The Venetian Aquatic Club
Teaching Red Cross Swimming at Venetian Pool since 1959

a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching children and adults Red Cross Swimming at beautiful, historic Coral Gables Venetian Pool for 55 Years and Still Going Strong!

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Our Club's History and Membership Information


Upcoming Classes this summer:

Coral Gables Venetian Pool is located at:
2701 DeSoto Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134

To sign up for lessons please email:
or call 305-460-5306
of class (Birth certificate required for all ages)

Please email us for a Scholarship Application

Come join the Venetian Aquatic Club
and learn to teach children and adults how to swim. We’re looking for volunteer swimming instructors for the summers. Please email us for a NEW Member Application

Children's Swim Lessons
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM or 9:10 AM or 9:50 AM
$48 per session - 10 lessons

Children must be at least 5 years of age and a Birth certificate is required for all ages

Session   I: June 8-19
Session  II: June 22-July 2
Session III: July 6-17
Session IV: July 20-30
Session V: August 3-14

Level I: Introduction to water skills: offered all sessions all times
Level II: Fundamental Aquatic Skills: offered all sessions all times
Level III: Stroke Development: offered all sessions all times
Level IV: Stroke Improvement: offered all sessions all times
Level V: Stroke Refinement: offered all sessions 8:30 am and 9:10 am ONLY
Level VI: Stroke Proficiency: offered all sessions 9:50 am ONLY

Pool Hours

March 31-May 24, 2015
Tues-Fri 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

May 25-Aug 16, 2015
Mon-Fri 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Aug 17-Sept 6, 2015
Mon-Fri 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sept 8-Oct 30, 2015
Tues-Sun 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Hours are subject to change

The pool is closed for New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

For more info about the pool and admission fees please visit:

All children must be 3 years old and at least 38 inches tall to enter the pool. Amerian Red Cross Children's Swimming Lessons are for children agest 5 years old and above.

2015 Calendar
Meetings and Activities

color key to help you locate an item in the calendar quickly:
Board Meetings General Meetings Adult Classes Youth Classes Special Events Special Meetings/Socials
Dec 2014-
March 2015
Pool Closed for Rennovations
Feb. 5 Board & General Meeting 9:30 AM
Feb 21 Farmer's Market 8:00AM-2:00PM
March 7, 14, 21, 28 Adult Spring Classes
Session 1
10:30-11:30 AM
March 5 Board & General Meeting 10:00 AM
March 10 Proclamation at City of Coral Gables Commission Meeting 9:00AM
March 23-27 Junior Lifeguard Spring Training 9:15-10:00 AM
April 2 Board Meeting 9:30 AM
April 4, 11, 18, 25 Adult Spring Classes
Session 2
10:30-11:30 AM
April 9 General Meeting
(Membership Brunch NEW member recruitment)
9:30 AM
April 30 Board Meeting 9:30 AM
May 5-8-
May 12-15
Spring Training
(Tuesday through Friday)
9:00-11:00 AM
First and Second Year Members - Mandatory
May 16 National Kids to Park Day 9:00-10:00 AM
May 21 Graduation
General Meeting
9:30 AM
June 4 Board Meeting
(Finalize Summer Social)
9:30 AM
June 8-19 Day Classes Begin
Session 1
8:15-10:30 AM
June 9-25 Night Classes Begin
Session 1
5:30-6:30 PM
June 22-July 2 Day Classes Begin
Session 2
Junior Aide Course
8:15-10:30 AM
June 25 Board/General Meeting 10:30 AM
June 30-July 16 Night Classes Begin
Session 2
5:30-6:30 PM
July 6-17 Day Classes Begin
Session 3
8:15-10:30 AM
July 21-Aug 6 Night Classes Begin
Session 3
5:30-6:30 PM
July 20-July 30 Day Classes Begin
Session 4
8:15-10:30 AM
July 23 Board/General Meeting 10:30 AM
Aug. 8 Summer Social 6:00-10:00 PM
Aug. 15 Junior Aide Summer Social 6:00-10:00 PM
Aug. 3-14 Day Classes Begin
Session 5
8:15-10:30 AM
Sept. 3 Board Meeting 9:30 AM
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26 Adult Fall Classes
Session 1
10:30-11:30 AM
Sept. 10 General Meeting/Nominating Committee & Pay Dues 9:30 AM
Sept. 17 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
hosted by City of Coral Gables
6:30 PM
Oct 1 Board Meeting 9:30 AM
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Adult Fall Classes 10:30-11:30 AM
Oct 4 Paws In The Pool
Oct. 8 General Meeting
Elections/Buy & Sell
9:30 AM
Nov 5 Installation Luncheon
(Location to be decided)
11:30 AM
Nov 12 Joint Board Meeting
(outgoing board and NEW incoming board)
9:30 AM
Dec 17 Holiday Party 11:30 AM

unless otherwise noted, all meetings take place at Venetian Pool
schedule is subject to change

