Discounted Swimming Lessons Available in 2015 at City Pools

December 16, 2014 6:31am

We all must have swimming on the brain. Last week we posted about the four places to get your swim on. Then, late last week we received a press release from the Seattle Parks Department announcing discounts for drop-in swim classes at all city public pools starting in 2015. The discounts are available for individuals that qualify based on income and size.

In 2014, Seattle Parks staff taught more than 320,000 swimming lessons at swimming pools and lifeguard beaches across the city.

In Seattle, a city surrounded by water, (and with Green Lake as a major swimming hub!) it is important to make sure that anyone heading into or around the water knows how to swim.

Here’s more from the release:

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.

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If you have a house of active swimmers, you may want to consider donating to the Learn to Swim Seattle Parks Scholarship fund: