Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Wasilla Pool


To reach the pool
Phone: (907)861-7680
Info Line:
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Pool Manager
Tim Pickard
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The Wasilla pool will be closed Monday, March 16th through Tuesday, April 14th to be re-evaluated at that time. Swim lessons are cancelled.  


Dear Swim Parent Community,

The hard decision to cancel Wasilla Pool spring swim lessons has been made. We are committed in the health and wellbeing of our community and feel this is the safest choice for your family and ours during this epidemic.

Here are the options (and incentives J ) for currently enrolled lesson parents and students.

Option 1. Pool Credit.

Pool credit can be used for any of our services we provide. The incentive for choosing this option is as follows.

Skip to the front of the add list for summer lessons! When you have a credit from the March lessons and register for summer lessons you get to call us after registering on the appointed date and we will add your student(s) directly into the class you chose! The first day of class you can come to the front desk and receive a family pass for you and your family to come to open swim as a little added extra for choosing this option.

Instructions for credits.

  1. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. State you would like a credit, and list swimmers full names.

Option 2. Refund.

We understand that you may have plans and that you may need a refund.

Please follow these instruction and 4 steps to receive a full refund.

  1. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.( emailing us instead of calling gives us all the info we need and correct spellings)
  2. Please print full name you would like printed on the check.
  3. Please provide full mailing address you would like the check mailed to.
  4. Please list swimmer(s) first and last name you are requesting a refund for. It is helpful to have level and day and time of class as well.

Lastly on our end, we will respond to your email. Fill out the proper borough forms, send them to the main office to be processed, and they will mail you a check.

We will email more summer registration information out in late April/ early May.

When our community’s hard work on social distancing and “hunkering down” pays off, we will celebrate with the grand opening of Palme Pool! We hope all of you will attend.

Stay safe, active and, dream of swimming at your local pools.


Your Swim Teachers, Your Lifeguards, and Management


Wasilla Pool is located at Wasilla High School and has been operating since 1980. 

The pool is available for a range of activities like lap swim, lessons, open swim, kids parties, and school activities. Scroll down for our schedule, fees and rules.

Swim Team:
Wasilla Waves Swim Club
Practices daily 3:30pm- 6:30pm
Contact Info:
Site: Wasilla Waves Swim Club
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Swim Lessons


The process of registering is more of an application to register.  The pool staff will then do the work behind the scenes to place your swimmer into either your 1st choice or 2nd choice class if available.  Students who have been enrolled within the previous 60 days will have priority to be placed in class and is not a first come first served.  Once placed you will receive an invoice by email to pay for the class which will finalize the registration. 


You are not registered until you select a specific class level w/ days and class time.  To complete registration a payment is required after we send the invoice for your selected class.

Parent/Child lessons:

Parent/Child lessons are for children between the ages of 6 months to 3 years old. You will join your child in the water with the instructor. During the 30 minute class time, you will be taught different holding positions, fun games and songs to do with your child. Parent/Child classes are not offered every session because of the low demand. Please call 861-7686 to be placed on our interest list.

Preschool Lessons:

Our preschool lessons are for ages 3-5. Parents will not get in the water with their child, but are required to remain in the facility and encouraged to watch their child's progress in the water from our viewing area. Class size will not exceed six students for every instructor. Preschool classes are 30 minutes long and have eight classes in a session for the cost of $55.00.

Youth Lessons:

Our youth levels are for ages 6 and up. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 students per instructor. A parent or guardian is required to remain in the facility for any child under the age of 9. Each class is 45 minutes long and there are eight classes in a session for the cost of $60.00.

Adult Lessons:

We also offer adult swimming lessons! No matter your ability, whether you are a beginner swimmer just looking to become comfortable in the water, or an experienced swimmer looking to improve your front crawl stroke and flip turns for an upcoming triathlon, our adult swimming lessons are for you!

Lifeguard/WSI (Water Safety Instructor) Classes:

Become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard or a WSI! In order to take the LG class, you must be at least 15 years of age. In order to take the WSI class, you must be at least 16 years of age. Please call to be put on our wait list. We try to offer these classes every three to four months or when we have enough individuals interested.

