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. Space is limited and spots are not reserved until payment is received. Day-of registration is not available.

Important: Any child under the age of 3 will not be eligible for group lessons but may participate in private lessons. Click here for more information about private swim lessons at the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

New this year, we now have an online registration and payment system! Please see below for instructions on how to register.

Winter 2016 Group Lesson Dates and Times

Note: Registration for group lessons has closed for Fall Quarter, but private lessons are still available. The next sessions of group lessons will be at the start of Winter Quarter in January, with registration available in mid-November.

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: January 12 through February 4
    • Available Times:
      • 5:15pm - 5:45pm
      • 6:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Session 2: February 9 through March 3
    • Available Times:
      • 5:15pm - 5:45pm
      • 6:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Note: Parent/child and preschool aquatics classes have been cancelled for all sessions.

Saturday Lessons

  • Lessons meet Saturdays for a six-week session of one 30-minute classes per week (6 classes total)
  • Session 1: January 23 through March 5 (No lessons on February 13)
    • Available Times:
      • 9:45am - 10:15am
      • 10:30am - 11:00am
      • 11:15am - 11:45am
  • Note: Parent/child and preschool aquatics classes have been cancelled for all sessions.

Registration and Payment Process

New for 2015-16, registration and payment for group swim lessons can only be done online. Payments made at the Student Recreation Center are no longer accepted. To register, please follow the following instructions:

  1. Follow this link:
  2. Choose the desired lesson session and time and the level your child is in (there is an attached document you can look at to get more information on what skills are covered each level).
  3. Fill out all required information, read through our Swim Lessons Guide and Hold Harmless Agreement.
  4. Enter payment and checkout.
  5. You can enter multiple kids into one payment or multiple sessions into one payment.
  6. Make sure to register early. We still only have room for 5 participants per level. We are unable to display the amount currently enrolled at the time you register. You will know if a class is full when you go to checkout and pay.
  7. We will be making a waitlist for classes that fill up.

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)
$35.00 / session $50.00 / session
Tuesday/Thursday Sessions
(4 weeks = 8 lessons)
$45.00 / session $60.00 / 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 $15.00 / lesson $20.00 / lesson
45-minute Lesson $22.50 / lesson $30.00 / lesson
60-minute Lesson $30.00 / lesson $40.00 / lesson
Page Updated 11.24.2015