Si View Metropolitan Park District
Si View Aquatics

Si View Aquatics!

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.

Equivalency – Preschool to Youth Levels
Preschool levelYouth 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)

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
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.

Session Dates for all levels
of group lessons and swim team

Session G
M/WSeptember 12-October 12
(10 lessons) $80 (Parent Tot $70)
T/THSeptember 13-October 13
(10 lessons) $80 (Parent Tot $70)
SATSeptember 10-October 15
(6 lessons) $48 (Parent Tot $42)
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Session H
M/WOctober 17-November 16
(10 lessons) $80 (Parent Tot $70)
T/THOctober 18-November 17
(10 lessons) $80 (Parent Tot $70)
SATOctober 22-November 19
(5 lessons) $40 (Parent Tot $35)
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Session I
M/WNovember 28-December 14
(6 lessons) $48 (Parent Tot $42)
T/THNovember 29-December 15
(6 lessons) $48 (Parent Tot $42)
* Saturday lessons will resume on January 7
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Preschool Program

Ages 3-6
PRE- 1

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.

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.


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.


SKILLS TAUGHT: Equivalent to Youth Level 4

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Youth Swim Lessons

Ages 5-12

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.


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


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.


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.


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: $33 per ½ hour for private lesson, $45 per ½ hour for semi-private lesson ($22.50 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 .

Levels DatesDaysTimesFee
Pre-youthAug 30-Sep 1T-Th4:40-7$15
4:40PM 5:15PM 5:50PM6:25PM
Parent/TotPre 1 Youth 2Puddle Jumpers 1 & 2
 Pre 2 Youth 3 Pre 1
 Pre 3Youth 4Pre 2
 Pre 4Youth 5 Youth 1
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.

Staff Profile Cameron Stone
Cameron Stone Cameron Stone has been a lifeguard at the Si View pool since December of 2014. During his time at the pool he has received both WSI certification as well as LGI certification. He loves working at the Si View pool because of the people that work here and also the opportunity to meet new people while on the job. He absolutely loves being in and around the water, it’s one of his favorite things to do in the summer!

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American Red Cross Programs

Junior Volunteer Program
Returns Summer 2017

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

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; certification will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you give the instructor on the first day of class

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, alibraried lifeguard training book and loaner pocket mask.
  • 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 –Arthritis Therapy & 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, pre-registration is not required. Classes can be self-adapted to meet your specific needs.
*Arthritis Therapy & Deep Water Aerobics only - First class is FREE!

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.

Staff Profile Graysen Kaess
Graysen Kaess Graysen Kaess has worked at Si View Pool since Spring 2015. She is certified as a Lifeguard, Lifeguard Instructor, and swim lesson instructor.
Outside of Si View, Graysen is a part of National Honors Society and is President of the Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association. Graysen is a student at Mount Si High School who will be graduating in 2017. Her favorite part of working at Si View Pool is working with the amazing staff and teaching kids to swim.

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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 practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, practices follow swim lesson session dates.

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Schools Out Early Swims

Come make a splash at the pool on early release school days before Thanksgiving. Children under the age of 6 must have a parent accompany them in the water.

Nov 21-23 M-W
$2 children/$3 adults