Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center Now Open! FREE through the End of October

The City of Fort Lauderdale recently completed renovations to the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, with all of the new, state-of-the-art pools opening to the public on September 12. The new facility also includes the city’s one-of-a-kind 27-meter diving tower.

Fort Lauderdale’s rich history as the Venice of America and the Bahia Mar Yacht Basin inspired the tower’s design, including flared platforms resembling a ship hull. This spectacular 27-meter dive tower includes nine platform levels and can accommodate up to twelve springboards.

Fort Lauderdale is renowned as a long-standing leader among aquatic destinations. Since opening the first Olympic size swimming pool in the State of Florida in 1928, then the swimming Hall of Fame in 1965.

Fort Lauderdale’s swimming heritage dates back to the Civitan raft off Las Olas Boulevard and the monumental Casino Pool, which followed in 1928. As the first pool of Olympic size (50mx20m) in Florida, it remained at the forefront of the swimming scene for nearly half a century and consequently witnessed a great deal of American swimming history.

The Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex is home to U.S. National Team Champions, the Fort Lauderdale Dive Team (FLDT), and Swim Fort Lauderdale (SFTL). Swim Fort Lauderdale is an award winning USA Swimming and U.S. Masters Swimming team. In 2012, SFTL earned USA Swimming Level 3 club honors and was recognized by USA Swimming as a Silver Medal National Club of Excellence.

Top celebrate the project’s completion. admission to the swim center will be FREE through October 31. Visitors will still have to pay for parking, however. 

The Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center is located at 501 Seabreeze Blvd. and is open daily. For more info visit or call 954-828-7275.