The Centralia Community Pool is a publicly-owned indoor pool facility, owned by the Centralia School District, built on City of Centralia property, and operated by Thorbeckes. It’s a wonderful community partnership that benefits our whole community!

  • Thorbeckes Members
    • FREE! Unlimited access to the Centralia Community Pool is included with ALL Thorbeckes memberships!
    General Admission
    • Kids (17 & Under) …………$5.00
    • Adult (18+) ……….$10.00
    • Family Pass (3+ guests) …….$25.00
    Ages 0-4 are FREE with purchase of adult admission. City of Centralia residents receive an additional discount with valid ID! 

  • PoolParty

    Saturday & Sundays: 1pm – 4pm, afterhours 5pm and on
    Weeknights: 7pm – 8pm
    Fridays: 7pm – 9pm (“Dive In Movie” Night)

    For More Info Call: 360-736-1683 or aquaticreception@thorbeckes.com



    Bring an inflatable floatie and a friend for a movie on the big screen over the big pool! Every Friday, beginning at 7 pm. Free for members. Fun for the whole family! The junior pool is also open during our weekly “Dive In Movie” event.



    5  The Secret of NIMH
    12  Hunchback of Notre Dame
    19  The Princess & the Frog
    26  Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit


    2  The Brave Little Toaster
    9   A Bug’s Life
    16  Homeward Bound: Lost in San Fran
    23  Ratatouille
    30  The Peanuts Movie


    7  Ice Princess
    14  Snow White & the Seven Dwarves
    21  Polar Express
    28  Sword in the Stone

  • Pool side Putt Putt is FREE for Thorbeckes members, $4.17 + tax for non-members and available during pool operating hours in the spring and summer.

  • Check out the shuffleboard outside the pool!
    Use of area is free to members and is open during Aquatic Center reception hours. Equipment is rain-proof!
    For more information: 360-736-1683 or aquaticreception@thorbeckes.com

  • Group fitness in the pool! Jump in for a workout that is 12 times more efficient in the water than on land! Offered several times a day, members use floats, belts, and resistance tools for a workout that leaves you wet without the sweat! The pool supports aching joints and muscles while lowering your body temperature and blood pressure – which allows you to work harder, longer (and burn more calories). Classes are offered six days a week. See our pool schedule for times.



Swim Lessons Info


Centralia Community Pool

Guidelines & Polices

Main Pool

SwimingArea25-meter, 6-lane pool ranging in depth from 3 to 12.5 feet. Temperature is maintained at 81.5 degrees but can fluctuate do to changes in air humidity. Includes a slide and 1-meter diving board, both are available for use during OPEN SWIM.

Junior Pool

Our Junior Pool ranges in depth from 6 inches to 2.5 feet. Wide steps the length of the pool are great for introducing little ones to the aquatic environment. Every effort is made to maintain the Junior pool at 86 degrees.

Jacuzzi & Sauna

Use is limited to those 16 year and older unless under the care/supervision of a trainer or coach. Exercise in the sauna is not permitted; towel is required. Jacuzzi is kept at 101 to 103 degrees. All persons must shower before using the sauna or Jacuzzi. You must consult a physician prior to using our sauna and Jacuzzi units if you have a history of high blood pressure, heart trouble or for any other health reason.

Locker Room

Policy: Children age 4 and under may accompany a parent in a locker room where the parent and child’s gender do not match. Children age 5 and older MUST use gender appropriate locker rooms to change. Family changing areas are available.


All infants and toddlers who are not toilet trained MUST use a swim diaper while in the pool. Swim diapers are available at the Aquatic Reception Desk for $2.

  • CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS must be accompanied in the water by a parent or guardian. Children 4 years and younger are free with a paid adult.
  • CHILDREN BETWEEN 5 & 7 YEARS who are able to walk the width of the junior pool unassisted, may use the junior pool supervised by a parent or guardian PRESENT on the deck.
  • CHILDREN BETWEEN 8 & 11 YEARS may be dropped off at the pool AFTER a “MINOR DAY-USE WAIVER” form has been filled out. Children under age 11 should not be dropped off unattended at any time other than “Open Swim”



SwimmerSessions are subject to change to reflect current demand. A class requires a minimum of three students to proceed. When a minimum number is not met, classes may be combined in an effort to make as many classes available as possible.

