Aquatics at Seattle Athletic Club

Seattle Athletic Club's aquatics program offers something for all ages and abilities. Whether you're a beginner just getting your feet wet, or an experienced triathlete looking for a competitive edge, our certified instructors will help you develop your swimming skills while emphasizing fun and water safety.

We offer private, semi-private and group lessons for youths and adults, as well as water aerobics classes, swim conditioning for adults, Swim 101, Team Hydra Swim Team, and clinics to help develop and enhance your swimming!

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Aquatics Class Descriptions

Open Swim/Lap Swim

Enjoy the pool or swim at your own pace anytime during Club hours! During scheduled class times, open/lap swimming may not be available. Please consult the pool schedule for scheduled classes. There may be one lane used for private lessons at any time. No lifeguard on duty. All ages are welcome.

Swim Conditioning

A workout designed by our certified coaches, this class gives the swimmer a challenge to improve their cardiovascular strength and endurance with the focus on proper stroke mechanics. This class is highly recommended for the novice level as well as triathletes. If there are more than 5 participants, all lanes will be used for this class. This class is for 18 years or older.

Swim Prep

This class is all about technique! Learn proper form for all four strokes through drills, technique and thorough instruction. For safety reasons, swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool, but it doesn’t have to be pretty!

H2O Aerobics

Water Aerobics is a class designed to reduce weight-bearing stress, allowing for greater ease of movement and less impact on joints and muscles. By using water resistance and training aids this class will help you tone, strengthen, stretch and increase cardiovascular health.

Pilates & Plunge

We will start with a half hour Pilates Mat class on the pool deck, then we will jump in for a half hour of swimming that focuses on core and balance. You do NOT need to be an avid swimmer to enjoy this class! Pilates & Plunge is FREE to members.

Swim Team Prep

Swim Team Prep is for youth swimmers who are at the “Intermediate” level and above. Emphasis is placed on technique, strength and endurance. Skills are introduced for children considering competitive swimming.

Team Hydra Swim Team

This is a USA Swimming certified competitive swim team for swimmers ages 7-18. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and be able to demonstrate a flip turn to join. Please contact Head Coach, Stephanie Cummings at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Private Swim Lessons

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private and semi-private swim lessons are available for members only and can be scheduled at your convenience. Start with an occasional lesson or set up a regular appointment for more rapid improvement and conditioning. Whether it’s your first time in the water or you are an avid swimmer, our professional and certified instructors can help you achieve your swimming goals! Please contact Aquatic Director, Stephanie Cummings at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find an instructor and set up a lesson!

  • Lessons are available during the majority of Club operation hours.
  • A complimentary 30-minute private lesson is included for new members!


Private Lessons
$32.50 + Tax

Private Lessons (5 Pack)
$137.50 + Tax

Private Lessons (10 Pack)
$260.00 + Tax

Semi-Private Lesson
$37.00 + Tax

Semi-Private Lesson (5 Pack)
$162.50 + Tax

Semi-Private Lesson (10 Pack)
$285.00 + Tax

Group Lessons

Kid's Group Swim Lessons

Our group classes range from “Parent & Tot” to the “Intermediate” level (please see descriptions below). Members and non-members may participate in our group lessons. If you have any questions regarding your swimmer’s ability level, please contact Aquatic Director, Stephanie Cummings at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Each of our aquatic instructors is Lifeguard and CPR certified with extensive experience both as swimmers and instructors. Our small class size along with our fun and energetic instructors provides the student with the best opportunity to learn and grow in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

Class Levels

  • Parent & Tot – This class is for parents with toddlers that are age 6 months to 3 years. Parents will learn to safely instruct and handle toddlers in and around the water. Water safety and basics are the focus of this class. Infants must wear plastic pants and diapers in the pool. Please change diapers prior to entering the pool.
  • Pre-Floater – This class is for children ages 3 and older who are not able to float by themselves. The focus is learning how to float while becoming comfortable in the water. The class is designed to keep the child interested and involved while also challenging them to trust the water.
  • Floater – For this class, the child should know how to float without assistance. The focus will be on floating and kicking on their stomach and back, learning to take a breath, and swimming to and from the wall without assistance.
  • Dog Paddler I – The ability to float, kick, and/or dog paddle 15 feet is required for this class. The purpose of this class is to increase comfort, mobility and strength in the water. Freestyle arms and breathing is introduced.
  • Dog Paddler II – Swimmers must be able to swim half a pool length without stopping for this class. This class will continue to focus on freestyle, as well as backstroke basics. The goal of this class is to get swimmers to swim the entire length of the pool without stopping.
  • Beginner – Children should be very comfortable in the water and must be able to swim the entire length of the pool swimming backstroke and freestyle. This class will focus on breaststroke technique.
  • Intermediate – Swimmers must be able to swim one length of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke for this class. This class focuses on the butterfly technique, as well as flip turns.

Registration Details

Please stop by or call the Sports Desk at (206) 522-9400 to register.
Registration opens for Members: August 21st
Registration opens for Non-members: August 28th  

Monday/Wednesday Afternoons (September 6th - 27th)
3:30pm: Pre-Floater & Floater
4:00pm: Dog Paddler
4:30pm: Beginner & Intermediate

Saturday Mornings (September 9th -  October 28th)
9:30am: Parent/Tot, Pre-Floater & Floater 
10:00am: Pre-Floater, Floater & Dog Paddler 
10:30am: Pre-Floater, Beginner, Intermediate
11:00am: Dog Paddler, Beginner & Intermediate

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