Arne Hanna Aquatic Swim Lessons

​​​​Join us to learn the basics, build confidence, or refine your technique. Our trained instructors are looking forward to working with you to meet your swimming goals and have fun while doing it!


Register for lessons by phone (360) 778-7665 or online. Registration will occur the Monday before each session’s start date beginning at 8:00 am. If the Monday is a holiday, registration will open on Tuesday. Please refer to the lesson schedule for the official registration start date. Students will be allowed to register for only one lesson per session.

COVID-19 Swim Lesson Modifications

Until the vaccination rate in kids age 12 and under is higher, a parent or guardian is required to be in the water with their child. Classes are limited to a size of three participants per preschool or youth class with instructors leading the class from the pool deck. Parent and Child classes have a class size of four.

All participants need to come swim-ready.

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. While not required, the CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask. Social distancing and other health recommendations remain in place.

Cancellations, Transfers and Refunds

To be eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administrative fee, participants must notify the Aquatic Center 3 days prior to the beginning of the program. Programs will not be pro-rated for partial participation. Management may approve full or partial refunds in certain cases for family emergencies, illness with a doctor’s note, or military deployment.


Arne Hanna Aquatic Center
1114 Potter Street
Bellingham, WA 98229

Phone: (360) 778-7665
Fax: (360) 778-7062

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We are adjusting some City operations due to the current COVID-19 surge, prioritizing essential services and the safety of employees and the public.