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Photo ID is required for non-members ages 12+.  All children under the age of 7 must be have an Adult in the water at all times directly supervising them.

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Leisure Pool

A two-story water slide, (must be 48 inches or taller to ride), and a separate interactive play structure which features water sprays and a smaller slide for the little ones. Grab an inner tube and float down the lazy river. We also offer swim lessons to all ages and abilities.

TimeMonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
5:30 – 8:00 am**Adult Swim**Adult Swim**Adult Swim**Adult Swim**Adult Swim**Adult Swim
& Water Walking
(7:00 – 8:30 am)
8:00 – 9:00 amWater Aerobics
(8:30 – 9:30 am)
Low Impact
Aerobics
Water Aerobics
(8:30 – 9:30 am)
Low Impact
Aerobics
Water Aerobics
(8:30 – 9:30 am)
Water Aerobics
(8:30 – 9:30)
9:00 – 11:00 pm

Parent & Tot Swim
9:30–11:00
*Swim Lessons

*Swim Lessons
9:00–10:00
Channel Walking

Parent & Tot Swim
9:30–11:00
*Swim Lessons

*Swim Lessons
9:00–10:00
Channel Walking

Parent & Tot Swim
9:30–11:00

*Swim Lessons
(9:00 – 11:00 am)
**Adult Swim
(10:30 – noon)
11:00 – 1:00 pmOpen SwimOpen SwimOpen SwimOpen Swim
FWSD
Open SwimFamily Swim
(11:00 – 12:30 pm)
Open Swim
(12:00-4:00 pm)
1:00 – 2:00 pmPool ClosedPool ClosedPool ClosedPool ClosedPool ClosedOpen Swim
(1:00-5:00 pm)
2:00 – 4:30 pm**Adult Swim**Adult Swim**Adult Swim**Adult Swim**Adult Swim
4:30 – 6:30 pm*Swim Lessons*Swim Lessons*Swim Lessons*Swim LessonsOpen Swim
(5:00-8:00 pm)
6:30 – 8:30 pmOpen SwimOpen SwimOpen SwimOpen Swim

*Requires registration and extra fee. Please ask for additional information. All children under 7 must be supervised by an adult in the water and directly supervising at all times.
Children under 48 inches may not use the large slide, even with a parent or guardian. Family swim requires parents. ** Adult swim age is 16+ yrs.

Lap Pool

A six-lane, 25-yard lap pool with a 1-meter diving board. The pool is home to local swim teams, a master’s group and a synchronized swimming group.

TimeMonTuesWedThuFriSatSun
5:30 – 8:00 amLap Swim (6)Lap Swim (6)Lap Swim (6)Lap Swim (6)Lap Swim (6)
8:00 – 9:00 amSenior Swim (6)Senior Swim (6)Senior Swim (6)Senior Swim (6)Senior Swim (6)*Team Training
*Advanced Training
(7:00 – 11:00 am)
9:00 – 11:00 am9:30–10:30am
Deep Water Aerobics
*Swim Lessons
*Swim Lessons
9:30–10:30am
Deep Water Aerobics
*Swim Lessons
9:30–10:30am
Deep Water Aerobics
Lap Swim (6)
(10:30 am – 1:00 pm)
11:00 – 1:00 pmLap Swim (6)Lap Swim (6)Lap Swim (6) Lap Swim (4)
FWSD (2)
Lap Swim (6)Lap Swim (6)
1:00 – 2:00 pmPool Closed Pool Closed Pool Closed Pool ClosedOpen Swim (4)
Lap Swim (2)
(1:00 – 5:00 pm)
Open Swim (4)
Lap Swim (2)
(1:00 – 4:00 pm)
4:30 – 6:00 pmLap Swim (3)Lap Swim (3)Lap Swim (3)Lap Swim (3)4:00–6:30
Lap Swim (2)
6:00 – 7:00 pm*Swim Lessons*Swim Lessons*Swim Lessons*Swim LessonsOpen Swim (4)
Lap Swim (2)
(6:30 – 8:00 pm)
7:00 – 8:00 pmOpen Swim (4)
Lap Swim (2)
Open Swim (4)
Lap Swim (2)
Open Swim (4)
Lap Swim (2)
Open Swim (4)
Lap Swim (2)
8:00 – 9:00 pmLap Swim (3)Lap Swim (3)
*Fitness for All (3)
Lap Swim (3) Lap Swim (3)
*Fitness for All (3)

Number in parentheses ( ) indicates number of lanes open for that activity.
Water Exercise – Shallow, Deep, Low Impact & Channel Walking

Only coaches, trainers and swim instructors that are independent contractors or employees of the Federal Way Community Center are allowed to offer instruction to other individuals or groups in the Federal Way Community Center.  The only exceptions to this rule is if the coach, trainer or swim instructor rents pool space from the Federal Way Community Center or if the coach, trainer or swim instructor is providing services to members of his/her immediate family/household (spouse, partner, children, parents). 

