Swim Lessons and Aquatics Classes
Si View Metropolitan Park District offers a unique blend of programs and activities for all ages. From tots to seniors, sports to the arts; we provide recreational programs to suit the needs of everyone.
We have swim lessons for ages 6 months to adults. We also offer exercise classes and lifeguard training classes.
New to our Aquatics Programs? Learn more about skills covered at each level, download pdf HERE
Equivalency – Preschool to Youth Levels
Class Sizes: We like to keep our class sizes small to enhance the students learning experience. Staff to student ratios increase as your student progresses through the swim lesson program. Ratios are as follows:
Parent Tot A & B - 7:1
Puddle Jumpers 1 & 2 - 3:1 (some P Jumpers 2 might have 4)
Pre 1, Pre 2 and Pre 3 - 4:1
Pre 4, Youth 1 and Youth 2 - 5:1
Youth 3, Youth 4, Youth 5 - 6:1
Download our Swim Lesson Schedule & information here.
Adult Swim Lessons
American Red Cross Programs
The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Upon successful completion of the course participants will be certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Automated External Defibrillator and First Aid
Prerequisites – Must be 15 years old by last scheduled day of the class; swim 300 yards of front crawl and/or breaststroke continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing; tread water for two minutes with no hands; swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10 pound brick from 9 feet and swim 20 yards with brick.
Location: Si View Pool & North Annex
Junior Lifeguard Training Course
Come learn the ins and outs of the lifeguarding job and develop skills needed to meet the Lifeguarding Course pre-requisite. Studensts are introduced to in-water rescues, use of rescue tube, first aid, CPR and ARD.
Location: Si View Community Center & Pool
Fee: $80, Space is limited, register early!
We offer you the opportunity to have a private or semi-private lessons for students 3 years and older. Private lessons have the benefitt of fitting available staff schedules while providing you with a lesson option that targets your specific needs and those of your children. Call Si View Pool or e-mail Bridget at to make your arrangements.
Cost: $30.00 per ½ hour for private lesson, $40 ($20 per student) per ½ hour for semi-private lesson. Should you need to cancel your private lesson(s), 24-hour notice is required to receive a full refund (minus $10 processing fee). Once private lessons become available for registration they will be listed in our registration system under – aquatics-private lessons-instructor name & days.
Aquatic Exercise Programs
Need to add variety to your workout schedule?
At Si View Pool we offer two levels of water exercise programs – Arthritis Therapy and Deep Water Aerobics. Water exercise increases cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility and promotes weight loss and increased health. No swimming ability necessary (if going in deep water you should be comfortable in deep water – deep water students use flotation). Water exercise is a drop in program, pre-registration is not required! Classes can be self-adapted to meet your specific needs. First class is FREE!
Deep Water Aerobics Classes
This class is a great cardiovascular workout. A no impact water exercise class, using buoyant and resistant equipment. Emphasis is on strength, range of motion and flexibility. It is a workout that can be adjusted to any participant level. Routines are diverse to hold participant interest.
For additional fitness programs, please click here.
This class is geared for older adults and people with arthritis, but open to anyone interested in participating. The Arthritis Foundation aquatics program is a leader-guided series of gentle water exercises. This program is designed to help ease the pain and stiffness of arthritis through stretching, flexibility and warming movements while providing a fun and social opportunity. No swim skills required.
Instructor: Laurel Anderson
Get ready to heat up the pool, Aqua Zumba is here! We’re bringing the party to Si View Pool with this contemporary, high energy approach to aqua fitness. By combining the fundamentals of Zumba Fitness with the natural resistance of water you are sure to improve cardio while toning muscle all at the same time. If you thought pool parties were just for kids, get ready for a whole new level of fun. So what are you waiting for – come make a splash with Aqua Zumba.
Instructor: Erma Christoe – certified Aqua Zumba instructor
Location: Si View Pool
Fee: $42/session or $8 drop in
$21/December session or $8 drop in
Stingrays – Swim Team
he Stingrays are a developmental swim team. We use this team to get swimmers ready to compete on a United States Swimming Association team. We work on stroke technique for the four major strokes, starts and turns. To be on swim team you must be able to do 2 lengths of crawl stroke, back stroke and breast stroke.
Swim team follows the swim lesson session dates; swim team occurs on T/TH afternoons and T/TH evenings. Practices are 55 minutes. Swim team follows the swim lesson registration – you register for each session.
Junior Volunteer Program
Have you taken the American Red Cross Guard Start class? If you have, you are eligible to volunteer at Si View Pool and learn the ins and outs of a job that can provide you with rewarding experiences. You will be assisting with swim lessons and shadow lifeguarding. You are also eligible to attend the Si View Aquatic staff trainings.
Please contact Bridget O’Connell or Laurel Anderson to arrange your volunteer schedule. or
Have a splashin’ good time with all of your friends at the Si View Pool. When you rent the pool for a private party you get the entire pool to yourself. Lifeguards and pool toys (small mats, noodles and balls), lifejackets included. Or make it a party package with one-hour pool rental, lifeguards and an hour Fireside Room rental. We set up the room for you with tables and chairs, you do the decorating. Private rentals and party packages are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Fees start as low as $85 per hour for a group of up to 25 guests. Please call Jessica at 425-831-1900 to book your party. All reservations must be done in person.
For the Complete Pool Schedule, including Pool fees, general information, etc., please visit our Aquatics Calendar page by clicking here.
* All Bldgs (admin offices
open): Sat Dec 21-Th Jan 2
* Christmas Eve - Noon
Closure:Tues, Dec 24
* Christmas Day
All Bldgs: Wed, Dec 25
* New Year’s Eve
Noon Closure: Tues, Dec 31
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"We have had the great pleasure of working with many of your swim instructors and they are all great for different reasons. I wanted to let you know that person has performed an excellent job and contributed to Luke's success. Thanks for having such a great staff."
-Parent of swim lesson student
Mikayla has been working at Si View for the last three years. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and being outside. Mikayla is applying to Central in hopes of becoming a Paramedic.