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Florida Keys Swimming Lessons and Drowning Prevention Campaign

Florida Department of Health in Monroe County

Did you know, every year the State of Florida takes the number one spot for drowning deaths in the nation for children under the age of five?  For most of the year, Keys residents experience some of the best weather in our nation.  This means that more people here are getting into the water.  Swimming pools and the ocean are great ways to cool off.  Although playing, relaxing, and exercising in the water are enjoyable, water-related injuries and illnesses can happen year-round. 


Free Keys2Swim ISR Courses in Marathon & Key West

Free Swim Survival Courses have started in Marathon and Key West through the Florida Keys Drowning Prevention Taskforce & Keys2Swim. To view more information and sign up, visit Keys2Swim.

Swim Lessons by Florida Keys Drowning Prevention Taskforce
Keys Drowning Prevention Swim Survival Courses for children 6mo-6yrs in Key West and Marathon.  Sign up at:  Email



Keep Your Eyes on the Kids

Drowning Prevention Campaign image shows "Keep your Eyes on the Kids, Drowning can happen in an instant.  For more information, visit" Partners including Monroe County Fire Rescure, Keys Health Ready Coalition, and Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition.
Drowning Prevention Campaign, "Keep your eyes on the kids. Drowning Can happen in an instant"  Visit for more information.

Drowning Prevention Campaign, "Keep your eyes on the kids" signs can be found at local beaches and pools throughout the county. To obtain a sign for your public pool, please email


Monroe County Drowning Prevention Taskforce

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County has partnered with various agencies to address drowning, including the Keys Health Ready Coalition, Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, Monroe County Fire Rescue, and the City of Marathon. These agencies have formed a drowning prevention taskforce to address the issue in our community and bring awareness, education, and free and accessible lessons to our community members.

For more information, email


Additional swim lessons can be found through the following organizations:

Florida Keys Community College, Key West

  • (305) 809-3562

Founders Park, Islamorada

  • (305) 393-2513

Jacobs Aquatic Center, Key Largo

  • (305) 453-SWIM 

Kristine Ingold, Red Cross Certified, Upper Keys

  • 305-731-3594

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