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Top Pools for Seniors Who Want to Swim and Stay Active in Sarasota, FL

by Sarasota Bay Club

Swimming is a fantastic fitness activity that protects your joints and muscles while you exercise. It aids in weight management, enhances flexibility and strength, improves balance and coordination, and promotes relaxation.

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With Sarasota's warm climate and large senior population, there are numerous places to swim laps in warm waters or learn water aerobics in a supportive and calm environment all year. Here are our top pool recommendations for seniors looking to stay active and expand their swimming skills.


Sarasota YMCA 

Designed with advanced filtration systems and temperature-controlled water, their indoor pool provides active seniors with clean water and comfortable temperatures for year-round fitness. Their Active Older Adult Exercise classes make the YMCA an ideal setting for seniors seeking regular exercise as well as a welcoming fitness community.

Their indoor pool is open on weekdays from 5:00 am to 9:30 pm, Saturdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.


The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex 

The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex is one of the top places in town for seniors to visit since the facility offers various classes and programs that promote wellness and fun. The center has an indoor pool with lap lanes and an outdoor pool with a diving board and lifeguards on duty. The center also offers exercise classes such as yoga and live entertainment, including music concerts and dances throughout the year.

Arlington Park and Aquatic Center

If you enjoy swimming, then this aquatic center is for you! There are three different pools available at Arlington Park – one indoor pool and two outdoor pools heated year-round. These pools offer lap and recreational swimming, with water aerobics classes throughout the week. 

Arlington Park and Aquatic Center provides seniors with various services, including fitness classes and aquatics programs. Seniors can take advantage of classes like the aqua fit, water walkers, etc. Arlington Park also offers swimming lessons for children and adults. There's also an indoor walking track if you prefer not to swim in open water but still want to improve your heart rate.

Healthfit Aquatic Classes

The Healthfit Aquatic Classes are designed specifically for seniors and adults with health issues such as arthritis or diabetes. The classes are taught by a certified instructor who understands how to work with people of all ages, including those with special needs. 

The classes include swimming lessons and water aerobics classes that improve balance and coordination. Seniors can take advantage of these classes during the day or evening when they're not attending other activities or events in Sarasota.

Sarasota Bay Club

Another excellent option for seniors in Sarasota is Sarasota Bay Club. Residents have access to an indoor pool with an outdoor patio area and an outdoor pool with covered cabanas and lounge chairs along the beachfront location. Residents can also enjoy numerous fitness classes, including yoga and Zumba, and social events such as wine tastings and holiday parties.

Swimming is a fantastic way to promote healthy aging, so if you're looking to make water aerobics a daily habit, consider Sarasota Bay Club for its accessible indoor pool. Sarasota Bay Club is perfectly located on the bayfront, just minutes from all the shopping, dining, and entertainment that makes downtown so special. You'll be able to prioritize your health every day with our high-quality healthcare staff, supportive senior community, and year-round accessible fitness amenities. Want to see our pool area for yourself? Join us for a private tour today!

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