Sponsored Youth Passes & Swim Lessons Now Available

Information, 509.625.6200

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 9:20 a.m.

The City of Spokane Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with the Spokane Parks Foundation to provide free swim lessons to youth.

These sponsored lessons are available at all six City of Spokane Aquatic Centers for the 2014 summer season.

To obtain a sponsored swim lesson, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the My Spokane desk at City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
  2. Ask for and complete an application.
  3. Self-declare and provide proof of income.
  4. Upon approval, register for swim lessons with a My Spokane representative.

For additional information, please contact the Aquatics Office at 509.625.6960.

2014 Sponsored Youth Passes

Distribution Date: June 7

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Site: Salvation Army 222 E. Indiana

  1. Ask for and complete an application. You will be asked to verify income (2014-MAS-Income Guidelines). Confirmation of need MUST be presented at the time the form is turned in.
  2. Submit application. Upon approval you will be given a pass.
  3. Every parent/guardian requesting a pool pass MUST present a valid identification of need (school district free or reduced lunch letter, TANF letter) and can ONLY receive a pass for children residing in their home. (Example: An adult cannot request a pass for neighbors or coworkers or friends or other family).
  4. Passes are limited to 1/child AND a max of 3/family or household. (Example: Family w/2 children = 2 passes. Family w/4 children = 3 passes).
  5. Punch Cards with 10 punches will be given out. One punch per youth entry. Adults who accompany a child with an MAS punch card get in for free (max two adults).
  6. A form must be fully completed and submitted to the Salvation Army in person.
  7. The staff/volunteers will log the pass numbers on the form when handing over the pass.
  8. The guardian and child's names will be added to the Salvation Army MAS spreadsheet, along with the pass number.
  9. The Salvation Army MAS spreadsheet must be submitted to the Foundation weekly.

Due to high demand, the Salvation Army may close the wait list. Please call ahead to verify availability.

Salvation Army Community Services

For questions or comments, please contact the Salvation Army at 509.325.6821 or the Parks Foundation at 509.326.5233. Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (not Wednesdays) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Aquatics

The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department operates six aquatic centers offering a variety of amenities and programs designed for youth and adults. Programming includes Learn-to-Swim program as well as Lifeguard Training, and various other programs to help you keep cool, active and entertained during the hot summer months. Spokane Parks & Recreation also offers exclusive rentals of various Aquatic Facilities for birthdays, anniversaries, business functions and neighborhood gatherings. Construction of the aquatic centers was funded by the 2007 City of Spokane Parks Improvement Bond which included funding for the construction and development of a variety of aquatics and youth sports projects throughout the City of Spokane. Brand new splash pads were constructed in 13 parks, and five new aquatic centers replaced old, leaking swimming pools in parks city-wide (Witter, A.M. Cannon, Liberty, Comstock and Hillyard). In addition, a brand new aquatics center was constructed in Shadle Park.

About the Spokane Parks Foundation

Make a Splash In a Kid's Life is a program of the Spokane Parks Foundation that is focused on providing quality recreational activities for local low-income families. Summer swimming is a great way to keep kids off of the street and involved in healthy activity. Through generous donations from the community, the Make a Splash In a Kid's Life program has been able to distribute over 1,000 swim passes to local youth and has ensured that kids have the required swimsuits. Donations have also been allocated towards scholarships for swim lessons which are invaluable to a child's development. However, there are still more kids in need of assistance and donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation makes a positive change directly in our own community and in developing the youth of our city.