Aquatic Center

Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),   Florida Department of Health the lead agency regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 in Florida, and in close consultation with the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management, the City of Sanford provides the following information regarding programs and all City facilities:

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Larry A. Dale Aquatic Center

2703 Ridgewood Ave., Sanford, FL  32773

Tony Ackerson, Aquatics Supervisor



 Open Swim will resume June 15th

Swim Lesson Registration To Be Determined


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Aquatic Center History    

Developed as a joint project between the City of Sanford, Seminole County and the Seminole County School Board, the Aquatic Center was opened to the public in March of 2000.

In 2001, the facility was renamed the Larry A. Dale Aquatic Center in honor of the former Mayor whose aggressiveness toward the pool project was key in bringing the Aquatic Center to Sanford.

The Myrtha competition pool was built by Weller Pools using many of the same design innovations used in the pools built for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring eight 50 meter lanes, twenty 25 yard lanes, this state-of-the-art pool can accommodate any aquatic competition in the world, including international water polo and synchronized swimming.

Since opening, the pool has hosted numerous competitive tournaments and events, including high school championship swimming and diving, the 2001 Sunshine State Games, and the 2002 Florida High School State Water Polo Championships.

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                                                                         Pool Schedule

Availability and Scheduling

When school is in session, Seminole High School has exclusive use of the pool. During other times, the City of Sanford may staff lifeguards for recreational swimming and aquatics programs for community use. Any of the programs or pool hours listed below may be subject to change due to weather, special events or holidays.

Open swimming is available during the following hours: 

August - May 

Monday - Friday, 5 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, 9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, Noon - 6 PM


June - July

Monday - Friday, Noon - 5 PM

Saturday, 9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday, Noon - 6 PM

The pool is closed on observed holidays and on most school holidays.

All children age 13 and under must be accompanied and supervised

by an adult at all times while on premises. 


Daily - $3 Adults - $1 Children

3 Month Pass - $40 Single - $90 Family

Annual Pass - $100 Single - $220 Family


   Special Event Rental - Call 407.302.1034     

Swim Lesson Information

Swim Team Information