If we are unable to move swimmers to fill a class, then sessions that do not meet the minimum participants will be shortened.

Please assume the lesson you registered for will proceed. You will be contacted ONLY if the class does not fill or is being combined with another class.

General registration is open until the Thursday prior to the start of the class. All swim lessons must be paid for upon registration. Phone registrations are only accepted with a debit/credit card payment. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian before the student is allowed to participate in the lesson.

SWIM6Refunds are not given for personal reasons, i.e. changed mind, scared child, vacation, illness, etc. Refunds are ONLY given for cancellations made by Thorbeckes. By registering for lessons, you commit to the entire session. Classes can not be “made up” if missed. If students miss a class, they will not be dropped from the session, they will just not be able to make it up.

Class Descriptions and Fees

Group lessons vary in price based upon the amount of lessons in a session. Please contact the Aquatic Reception Desk or look for the current swim lesson registration form for more information.

  • Aqua Play 6 Months – 3 Years
    Aqua Play emphasizes on water familiarity and comfort. It is an introduction to the water. Skills are incorporated on student and parent abilities. Skills attempted (ALL ASSISTED BY PARENT): Jumping in the pool. Hold breath for 3 seconds. Blow bubbles. Three bobs. Face float. Back float. Superman glide. Pancake turn. Crawl stroke arms. Flutter kick. In-water parent participation is required. This class teaches the parent how to correctly instruct their child to acquire the base level skills to swim. 

    Kinder Ages 4 – 6 years.
    This class teaches floating on both back and front, with both face in the water and out. Our goal is to increase the level of comfort in the water through exercises geared toward safe play, safe games, & instilling respect for others in the pool. An introduction to skills as well as to the water without a parent: Jump into the pool. Hold breath underwater for 3 seconds. Blow bubbles. Three to five bobs unassisted with blowing bubbles. Face float. Back float. Crawlstroke arms. Flutter kick. Superman glide with and without kick. (most skills start assisted and end un-assisted to pass)

    Kinder Advanced
    This class is for children who can put their face in the water but have not mastered the skills of floating. The child must be able to do an assisted front and back float in the water in order to participate. (most skills need to be unassisted to pass) Jump into pool. Hold breath for 5 seconds. Ten bobs without stopping while blowing bubbles. Face float and stand. Back float and stand. Back glide with kick. Crawl stroke arms 6-10 times. Superman glide with kick. Flutter kick on noodle. Side breathing. Jelly fish float.

  • Level 1 Beginner level class for kids 6 and up.
    This class introduces skills to help students become comfortable in the water such as forward face float, back float, and basic rhythmic breathing.

    Jump into the shallow end and deep end. Comfortable doing bobs while blowing bubbles out your nose. Face float and back float unassisted. Superman and back glide unassisted 6 meters. Crawl stroke 6 meters in length to pass. Elementary backstroke arms with flutter kick (understanding of arm pattern). Rhythmic breathing 3-5 strokes off the wall 5-7 on the wall. Jelly fish float 5 seconds.

    Level 1 Advanced
    Students must be able to do an unassisted front and back float. and be comfortable on with front face in water. Skills offered in Level 1 are further developed so that students can move comfortably into Level 2 lessons.

    Includes all the same skills as Level 1, swimmer must be able to swim 5-7 strokes of crawlstroke on their own, float on their face and back, and jump into the deep end to an instructor to register for this class.

    Level 2
    Students have mastered front face float and back float, and basic rhythmic breathing. Additional refinement of these skills is taught. Crawlstroke with rhythmic breathing is the focus of instruction.

    Superman glide 6 meters at least. Back glide 12 meters. Roll over float, fact to back. Pencil dive in the deep end. Elementary backstroke arms 12 meters. Elementary backstroke kick, out of water understand-ing in water 6 meters. Backstroke 6 meters. Intro to treading water 15 seconds. Jump into deep end unassisted. Crawlstroke with rhythmic breathing 12 meters.

    Level 2 Advanced
    Unable to pass rhythmic breathing and head position components of the crawlstroke. Continued refinement of these skills is taught.

