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The Temple Terrace Aquatics Center

The Temple Terrace Aquatics Complex, located within the Family Recreation Complex, includes five swimming pools and two sand volleyball courts.

The main heated pool, 25 yards x 25 meters, is used for all swim programs and includes two diving boards and a tunnel slide. The fun pool area includes a 3,000 square foot pool that accommodates water volleyball, a 152-foot water slide and plunge pool and an oversized “Funbrella” shelter.

The Kiddie area includes a children’s wading pool, covered canopy and kiddie water playground complete with animal slides and a variety of fountains.

All these areas are available for private parties and rentals on a limited basis.

A $2 surcharge will apply to all pool users while heaters are in operation. Proper pool attire must be worn at all times.

Pool Hours (subject to change, please call to confirm.):

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 7:30pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3:30pm 

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Adult Swim Club

Lane space is reserved for adults who wish to practice swimming competitively; are training for triathlon, cross training for another sport; or who just are looking to improve upon their swimming skills and endurance.

Mon & Wed: 5:50-6:50pm

Tues & Thurs: 5:50-7am

There is a $25 registration fee. The monthly fee is $60 members/$75 nonmembers.

To learn more about Adult Swim Club schedule and pricing, please visit the team's website.

Competitive Swim Team

Age Group Swimming

Team Velocity is a year-round, not-for-profit, USA Swimming sanctioned team that offers competitive, age group, and senior swimmers of varying abilities the opportunity to hone their skills in a healthy and nurturing environment. We welcome swimmers of all levels of ability and offer a range of programming suitable for swimmers from pre-competitive to national level.

Swim Groups, Schedules & Pricing

During the school year, Team Velocity holds daily afternoon and Saturday morning practice sessions. Practices continue throughout the summer, with times varying (morning or afternoon sessions), depending upon swim group level.

There is a $25 registration fee to join Team Velocity. Monthly instructional fees currently range from $75-$130/month (subject to change), depending upon group placement. USA Swimming and/or AAU Swimming annual registration is required (depending upon swim group level). Please visit our website for details and click the “Contact Us” button for more information or to arrange for a tryout. 


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Learn to Swim

Swim classes consist of eight lessons. The length of the class depends on the swimmers age and ability. Swim tests are required for level 3 and higher. Note that classes fill up quickly. Price for members: $50; for non-member: $70. Call 813.506.6600 for details.


  • Session 1 – May 31-June 9 (No lessons Memorial day)
  • Session 2 – June 13-June 23
  • Session 3 – June 27-July 7 (No lessons 4th of July) 
  • Session 4 – July 11-July 21
  • Session 5 – July 25-August 4

Aqua Babies

Ages 6 months – 3 years

10:15-10:45am  and 6:15-6:45pm

Parents introduce children to basic skills that lay the foundation for learning to swim. Learn how to work with your child to prepare them for a variety of water safety skills.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Tots (3-5 years old), 30 minutes

Regular (6-12 years old), 40 minutes


10:15-10:45am; 11:45am- 2:15pm; 4-4:30pm & 6:15-6:45pm


11-11:40am, 4–4:40pm and 


Get oriented to the aquatic environment and learn elementary skills including buoyancy drills and water movement.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Tots (3-5 years old), 30 minutes

Regular (6-12 years old), 40 minutes

This level breaks down freestyle and backstroke skills so that swimmers will glide through the water unsupported.


10:15-10:45am, 4-4:30pm and 6:15-6:45pm


11-11:40am and 4:40-5:20pm

Level 3: Stroke Development

5-12 years old, 40 minutes

9:30-10:10am and 5:30-6:10pm

Learn the mechanics of breaststroke, while practicing freestyle and backstroke details in the full length of the pool.

Level 4: Stroke Improvement

6-12 years old, 40 minutes

9:30-10:10am and 5:30-6:10pm

Participants will accomplish all four strokes in this level, while gaining techniques in kneeling dives and flip turns.

Level 5: Stroke School

6-12 years old, 50 minutes

9:30-10:10am and 5:30-6:10pm

This level is designed to build endurance on skills in every stroke for a smooth transition onto swim team.


13 and up, 50 minutes

8:45-9:25am & 7-7:40pm

Grow swimming skills at any level; from getting more comfortable in the water to developing stroke techniques.

Private Swim Lessons

6 months – adults

8 individual lessons, 30 minutes in length 

members: $150 / non-members: $225

Other Aquatics & Classes

Deep Water with Janet

Mondays at 9am

Fees: $5 members / $7 non-members Call 813.785.9359

Water in Motion with Sibilla

Tuesdays at 9am

Fees: $4 members / $6 non-members Call 813.417.7231 or email

Deep Water with Tamera

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9am and Thursdays at 6pm

Fees: $4 members / $6 non-members

Shallow Water with Janet

Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am

Fees: $5 members / $7 non-members Call 813.785.9359

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Pick up a copy of the PlayBook or call 813.506.6600 for information about all our programs, facilities, parks and events. Register at the Family Recreation Complex, 6610 Whiteway Drive, Temple Terrace.