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Doggy paddle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke. We think it’s important to master one or two of these when you live in a city nearly surrounded by water, so this year, we’re making our swimming pools more accessible.
New in 2015, individuals that qualify for Seattle Parks and Recreation program scholarships or reduced fees can also receive discounts at drop-in public swims, family swims, lap swims, pool playlands and selected aquatic fitness programs.
Seattle Parks offers new discount for drop-in swims!
Seattle Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the introduction of discounted drop-in swims at its public pools. Beginning in 2015, individuals that qualify based on income and family size will be able to attend a swim session at a discounted rate.
In Seattle, a city surrounded by water, swimming is an essential life skill. Access and opportunity to both drop-in programs and swimming lessons are key. By learning to swim, individuals gain life skills, have a reduced risk of drowning death and gain opportunities for new activities.
Drop-in swimming programs offer vital opportunities for basic exposure to the water, development of swim skills and personal health. Currently, many discounts are offered based on age, special population needs, prepaid sessions and frequency of use. With recent City Council approval, in 2015 Seattle Parks will also begin to offer discounts for drop-in sessions to those who qualify. Eligibility will be based on family size and income level in accordance with Seattle Parks established application and approval process. For qualifying individuals, drop-in discount pricing will be $2 for recreational swims such as family swim, public swim or lap swim and $3 for fitness swims such as Water Exercise, Masters, or Swimstrong.
In 2014, Seattle Parks staff taught more than 320,000 swimming lessons at swimming pools and lifeguarded beaches. Seattle Parks scholarship process has greatly helped reduce the cost of swimming lessons by offering half-price lessons at pools for those who meet scholarship eligibility. Additional fundraising for supplemental scholarship helps ensure swim lessons are affordable for all through Seattle Parks ongoing partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital plus many individual donations.
You can be a super hero too! Help a child learn to swim by making a donation to the Learn to Swim Seattle Parks Scholarship fund. Donate online: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1442483
For more information on pool schedules, location and pricing, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/currentschedule.htm