1028

City of North Charleston Aquatics Facilities with Lifeguards

Danny Jones Pool
1455 Monitor St.
N. Chas, 29405
Ph: 843-745-1063

Felix Pinckney Pool
4790 Hassell St.
N. Chas, 29405
Ph: 843-745-1036

Northwoods Pool
8348 Greenridge Road
N. Chas, 29406
Ph: 843-572-5410

Collins Park Pool
4155 Fellowship Road
N. Chas, 29418
Ph: 843-552-9446

Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department

Jeff Garrard
Aquatics Coordinator
Ph: 843-884-2528

Town of Mount Pleasant Aquatic Facilities

R.L. Jones Center Pool
391 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Ph: 843-884-2528

Park West Pool
1251 Park West Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Ph: 843-856-2536
St. Andrew's Parish Parks & Playground Commission
St. Andrew's Family Fitness Plus!
Offers private and group swim lessons year-round
1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Charleston, 29407
Anna Bronk, Aquatics Director
Ph: 843-763-3850, ext. 1207 or 843-480-2112
Pool open year-round: M-F, 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Sun, 1-5:30 p.m.
Ashley Hall School
Maggie Laney
172 Rutledge Ave.
Charleston, SC 29401
  • All lessons and after-school programs to the public.
  • Email for more information.
Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross
For information on other certified swim lesson programs, contact the American Red Cross.
2424 A City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
Ph: 843-764-2323
Infant Swimming Resource
Becky Bentz
ISR Instructor, Charleston SC
Ph: 843-224-1070 Infant Swimming Resource teaches children critical Self-Rescue™ skills, giving children the competence and confidence to safely enjoy the water. ISR’s technique teaches babies from 6 months to 6 years of age how to save themselves if they were to end up in the water alone.