Impact 100 Aquatic Center & Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Education Center

On May 23rd, 2017, The Arc of the Emerald Coast proudly opened their Impact 100 Aquatic,  Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Education Center, and the Cox Communications Dietary Center named after the entities that provided the funding.


The Aquatic & Education Center is focused on providing an inclusive aquatic facility that our entire community can enjoy, including persons with and without disabilities or limitations.
Our facility is open for lap swimming and rentals.
Please see the facility information & pricing sheet below.

For more information, please call the Aquatic Center at 850-974-0714  or
email Emily Owen, our Aquatic Manager at

We’re excited to announce our partnership with British Swim School! The British Swim School teaches water safety and survival skills to children as young as three months old. The British Swim School, founded by Rita Goldberg in 1981, currently operates in over 215 schools across the United States and Canada. British Swim School will be using its unique and highly effective teaching methods to host classes every Thursday and Friday at The Arc’s Aquatic & Education Center. All registration and payment will be handled directly through the British Swim School of Pensacola. For more information or to contact them visit their Facebook page at

Stay updated with the facility’s schedule and happenings by checking us out on Facebook!

The Aquatic and Education Center was born out of a philosophy that those with disabilities have as much potential and capabilities as anyone else and should have access to them.  The Aquatic & Education Center was a vision that came from a demand; for those who have disabilities to have access to an aquatic and education center focused on their needs and inclusive with our community.  In the works since 2014, the Aquatic & Education Center is home to the ONLY fully handicapped accessible swimming pool for people with disabilities in the region. Additionally, the Aquatic & Education Center is home to our Early Intervention offices, serving children 0-3, and the Cox Communications Dietary Center, providing courses in nutrition to families and caregivers of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Congressman Matt Gaetz with Arc of Emerald Coast Board