Please call us at 861-7686 if you have any questions.


Class Fees - These fees are effective July 1, 2019

Swimming Lessons
Pre-School Lessons (8 each/ 30 minutes) Per child $55.00
Youth Lessons ( 8 each/45 minutes) Per child $60.00
Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Classes
Lifeguard Class (must be at least 15 to participate) $225.00
Water Safety Instructor (must be at least 16 to participate) $225.00
Lifeguard recertification $100.00


Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, as well as youth and adult swim lessons are offered.

PRESCHOOL LESSONS - Give your child a good start in learning to enjoy the water. We offer swimming lessons and pointers for children 6 months through five years.

YOUTH LESSONS - Lessons are available starting at age six. Program is based on nationally recognized Red Cross Swimming skills.

ADULT LESSONS - Individualized instruction focusing on stroke technique and swimming endurance.

Hourly Rental - These fees are effective July 1, 2019

Private Hourly Rental
0 - 35 People $ 125.00/hr
36 - 70 People $ 150.00/hr
71 - 105 People $ 175.00/hr
Shared Hourly Rental
0-20 People $60.00/hr
21-35 People $70.00/hr

Passes - These prices are effective July 1, 2019

30 Day Pass**

Youth $55.00
Adult $75.00
Sr. Citizen $55.00
Family $100.00
Disabled (regardless of age) $55.00
One Year Pass**
Youth $400.00
Adult $500.00
Sr. Citizen $400.00
Family $1,000.00
Disabled (regardless of age) $400.00

**Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable

10 Visit Punch Card - These prices are effective July 1, 2019


10 Visit Punch Card
Youth $50.00
Adult $60.00
Parent/Child $45.00
Senior Citizen (age 55 and up) $50.00
Disabled (regardless of age) $50.00

Session Rates - Prices are effective July 1, 2019

Preschool (3 & Under) * $2.00
Youth (4-17 Yrs.) $ 6.00
Adult (18-54 Yrs.) $ 7.00
Sr. Citizen (55 & Older) $ 6.00
Disabled $ 6.00
Group Rate (up to 4 members) $18.00
Each additional group member $ 3.00

*When accompanied by paid admission.


  1. Payment is required before swimming.
  2. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on premises. Any and all persons exhibiting such behavior are required to leave without a refund, or will be denied admittance and be reported to the proper authorities.
  3. Persons with open wounds, sores, or any communicable disease may not enter the pool.
  4. Toys and equipment brought to the pool need to be approved by the lifeguard prior to their use.
  5. Running is not allowed anywhere in the facility.
  6. Smoking and chewing tobacco is not allowed in the facility, or within 50 feet of the facility.
  7. Profanity is prohibited.
  8. All patrons are subject to the lifeguard’s interpretation of the rules.
  1. Only regulation swim wear is allowed. NO COTTON CLOTHING ALLOWED!
  2. Swim diapers are required for all patrons (children and adults) who lack bowel and bladder control.
  3. All persons must shower thoroughly, head to toe, before entering the pool.
  4. A lifeguard MUST be on duty before entering the pool or hot tub.
  5. Listen to the lifeguard. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the facility without a refund.
  6. While at the pool, all children under nine years of age must be accompanied in the water, within arms reach of a responsible individual at least thirteen years of age, at all times.
  7. A responsible adult must be within arms reach of any child using a flotation device at all times.
  8. Persons unable to pass a swimming proficiency test must be accompanied in deep water by a parent or guardian at all times.
  9. Riding or sitting on another person’s shoulders is not allowed.
  10. Hanging from the diving board or slides is not allowed.
  11. Rough play is not allowed. This includes dunking, splashing, shoving, pushing, harassment, or flirtatious behavior.
  12. Diving is only allowed in the diving well.

Please take note of the additional rules posted at the pool on use of the Locker Rooms, Diving Well, Diving Board, Slide, and Alaska DEC Public Swimming Pool and Spa Hygiene Requirements when you visit the facility.


Wasilla Pool Forms

Facility Use Request - Long Term Rental