By Jennafer Price Cargill
Tukwila’s very own Special Olympics Swim Team — the Tukwila Turtles — is seeking swimmers.
Our pre-competition class will prepare all our Turtles for the event, so all levels of swimmers are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
To be eligible for Special Olympics, a participant must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially designed instruction.
Practices to prepare for the big event in April are 7 p.m. Wednesday nights, beginning Feb. 22, at the Tukwila Pool.Sign up today or come cheer on your favorite Turtles. Call 206-267-2350 or go to our online registration link at tukwilapool.org/swimlessons and click on the pre-competition swim class option. The registration fee is $44 for Tukwila residents (scholarships available) and $52 for non-residents.
The Tukwila Pool is also gearing up for this month’s Third Saturday special event on Feb. 18th, Float with Floats. We’ll have dozens of fun floaties in the pool for everyone to play with. Plus, there are treats, music and special activities for all. Third Saturday of the month special events are always $3.
Check around and you’ll find that swim lessons at the Tukwila Pool are a great option no matter what your skill level or age — we teach everyone. Sessions usually include eight classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also offer a four-class session on Saturdays for all levels.
Next session’s registration opens on Feb. 27 and 28. Visit tukwilapool.org or call 206-267-2350 to find more information on our swim lessons and all our great programs.
Jennafer Price Cargill is executive director of the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District.