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October 22 - December 10, 2023

Parent & Child Aquatics Sun

Covington Aquatic Center • 18230 SE 240th Street CovingtonWA  98042 Organized by City of Covington Parks and Recreation
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Sunday, December 10, 2023.

What happens in Parent & Child Aquatics?

For Parent & Child classes, our instructors follow a plan to introduce new swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and young children. It is important to understand that Parent and Child Aquatics is not designed to teach children to become good swimmers or even to survive in the water on their own. In Parent and Child Aquatics, great experiences and fun activities are provided to teach infants and young children to:

  • Enter and exit the water safety
  • Feel comfortable in the water
  • Submerge and explore breath control
  • Submerge in a rhythmic pattern
  • Explore floating on the back and front
  • Glide on the front and back with assistance
  • Change body position in the water
  • Play safely in the water
  • Experience wearing a life jacket

Parents, you also learn!:

  • How to hold and support your child in the water
  • How to select and fit a life jacket for your child
  • Valuable water safety information to make your family safe in and around the water

For both levels of Parent & Child Aquatics, our instructors follow a plan to introduce swimming and water safety skills that are developmentally appropriate for infants and toddlers. Routines and the familiar are extremely important to this age group. Each class uses toys, songs, fun, and games to keep the children engaged and enjoying the water experience, all-the-while teaching them basic aquatic skills.

Parents and guardians must stay off the pool deck during swim lessons and not attempt to coach their swimmer based on what they observe during lessons. All are expected to observe sessions from the elevated spectator area, keeping the pool deck clear of non-participants. Please note that we do not allow any person to climb on or through the railings. Accessibility accommodations should be requested through the front desk and discussed with the instructor as well.

For safety reasons, wet bodies are not allowed in the spectator area. Swimmers may dry off completely on deck or in a locker room before being seated in the spectator area.

Please note that by registering for this activity, you are agreeing to our Covington Parks and Recreation Release and Hold Harmless Agreement:

In the absence of a signature, registration for the program, payment of fees and/or participation in the program(s) or activity(ies) shall constitute acceptance of the conditions set forth in this release. I agree to indemnify, release, and hold harmless the City of Covington, all of its officers, agents, volunteers, and employees, from any and all liability(ies) for injuries, claims, costs, losses, or damages to persons (including, but not limited to, illness (including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and its variants, viruses, diseases, infection, and/or any and all other communicable diseases), permanent disability, and/or death) or property, that result from, arise out of or are in any way, directly or indirectly, connected with the use of City of Covington owned or operated facilities, City of Covington sponsored events or programs, or that may be the result of or related in any way to any negligence or other acts or omissions of the City of Covington, its officers, agents, employees or volunteers. I grant full permission to use any photographs, video tapes or any other record of this program for any City of Covington informational or promotional use. I am agreeing to these terms on behalf of, and they are binding on myself, my family, and my heirs, beneficiaries, personal representatives, and estate.

Non-Sufficient Fund (NSF) Check Policy: An NSF check processing fee will be imposed for all returned checks and could result in refusal of future participation.



October 22 - December 10, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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Covington Aquatic Center

18230 SE 240th Street CovingtonWA  98042

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