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The Donna Perry Memorial Venetian Aquatic Club Swim Scholarship

The Sonia Dallas Learn to Swim Scholarship

On May 31, 2015, Donna Perry, who served as the first president of the Venetian Aquatic Club from 1959 to 1961, was honored when our scholarship fund was named after her.

On May 31, 2022, Sonia Dallas, who served as the Water Safety Chair of the Venetian Aquatic Club from 1985 to 2021, was honored by the City of Coral Gables with the naming of their annual contribution of swimming lessons after her.  

We thank the City of Coral Gables  and the Coral Gables Woman's Club for their continued support. If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund, please contact our treasurer at
Eligibility and Application
We have a limited number of swim scholarships available for children and adults every summer.  Scholarships are awarded to those in need of financial assistance.  We encourage previous scholarship recipients to reapply in order to continue receiving swimming lessons until level 3 proficiency is achieved. 
To be considered for a scholarship, a child (or adult if applicable) must:
    1) Be at least 5 years old at the start of the session. A birth certificate must be presented.
    2) Be a beginner swimmer (Learn-to-Swim levels 1-3). See Lessons page.
    3) Commit to a full two-week session. See Lessons page.
    4) Provide own transportation.
    5) Provide proof of financial need (letter or card from an official social service agency, SNAP or Medicaid).
    6) Complete Scholarship Application form below.
Scholarship Information
If you have any questions about scholarships, please send an email to
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    2024 Scholarship Application

Please email supporting documentation (including proof of SNAP and/or Medicaid) to

Thank you for your application. We'll get back to you soon.

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