Si View Metropolitan Park District
Si View Metropolitan Park District

Welcome to Si View Pool Learn to Swim Programs!

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.

Swim Skill Assessment

New to Si View aquatics? We are offering free swim assessments to students 3-years and older who have not had prior lessons in the Si View program or who have been absent from the program for longer than 12-months. Our aquatics team is offering assessments on Fri Dec 2nd-Sun Dec 4th ahead of the winter open enrollment that starts Friday Dec 9th. Individual assessments are scheduled for 15-minutes, including a 10-minute skill check in the water and 5-minute discussion. Pre-registration is required and opens November 7. Schedule your assessment here. Please note that siblings need to register for individual time slots.

Registering for Swim Lessons

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. In the event of a cancellation, we will contact the waitlisted students.

Open enrollment sessions:

  • In December everyone can register for session A.
  • In April everyone can register for sessions E, F, and the weeklong summer lessons.
  • In August everyone can register for session G.

Priority registration sessions:

  • Session B: Priority for students enrolled in session A. Priority registration opens Feb 13, 7am. Open enrollment starts Feb 14, 7am.
  • Session C: Priority for students enrolled in session B. Priority registration opens Apr 10, 7am. Open enrollment starts Apr 11, 7am.

Priority registration is available a day prior to open enrollment. Opening dates are announced at the beginning of each session. 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 10 hours of instructional time per level. This applies to both group and private lessons. Please do not register for more than one day a week, as this limits opportunities for other students to enroll in lessons. If your child has taken time off from lessons, enroll them in a level where they will be comfortable and successful.


Lesson options

Group lessons are available for ages 6 months to adults. The infant-toddler programs require parent participation in the water, but not for students in puddle jumpers II (although sometimes parent assistance is necessary at this age), preschool and youth programs.

Adult lessons are offered for adults who already have comfort in the water. Two levels are available: beginner and intermediate/advanced. Adult lessons are offered when no other programming is scheduled at the pool.

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 lessons are sold as sessions rather than single dates. Refund policy applies to the full session.

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. All group and private lessons, and the swim team follow the same registration cycles and session dates.

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 .

Students enrolled in courses beyond their skill level may be withdrawn by staff.

Lesson Schedules and Fees

Swim Lessons schedules session dates and fees are subject to change. Please note that we do not offer make-up classes for missed days.

Session A: Open enrollment opens December 9
Session B: Priority registration for students enrolled in session A opens Feb 13, 7am. Open enrollment starts Feb 14, 7am.
Session C: Priority registration for students enrolled in session B opens Apr 10, 7am. Open enrollment starts Apr 11, 7am.

Swim Lesson Fees

Parent-TotSession lengthResidentNon-resident
 4 lessons$42.00$50.40
 5 lessons$52.50$63.00
 6 lessons$63.00$75.60
Preschool, Youth, AdultSession lengthResidentNon-resident
 4 lessons$46.00$55.20
 5 lessons$57.50$69.00
 6 lessons$69.00$82.80
Swim TeamSession lengthResidentNon-resident
 4 lessons$54.60$65.50
 5 lessons$68.25$81.90
Private Lessons*Session lengthResidentNon-resident
 Cost per lesson*$52.50$63.00
*must register for the full length of the session

How to Register

Registration for Winter lessons opens Friday December 9th, at 7am. This includes group and private lessons.

Lessons schedules will be available for online browsing on December 2nd.
*This is open enrollment for Session A. (No priority for students in Session I).

Swim lesson registration is available through our online portal. You can select the appropriate level to view all available courses.

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. Be sure your account information is up to date and that you only have one account.

Missed classes or withdrawals

We do not offer make up days for any class days that student misses, but we do encourage attendance for the rest of the session. Sometimes we must cancel a class day due to inclement weather or contamination, in those cases we credit students for the cancelled class. If you need to withdraw from a course that is in progress, please see our refund policy on our registration page for details. 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.

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. Please contact us for information and application before registering for a class. Scholarship applications take a week for approval.

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, save snacks for the way home. Parents are welcome to stay on the bleachers during the lessons. It is helpful for parents to learn your child's instructor's name, and the swim class level (such as 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.