Si View Metropolitan Park District
Si View Metropolitan Park District

Welcome to Si View Pool Learn to Swim Programs!

We are dedicated to keeping our community safe in the water and providing a safe place to learn vital water safety skills. Si View Pool is an American Red Cross learn to swim facility. Our instructors are trained and certified to follow ARC learn to swim program course curriculum and criteria for each level. We encourage all new students to review skills covered at each level and the skills needed to pass a level prior to registering for a program. Our ability to make changes or transfer students when a session is in progress is very limited.

Registering for Swim Lessons

The local demand for swim lessons is far greater than what we can currently offer. During open enrollment, lessons fill up quickly. We encourage you to register as soon as possible and use the waitlist option if a class has already filled.

Open enrollment periods are offered three times a year:

  • In December everyone can register for session A.
  • Beginning May 12th everyone can register for sessions D, E, F, and the weeklong summer lessons.
  • In August everyone can register for session G.

Priority enrollment is active for the following sessions to allow students to complete a full level:

  • Session B and C (priority for students in session A)
  • Session H and I (priority for students in session G)
  • Priority registration is available week prior to open enrollment. New students can join if space is available.

The purpose of the priority registration is to allow students to complete a swim level which typically takes 2-3 sessions with consistency in lesson times and instructors. Students may only register for one course per each session. Please do not register for both M/W and T/Th options in the same session, as this limits opportunities for other students to enroll in lessons.


Lesson options

All group and private lessons, and the swim team follow the same registration cycles and session dates. Lessons are available for ages 6 months to adults, private lessons ages 3 and up.

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
  • Puddle Jumpers I ‐ Ages 2 ½ ‐ 3 ½
  • Puddle Jumpers II ‐ Ages 2 ½ ‐ 3 ½
  • Click for skills taught and requirements to advance for these levels.
Preschool Program for ages 3‐6
*Students must turn 3 prior to end of the session
  • Preschool 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Click for skills taught and requirements to advance for these levels.
Youth Program for ages 6‐12
  • Youth 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Click for skills taught and requirements to advance for these levels.
Adult Programs
*Students must already have comfort in the water
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate/Advanced
  • Click for skills taught and requirements to advance for these levels.

Private lessons are an option. Sometimes group setting is not the best option for student success. We offer a limited number of private lessons throughout the year for students ages 3 and older. Private lesson registration follows the same sessions as group lessons. Students must register for the full session rather than single dates. Please contact Bridget Verhei for information and availability at .

We also offer a developmental swim team that helps students get ready for US Swimming Association teams. It is recommended that prior to joining the swim team, students have successfully completed Youth 5 and mastering of all four strokes ‐ freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Selecting a Course Level

After reviewing the skills covered for the course level, select a class on the conservative side of the student's skills. It is preferable that they succeed in the appropriate class rather than struggle in one that is difficult. Students will progress through levels at different speeds depending on age, physical coordination, practice outside of class, etc. In most cases, completing a swim level takes 2-3 sessions. For students enrolling for lessons for the first time, also check the minimum age requirements for the level. If you are unsure of where to start, we encourage you to visit a Public Swim Time at the pool and have our lifeguards do a quick skill assessment, or email aquatic staff with your questions at .

Lesson Schedules and Fees

We know family schedules are busy during summer break and strive to offer a variety of lesson options. You can choose from weeklong sessions or month-long sessions with classes either once a week or twice a week. Note that registration for all summer lessons (session E, F, G and weeklong sessions) opens Thursday May 12th. Current spring sessions C and D have priority registration for students already enrolled. Check availability of lessons from the links below.

Session C Open Enrollment (opens April 4)
Session D, E, F and Weeklong Lessons Open Enrollment (opens May 12)

Swim Lesson Fees

Parent-TotSession lengthResidentNon-resident
 3 lessons$30.00$36.00
 4 lessons$40.00$48.00
 5 lessons$50.00$60.00
Preschool, Youth, AdultSession lengthResidentNon-resident
 4 lessons$44.00$52.80
 5 lessons$55.00$66.00
 8 lessons$88.00$105.60
 9 lessons$99.00$118.80
 10 lessons$110.00$132.00
Swim TeamSession lengthResidentNon-resident
 4 lessons$52.00$62.40
 5 lessons$65.00$78.00
Private Lessons
*must register for the full length of the session
Session lengthResidentNon-resident
 per lesson*$50.00$60.00

How to Register

Session E, F and weeklong summer lesson registration open enrollment begins May 12th.

Swim lesson registration is available through our online portal. You can select the appropriate level to view all available courses. Classes may be offered once or twice a week depending on the season.

Click HERE to register. If you are new to Si View programs, you will need to create an online account prior to registration. You can also register by phone (425) 831-1900 or in-person at the pool or our admin office.

Scholarships

Learning to swim is a critical life skill. It is our goal that everyone in our community has an opportunity to learn to swim. Financial need-based scholarships are available year-round. Apply for a scholarship here. Please contact us with questions.

Missed classes or withdrawals

We do not offer make up days for any class days that student miss, but we do encourage attendance for the rest of the session. Sometimes we must cancel a class day to inclement weather, and those cases we credit students for the cancelled class. If you need to withdraw from a course that is in progress, please note that refunds are not issued after the first day of class. See our refund policy on our registration page for details. In most cases we are not able to transfer students from one class to another mid-session due to the large number of students enrolled in our programs.

How to Prepare for Lessons

For first time students, it is a good idea to visit the pool prior to session starting. The Public Swim times are perfect for familiarizing student with the facility, the locker rooms, and the pool deck. For your lessons, please arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to start of lessons, in your swimwear and bring a towel. If your child is not fully potty trained, please have them wear a swim diaper with snug fitting legs. It is best not to bring your child to a class with a full stomach, please do not feed your child 30 minutes prior to start of lessons, save snacks for the way home. Parents are welcome to stay on the bleachers during the lessons. Please allow the instructor to work with your child. Should the instructor need your assistance, they will let you know. It is helpful for parents to learn your child's instructor's name, and the swim class level (Pre 1 or Youth 1) prior to arrival. We have just a few minutes in between lessons for communication with parents, if you anticipate a longer conversation, please call or email to schedule a time to meet.

Swimming in Clothes

On the last class day of EVERY session, students swim in clothes to practice open water safety skills. Levels swimming in clothes: Pre 4, Pre 5 and Youth Levels 1-3. Youth Level 4 & 5 will be learning self rescue technique, basic rescue techniques and open water swimming safety skills. This is done the last day of EVERY session. We will be teaching the students how it feels to swim in clothing. Students should come dressed in long pants and a T-shirt over their swimsuit. Upper youth level classes will be going over safety skills.