Fall Session runs September 5th to December 22nd. Fall is 14 to 16 weeks depending on the day you choose. (Some days have closures due to holidays. Closures listed below.) Class is held once a week for 30 minutes in length. Please click on the level below for more information. Your spot is not guaranteed until you register online, receive an email confirming you are in the class and your payment has been processed. You can also enroll in-person or by phone.
If you start swim lessons after the session has begun, we will pro-rate your class for the number of weeks missed. For a more detailed description of the levels and program, please click here.
New Families: Click on the level to register. There is a one-time, non-refundable new family enrollment fee of $30. If the screen is blank, all classes are full. Please call (503) 620-5970 to ask about our waitlists.
Closures: Monday, September 4th (Labor Day) Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm (Staff Retreat-Close at 2pm) Tuesday, October 31st at 5:00pm (Halloween-Close at 5pm) Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving) Friday, November 24th (Thanksgiving)
Baby / Tot Program (4 months to 35 months)
Parent Baby (4 months to 14 months)
Parent Baby is the first step to teaching babies and parents how to enjoy and love the water. We will teach parents how to properly and confidently hold their baby in the water while working on floating, gliding, reaching out, and submerging. Teachers incorporate songs and games in the class to provide a fun, loving environment. Once a child has turned 15 months, they will continue in our Parent Tot level.
Parent Tot (15 months to 35 months)
Parent Tot is for beginner toddlers between 15 months and 35 months. Continuing through songs and games, we teach parents how to correctly hold their toddler to promote relaxed and comfortable movement through the water. In addition to these skills, overcoming fear of the water, gaining breath control, and relaxed gliding while having fun are the main goals in this class. To move to the next level, your toddler should overcome all fear of the water, put eyes in whenever asked, glide 3-4 feet to the instructor and use fins and arm floats independently.
Advanced Parent Tot 1 (24 months to 35 months)
**Need instructor permission to register for class** Advanced Parent Tot 1 is for fearless toddlers who can hold their breath for 3-5 seconds, glide 3-4 feet, and use fins and arm floats independently. This class is designed to slowly but surely work the parent out of the water with a patient and safe approach. Students will learn how to respect the water and be safe in and around water. Students will practice independent swims 4-5 feet out to an instructor and rolling over to their backs to breathe. Instructors will also introduce pool equipment, goggles, and fins.
Advanced Parent Tot 2 (30 months to 35 months)
**Need instructor permission to register for class** Advanced Parent Tot 2 is for fearless toddlers whose parents are already out of the water and can swim 5 feet independently out to the instructor. This class is designed to turn fearless swimmers into patient and good listeners who follow the rules that go along with being safe in and around water. These students will begin to float with or without assistance and roll onto their back to breathe.
Water Safety Program (3 years and up)
Water Safety 1
**For beginners 3 years and older** Water Safety 1 is for beginning swimmers over the age of three. A child in Water Safety 1 may have some reserve about getting in the water or putting their eyes in and/or swimming. Getting wet and participating in class in a huge accomplishment for them. Using trust, patience, and positive reinforcement, our instructors teach their students to overcome fear of the water and gain breath control. To move into the next level, students will have overcome fear of the water, put their eyes in whenever asked, swim independently 5 feet with sit dive out to instructor, and float on back with help.
Water Safety 2
Water Safety 2 works on increasing confidence when swimming and learning to rollover onto their back to take a breath of air. They should have no fear of the water, put eyes in whenever asked and swim 5 feet independently out to the instructor. To move into the next level, students should be able to kick on back 15 feet by self, swim out rolling to back and rolling back to front, U-turn and swim back to wall, and dive down 4 feet to the bottom of the pool.
Water Safety 3
Water Safety 3 is the last class in our water safety program. In this class students gain endurance by swimming and rolling over the length of our pool. Students work on straight leg kicks without fins and perfecting the skills they learned in their Water Safety 2 class. In order to move to our Stroke 1 program, a child should be able to kick on back with straight legs 17 yards by self with no fins, swim out and rollover 17 yards by self with no fins, and starfish float independently for 10 seconds.
Stroke Program (3 years and up)
Stroke 1 is for swimmers who can kick on their back 17 yards independently and rollover 17 yards with no fins independently. Kids in this level will work on backstroke, freestyle and elementary backstroke. Once they can swim 4 lengths backstroke, 2 lengths kickboard kicks with no fins, 2 lengths freestyle with fins and bilateral breathing, and 2 lengths elementary backstroke, they will move to Stroke 2.
Stroke 2 continues to work on technique and improve endurance for backstroke, freestyle and elementary backstroke. Once a child can complete 4 lengths backstroke with no fins, 3 lengths freestyle bilateral breathing with no fins, and 4 lengths elementary backstroke with no fins, they are ready for our Stroke 3 class.
Stroke 3 introduces breast stroke, flip turns, and dolphin kick.
Stroke 4 introduces butterfly and continues to work on flip turns and two hand touches.