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12/08/2020 Update - Governor Inslee announced new guidelines that prohibit facilities like ours from offering indoor fitness through Monday, January 4, 2021. The guidelines do not prohibit the use of pools. At this time, there is no change to your upcoming swim lesson. We will continue to operate within Safe Start guidelines, including mask-wearing, social distancing, and frequent cleaning

Register for Private Swim Lessons

Please select the branch location where you would like to attend the private swim lesson to start the registration process.

Know Before You Go

  • Please arrive on time, dressed in swim clothes, freshly showered, and ready to swim. 
  • All YMCA members and program participants must check-in at the membership check-in area. Upon entry, you will be asked to review and verbally respond to our COVID-19 symptom assessment. Anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to stay home. 
  • All swimmers and guests must sign a facility waiver agreement. 
  • We ask that parents escort their swimmer to the pool area where they will place their personal belongings in their designated space, and check-in with our aquatic staff for swim lessons. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are your safety protocols are in place for private swimming lessons?
    There is nothing more important to us than the safety of you, our members, our staff, and our volunteers. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local health agencies, and public officials has been critical as we've updated our policies and planned for your return.

    Swim Instructors will be wearing face masks throughout the duration of swim lessons. Lifeguards will be wearing face masks at all times. Staff will also be disinfecting all touch points and equipment before every lesson. Staff are put through a health screen before each shift using state and local guidance.

    Instructional equipment will be limited to kick boards, kick sticks, and pull buoys and will be disinfected between users.
     
  2. Is it safe for people to swim in shared water?
    Per the CDC, the virus cannot be transmitted through properly treated water. Our pool chemicals are always maintained within the required ranges set by the health department. Should our water ever go outside of that range, we do close down the pool until the water is safe to swim in again.
     
  3. Does my child need to wear a mask while in the water?
    No, we are not allowing swim participants to wear masks in the water as it presents a safety hazard.
     
  4. How long are private swim lessons? 
    Private swim lessons are 30 minutes long. 
     
  5. Do I need to be a Y member to sign up for private swim lessons?
    Yes, at this time, private swim lessons are only available to Y mem
     
  6. Can I register for a package or series of private swim lessons? 
    At this time, we are not able to sell private swim packages. You may register for more than one class per week or month, if you choose. Registration opens on the 15th of the month at 12:01am for lessons in the following month.  
     
  7. Who can sign up for semi-private swim lessons?  
    Students of the same swimming ability and the same household membership may sign up for semi-private swim lessons. If students are beginner swimmers, a supervising adult who is also on the same household membership must be in the water. 
     
  8. How do I register for a semi-private swim lesson? 
    During the registration process for the first swimmer, you will be asked if there is a second swimmer from your household taking a lesson. Choose yes and then you will be asked to provide the name of the second swimmer on the household membership.
      
  9. Can locker rooms or showers be used for swim lesson participants? 
    Swimmers will have full access to locker rooms and/or family changing rooms. Please utilize whichever space best fits your family’s needs.
     
  10. What can a supervising adult expect when accompanying their beginner swimmer in the pool?  
    For beginner swimmers who cannot swim 25 yards unsupported, a supervising adult must be in the water. The supervising adult will lead the swimmer through skills as directed by the swim instructor on deck.  The supervising adult must be of the same household and on the same household membership.  
     
  11. How many parents or guardians are allowed on the pool deck? 
    To limit our building capacity, we are limiting the number of guests on the deck to one parent or guardian per swim lesson student. 
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