Water Polo Lessons

The Curtis Aquatic Center remains closed to all public programs. When a reopening timeline is determined, information will be posted to our website and the general UPSD website.

Thank you for your patience and understanding! We look forward to serving you again!

The Curtis Aquatic Center now offers a basic water polo introductory course. 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

Class Information
School Year 2019-20

Introductory Water polo lessons will be taught primarily on Tuesday  evenings. We will offer several separate seven night sessions throughout the 2019-2020 school year. There will be only ONE class time offered per session. The water polo class is open to athletes who have completed through level 6 of our swim lesson program or have reached the pre-requirements listed below. Class sessions, times and dates are all listed below.

Interested in swim lessons? Check out our swim lesson page to learn more about our program. 



Water Polo Session Rate:


7 Day Lesson Session







Additional Resources/Information

  • Skills that will be taught include,
    • Water polo specific swimming (heads-up)
    • Treading w/ water polo ball
    • Shooting
    • Ball handling/passing
    • Offensive/defensive positions
    • General game knowledge
  • Review our informational packet.
  • All parents/guardians must sign a medical/liability waiver on the registration date. Forms must be signed BEFORE your child can enter the pool.
  • If a parent/guardian has any additional questions about the
    course, please call a pool supervisor at (253) 566-5725. 

Water Polo Class Pre-requirements:

  1. 40 yards sufficient crawlstroke
  2. 40 yards sufficient backstroke
  3. Tread water with eggbeater kick for 30 seconds
  4. Survival float for two minutes and roll to back and float for 30 seconds

Each athlete will be given a pre-test on the first night of class to ensure the requirements are met. If your athlete does not meet the necessary requirements, they can be transferred into the proper swim lesson level to complete the requirements (no additional costs will be added). Final placement is always determined by Curtis Aquatic Center staff. 

Class Registration

Pre-Registration-Available to parents of students enrolled in the most recent swim lesson session/water polo course. 

Open Registration-Available to the general public.
  • The water polo course has a maximum capacity and if reached may become unavailable at any time during the registration period. Registration is based on a first come first serve basis.
  • Visit the Water Polo Class registration tab to find more details including a printable registration form. Click here to visit the registration page. 


Time offered: 8:00pm. 

*Multiple sessions will be available*

-Updated 5/22/19



Lesson Dates:

February 18th, 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 6th, and 7th



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

Payment Options

(Payment Location/Methods: $56.00)

Curtis Aquatic Center
Cash or Check ONLY (checks payable to UPSD #83)

Online (Online Registration)
-All major credit/debit cards
-A minor transaction fee will be added to your total.