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Si View Aquatics

Si View Aquatics!

Si View Pool has received the thumbs up and “Go-to business” vote for the last four years from 5,200 families from Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah and Sammamish with Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award. We offer a variety of lesson options from individual to group setting, weekdays to weekends, mornings to evenings. Lessons are offered to students as young as 6 months (with parent) all the way to adults. Group sizes are kept small, 1:4 instructor to student ratio for preschool ages and younger and 1:6 for upper level youth classes, to ensure individualized instruction for all participants.

Snoqualmie Valley is surrounded by bodies of water making it an inviting environment for open water activities on the lakes and along the rivers. Enrollment in swim lessons in the best thing parents can do to prevent water related accidents. Formal swim lessons also provide opportunity for very young children to build social skills, follow directions and gain independence. All Si View Pool employees are certified as Lifeguard Instructors or Water Safety Instructors by American Red Cross, and attend regularly scheduled trainings.

Swimming is an activity that exercises the entire body and can be pursued throughout life. Public swim and Family Swim times are great opportunities for healthy and fun family activities. Lap swim times are also offered along with water aerobics and gentle water exercise classes. Si View Pool also makes a splashing good times for birthday parties and is a must see site for our special events such as the Pumpkin Patch Swim.

See you at Si View Pool!
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Equivalency – Preschool to Youth Levels
Preschool level Youth Level
(equivalency for students aging up from our Preschool level to youth level)
Pre 1
Pre 2
Pre 3
Pre 4
Pre 5
Youth 1
Youth 1
Youth 2
Youth 2
Youth 3 (if student is a strong swimmer they can go in a Youth 4)
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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 - 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, Pre 5, Youth 1 and Youth 2 - 5:1
Youth 3, Youth 4, Youth 5 - 6:1
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Infant-Toddler Program

For ages 6 months – 3 ½ years

All children not fully potty trained must wear a swim diaper with a plastic diaper cover

Parent Tot - Ages 6 months – 3 Years

SKILLS TAUGHT: Verbal cuing, reach & pull arms, kicking, bubble blowing, submersion, climbing out and safe entry. All children not fully potty trained must wear a swim diaper and plastic diaper cover. This is a parent and child program, parent is in the water with their child. As students gain comfort and readiness, they will be introduced to unassisted skills and becoming comfortable doing the skills with the instructor.

Puddle Jumpers I – Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½

Recommend Parent Tot program at least once prior to enrolling in Puddle Jumpers I class: this will increase their comfort in the water. Only take Puddle Jumpers I once; Parent is in for the first four classes (first 2 for Saturday) and the child completes the session with the instructor only.
SKILLS TAUGHT: Water entry and exiting unassisted, blowing bubbles, aquatic breathing, submersion, assisted front floating, assisted back floating, assisted front glides, kicking assisted and unassisted with chin in water, jumping in assisted and unassisted

Puddle Jumpers II – Ages 2 ½ - 3 ½

Must take Puddle Jumpers I to register for Puddle Jumpers II; PARENT DOES NOT GET IN THE WATER FOR PUDDLE JUMPERS II.
Same skills as in a Pre 1 class, with focus on listening skills and following directions; can advance to Pre 1 when 3 years old or when comfortable with being in water.

Si View Aquatics Program

Session Dates for all levels
of group lessons and swim team

Session G
M/W September 11 – October 11
$90 (Parent Tot $80)
T/TH September 12 – October 12
$90 (Parent Tot $80)
SAT September 9 – October 7
$45 (Parent Tot $40)
Session H
M/W October 16 – November 15
$90 (Parent Tot $80)
T/TH October 17 – November 16
$90 (Parent Tot $80)
SAT October 14 – November 18
$45 (Parent Tot $40)*
*No lesson on Saturday, November 11
Session I
M/W November 27 – December 13
$54 (Parent Tot $48)
T/TH November 28 – December 14
$54 (Parent Tot $48)
(Saturday lessons will resume on January 6)
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Morning Lessons: – ½ hour lesson - All sessions run for one week; 5 lessons; $45
Session 9: Aug 14-18
Session 10: Aug 21-25
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Preschool Program

Ages 3-6 * (Must turn 3 prior to the end of the session)
PRE-1

SKILLS TAUGHT: Blowing bubbles; humming; submerging whole head; buoyancy (assisted front float for 5 to 10 seconds); assisted back float 10 seconds; propulsion (kicking with face out of water then face in the water assisted and unassisted); Students must be comfortable submerging completely under water before advancing to Pre 2.

PRE-2

SKILLS TAUGHT: Humming; submersion; buoyancy (front and back floating unassisted); front glides and back glides unassisted; rolling over (front float to back float / back to front comfortably) unassisted; propulsion (kicking on front and back) w/out support; Students must excel on front skills, back skills and must be comfortable rolling from front to back and back to front without making contact with the pool floor to advance to Pre 3.

* We recommend the Preschool Program for 6 year olds who are working on comfort in the water.

PRE-3

SKILLS TAUGHT: Main focus in this level is breathing (front glide w/ rolling over, intro to side breathing - letter “L” position for the width of pool); intro to crawl stroke and back stroke; intro to elementary back stroke (arms only for the width of pool); Students must excel in tall arms with rolling over to breathe to advance to Pre 4.

PRE-4

SKILLS TAUGHT: Crawl stroke; side breathing, kicking, arms and coordination; back stroke; elementary back stroke; intro to breast stroke kick, pike and surface dives, standing dives and intro treading water. Students that excel in crawl and back stroke will advance to Youth 3.

PRE-5

SKILLS TAUGHT: Refining crawl stoke with side breathing; refining back stroke; refining elementary back stroke; breast stroke; butterfly; intro to sidestroke and flip turns. Students must excel in all strokes and tread water for 30 seconds to advance to Youth 5 or swim team.