    Swimmer must be able to swim crawlstroke 7 meters, Superman glide 5 meters, back glide 6+ meters, jump into the deep end unassisted, elementary backstroke kick 8 meters, elementary back stroke arms 8 meters to register for this class. The requirements to pass level 2 advanced is the same as level 2.

    Level 3
    Introduction to deep water, development of endurance to swim a full lap in the pool, and refinement of crawl stroke is the focus of this class. Introduction to the backstroke and breaststroke.

    10 deep water bobs. Back glide with kick 25 meters. Back stroke 12 meters with open turn. Crawlstroke 25 meters. Elementary backstroke 12 meters with whip kick. Crawlstroke 25 meters with open turn. Intro do diving from kneeling position. Tread water 1-2 minutes. Intro to breast stroke kick 6 meters. Bilateral breathing.

    Level 4:
    Focuses on breaststroke and introduces diving and butterfly basics.

    20 deep water bobs. Tread water for 3 minutes. Survival float for 1 minute. Crawl stroke 50 meters with open turn and streamline off the wall. Elementary breast stroke 25 meters with whip kick. Scull head first 6 meters. Backstroke 50 meters with open turn. Breaststroke kick 25 meters. Intro to breaststroke arms. In-tro to breaststroke timing. Open turn with stream line. Dive in stride position (standing). Intro to flip turns.

    Level 5:
    Focuses on butterfly, works on endurance, and developing all the strokes.

    Levels 6 & 7:
    Focus on endurance and working to maintain correct form. We practice skills along with longer distances of swimming.

  • Private 30-minute lesson for one, two or three people with one instructor are available for all ages – 1 year and older. Call the Aquatic Center for dates and times. Once scheduled, a 24-hour cancellation notice is required, or full fee for lesson will be charged.

    Private 1/2 Hr. Session for 1 person

    1 lesson = Member, $24.50; Non member, $30
    2 pack = Member, $42; Non member, $51
    3 pack = Member, $55; Non member, $67.50

    Semi-private 1/2 hour session for 2 People

    Cost per person, plus tax

    1 session = Member, $18.50; Non member, $22.50
    2 pack = Member, $31; Non member, $37.50
    3 pack = Member, $37; Non member, $45

    Semi-private 1/2 hour session for 3 People

    Cost per person, plus tax

    1 session = Member, $13.50; Non member, $16.50
    2 pack = Member, $24.50; Non member, $30
    • 3 pack = Member, $30.50; Non member, $37.50

  • MasterSwimmersMaster Swimmers meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 am; Saturdays at 10 am – and accept all levels. Enjoy swimming in a team-like group? Then join us! We have a lot of fun!

masterSwimThorbeckes Poseidon Aquatic Club

Confidence, Courage, Discipline & Integrity

poseidonteamlogoA USA Swimming Program that participates in Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS), the local USA Swimming organization representing nearly 5,000 athletes in Western Washington.

PNS offers competition for all ability levels, age 5 and older.

POSEIDON uses a disciplined and technical approach to help swimmers make choices that lead to success in competitive environment. Nutrition, core strength, flexibility and an integrated swimming program are offered. Much more than a lesson, our team offers your child a well-rounded conditioning program. Coaches are trained in the conduct of youth sports and the technical aspects of competitive swimming, offering a balance of fun and skill development.

Tryout times for the team Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm




Coaching Staff

Audra Messegee, Head Coach
Certified USA Swimming Coach, ASCA Level II

Kelli Denney, Novice Coach
Certified USA Swimming Coach

Notes on Fees

Training fees are in addition to your Thorbeckes membership.

Training includes stroke drill, instruction and systematic conditioning for optimal performance. Age, physical maturity and experience determine placement. Junior & Senior team members are also subject to annual fees and fund raising requirements.

For more information, pick-up a Poseidon Handbook or visit www.poseidonaquatics.org



JAWSMembersJAWS season will begin in February 2018 and will run until June when the state games are held. If athletes are interested in private lessons, lane availability or open swims, please contact the

Thorbeckes Aquatics Center at 360-736-1683

Lewis County Special Olympics Coordinator
Michelle Tomes

We will meet weekly to prepare for regional and state-wide meets.