Swim Lessons

The Covington Aquatic Center is proud to offer the gold standard of swim instruction: The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. Each of our instructors is certified as both an American Red Cross Lifeguard and an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, and undergoes additional in-house training continuously to assure program quality. We offer classes for everyone! Whether you are brand new or an experienced swimmer, we can help you improve your swimming ability and water safety skills!

Fall Swimming Lessons
Classes are offered for all ages and all ability levels. Parent & Child classes require an adult from the same household in-water with the student to provide support. Preschool Aquatics and lower Learn-to-Swim Levels are offered with instructors in the water. Beginning levels focus on water adjustment and introduce basic swimming and water safety skills. More advanced levels concentrate on stroke development, stroke refinement and additional water safety skills. Lessons are 30-minutes long, except for Competitive Swim Lessons and Adult Swim Lessons, which run for 60-minutes. If you do not know which level to register for, please contact us at parks@covingtonwa.gov for a consultation.

Classes run in scheduled sessions:
• 2 days/week (Mondays & Wednesdays)
• 2 days/week (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
• 1 day/week (Fridays or Saturdays)

Register for Fall (September 6, 2021 - December 30, 2021) Swimming Lessons Online Here or call (253) 480-2480

Private (and semi-private) Lessons
Private Lessons are available in sets of 4 (1 day/week) or as individual 25-minute sessions. Semi-Private Lessons are available for two or more students registering for the same private session in the same transaction.

Private Swim Lesson Fee - $38.00
Semi-Private Swim Lesson Fee - $23.00

Summer Swim Lesson Survey - If your child participated in swim lessons during Summer 2021, please complete our participant survey here:


What Class Is Right For You?

Placing of your child into the correct level is critical for their success. Each swimming level focuses on different skills, depending on age and ability. If your child is a beginner, they will start in the first level of either Parent & Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, or Learn to Swim, depending on age. If your child has had swimming lessons before or has some swimming experience, their swimming ability needs to be assessed to determine the appropriate level in our swim lesson program. We provide placement tests free of charge during our public or family swims.



 6 months to 4 years old

 Parent & Child Aquatics Level 1 and 2

 4 and 5 year olds

 Preschool Aquatics Levels 1-3

 6 to 14 years old

 Learn to Swim Levels 1-6,   Competition

 15 years or older

 Adult Swim Lessons - Beginner and Intermediate

 All ages

 Private Swim Lessons

The Covington Aquatic Center also offers training programs such as Aquatic Volunteer AcademyLifeguard Training, and Swim Instructor Training.