Water Safety Report from the Summer of 2014
Summer Classes started on 9th June and ended on 15th August 2014. We had 5 Sessions this year
We had 69 Active Members and 21 Associate Members. Our total for Volunteer Hours (Spring
and Summer) was 4,135. These totals are for day and evening classes combined. Junior Aides
numbered 46 this year and they volunteered 1280 hours. The number of lessons we gave was 999. read the full report as a PDF
2013-2014 Officers:

Keile Allen

President Elect:
Robin Burr

Rafael Montalvo

Sandra Galinanes

Past President:
Eileen Brennan

Water Safety:
Sonia Dallas
Christine Dallas

Mary Lou Dascoli
Pam Daniels
Sonia Lipson
Regina Starlet

Angela Casablanca
Donna Poole

Ana Rhodes
Robin Burr

Karen Young

Marta Casablanca
Sylvana Boyette
Donna Poole
Cookie Rodriguez

Eileen Spiegel
Juanita Herbert
Ruth Hernandez

Aglika Arroyo

American Red Cross Liaison:
Fernando Sanchez

Junior Club:
Calese Thompson
Etel Robinson

Alisa Weiner
Regina Starrett

Berit Fournier

Sondra Galperin

Sherryann Major

Special Events/Famers:
Eileen Brennan

Pat Alderman

City of Coral Gables Parks & Recreation Represetative:
Alisa Weiner

Night Classes:
Susan Holloway
June Holloway
Alisa Weiner

Senior Supervisors:
Kathy Hills
Cathy Braniff
Jill Galliano
Robin Burr

Junior Supervisors:
Marie Cabanez
Berit Fournier
Oneida Perez

Webmaster and Facebook:
Robin Burr

Venetian Aquatic Club Recognized
as one of the Red Cross Top 10 Aquatic Providers
in South Florida

read more

Special Accomplishments
American Red Cross Years of Service Pins
50 years June Holloway
45 years Pat Alderman
40 years Pat Richards
Rose Marie Morris
35 years Sondra Galperin
30 years Sonia Dallas
Susan Holloway
25 years Jeaneen Bell
Berit Fournier
20 years Sylvia Ledon
Mary Jane Iss
Eileen Brennan
15 years Yolanda Baraque
Desiree Anthony
Maria Elisa Gonzalez
Maria Cabanez
Lexi Segre
Alisa Weiner
10 years Louise Coolidge
Amy Donner
Jill Galliano
Juanita Herbert
Sonia Lipson
Tracy McCall
Oneida Perez
Ana Rhodes
Christine Dallas
5 years Keile Allen
Sylvana Boytette
Robin Burr
Angela Casablanca
Marta Casablanca
Aimee Cibran
Pam Perez Daniels
Susan Elwell
Ruth Hernandez
Beatrice Koubi
Anna Leon
Holly Marulanda
Samia Pedigo
Migdalia Rodriguez
Susan Pettapiece
Katja Vignau



Past Presidents of our 50 Year Old Club
1959-61 Donna Perry
1961-62 Marion McCaskill
1962-63 Harriette Cason
1963-64 Eleanor Milhan
1964-65 Ann Childs
1965-66 Lois Gaines
1966-67 Mickey Soucy
1967-68 Ruth Walsh
1968-69 Jean Regan
1969-70 Donna Perry
1970-71 Bonnie McTaggart
1971-73 Sally Heath
1973-74 Betty Wilhelm
1974-75 Pat Alderman
1975-76 Delores McLeod
1976-77 Corinne Steinbauer
1977-78 Sue Kaetzel
1978-79 Rose Marie Morris
1979-80 Joan LaRoche
1980-81 Patrica Goodrich
1981-82 Gloria Meeks
1982-83 Ginger Moore
1983-84 Cheryl Jones
1984-85 Irene Powell
1985-86 Rose Marie Morris
1986-87 Barbara Gray
1987-89 Margann Wilhelm
1989-90 Sandy Leavengood
1990-91 Joanna Sosa
1991-92 Gert Garcia
1992-93 Nancy Famulari
1993-95 Sondra Galperin
1995-96 Elizabeth Kourtesis
1996-97 Ruth Balestra
1997-98 Martha Guarin
1998-2000 Karla Duffy
2000-2001 Linda Goodman
2001-2003 Desiree Anthony
2003-2005 Alisa Weiner
2005-2006 Rita Marvez
2006-2008 Jeaneen Bell
2008-2009 Desiree Anthony
2009-2011 Christine Dallas
2011-2013 Eileen Brennan
2013-2014 Keile Allen
The entire Club wishes to acknowledge these fine women of the pool, with our undying admiration and gratitude. Thank you all for your many years of service.