Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Mat-Su Borough Swimming Pools


Palmer Pool


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Wasilla Pool


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Fees & Rentals

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/30 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.

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.  We do our best to accomodate as many students as possible based on pool space and instructor availability.  Space is limited and classes do fill up fast so be sure to register as soon as possible at the time of opening registration.  Check the registration dates and times listed at the bottom of each of the pool schedules.  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 861-7670 for more infromation. 

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 6 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 7 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 30 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 861-7670 if you have any questions.

Pool Rules

  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.