three slides at Denson Pool
Water slides at Denson Pool

New program enrolling! See below for details on FREE Lifeguard Certification Course.

225 NW 12th Ave., Boynton Beach | Ph. 561-742-6645  

John H. Denson pool offers lanes for lap swimming, slides and water buckets for play, and is seasonally warmed or chilled to maintain a consistent temperature. Lifeguards are highly qualified and certified through the American Red Cross.   
Open Swim/ Lap Swim

  • Tuesday – Friday at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Download "Be Water Smart Booklet" from the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County:  

Drowning does not discriminate. Regardless of age, race, gender, socioeconomic background or swimming capability, a drowning incident can occur at any time. The Florida Department of Health states “drowning is everyone’s responsibility.” Within seconds, water can be dangerous and deadly. It only takes up to two inches of water for a person to drown. In the case of a water related incident, it’s important to know what to do.

Get certified to be a lifeguard and learn lifesaving skills and teamwork at an aquatic facility. This FREE six-week class consists of coursework as well as in-water and land drills that will provide you with a two-year certification of American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR, AED & First Aid. 


  • 11 classes run from November 3 thru December 8, 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Ages 15-18 (high school students only)
  • For the month of October, the pool will give those interested free access to the pool to practice the prerequisites
  • Register at John H. Denson Pool or call: 561-742-6645

Prerequisites - participant must be able to:

  • Swim the front crawl or breaststroke for 300 yards continuously
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only your legs
  • Swim a distance of 20 yards and retrieve a 10-pound brick then return back with the brick under 1 minute and 40 seconds
  • The course is free but a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or job outreach program is needed prior to registration

To receive certification, you MUST

  • Attend all 11 classes
  • Pass all written and practical exams

Two pools will be utilized:

  • John H. Denson Pool: 225 NW 12th Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
  • DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach: 9600 S Military Trail,  Boynton Beach, FL 33436

*Syllabus will be given for each entire course and location per date. 

There are tons of activities at the pool including:

  • Sun, Swim and Fun Day
  • Pool Parties
  • CPR 101
  • Swim & Serpents

View upcoming pool events. 

Registration for all pool activities and programs takes place at the pool. Cash, money orders, checks, VISA, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.  

Daily Entrance

  • $3 Aqua Fitness
  • $2 for Adults (Including lap swimmers and Water Walkers) 
  • $1 for Youth 13-17
  • FREE for kids 12 and under. 

Discount Passes

  • Lap swimmers and Water Walkers: 30 visit pass for $50
  • Aqua Fitness: 11 visit pass for $30

Drowning remains the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 12 and it can be prevented.  Register for swim lessons online.

Water Aerobics Schedule

Mid-August through May:    

  • Tuesday – Friday 

11:00AM to 12:00PM & 5:15PM to 6:15PM

• Saturday  9:00AM to 10:00AM

June through Mid-August: 

  • Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Pool lift is available, assistance available upon request. 

The top two reasons drowning deaths occur are a breakdown in adult supervision and adolescents or adults swimming alone. Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1-4 years old.

Swim lessons are offered for all ages and abilities. Contact the pool to sign up.

  • Group Swim Lesson: $40 Resident, $50 Nonresident
  • Private Lesson: $15 resident, $18 Nonresident 

Drowning remains the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 12 and it can be prevented.  Register for swim lessons online.

We have been fortunate to offer FREE swim lessons in the past through grant funding from the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative.  Learn more.

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free door or window alarm available at Denson Pool while supplies last