Si View Aquatics

Si View Aquatics!

What will operations look like when the pool re-opens? Safety of staff and customers is our top priority and will guide all our decisions. Some of the changes that you will notice include:
  • All activities will be reservation based. This means that rather than dropping in for lap swims, customers pre-register for a time. This is necessary to comply with restricted occupancy limits.
  • Pool hours and program offerings will be limited. Based on the results of the community survey, we will work to develop a modified facility schedule. We may not be able to accommodate all requests right away, we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we build a new schedule.
  • Health screening will be conducted upon entry to the facility. This includes a wellness questionnaire and a temperature check.
  • Face coverings will be required in the facility at all times except when in the pool.
  • No cash handling at the pool. This is necessary to limit face to face interaction with staff and customers. As all activities will require preregistration, it will not be necessary to bring a wallet to the Pool.
  • Locker rooms: Customers have 5 minutes prior to and after their scheduled pool time to use the locker rooms. Locker rooms will be disinfected between user groups.
  • Our staff is equipped with masks and/or face shields. Due to the nature of the water environment, new procedures have been developed and staff re-trained to ensure their safety and the safety of customers should a water or land based emergency occur.
  • Many youth swim lessons will require parent assistance in the water.

 

Group size limits: Swim lessons - 3 for small group lessons
Swim team - 8 maximum
Lap swim - 8 maximum
Water aerobics - 10 maximum
Rentals - 5 or less; MUST be from same household.

 
Swim Lesson General Information

Parent Guide to Modified Lessons Welcome to socially distant swim lessons! We have worked hard to adapt our learn to swim program to meet the requirements of the State and health department. Here are the changes you will notice and why we made them.

  • You and your child will not be allowed into the Aquatic Center if you are exhibiting any signs of illness.
  • All lower level lessons are limited to 3 students so that we can keep students safe and separated. Youth 4 & 5 will have up to 4 students.
  • A parent must be in the water with their child for: Parent Tot, Puddle Jumpers 1 & 2, all Pre- School levels and Youth 1 & 2. Keeping our instructors and your child safe is paramount. The parent will act as a teaching assistant, supporting the child in the water while the instructor will remain on the deck wearing a mask (some instructors may be in the pool, but socially distant from the students and they will wear a face shield). Parents do not need to be skilled in teaching or swimming but need to be willing to assist the instructor by acting as their hands in the water. Parents will be sent an email at the beginning of the session outlining the class and skills, so you are a part of the team! Your instructor will keep you updated throughout the class on upcoming skills.
  • No spectators allowed on the deck. We are limiting the number of people in the facility to minimize potential contamination. Exception, upper levels where parents are not required to be in the water a parent will be asked to be on deck in their child’s identified area. Why? If the child becomes ill or injured our staff need help to get them isolated and treated as quickly as possible.
  • Limited locker room access. You will have 5 minutes prior to start of class and 5 minutes after class if needed. Please bring and leave with your child in their swim attire.
  • Swim lesson equipment will be disinfected after each user.

So how does this look?

  • PRE-LESSON: You and your child will arrive at the Aquatic Center wearing swimsuits and face masks. Everyone will wait outside until the facility has been cleaned from the previous group. On entry to the facility you both will complete a health screening which is completed verbally. Once you are let into the building you and your child will proceed to a designated spot where you will leave your clothing and towels and wait for the instructor. After a quick shower, the lesson will begin.
  • LESSON: The instructor will teach and guide the class from the deck (some instructors may be in the pool, but socially distant from the students and they will wear a face shield). You are there to be the instructor’s hands and work as a team to help your swimmer excel. You will not be asked to demonstrate or to go underwater if you are not comfortable with that.
  • POST-LESSON: A quick towel off and change into clothes with a quick exit so that our staff can disinfect the facility before the next group can come in.
  • We are dedicated to keeping our community in the water and providing a safe place to learn this vital skill of swimming. We thank you for assisting us in the water and hope this is a great experience for you and your child! Check website for latest reopening updates. Important change for swim lessons: all Parent Tot/Puddle Jumpers/Pre 1-4 and Youth 1 & 2 will need a parent in the water with the student. For families with multiple children/different levels should book a small group lesson, we will work with each child at their level.
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
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)

Infant-Toddler Program

For ages 6 months – 3 ˝ 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. 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 ˝ - 3 ˝

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 ˝ - 3 ˝

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 upon instructor recommendation.


