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Swim Lessons

Swimming is a life-long skill that is not only fun and good exercise – it can save your life. The American Red Cross has developed swimming lessons for kids and adults that permit everyone the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, at their own pace. Learn-to-Swim classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable, and caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water and progress to the next level.

Please call 206-267-2350 or email astowers@tukwilapool.org for more information.

4 week session (M/W pm | T/TH pm | S am)

Session Dates Resident Registration Non-Resident Registration
November 15th - December 12th
November 8th
November 10th

Nov/Dec Resident Registration
Nov 8th, 6:00am

Nov/Dec Non-Resident Registration
Nov 10th, 6:00am

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Days Resident Non-Resident
Mon/Wed (PM)
$58
$68
Tue/Thu (AM or PM)
$58
$68
Sat
$29
$34
Sun
$29
$34

Parent and tot lessons are designed for children 6 months to 3 years of age. Help your tot become comfortable in the water and learn how to teach them basic swimming skills. Students are welcome to attend class with one or both parents, or grandparent, aunt, uncle or other adult friend. Students preform best when the adult that participates in class with them is consistently the same individual. Please no more than two adults per student in each class.

Minnows classes are offered in levels 1-3 and are designed for children ages 3-5 years of age. Minnows students participate in a group setting with a teacher. Students learn basic water safety skills.

Sharks level classes are offered in levels 1-3 and are designed for children 6-12 years of age. Sharks students participate in a group setting with a teacher, learning beginning water safety skills. 

View report cards by selecting your level: 

Minnow 1 | Minnow 2 | Minnow 3 | Shark 1 | Shark 2 | Shark 3 

Super Strokes classes are designed for children 6-15 years of age. These courses are designed to improve on the skills learned ion shark level courses and provide students with the skills needed to enjoy swimming as a lifelong pursuit. Students will also learn advanced water safety skills.

Pre-Comp is designed for those who have passed Super Strokes and want to prepare for competitive team participation.

View report cards by selecting your level: 

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND AND WAIT TIMES FOR A LESSON ARE LONG. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SWIM LESSONS SOONER; PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP FOR GROUP LESSONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Private Swim Lessons are available throughout the week. Lessons are scheduled based on the participant’s availability and the availability of an instructor. During private swim lessons, participants work 1-on-1 with an instructor on their personal swimming goals. From learning to be comfortable in the water to perfecting the next stroke, private lessons are a great way to go if you have a challenging schedule or desire individualized instruction.

Private swim lesson cost (includes one student, one instructor) – $40 per half hour class for Tukwila resident / $48 per half hour class for non-residents

Semi-private Swim Lessons are available throughout the week. Lessons are scheduled based on the participants’ availability and the availability of an instructor. During Semi-private swim lessons, two participants work with an instructor on their personal swimming goals. Semi-Private Lessons are great for families that are not able to attend lessons during offered course times, groups of friends that are working on learning a swimming skill or skill set together, or small groups that would like more individualized classes.

Semi-private lesson cost (2 students, one instructor) – $24 each per half hour class per person for Tukwila residents / $30 each per half hour class for non-residents.

To register for Private or Semi-private Lessons, call (206)-267-2350 

Program Registration Cancellation and Refund Policies

  1. Refunds and/or class credits will only be given in the event of a medical circumstance or relocation. Proper documentation is required. Refunds and/or class credits may be pro-rated based on services rendered. Refunds and/or class credits will not be provided for missed classes due to non-medical/relocation circumstances.
  2. All class transfer requests must be made before the end of the first class.
  3. In the event of class cancellation, a credit will be issued to the primary account holder. Credits expire 60 days after issued. Credits have no cash value and may only be redeemed for Tukwila Pool programs and services.