Children's Swim Lesson Program

Children's Swim Lesson Program

The Mt. Hood Aquatic Center uses the American Red Cross Learn–to–Swim progression. All instructors are certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards.

Children taking swimming lessons
Link to Children's Swim Lessons Descriptions And Requirements
$47 – $50 per session, per child.

Mt. Hood Aquatic Center accepts telephone, walk-in and mail-in registration. Please see Registration Information link on the left sidebar of this page.

Refund and Credit Policy
Refunds or transfer will be given only to requests made three or more working days prior to the first class period. You must present your receipt to be eligible for a refund. After the lesson session has started only one-half credit towards your next lesson purchase will be granted.
Waiting List & Class Cancellation Policies
To provide better service, waiting lists are available for all children's programs that have reached capacity. This list is used primarily as a courtesy for cancellations in existing classes. Adding classes in addition to those scheduled depends both on pool availability and on instructor availability. Please note that classes will be combined or cancelled if there are fewer than three children enrolled.

Swimming Lesson Policies

  • For Preschool Levels 1 and 2, parents may observe classes only on the first and last day in the Learner pool. The spectator section is provided for your convenience.
  • Parents are expected to promptly drop off and pick up their children.
  • You may register for more than one class without waiting for your child to finish the current class. Please consult with Aquatic Staff for proper placement.
  • No child 6 years of age or older shall accompany a parent into the opposite sex locker room.

Please note that classes may be combined or cancelled if there are fewer than three children enrolled.

Alternative Changing Areas
Mt. Hood Aquatics Center offers two different alternative changing areas for families who need more options. The Hydro pool area has a shower and is accessible from the pool deck near the men's locker room entrance.
Private Swim Lessons
Mt. Hood Aquatic Center offers private swim lessons. This program is intended to provide a service to individuals who may have needs beyond the scope of group swim lessons. These may include desiring a one-on-one environment, wanting to work on a specific set of skills, or having special needs that limit the student's ability to participate in a group. Lessons are offered for all levels, non-swimmer through advanced competitive skills. Please inquire at the Front Desk for more information.
Children Age Group Categories

Infant / Toddler:

Merbabes, a parent and child class, is available for children from 8 months through 3 years of age. Parent and Child class is available for children ages 30 months to 5 years.

Preschool Age (Preschool Aquatics):

The child must be at least 3 years old to start preschool lessons and will continue in preschool programs until they have begun first grade. Instructor to student ratio is 1:6.

School Age (Learn-to-Swim):

The child must be in first grade or older. Instructor to student ratio varies from 1:8 to 1:10 as a maximum.

For more information call 491-7243 or stop by the pool for the complete schedule.

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