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three slides at Denson Pool
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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

John H. Denson Pool will be offering a FREE Lifeguarding Certification Course from March 15-March 18. Please see below for details.

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 four-day 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.

Details:

  • March 15 - 18, 2022, 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Denson Pool, 225 NW 12th Ave., Boynton Beach
  • Ages 15-18

To receive certification, you MUST:

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

Pre-requisites:

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 a free, however a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or job outreach program is needed prior to registration.

Questions? call 561-742-6645.

There are tons of activities at the pool including:

Sun-Sational Safety Saturdays

  • Second Saturday of the month, from March thru July (March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9)
  • Bring the family for a fun day at the pool featuring games, contests, music and of course, opportunities to learn a different topic each month on water safety awareness. Regular admission fee applies.

Stop, Drop and Slide

  • Friday, May 27 (12 - 4 PM)
  • A fun event for families. This event will take place in Wilson Park next to the John Denson Pool. Families will have the opportunity to splash and play on slip n slides, meet with some firefighters from the BBFD, get sprayed by the fire hose, and learn about water and fire safety. 
  • If planning to attend the pool, regular admission applies.

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 

11:00 am to 12:00 pm & 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

• Saturday  9:00 am to 10:00 am

June through Mid-August: 

  • Tuesday - Saturday

9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Tuesday - Friday

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

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

 

Children who can swim a minimum of 25 yards freestyle and backstroke are invited to try out on a walk-in basis during general pool admission hours. We will help coach swimmers practice their strokes at a semi-skilled level. Under the South Florida Recreational Swim League $15 to compete. 

Per session, fees are $60 (residents) and $75 (non-residents) each month