For information on lane/pool rentals, please contact Stephanie Segovia, Aquatics coordinator at Stephanie.Segovia@cityoffederalway.com

Swim Lessons

Fall 2019 Swim Lesson Schedule (pdf)

Scholarships for swimming lessons now available. Swimmership Application

Aquatic Events

Swim-a-thon 4 Safe Kids Help keep our kids safe by participating in a one-hour lap swim. All donations go directly to the scholarship fund.

Splash-tacular! A annual water safety family fun event.

 Advanced Training

  • Junior Lifeguarding
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • NW Lifeguard Prep
  • Lifeguard Training More info (PDF)

Swim Team

Summer 2019 Swim Team flyer (pdf)

Other Aquatics Links

Age Group: Valley Aquatic Swim Team

Synchro: Pacific Waves Synchronized Swim Team

Masters: Blue Wave Aquatics

Photo ID is required for non-members ages 12+.  All children under the age of 7 must be have an Adult in the water at all times directly supervising them.

Aquatic Program Descriptions

Unlimited group classes are FREE with your membership

Open Swim — Children and Adults alike will enjoy playing in the Leisure Pool, floating around the Lazy River and riding the 2 story slide. When the Open Swim is in the Lap Pool, enjoy swimming laps, taking a plunge off the diving board, playing basketball or just floating on the toys. Please remember, all children under 7 years of age must have an Adult in the water directly supervising them.

Adult Swim — Those 16 years of age and older can use this quiet time in the Leisure Pool to swim laps, walk in the Current Channel or use our equipment to do whatever water fitness activities they choose to do without any of the spray features turned on.

Lap Swim — Swimmers of all ages and abilities can take advantage of the 6 lane, 25 yard Lap Pool. Fast, medium and slow swimmers alike can find a lane to swim in. Feel free to use our aquatic equipment to help you better meet your fitness needs.

Senior Swim — A Lap Swim time set aside for those that are 62 years
of age and over.

Family Swim — A chance for parents to have fun with their children in the water or to work on those skills that their children are trying to master in swim lessons. All of the water features are turned on for this swim and the usual attendance is less that the Open Swim time. All those under the age of 18 must have an Adult in the water with them.

Parent and Tot Swim — A more relaxing time for parents to help their children under the age of 3 adjust to the water. The water features may be turned on upon request for this swim. There may be other programs occurring in the pool at the same time.

Water Aerobics — A high energy aerobics class done in the Leisure Pool where the depth of the water ranges from 3 ½ feet to 4 ½ feet. Those that have mobility and joint problems can get their heart rate up and use the resistance and buoyancy of the water to exercise without the ground pounding impact that land based exercises have. No swimming experience is needed.

Low Impact Aerobics — A slower paced water aerobics class taught in the Leisure Pool that combines; aerobics, strength building, range of motion and flexibility into one fun class. No swimming experience is needed.

Deep Water Aerobics — This class is taught in the Lap Pool where the depth of the water ranges from 3 ½ feet to 12 ½ feet. Put on one of our flotation belts and take part in an aerobics class that eliminates the effects of gravity and has exercises that use the resistance of the water to build strength, increase range of motion and flexibility. Weaker swimmers can get the same benefits of the class by staying in the shallow end of the pool.

Channel Walking — A unique water exercise class taught in the Current Channel that is designed to increases leg, abdominal and lower back strength as well as range of motion by walking against the current. Exercises are aimed at increasing core strength which helps to improve balance. No swimming experience is needed.

Advanced Training — Programs such as Lifeguard Training, Instructor Training and swim team workouts may be scheduled
during this time.

Fitness For All — This is a group water exercise class that is conducted by Fitness For All, which is an outside agency that rents time at our facility. To register for this class, call 253-332-0100.

Contact

Stephanie Segovia
Aquatics Coordinator
Stephanie.Segovia@cityoffederalway.com
253.835.6945

Aquatic Staff