Aquatic Programs

The Parks & Recreation Department operates aquatics facilities at the Atlantic Recreation Center (heated main pool and open year-round) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center (heated main pool open year-round for aquatics programs, but public swim is only available during the summer months).  Each facility has a main pool, suitable for a variety of aquatics programming, and a kiddie pool with multiple water features.

Daily admission: $5 for City residents with City Resident Verification cards, $10 for Non-City residents
1-month and 4-month Pool passes are available.

Homeschool Swim Clinics are offered throughout the school year (August - May), and group swimming lessons (spring and summer) and private lessons (year-round, based upon instructor availability).  Information available at the Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.

2023 Summer Swim Lessons

The City of Fernandina Beach Aquatics Department is offering group swim lessons for all ages and abilities.  The group lessons will be taught at the MLK, Jr. Pool, 1200 Elm Street, by an American Red Cross Certified instructor. 

This year we have implemented the City Safety Initiative. The Parks & Recreation Department will offer free swim lessons (Beginner and Adv. Beginner) for City resident children.

If you are unsure if your child is a beginner or advanced beginner, we will be offering swim testing once a week on Mondays at 9am.

City Resident Registration:

May 15-19

Non-City Resident Registration:

May 22-26

To register call 904-310-3350 x 1 or visit us in person at the Atlantic Recreation Center Main Office.

Aqua Aerobics and Aqua Gym Fitness

Our Aqua Aerobics classes are offered at the Atlantic Rec Center Pool. Class sizes are limited and first come, first serve and take place on Mon-Fri from 9:00am-9:55am and again from 10:00am-10:55am

Aqua Gym Circuit and Aqua Gym Fitness HIIT are held at our MLK Center Pool, Mon, Wed, and Fri. Circuit is 3:00pm-3:55pm and HIIT is 4:00pm-4:55pm and Saturday at 10:00am.




Daily Drop-in 1 class/day



Daily Drop-in 2 classes/day



10 Day Admission Pass 1 class/day



Monthly Pass 1 class/day



4 Month Pass 1 class/day