Seattle Parks swimming beaches offer FREE swim lessons to youths age 6-16. Daytime and evening swimming lessons are available. Each session lasts about 2 weeks*. While the lessons are free, space is limited register early.
To Register: Register beginning June 1st. Call (206)684-4078 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register in person starting June 20 at the beach of your choice.
Seattle Parks also offers swimming lessons for a fee at park pools. In addition, there are public swim events, aquatic exercise classes, lap swims, and other activities. For a list of pools, classes, costs, and other information, visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-lessons-and-classes
*Swim lessons are conditional on weather. Lessons may be cancelled due to inclement weather (beach closure) or may also be cancelled on extremely hot/busy days if the priority for staff must focus on lifeguarding.
About Seattle Beaches
Seattle Parks and Recreation offers safe, lifeguarded beaches at nine sites around the city: Green Lake, Madison Park, Madrona, Magnuson Park, Matthews Beach, Mount Baker Park Beach, Pritchard Island Beach, and Seward Park Beach. It is strongly recommend that you swim only where and when lifeguards are present.
Do’s and don’ts:
- Dogs are not allowed in these locations: at beaches, children’s play areas, or organized athletic fields in Seattle parks (per the Seattle Municipal Code).
- Where dogs are welcome: on leash everywhere else in the park system or off-leash in designated areas.
- Read about park rules, open water swimming, best practices, health and safety regulations.
- Check on swimming beach bacteria, algal toxin levels, and water temperature.
About Seattle Parks
About 11% of Seattle’s total land area is committed to public use, including 4,600 acres developed land and 1,600 acres undeveloped land, and 954 acres of submerged land.
Park features include amphitheaters, boating and sailing centers, boat ramps, Community centers, concession facilities, historic buildings, museums, off-leash areas for dogs, outdoor tennis courts, performing and visual arts facilities, picnic shelters, plant nurseries/greenhouses, swimming pools, wading pools, and Sprayparks.