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:

  • R $40 | NR $46 per ˝ hour for private lesson,
  • R $60 | NR $69per ˝ hour for semi-private lesson ($30 per student). Semiprivate lessons students need to be at the same level.
  • Should you need to cancel your private lesson(s) a 24-hour notice is required to receive a full refund (minus $10 processing fee).
Swim Lesson Schedule

Upon re-opening, we can offer private, semi-private or small group swim lessons for 3-4 students at a time depending on level. An additional spectator may be allowed on a case by case basis, if needed. Our initial schedule for swim lessons will be determined based on the results of the pool re-opening survey. Schedules are subject to change based on community need, local school schedules for in-person learning, and staff availability.

Schedules and registration links will be posted on our website prior to re-opening.
Adult Swim Lessons

We offer group lessons for adults 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.

Private Rentals

Si View Pool is available for small group private rentals. Whether it’s a small party or private swim time, contact us for information about current guidelines and restrictions. When you rent the Si View Pool, you have the entire pool reserved for your use with lifeguards on deck.
More info and fees on our Pool Rental page


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 dolphin kick and breast stroke kick, pike and surface dives, standing dives and intro treading water. Students that excel in crawl and back stroke will advance to Pre 5 or Youth 3.

PRE-5

SKILLS TAUGHT: Equivalent to Youth Level 4


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 Youth 5.

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.


Stingrays Swim Team

Si View Stingrays Swim Team The 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.

Si View Aquatics Program

Aquatic Exercise Programs

When Si View Pool re-opens, activities will be limited. Pool time must be reserved online or by calling 425-831-1900. Pool space will be assigned at check-in.

Proposed schedule for aquatic fitness programs:
  • One water fitness class per day Monday-Friday with participants spaced min 6 ft apart
  • One or two laps swims per day Monday-Friday with no more than two swimmers per lane
  • Schedule will be available on website prior to pool re-opening.

Paddle Board Yoga Fitness
Instructor: Lindsay Lambert

Come build your SUP foundation in a warm, calm, safe pool environment before it’s time to go outside on the lake, river, & ocean. We will cover entering & exiting the water safely fundamentals of fitness on a stand up Paddleboard. No SUP experience required. Dress for a HOT yoga class.

Lap Swim

Lap swim is a great to workout at your own pace, towards your individual goals. Si View pool is 17 yards in length varying in depth from 3 ˝ feet to 9 feet. We have four lanes available, that are currently limited to two swimmers at a time.

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.

Gentle Water Exercise

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.

Safety Information for Participants

It is recommended that individuals who are a part of the high-risk population, as defined by the CDC, not visit the pool until phase 4. High risk individuals include anyone over 65 years of age or individuals with an underlying health condition, particularly if not well controlled.

If you feel sick or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

All individuals entering the pool will be asked to complete a verbal health screening & will need to wear a face covering that covers both nose and mouth. Face coverings need to be removed prior to getting in the pool. Locker rooms will be limited to 5 minutes prior to your scheduled swim time and 5 minutes post swim. Customers should plan to arrive and depart in their swimwear.

Lap Swim & Water Exercise Checklist:

1. Reserve your spot in the pool for lap swim and water exercise classes using our online reservation system or by calling 425-831-1900. Visit www. siviewpark.org to register.

2. Pack your swim bag -

  • Bring your swim gear (goggles, kickboard, pull buoy, water bottle, etc.)
  • Bring a towel & clothes to wear over your suit
  • Bring your face covering
  • Put on your swimsuit

3. Arrive 5 minutes prior to your time slot. Wait in your car or social distance outside the front door. You will be signed in.

4. You will be assigned a location on deck and in the pool. Once able to enter the facility you will go to your designated location, leave your personal items, and then take a brief shower prior to entering the water. Remove mask prior to entering the water; leave with personal belongings.

5. The lifeguards will have everyone exit the pool at the completion of the designated time slot. Please place your face covering over your nose and mouth, collect your personal items and exit out the back door on the west side of the deck.

Si View Metro Parks will continue to adjust to comply with Washington State Department of Health, King County Department of Health, CDC and best practices.


American Red Cross Programs

American Red Cross Lifeguard training
Returns Summer 2021

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.

Students will be e-mailed a link to do the book & video work at home as well as the CPR/AED multiple choice test. (approx. 9 hours). Blended learning work MUST be completed prior to the start of class. Print off completion certificate or take a picture with your phone.

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 the brick.

  • Course fee includes Red Cross certification fees, a libraried 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 Volunteer Program

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!

Junior Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Returns Summer 2021

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!