Prepare for Summer Fun with Swimming Lessons!

With summer right around the corner, we are thinking about BBQs with family and ways to cool off from the summer heat. Many of us jump into a nearby lake or pool to be refreshed.

However, many children are not strong swimmers. Luckily, we are partnered with multiple organizations throughout King County who have indoor pools and offer swimming lessons. Some have scholarships and financial assistance available. In addition, many pools offer family swim time if your child just needs to become more comfortable around water.


Here are links to swimming pools in King County and the average cost for lessons:


Seattle Parks and Rec Department:

Offer swimming lessons at local community centers.

Average cost is around $50.00 for 6 classes. A one day swimming pass for youth is $3.75 and $5.00 for adults. Scholarships and financial assistance are available and vary by location. More information available here.  

Rainier Beach Community Center: (206) 386-1925

Colman Pool (West Seattle):(206) 684-7494

Evans Pool (Greenlake): (206) 684-4961

Medgar Evers Pool (Central District): (206) 684-4766

Meadowbrook Community Center: (206) 684-7522


Community Pools south of Seattle:

Covington Aquatic Center: Average $10 a class, 8-10 sessions included (253) 480-2480

Kent Meridian Pool: Average $11 a session flexible registration (253) 854-9287

Lindbergh Pool (Renton): Drop in Swim $3.75 for youth and $4.25 for adults (425) 204-4440

Federal Way Community Center: $50 for 10 sessions (253) 835-6900


YMCA Locations with Pools:

Average cost to join is $100, then an additional monthly fee. The membership gives you access to the pool and swimming lessons are an additional cost.

However, financial assistance is available based on household income.  

  • Auburn Valley YMCA
  • Coal Creek Family YMCA
  • Dale Turner Family YMCA (Shoreline)
  • Downtown Seattle YMCA
  • Matt Griffin YMCA
  • Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
  • Mill Creek Family YMCA
  • Northshore YMCA
  • University Family YMCA
  • West Seattle and Fauntleroy YMCA
  • Lakewood Family YMCA
  • Tacoma Center YMCA


Swimming is also a fun way for the whole family to exercise while having fun!

Check out all these pools for family swim times and open swim.

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