Swim Lessons

The Curtis Aquatic Center offers a lesson program that provides instruction to children age 4, or older, with skill levels ranging from beginners to advanced. Classes are grouped into sessions that include seven half hour lessons. Refer to the information below for more details. If you have any questions, please contact the pool at (253)566-5725 or e-mail dvaldes@upsd83.org and twilkinson@upsd83.org

Lesson Program Information

School Year 2019-20:

We offer half hour group swimming lessons primarily on Tuesday and some Thursday evenings. There will be several separate seven night sessions throughout the 2019-20 school year. Please see below for registration information. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis. 

Children must be at least 4 years old to register.

For more advanced swimmers, we also offer a basic water polo introduction course. Click here to find more information.

Printable Form: Registration Form

Swim Lesson Session Rate:


7 Night Session







Payment Options

Payment Locations/Methods: $56.00


  • Curtis Aquatic Center
  • Cash
  • Check (Checks made payable to UPSD #83)
  • Online (Levels 4-10 Pre-Registration ay Only)
  • Credit/Debit (all major cards accepted)
  • A minor convenience fee will be added.


Registration Options

Pre-Registration-Available to those most recently enrolled in the swim lesson program. Online registration is available on this date for levels 4-10.

Open Reg
istrationAvailable to the general public once pre-registration is complete. Online Registration is not available for Open Registration 
(You do NOT need to be enrolled in UPSD to participate in swim lessons).

  • Further information about the registration process and a printable registration form can be found by visiting our Swim Lesson Registration page.

Additional Resources/Information

  • A description of each level and skill requirements can be found online by visiting the Swim lesson requirements page. (Final level placement will be determined by Aquatic Center staff).
  • For other details and information. Please review our information packet.
  • For the safety and well-being of each swimmer these rules have been implemented
    • The swimming lesson program is open to children ages 4 and up.
    • Class sizes in levels 1-3 are limited to 8 students per half hour. Levels 4+ are limited to 6 students per half hour.
  • All parents/guardians must sign a medical/liability waiver on the registration date. Forms must be signed BEFORE your child can begin. 
  • If you have any questions regarding the lesson program or a level placement, please call a pool supervisor at 253-566-5725.

 Swim Lesson Sessions

Available Class Times (4 Options): 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00pm 

-Updated 5/22/19


Lesson Dates:

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th, 11th, and
13th (Thursday)



Pre-Registration: Friday, February 14th @ 5pm.

  • Pre-registration will close in-person & online (Levels 4+) at 9:00p.
  • This registration is for families in our current swim session (Winter I Session)

Open Registration: Saturday, February 15th.

  • Open registration will occur only in-person at the pool, beginning at 10:00am and will end at 1pm.

Lesson Dates:

February 18th, 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st



Pre-Registration: Wednesday, April 1st.

  • Pre-registration will open at 5:00p, both in-person and online.
  • Pre-registration will close in-person & online (Levels 4+) at 8:30p.

Open Registration: Friday, April 3rd.

  • Open registration will occur only in-person at the pool, beginning at 5:00p.

Lesson Dates:

April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th