Special Events & Activities

September Programs and Activities at Founders Park 2023

Non-Resident Holiday Rates will apply on Saturday, September 2nd, Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.

$15.00 per Adult, $10.00 per Youth/Senior. Pool Fees Apply.

NOTICE: The pool will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, September 7th due to Lifeguard Inservice Training.

Coral Shores High School Swim and Dive Meets: September 6th, 13th, and 20th at 4:00pm at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center. Lap Lanes and Diving Boards will close at 3:00pm. Come out to cheer them on!

9/11 Ceremony: 22nd anniversary of 9/11 on Monday, September 11th at Islamorada Fire Station 20 – 81850 Overseas Highway. Beginning at 9:45am. Guest speakers: Pastor Tony Hammon.

8th Annual “Swim for Alligator Lighthouse”: Saturday, September 9th at the Amara Cay Resort. Sponsored by Friends of the Pool. Meet & Greet Swim Practice on September 8th from 6:00am-9:00am at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center. For more information visit www.swimalligatorlight.com.

Coral Shores High School Swim and Dive Meets: September 9th, 14th, and 21st at 4:00pm at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center. Lap Lanes and Diving Boards will close at 3:00pm. Come out to cheer them on!

Seeking Youth Council Members: Islamorada Youth Council is a teen advisory board with a mission to make Islamorada a better a place for everyone. Must be an Upper Keys Resident and student grade (9-12). Members participate in monthly meetings and events, Make a difference in your community and gain valuable leadership experience. Contact Anne.onsgard@islamorada.fl.us. Deadline for applications is September 11th.

Trunk or Treat and Haunted Hayride Spooky Spot Registration NOW OPEN!: Registration deadline is Monday, October 16th, Event is on Saturday, October 21st from 6:00-8:30pm. Contact the Park Office at 305-853-1685 for more information.

Ongoing Programs:

Swim Stronger (adults 18+) Swim Program: Suitable for triathletes, open water swimmers, competitive swimmers and lap swimmers who wish to improve their technique, cardiovascular conditioning, and endurance. All fitness levels welcome! Workouts: Monday-Wednesday & Friday 6:30-7:15a.m. & 7:15-8:45a.m. Saturdays 8:00-9:15am. Email Coach Jennifer Dutton at Keys2swimming@gmail.com for more details!

Youth Islamorada Swim Stronger (for ages 11-17): with Coach Jennifer Dutton! Private Lessons available. Contact keys2swimming@gmail.com for more information.

AquaFit Water Aerobics: Join Certified Aqua Fitness Instructors Ken, Paula and Jeri for a fun filled class that includes Cardio, Strength Training, Stretching, Balance & Equilibrium, Increased Stamina, Muscular Endurance, and Improved Range of Motion. Classes are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am. Contact Instructor Ken Schryver at 305-942-8005 or Paula Friedman at 773-860-8384 for more information. 

Swim Lessons: Private lessons available by appointment only. Contact Instructor Colleen Hammon at 305-393-2513 for more information.

Synchro Sirens Synchronized Swim Club: A multidisciplinary program that is designed to help young athletes develop into competing synchronized swimmers. Practices held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday dependent on skill level. Coach Isla Crawford at 856-473-4752 for more information.

Springboard Diving Lessons: Students develop strength, flexibility, and confidence, while learning how to dive from springboards in safe progressions and a fun environment! Sessions held Monday & Wednesday 4:30-6pm, Saturday 9:30-11am. Contact Coach Kelly Owens at 215-622-6841 for more information.

Florida Keys Swim Club: Our Youth Competitive Swim Program! Practices are held Monday - Friday dependent on skill level. Contact Coach Jon Olsen 305-393-5855 or Abbie Kelley at 305-522-1120 for more information.

Tiki Tennis Program: From beginners to advanced players, Tiki Tennis offers private lessons, clinics, bootcamps and Pickleball clinics & leagues! Contact Tennis Pros Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 or Greg Pearson 517-285-5693 for more information.

Pickleball Programs: Pickleball clinics and lessons available. Regular programming will resume October 2023. Contact Pickleball Pro: Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 for more information. 

Founders Freediving Program: Two-day course on the fundamentals of the FII education system in an easy-to-learn course format between classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on freedive safety training and technique development, students master the proper skills to effectively freedive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters. Participants must be 16 years or older. Contact Certified instructor Mike Walsh at 305-394-5690 or mike@othersideboardsports.com for more information and registration.