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Youth Swim Lessons

Ages 6-12
(5 year olds can register for Youth lessons with skill mastery of Preschool lessons)
YOUTH 1

SKILL TAUGHT: Humming, submerging whole head; buoyancy; front & back glides assisted/unassisted; intro to rolling over; propulsion (kicking w/support and w/out support); jumping into the deep end unassisted. Students must be comfortable with submerging, excel on front and back skills, and be independent in skills before advancing to Youth 2.

YOUTH 2

SKILLS TAUGHT: Main focus is breathing (front glide w/rolling over, intro to side breathing); intro to crawl; intro to back stroke; intro to elementary back stroke (arms only); changing direction; Intro to treading water, lifejacket intro, surface dives and deep water intro; Students must excel on breathing/rolling over and comfort in deep water to advance to Youth 3

* We recommend the Youth Program for 5 year olds only if they have experience in the water.

YOUTH 3

SKILLS TAUGHT: Crawl stroke with side breathing; back stroke; intro to dolphin & breaststroke kick; swimming underwater; pike and surface dives; standing dives from the side; intro to open turns and treading water. Students must excel in crawl with side breathing, backstroke (kick at/near surface) and elementary back to advance to Youth 4.

YOUTH 4

SKILLS TAUGHT: Refining crawl stoke w/ side breathing; refining back stroke; refining elementary back stroke; breast stroke; butterfly; intro to sidestroke and flip turns. Students must excel in all strokes and tread water for 30 seconds to advance to Y- 5 or swim team.

YOUTH 5

SKILLS TAUGHT: Refining crawl stroke, back stroke, breast stroke; butterfly; side stroke, diving from block; flip turns. Must excel in all strokes to advance to Swim Team.

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Private Lessons

We offer private or semi-private lessons for students 3 years and older. Private lessons have the benefit 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, to make your arrangements. Cost: $35 per ½ hour for private lesson, $50 per ½ hour for semi-private lesson ($25 per student). Should you need to cancel your private lesson(s) a 24 hour notice is required to receive a full refund (minus $10 processing fee).

Fish School

Fish School students will be taught by American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor candidates. The instructors will be implementing practices they have learned in the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor class. Please contact Bridget Verhei with any questions at .

Adult Swim Lessons

We offer lessons for adult who already have comfort in the water:

Beginner: Air exchange, submerging whole head with air exchange; front & back glide - assisted and unassisted; introduction to rolling over; kicking on front and back - with support and and without support; jump into deep end unassisted. Introduction to crawl stroke arms & back stroke arms; introduction to crawl stroke w/ rolling & breathing; introduction to elementary back stroke arms; water safety - treading water, life-jackets and floating on back in deep water.

Intermediate/Advanced: Building on skills learned in Adult beginner; crawl stroke with side breathing; refining backstroke; refining elementary back stroke; introduction to elementary back stroke legs and arm & leg coordination; breaststroke, sidestroke and (butterfly). Diving - surface dives and diving from side.

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American Red Cross Programs

Junior Volunteer Program

Have you taken the American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard 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 Verhei or Laurel Anderson to arrange your volunteer schedule. or

American Red Cross Lifeguard training

Registration deadline – August 21st

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.

This is a blended learning course. Upon registration, the student will be e-mailed a link to do all of the video and book work at home. This must be completed prior to the class on Monday, August 28. Must be registered by August 21st.

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.

  • Course fee includes Red Cross certification fees, pocket mask and a libraried lifeguard training book and loaner pocket mask. $35.00 deposit fee for book to be collected at time of registration.
  • Please bring each day – swim suit, towel, water & snacks and participant manual
  • If you have volunteered 40 hours at Si View Pool, please register in person for the discounted rate
Junior Lifeguard Training

If you are between the ages of 11-14, come and see what being a lifeguard is all about. Learn the ins and outs of a job that can provide you with rewarding experiences. Participants must be able to complete a 50 yard continuous swim to register for the class. The last day of class will include a pizza party. Upon successful completion of the class volunteer opportunities (assisting with swim lessons and lifeguarding) are available at the Si View Pool. Join our Junior Guard team!

Aquatic Exercise Programs

Need to add variety to your workout schedule?

At Si View Pool we offer two types of water exercise programs –Gentle Water Exercise & Deep Water Aerobics. Water exercise increases cardiovascular fitness, strength, 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, preregistration is not required. Classes can be self-adapted to meet your specific needs. First class is FREE!

Pool FeesLOG IN
Program TypeAdult (18-54)Youth (3-17), Senior (55+), Disability
10 Punch Water Aerobics*$45$36
1 Month Water Aerobics$50$40
* 10 punch passes expire one year from date of purchase.
Deep Water Aerobics Classes
Drop In Class

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.

Gentle Water Exercise
Drop In Class

This class is geared for people with mobility and joint issues, but open to anyone interested in participating. The Gentle Water Exercise Program is designed to help ease the pain associated with joint and mobility issues through stretching, flexibility and warming movements while providing a fun and social opportunity. No swim skills required.

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Stingrays Swim Team

Si View Stingrays Swim TeamThe 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 join the swim team you must be able to do 2 lengths of crawl stroke, back stroke, breast stroke, and one length of butterfly. Successful completion of Youth 5 is recommended.

***Swim team follows the swim lesson session dates

Session G
Session H
Session I
Weekly Swim Team Registration
Returns Summer 2018

During the summer, you have the option of registering week to week for the Swim Team. Cost for each week is $40.Weekly swim team meets Monday through Thursday and follows Sessions 1-8 dates. Choose either the morning or afternoon practice time for each week.

Preshchool Swim lessons