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  • Lap and Open Recreation Swims - Summer 2018

    Open recreation fees are offered as a drop-in fee, punch-card fee or membership. Call or stop by the front desk for more information on group usage. Admission is free to MHCC students, faculty and staff (staff or student ID is required). Summer hours run June 18–August 31, 2018.

    Drop-In Daily Admission

    Cost: $4 for Children 0–17, Veterans and Seniors (62+)
    $5.25 for Adults

    Lap and Open Rec Punch Card

    10 or 20 admissions to adult lap swim or open recreation, valid for 6 months. Cost:
    $37.50 10-punch, $70 20-punch for Children, Veterans and Seniors
    $50 10-punch, $90 20-punch for Adults

    Lap and Open Rec Membership

    Summer term, June 18–August 31, 2018 (11 weeks):
    Individual: Adult $119 Senior/ Veterans $89
    Couple Adult $202 Senior/Veterans $152
    Family: $330/$33
    (11 weeks for indoor pools; 8 weeks for 50-meter pool)

    Membership pricing is based on current schedule and is not prorated for closures. Please see mhcc.edu/aquatics for closures and holiday schedule.

    *Family membership includes up to two adults and three children in the same household; additional children family members are $33 each.

    Open Recreation Swim all Ages
    Children ages 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
    Age Day Time Location Cost
    All Ages M-F 1:30–4 p.m. Learner and 25-yard pools Drop-In*
    All Ages F 7:30–9:15 p.m. Learner and 25-yard pools Drop-In*

    Summer Hours updated August 13-31, 2018

    Adult Lap Swim 16 Years and Over
    Swimmers ages 15 years and younger must pass a swim test and seek prior approval before attending.
    Age Day Time Location Cost
    16+ M-F 5:30–7 a.m. 25-yard and Learner Pool Drop-In*
    Noon–1 p.m. 25-yard and Learner Pool Drop-In*
    6–6:45 p.m. 25-yard and Learner Pool Drop-In*

    Summer Hours of Operation (Front desk and Hydro pool hours):
    5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday

    Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or dso.web@mhcc.edu. Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

    Our Swimming Pools and Facilities

    The Hydrotherapy Pool is a smaller pool warm pool for adults only. The temperature is maintained at 100 - 102 degrees.

    The Learner Pool is available during community open recreation swims and for adults during adult lap swim. This pool is for young children and their parents and has a variety of water toys available and is also used for preschool swim lessons. The depth of the pool is 2 1/2 to 4ft and the temperature is maintained at 88 - 90 degrees.

    The 25 - yard Pool is an indoor facility that is six lanes wide, has a one - meter diving, and an accessible ladder. This pool is used during all adult lap swim hours, community open recreation swims and for swim lessons. This pool with a depth of 3 ½ to 13ft and the temperature is maintained at 83 - 85 degrees.

    The 50 - meter Pool is covered by an air dome during the school year and is outdoors in the summer. This pool is used for adult lap swims, college classes and swim te a.m. practice and competition with open recreation in the summer months. The pool is 25 yards by 50 meters and is 6ft to 16ft deep and the temperature is maintained at 79 - 81 degrees.

    Locker Rooms are located in the indoor natatorium. Both men and women's locker rooms have accessible showers, changing area, and coin operated lockers for your convenience.

    Alternative Changing Areas

    Mt. Hood Aquatic Center offers two alternative changing areas for families. One is located near the men's locker room from the deck and is adjacent to the Hydrotherapy pool. This changing area includes a shower and curtain stalls for changing. Restrooms under the bleachers are also available as a changing area.

    Concessions and Vending Machines

    Our concessions stand is located at our main entrance and is open during all program hours. We offer a variety of snacks, coffee, pastries, and cold beverages. Vending Machines are located in the lobby and offer a selection of snacks and sodas.

    Pool Use Guidelines

    1. Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to remain in the facility during open recreation swim for children ages 9 to 12 years.
    2. Children ages 8 years and younger must be accompanied in the water, in any pool, by a responsible person who is at least 16 years old. This person must be in the water with the child and must be wearing appropriate swim attire.
    3. Clean, proper swimming attire must be worn, such as one - or two - piece swimsuits, board shorts and/or rash guard shirts. Long baggy shorts and T - shirts are not permitted. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck.
    4. If children are not toilet trained, they must wear plastic pants or appropriate swim diapers. Please use only the changing tables in the main locker rooms when a diaper change is needed.
    5. The Learner Pool has a capacity of 30 swimmers. An adult must accompany children ages 7 years and younger in the water, even if the child is wearing a life jacket.
    6. All flotation devices and toys must be approved by the head lifeguard before entering the pool area.
    7. Non - swimmers are strongly encouraged to wear life jackets in all pools. Non - swimmers must wear life jackets in deep water.
    8. A swimming test may be requested of swimmers before entering deep water.
    9. Swimmers must be able to swim 15 yards without a life jacket or other flotation device to use the diving board.
    10. Food and drink are restricted from the pool deck, but are allowed in the spectator areas. No glass containers allowed in the facility. No smoking on campus.

    Management and staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not bring valuables to the aquatic center.