Pool & Marina

Family and Short-Course Olympic Pools

Jump into the refreshing waters of the Clubs’s two outdoor pools, with stunning 180-degree views of the Intracoastal. At the heart of the Club and surrounded by palms, gardens, cabanas and the Bird Cage, our Family Pool is heated in the winter for year-round enjoyment. Carlouel also has a second, short-course Olympic pool used by the Carlouel Pirates swim team. Whether you love to swim for pleasure, or for fitness, Carlouel’s pools are available to members and guests year-round.

Carlouel Pirates Swim Team

The Carlouel Pirates Swim Team is typically comprised of around 25-30 children ages 5 to 18 years old. Swim team coaching staff provides instruction on the four major competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, and competes in an average of 12-15 swim meets per year. From March thru mid-July, members of the swim team have daily practices, complete with strength training and conditioning exercises. Pirates swim team is a way of life, and a place where our children not only improve their swim techniques, but also make new friends at the Club.

Carlouel is a charter member of the U.S. Private Club League and participates in competitions sanctioned by Florida Swimming, a member of USA Swimming (the national governing body for swimming in the U.S.). All participants on the swim team must be members or summer guests at the Club.

Swimming Lessons

Carlouel offers private swim lessons to members and their guests. Whether you’ve got a brand new swimmer or a child that would like a quick refresher, Carlouel is your resource for swimming. Our swim instructors are certified in water safety and have flexible schedules to accommodate your needs. Call us anytime to set up an appointment.

Master’s Swim Program

Members can participate in Carlouel’s Master’s Swim Program, held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. A great way to stay in shape, swimmers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join this group.


Carlouel’s island lifestyle offers a high level of privacy and amenities. Anchor up and spend a few hours lounging poolside, or stay the night in one of our boat slips, fully equipped with 50 amp full-service hook-ups. Our deep-water floating docks have more than 400 feet of dockage space and six slips that can accommodate luxury yachts up to 35 feet. Nearby anchorage is located one mile south, east of channel marker #16.

The Clearwater City Marina in nearby downtown Clearwater, offers gas and diesel fuel, as well as a pump out facility. With 207 boat slips, it’s open seven days a week, 365 days a year. There are 23 slips available for transient boaters, and the Marina can accommodate vessels up to 125 feet.

Water Sports

Carlouel’s unique location between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal make it an ideal destination for activities on the water. Members enjoy use of the Club’s fleet of kayaks and paddle boards free of charge. Available on a first come, first serve basis, these watercraft are a wonderful option for exploring the mangrove trails and white beaches of Caladesi Island State Park. Members and their families also enjoy water skiing, tubing and other water recreation on the bay. The waters around Carlouel are teeming with fish and wildlife. Spend one day fishing in the area, and you’ll be hooked. From manatees and dolphin, to crabs and mullet, you’ll be amazed what you find when you explore the waterways around Carlouel.