GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The City of Gainesville has announced its spring schedule of sports programs and events.

Start Smart Sports

Start Smart Sports helps parents of preschoolers 3-5 years old objectively measure their child's abilities. As the programs progress and children show improvement, the skills and exercises are altered so that each child remains challenged while using age appropriate equipment. They will learn concepts and skills including: sport specific skills, preparation for organized sports, building self-esteem and confidence, and social skills.

Lifeguard Certification

Want a rewarding and fun summer job? Get certified as a professional American Red Cross Lifeguard! To prepare future lifeguards, the City of Gainesville is holding lifeguard certification classes this summer for those age 15 and up. There are six sessions (each with four lessons) to choose from, and the first session begins March 16.

Teen Midnight Basketball

Teen Midnight Basketball offers athletic opportunities in a positive environment during nights and weekends when kids might otherwise be unsupervised. This program is held monthly on the first Friday from April through August at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th St.). The theme “Got Skillz” refers to skills on and off the court, such as creativity, adaptability, teamwork and leadership. Besides basketball, kids will compete in athletic contests and get mentorship from Gainesville community partners to inspire their success.

Spring Swim Lessons

Registration for spring swim lessons begins Wednesday, March 1!

Other Upcoming Events . . . Stay Tuned

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