Aquatics - Youth Swim Lessons

WWU Campus Recreation Services is pleased to offer group and private swim lessons!

Each Group Swim Session consists of six or eight lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes.

All classes follow the American Red Cross guidelines (Learn-to-Swim 2010) and our instructor to child ratio is 1 instructor per 5 children.

Before signing up for swim lessons, please read our Complete WWU Swim Lessons Guide and our Swim Lesson Level Descriptions.  Please note that children must be at least three years old to enroll in levels 1-6.  Children under the age of three may sign up for Parent and Child classes on Saturdays at 10:30am or the Preschool Aquatics class on Tuesdays/Thursdays at 6:00pm.

Spring 2014 Group Lesson Dates and Times

To sign up, click here to access our registration forms.

Tuesday/Thursday Lessons

  • Lessons meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for a four-week session of two 30-minute classes per week (8 classes total)
  • Session 1: April 8 through May 1
    • Available Times:
      • 5:15pm - 5:45pm
      • 6:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Session 2: May 6 through May 29
    • Available Times:
      • 5:15pm - 5:45pm
      • 6:00pm - 6:30pm

Saturday Lessons

  • Lessons meet Saturdays for a six-week session of one 30-minute classes per week (6 classes total)
  • Session 1: April 12 through May 17
    • Available Times:
      • 9:45am - 10:15am
      • 10:30am - 11:00am
      • 11:15am - 11:45am
  • Note: Level 1 is FULL for all Saturday time slots
  • Note: Parent & Child classes are only available on Saturdays

Registration Forms

To register for group swim lessons please print and complete the following Hold Harmless Agreement and registration form:

Completed forms and payment may be dropped off to the Wade King Student Recreation Center main office or may be mailed to us at:

Wade King Student Recreation Center
Western Washington University
c/o Swim Lessons
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9098

We accept cash, check or credit cards as forms of payment made in person at the Student Recreation Center. If paying my mail, we accept checks only.

If you have any questions please send an e-mail to or call (360) 650-4094.

Group Lesson Rates Per Session

Session Type SRC Member
Saturday Session
(6 weeks = 6 lessons)
$35 / session $50 / session
Tuesday/Thursday Sessions
(4 weeks = 8 lessons)
$45 / session $60 / session

Private Lessons

Private lesson days/times are based on instructor and pool availability.  To sign up for private lessons please e-mail or call (360) 650-4094 with the following information:

  • Swim participant's name and age
  • Participant's swimming ability and goals
  • Day(s) and time(s) that work for you
  • Desired start date

Private lesson rates apply per child, per lesson:

Private Lesson
SRC Member
30-minute Lesson $15 / lesson $20 / lesson
45-minute Lesson $22.50 / lesson $30 / lesson
60-minute Lesson $30 / lesson $40 / lesson
Page Updated 04.08.2014