Youth Activities

Youth Activities at Seattle Athletic Club

The fitness of children is just as important as that of their moms and dads. With the rate of childhood obesity on the rise, parents need to become more proactive in establishing healthy behaviors in their children early in life. We believe that kids can get involved in physical activity at a young age and enjoy doing it, with the proper guidance and instruction. Becoming involved in youth fitness classes and programs at the Club will benefit your child by providing a sound basis for healthy living that will last the rest of their life.

Currently we offer swimming lessons for children of all ages and ability levels.

Private and Semi-private Swim Lessons

Private and Semi-private Swim Lessons

Our swim lessons are designed for ages 1 year and older and are taught at the private and semi-private level. All instructors are WSI certified. Lessons are scheduled Monday through Thursday after 3:30 PM and Saturdays and Sundays in the morning.

  • To schedule an appointment please contact Aquatics Director, Teresa Nelson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aquatics Class Descriptions

Aqua Dynamics Swim Team

The Aqua Dynamics Swim Team is a year-round, USA Swimming Team for swimmers between the ages of 8 and 18. In order to join the team, swimmers MUST be able to swim Freestyle and Backstroke across the pool without hesitating, stopping or struggling. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration details

Family Open Swim

Each Sunday there will be a lifeguard on duty from 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM for parents and their children to utilize and have fun in the pool.

Swim Conditioning

Swim Conditioning is a structured one hour coached swim workout focusing on improving swimming technique and endurance. Classes are modified for swimmers of all abilities. Lap swimmers are encouraged to participate. *intermediate/advanced

Swimming Prep

This is a class designed with the beginner adult swimmer in mind. There is a bit more emphasis on stroke technique, basic swimming drills, and endurance training to make you a more efficient swimmer. Beginner/intermediate

Water Aerobics

This class is great for the individual looking for a challenging non-impact workout. This class helps build/maintain endurance, tones and strengthens the muscles of the body and is an excellent form of conditioning. Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Youth Swim Training

YOUTH conditioning class for ages 6-14. Must be able to swim 80 yds. This will be a conditioning and skill building class. Swimmers will work on technique, endurance and of course add in a flare of fun! This class is part of the aquatic group exercise classes so it is open to members. Classes will begin on Saturday January 10th and will continue based on participation numbers. No need to sign up, just contact us if you have questions. Teresa Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

USA Swimming - Aqua Dynamics Swim Team (AQUA)

USA Swimming - Aqua Dynamics Swim Team (AQUA)

The Seattle Athletic Club is the premier host for the year-round, USA Swimming team the Aqua Dynamics Swim Team (AQUA). This team is dedicated to instilling a life-long passion for the sport of swimming by providing a positive, safe, respectful and fun environment in which swimmers learn how to swim competitively while learning the science behind the sport as well.

Through goal setting and training with a purpose, athletes will identify and overcome perceived limitations and achieve their true potential. We believe that the principles that guide AQUA will transfer to every aspect of our athletes’ lives.

Team members range from the ages of 8 to 18 and are divided into groups and practices based on ability and age. In order to join the team, swimmers MUST be able to swim freestyle and backstroke across the pool without hesitating, stopping or struggling.

There are three fundamental groups at AQUA; the Developmental Group, Age Group and Senior Group. Each group focuses on different aspects of competitive swimming with intensity, frequency and duration increasing as the swimmer moves up in groups. Groups are determined based on ability, commitment and age. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” criteria when placing swimmers, but instead look at each swimmer individually.

  • Developmental Training

    This group is designed for swimmers ages 8-10 who are new to competitive swimming. For safety reasons, swimmers MUST be able to swim freestyle and backstroke for an entire length of the pool without stopping or struggling.

  • Age Group Training

    This group is designed for swimmers ages 10-12 who have competitive swimming experience and who are able to commit to at least 3 practices per week. Swimmers in this training group must have previously swum for a club team, or have been approved by the Head Coach.

  • Senior Training

    This group is designed for swimmers ages 13-18 who have competitive swimming experience (summer league and high school swimming counts towards experience). Swimmers in this training group are committed to making at least 4 practices per week and all required swim meets.

Stephanie Cummings | Seattle Swim Coach

Stephanie Cummings

USA Swimming Team, Aqua Dynamics Head Coach

Stephanie has been swimming competitively for 16 years and has coached swimmers of all ages and abilities for 13 years. She swam for the University of New Mexico and is the Head Coach of the Aqua Dynamics Swim Team in Seattle.

Stephanie has coached a variety of teams during her career including White Water Aquatics, Central Area Aquatic Team, and is the Head Coach of the Olympic View Maddogs

Stephanie's coaching philosophy is to make swimming a “lifelong sport”, and to instill the same amount of passion and love of the sport into her swimmers that she has. “To be a good swimmer, you must be strong and powerful, to be a great swimmer, you must also understand hydrodynamics.” When it comes to competition, Stephanie believes that swimmers are only racing against one thing…the clock. “There will always be someone faster than you, there will always be someone slower than you, but if you improve your time, you are automatically a winner.”

  • To find out which group fits YOU the best contact Head Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up your evaluation at 206.443.1111.