Swim Seattle

A Water Safety and Equity Initiative

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The Swim Seattle initiative combines the efforts of Seattle Parks & Recreation, YMCA, No More Under, Associated Recreation Council, and other drowning prevention partners. The goal of Swim Seattle is to remove barriers to swimming opportunities, centering the communities who need it the most.

Swim Seattle - A Drowning Prevention and Youth Aquatics Initiative from Seattle Parks and Recreation on Vimeo.

What is Swim Seattle?

Free Swim Lessons & Early Registration 

Free Teen Swims

  • Several pools offer a free weekly teen swim. 
  • Teen swims include open swim time, swim instruction, and pre-lifeguard training.
  • Please check with your local pool for schedule.

Community Trainings, Events and Partnerships

  • We host Water Safety Days, life jacket and swim gear giveaways, culturally inclusive workshops and trainings, awareness campaigns, and more.
  • Check out Swim Seattle on the Parkways blog for upcoming events.

A lifeguard in the water holds hands with two young girls learning to swim with kickboards

Swim Lessons through our Community Partners

You may be looking for classes that have space open, or for additional locations.  Contact these community partners:

Seattle Parks Swim Beaches offer free swimming lessons to all children age 6-16 during summer 2024.  Details on the swim beaches page.  Register via email instead of through Active Net.  Children receiving free Swim Seattle lessons may also participate in free swim beach lessons!

The YMCA of Greater Seattle offers free lessons for scholarship-eligible participants.

No More Under offers free swim lessons to specific communities.

Our Community Partners

YMCA of Greater Seattle
No More Under
Splash Forward
Oshun Swim School
Afro Swimmers
Associated Recreation Council
Seattle Children's
University of Washington
Public Health - Seattle & King County
Washington State Parks

All Swim Seattle partner logos

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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