Aquatics Classes and Programs

Person doing CPR on a doll
pool fitness
People smiling next to many canoes

More than just a first-class aquatic center – the NPAC is a vibrant community hub that connects and inspires members of all ages to engage in life-long wellness and recreation. Whether you’re focused on individual achievement or interested in engaging with others, we’ve got just the right services, equipment, and innovative programs to support you.

Register for classes listed below by calling the North Port Aquatic Center at 941-429-PARK (7275) and select option #2 for assistance or stop by the Aquatic Center in person. Do you need swimming lessons? Learn more about our American Red Cross Certified Program. Please note that times and dates are subject to change.

There are several different youth sports organizations within the City of North Port, some of whom utilize the North Port Aquatic Center. To learn more, visit the Sports & Leagues page.

Aquatic Training Programs

Babysitter Certification & CPR

Develop your skills and assist others by providing a highly sought after service: childcare! This American Red Cross Babysitters Training Course teaches skills every sitter should know, including pediatric first aid and CPR. Offered by the North Port Aquatic Center, this training will help participants develop leadership skills and learn how to build a babysitting business. 

Learn the Basics:
Participants will learn how to keep themselves and others safe, how to help children follow instruction, basic childcare, and basic first aid.

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a First Aid/CPR certificate (valid for two years), babysitters book and CPR mask.

Age: 11-15 Fee: $75
Location: Morgan Family Community Center (6207 W. Price Blvd.)
Must attend both days in session that is selected.

Feb. 9, 2024 5-9 p.m.
Feb. 10, 2024 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration link


May 17, 2024 5-9 p.m.
May 18, 2024 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration link


First Aid, CPR & AED

This American Red Cross-certified five-hour hands-on class prepares students to recognize and to respond appropriately in a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving children and adults. First Aid, CPR & AED training meets OSHA workplace requirements.

At the successful completion of this course, participants receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Class size is limited to 10 participants.

Age: 11 and up Fee: $60
Location: Morgan Family Community Center (6207 W. Price Blvd.)

Feb. 24, 2024 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration link
Apr. 20, 2024 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration link



Professional Rescuer CPR/First Aid/AED

This is a great class for both parents and childcare professionals. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest. This class will also cover the Epi-pen use as well as asthma inhalers. Call the North Port Aquatic Center to schedule this program at 941-429-PARK (7275). The minimum class size is six (6) participants.

Age: 12 and up Fee: $75/per person Day/Time: By appointment. Call 941-429-PARK (7275) for more information.


Jr. Lifeguard Camp

Future lifeguards, prepare for a fun, rewarding and lucrative job in this Red Cross instructional course. Learn the fundamentals of lifeguarding, water safety, and rescues, along with First Aid, CPR and AED. At completion, our Junior Lifeguards are eligible to volunteer at NPAC and shadow lifeguards.

Age: 11-15
Fee: $150
Mar. 22, 2024, 5-8 p.m.
Mar. 23, 2024, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mar. 24, 2024, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Registration is required.


Safe at Home Series

Join us for a free series focused on keeping you and those you love safe! Learn basic CPR, First Aid and gain valuable knowledge to stay safe in, on and around water. 

May 1, 2024, 6-7 p.m. — Boating, NPAC (6205 W. Price Blvd.)
May 8, 2024, 6-7 p.m. — Intro to CPR, Morgan Family Community Center (6207 W. Price Blvd.)
May 15, 2024, 6-7 p.m. — Adventure First Aid, Morgan Family Community Center (6207 W. Price Blvd.)
May 22, 2024, 6-7 p.m. — Home Pool Safety, NPAC (6205 W. Price Blvd.)

No registration is required.


Aquatic Fitness & Outdoor Classes

Hydro Fitness

Get active and fit without stress on your joints! Hydro-fitness utilizes a timed-interval format along with resistance-based exercise to target every major muscle group.

Age: 11 and up
Fee: $8/per class or $40 for 8 classes
Day/Time: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Competition Pool, NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd.

Drop-ins Welcome!


Waves Bootcamp

Come make waves in our all new bootcamp — a high-intensity year-round fitness class that will burn calories, tone muscles, and build core strength. You will be wave ready in no time!

Age: 11 and up Fee: $8 per class; $40 for 8 Classes Day/Time: Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Competition Pool, NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd.

Drop-ins welcome!



Learn to "Yak"

In this class, you'll learn the basics in the NPAC competition pool, including paddling skills and water safety. Later in the course, students venture out to Myakkahatchee Creek to try out class techniques in a real-world scenario with instructors.

Age: 10 and up
Fee: $75/residents; $100/non-residents
Location: NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd.

Jan. 27-Mar. 2, 2024 8-10 a.m. Beginner Registration link
Mar. 23-Apr. 27, 2024 8-10 a.m. Intermediate Registration link


North Port Eco-Adventures!

Join Parks & Recreations and Alice White, Chair of People for Trees, for a special guided kayak tour to experience some of our area's best-kept secrets. Take in the scenery and learn about the flora and fauna along the way. 

Ages: 8 and up
Fee: $10 with kayak, $5 if bringing your own kayak
Limited space available, pre-registration is required.

Jan. 20, 2024 8-10 a.m. Deer Prairie Creek Preserve


Mar. 16, 2024 8-10 a.m. Deer Prairie Creek Preserve 
10201 S Tamiami Trail


Registration link


Aquatic Activities

Battle of the Stars

North Port area D-Fy members join to compete in relay races, water basketball and water volleyball against North Port Lifeguards, Police and Fire Rescue. It's an exciting event you won't want to miss!

Age:12-18, D-Fy members only
Day/Time: Apr. 24, 2024, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd.

Not a member?

To compete, first register with North Port Drug-Free Youth (D-Fy) at
Then visit our D-Fy Achieve Anything membership page for more information on how to become a member.


Beat The Heat Sunset Swim

Beat the heat and swim under the stars (or play in the water park) with extended hours until 10 p.m.

Age: All ages are welcome! Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: Daily admission fee/Free to passholders
Jun. 7, 2024, 7-10 p.m.
Jul. 19, 2024, 7-10 p.m.
Aug. 2, 2024, 7-10 p.m.
Location: NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd.

Dive into Fall

An adult only event. Select Thursdays, following the park closure.

Age: 18+ Fee: Daily admission fee/Free to passholders Day/Time: 
Aug. 15, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 19, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Oct. 17, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd.



Looking for a relaxing time to enjoy the lazy river when the water park is not open? Join us for Relax-a Float! The Relaxahatchee Lazy river is open twice a week this spring. Come find your “inner tube!”

Age: 18+
Fee: Daily Admission Fee/Free to Annual Passholders
Day/Time: TU/TH, April 30-May 23, 2024, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Relaxahatchee River, NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd. 
Schedule subject to change.



Sunflower Hour

For our younger friends, a time to come together and enjoy the Pelican Playground without the hustle and bustle of the full water park. Great for socialization!

Age: 0 - 4
Fee: $8/per class or $40 for 8 classes
Day/Time: W, F, May 1-24, 2024, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Location: Pelican Playground, NPAC, 6205 W. Price Blvd.
Schedule subject to change.