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

Fees (per 10-lesson session/per child):

Parent/Child and Preschool Lessons:
School Age Learn to Swim:
Blended Levels Preschool:
Blended Levels School Age:

MHCC Aquatic center accepts telephone and walk-in registration.  Fall term registration opens Monday, September 8.

Refund and Credit Policy

Refunds or transfers will be given only to requests made three or more business 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 toward your next lesson purchase will be granted.

Waiting List

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 may be combined or cancelled if there are fewer than three children enrolled.

Children’s Lessons Session Dates Winter 2015

Weekday Afternoon and Evening
These classes are two days a week for a 5 week session, and are offered in two sessions during each college term. Levels offered are designated by an “x” on the schedule grids.

Winter Session 1
*no class Jan. 19

Jan. 5 – Feb. 4*

Jan. 6 - Feb. 5
Winter Session 2

Feb. 9 – Mar. 11
Feb. 10 – Mar. 12
Saturday Mornings
These classes are once a week for 10 weeks and are offered in one session during each college term.
Winter Saturday
*no class Feb. 14, 21
Jan. 10 – Mar. 14*
Children’s Lessons Schedule Grids
Monday and Wednesday Blended Levels
Class 1-2 2-2:30 2-2:40 2:30-3 2:40-3:20
Pre 1-2   x   x  
Pre-3       x  
School 1-2     x   x
School 2.5-3     x   x
School 3.5-4     x   x
School 5-6 x        

Monday and Wednesday Preschool
Class 4-4:30 4:30-5 5-5:30 5:30-6
P-1 x      
P-2 x   x  
P-3   x   x
Adv. Preschool     x  
Merbabes/Parent       x
Parent/Child   x    

Monday and Wednesday School Age
Class 4-4:40 4:40-5:20 5:20-6
S-1   x  
S-2 x    
S-2.5 x x  
S-3 x    
S-3.5   x  
S-4     x
S-5     x
S-6     x

Tuesday and Thursday Preschool
Class 4-4:30 4:30-5 5-5:30 5:30-6
P-1 x      
P-2 x x   x
P-3   x x  
Adv. Preschool       x
Toddler/Parent     x  

Tuesday and Thursday School Age
Class 4-4:40 4:40-5:20 5:20-6
S-2 x x x
S-2.5 x x x
S-3   x  
S-3.5     x

Saturday Morning Preschool
Class 8:55-9:25 9:30-10 10:05-10:35 10:40-11:10 11:15-11:45
P-1 x x      
P-2 x x x    
P-3     x   x
Adv. Preschool       x  
Parent/Merbabes       x(8-18 mos.)  
Parent/Toddler         x(18-36 mos.)

Saturday Morning School Age
Class 9:05-9:45 9:50-10:30 10:35-11:15 11:20-12
S-1   x    
S-2     x x
S-2.5   x x  
S-3   x   x
S-3.5     x  
S-4 x      
S-5 x      
S-6 x      
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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