the emerald coast fitness foundation
Our Community Swimming Pools
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
The Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation is a public charity formed to develop physical fitness and water safety among the youth and adults of Okaloosa County.
Our organization operates the only public swimming facilities in Okaloosa County. Our pools and programs serve the entire community.
Although lessons are suspended at our outdoor pools, we do continue to provide swim lessons at the Bernie. We take the month of December off, but registration for January classes is going on now.
Put on your waterproof sunscreen and get your vitamin D while you enjoy swimming at our geothermal-heated outdoor pool in Destin. The indoor pool at the Bernie is also available and will accommodate Destin swimmers if the pool is closed due to inclement weather conditions.
Bernie's Bull Sharks
At the Aquatic Center in Destin on Sundays from 11am-1pm. All experience and ability levels welcome.
Aquacize Sessions are available daily at Destin and Ft. Walton Beach through the winter months. Join us for fitness, friendship and fun.
Your contribution to Kids Water Safety Campaign will:
In 2021 Kids Water Safety Campaign Funds:
OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO SAVE LIVES AND ENRICH FAMILIES WITH SAFE, ACTIVE SWIMMERS.
Our Destin facility will now be called the TAJ RENEE COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER. The name was officially presented at the 2022 Sip & Splash Aquatic Affair. A remarkable woman named Taj Renee Oliver Brown inspired our naming sponsor to use her first and middle name, which mean "Love Reborn" as a loving tribute to Taj and the many generous and supportive people who have helped the ECFF's vision become reality.