Sun Country Splash!

Sun Country Splash offers swim classes for children ages 6 months all the way to adults. Kids can gain a love of the water early with our Guppies classes and then advance through our Rainbow classes as they progress through their swimming skills. For adults, we offer several swim options for swimmers of all levels – whether you’re looking to improve your triathlon time or just want to improve your swimming skills for personal benefit.

Our 25 yard pool is saline, heated and covered to provide optimum swimming conditions year-round. NO RED EYES, NO IRRITATED SKIN, NO DAMAGED HAIR AND NO DAMAGED BATHING SUITS.

While at Sun Country Sports visit our ‘Dive In’ shop where you can find all of your swimming needs including goggles, water fins, water toys, baby swim diapers, underwater cameras and more.

CHILDREN AND TODDLER CLASSES

At Sun Country Splash we do not “just give swim lessons”. While teaching children to swim is one of our goals, we are steadfast in our commitment to the physical, emotional and psychological enhancement of children. In addition, we believe that a child’s swim lesson or water orientation requires the involvement and education of the parent or responsible adult who is accompanying the child. We will communicate with parents the goals, techniques, expectations and risks of the instruction. Behind every safe child is a vigilant parent!

We offer a positive, happy and secure environment which provides for children’s social, intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. Learning is individualized based on each child’s capabilities. Here, aquatic safety and aquatic enjoyment can, eventually, become second nature. Our instructors are caring and loving teachers with training and experience in swimming instruction.

We firmly believe that the consistent reinforcement of our year-round, one-day a week lessons builds success, confidence and smiles. And yes, we do believe that children as young as six months can have a positive introduction to an aquatic environment. Our beliefs are founded in our program’s simple steps and firm building blocks which are keys to creating comfortable swimmers. All of our swim classes have a low student to teacher ratio for maximum attention.

BUBBLES

Available for: Ages 20 months – 5 years
Class Length: One-on-one 15 minutes mini-lessons

If your child could benefit from individual attention in the pool, our Bubbles program is perfect for them! Geared towards children ages 20 months to 5 years old, our Bubbles program offers 1-on-1 mini lessons for kids who want a little extra instructional time or those who perform better in an individualized setting. During these lessons, kids will have a chance to work with their swim instructor on the specific skills they need to master to become a better swimmer.

GUPPIES

Available for: Ages 6 months – 3 years
Class Length: 30 minutes

Children and parents participate together in our Guppies classes. With an appropriate balance between fun and structure, parents will be taught how to guide their tots swimming development. Expectations grow as babies develop into toddlers while reinforcing the basics.

Classes emphasize:

  • Familiarity with and overcoming fear of water
  • Beginning breath control
  • Submersions
  • Back floating
  • Exiting the pool
  • Simple propulsions through the water
  • Relaxed gliding

RAINBOW FISH

Available for: Ages 3 years and up
Class Length: 30 minutes
Levels:
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue

Rainbow Fish classes are tailored to offer young swimmers the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of swimming. The low student teacher ratios in these classes allow the individual swimmer to progress at his or her own pace and developmental level.

Classes emphasize:

  • Submersion
  • Rolling over
  • Floating
  • Entry techniques
  • Kicking
  • Streamlining
  • Destination swimming (swimming until reaching a safe destination)
  • Breathing and breath control
  • Elementary strokes

More advanced Rainbow Fish levels will be introduced to the basics of competitive strokes.

ADULT CLASSES AND LESSONS

Sun Country Sports offers the best Adult Classes and swim programs in Gainesville.

LAP SWIM

Lap Swim is available for anyone ages 18 and older. Pull buoy and kickboards are available for use during this time.

LAP SWIM SUMMER SCHEDULE:

Monday:
9:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday:
9:00am – 10:30am / 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Wednesday:
9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday:
9:00am – 5:30pm

Friday:
9:00am – 2:00pm

Saturday:
Closed

Sunday:
Closed


Please Note: Pool may be closed due to low water temperature. Please call ahead on the weekends prior to coming to make sure that we don’t have any special events at the pool and that lap swim is available.

