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Family swim lessons teach beginning skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere

16044476602_2c60e1464a_zSeattle Parks and Recreation is offering family swim lessons for beginning-level youth swim instruction for children ages 4 to 10. Lessons are held in shallow water and provide a great way for youth to learn to swim in a safe, fun and relaxed atmosphere.

A parent or guardian must be in the water with his/her child as a teaching aide, but parents/guardians do not need to know how to swim to participate. Lessons are ideal for children who would benefit from having the security of a trusted adult present to support and assist them under the direction of a skilled swim instructor.

Family swim lessons are available at all eight of our indoor pools beginning in January, 2017. There is a child lesson fee of only $7.50 per day for a half-hour swim lesson, and there is no cost for the parent/guardian in the water. Scholarship funding is available for those who meet eligibility based on family size and income, which can reduce the cost to as low as $0.75 per day.

Call or visit your local pool to sign up. Enrollments may be accepted after the start date if space is available by contacting your local pool directly.

Click here for more information on our scholarship program.

Click here for a list of our indoor pools.