Lap Swim Requirements:

  • No life guard on duty during Regular Lap swim
  • Lap Swim hours may be extended as local weather gets warmer
  • All swimmers must check in and out at the main Sun Country Sports Desk prior to swimming
  • All fees and associated paperwork must be filled out prior to beginning your swim

DRILLS AND SKILLS

This is a class for the fitness swimmer who would like to improve their freestyle form and efficiency. We will also spend a smaller amount of time learning the basics of the other 3 competitive strokes (fly, back and breast). This is a great class if you are trying to work up to swimming with Masters OR trying to improve your ability to confidently complete a triathlon swim.   If you can swim the basics of freestyle stroke with some proficiency with side air breathing, you are qualified to take this class!  We will be working on building your endurance with solid form through drills and technique practice.

Tuesday:
10:30am – 11:30am

Wednesday:
6:00pm – 7:00pm

MASTERS SWIM

Masters Swim is a one-hour coached swim workout for adults who are interested in increasing their swim technique and endurance/speed for triathlon or fitness swimming. Each workout will have a specific purpose and include individual feedback for all swimmers from an on-deck coach.

Tuesday:
11:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday:
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Sun Country Splash! Rules and Guidelines:

  • Appropriate swim attire is required.
  • Children who are not potty trained must “double diaper” with a disposable diaper and a Sun Country Splash diaper cover. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Flotation devices are not permitted.
  • Hair past the shoulders needs to be pulled back or placed under a bathing cap.
  • Changing of swim wear/clothing is not permitted on deck.
  • Jewelry is not permitted.
  • Swim shoes may not be worn during lessons.
  • No gum, food, or drink in the pool.
  • Parents are asked to follow the direction of the instructor. Parental coaching from the deck is not permitted.
  • All students are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous, respectful, safe and responsible manner.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

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  • Begin classes any time. We will prorate your tuition based on your start date.

RATES:

Guppies: $73.50 per Month

  • 1x a Week – 30 minute class
  • Sun Country Membership is required to participate
  • 10% Family Discount. Only one tuition in your family pays full price.
  • 25% Multi-Program Discount. Take classes in more than one program to receive discount. Same student only.
Rainbow Fish:: $73.50 per Month

  • 1x a Week – 30 minute class
  • Sun Country Membership is required to participate
  • 10% Family Discount. Only one tuition in your family pays full price.
  • 25% Multi-Program Discount. Take classes in more than one program to receive discount. Same student only.
Bubbles: $150.00 per Month

Lap Swim – Member Rate:

Drop-In Rate: $6.00 (+ Tax) per Swim
Monthly Rate: $25.00 (+ Tax) per Month
6-Swim Punch Card: $25.00 (+ Tax)

  • Ages 18+

Lap Swim – Non-Member Rate:

Drop-In Rate: $7.00 (+ Tax) per Swim
Monthly Rate: $28.50 (+ Tax) per Month
6-Swim Punch Card: $28.50 (+ Tax)

  • Ages 18+
Drills and Skills:

Drop-In Rate: $16.00 per class
5 Class Punch Card: $75.00 (No expiration)
10 Class Punch Card: $140.00 (No expiration)

Masters Swim:

Drop-In Rate: $16.00 per class
5 Class Punch Card: $75.00 (No expiration)
10 Class Punch Card: $140.00 (No expiration)

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OUR MISSION:

Sun Country Splash’s mission is to promote water safety and a lifelong love of swimming by teaching high-quality swim classes in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Thank you for hosting Swim For Safety! I just wanted to say how much I appreciated this opportunity. My children are not good swimmers and only within the past two weeks trying with out floaties. The two instructors (8 year & up and the 7 & under) were very attentive with them. Especially the instructor for the older child. With us she is very scared and takes a lot to get her to try new things or even let go of the floatie. With him, she did everything he asked of her and I was shocked to see her not only go across the pool but never once struggled. She was slower than the rest and needed a bit more coaxing but I was so proud of her effort and her confidence after this one 30 minute lesson. Please thank the instructors at Sun Country Sports and the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation for this opportunity.”

– Danica F. | Gainesville, Florida

“My son was in Bubbles with Ms. Alexis and Red Fish with Ms. Tatiana. In our past 2 attempts at Swimming with other programs I could barely get him to attend class and consequently he didn’t progress. He absolutely LOVES your program and asks me to go swimming every day. He was promoted last week to Orange and I can’t be more proud. Thank you so much for making this life saving skill fun.”

– Jessica Ferguson | Gainesville, Florida

“We just finished 2 weeks of swim start in June, and in July at Sun Country Sports Rachel for red fish, and Eric for orange fish, were so great! This is a great program, and these instructors are awesome! I was very impressed how much all three kids learned in a short period of time. Thanks!”

– R.S. Lloyd | Gainesville, Florida

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