|Chehalem Park and Recreation District||Serving Newberg & Dundee, Oregon since 1967|
Special Note: General admission and membership rates will increase January 1, 2016 due to continued rising costs in minimum wage, pool chemicals and utilities.
Note: Family is defined as a single set of parents (or guardians) and children ages 18 years and younger living in the same household. Children eight years and younger must be accompanied in the water by an adult. See below for Children's Admission Policy.
Frequent User Punchcards: Frequent user punchcards are available to purchase at a discounted price. These are good for admission to lap swim, public swim, parent and child swim. Guests are welcome to share punchcards and best of all, they have no expiration dates attached. Buy 10 visits get one free; 15 visits get two free; 20 visits get three free.
Aquatic Center Policies
Children's Admission Policy: We want everyone’s experience at our facility to be safe and fun. Our shallow end is 3.5 feet deep and within a short distance deepens to 5 feet. To ensure a safe aquatic experience for all, our policy requires that children be at least 9 years of age and four feet in height to be admitted to the pool without adult supervision. Children 8 years of age and younger must be accompanied in the water by a responsible adult. Children requiring in-water adult accompaniment must be within arm's reach of said adult. For your child’s safety, we request that the adult remain in water that is a maximum of chest-deep. Swim diapers are required for those little ones who are not yet potty trained. Disposable swim diapers can be purchase through the Swim Shop at the reception counter.
Deep Water Test: Our deep water test ensures the safety of all individuals wishing to enter deep water. Our test requires that the child or individual swim 25 yards (unassisted) with confidence and with good forward progression, on their stomach (arm and leg action being swimmer’s choice). Safety is important to us. If you have special circumstances, do not hesitate to contact Aquatic Coordinator Tara Franks at 503-538-4813.
Swim Aide Policy: The aquatic center management recognizes the fun of being able to float or swim independent of adult assistance. Swim aides such as arm floats, life jackets, swim rings, etc. are permitted in the pool at the lifeguard’s discretion. Safety is our biggest concern. Children with floatation devices are required to remain in shallow water unless they are able to pass the deep water test without floatation. A child who is a non-swimmer, regardless of floatation assistance, is required to have an adult in the water within arm's length at all times.
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We feature a six-lane, 25-yard by 25-meter pool, minimum depth 3'2", maximum depth 11', equipped with a 1-meter board, 3-meter tube slide and a Tarzan rope swing. We also feature a saunas and a public hot tub.
Hot Tub & Sauna
Hot Tub: The hot tub is located on pool deck and is raised (two stairs) above deck level. Reserved for our adult* clients it seats ten and is maintained at a temperature of 102*F. Before using the hot tub, check with your physician if you have medical concerns such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Read all posted rules; use the hot tub at your own risk (lifeguards may not be on duty – buddy system is then required).
Sauna: Our wet/dry saunas are located in each of the main locker rooms and are reserved predominantly for our adult guests, (children may use the sauna when accompanied by a parent). The sauna temperature ranges from 160 – 190 *F. Check with your physician if you have medical concerns prior to use. A water bucket is available at the reception desk.
Hot Tub and Sauna Schedule:
Public Swim: Afternoons or evenings come and enjoy our 86*F water. Our shallow water is 3.5 feet and the diving well is deep at 11 feet. Includes diving board, two water slides, “Tarzan” rope-swing and water basketball. Equipment rentals are available. Children under 8 years of age require an adult join them in the water. Sauna and Hot Tub are available for adults. "Kids Hot Tub Time" will be available on Friday sessions. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied in the water by an adult (safety first).
Public Swim Event Schedule: Public swim sessions continue to take on special events and equipment.
Free Mats/Noodles Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat
Parent/Child Swim: This time has been made available for parents with children ages 8 years or younger. In the water adult supervision is required. Permanent tot docks are in place so small children may stand without parental assistance. "Kid's Hot Tub Time" will be available on Friday sessions. Swim diapers are required for all children who are not proficiently toilet trained. Re-usable diapers are available for purchase at the reception desk.
Lap Swim: A general fitness and exercise swim for avid swimmers. Five lanes are available. Pool etiquette requires a circle swim pattern when there is more than one person in a lane. An aqua-jogging lane is available. If you require assistance in lane placement, please ask the Lifeguard. The shallow end may be shared with swim lessons, parent and child swim, or exercise class.
Mon – Fri 5:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Senior Citizen/Disabled Swim: This is a relaxing hour for senior swimmers or persons with disabilities. Come exercise, and enjoy the water without crowds or fast-paced lap swimmers. Recommended (by many medical professionals) as a great way to exercise. Part of the shallow end may be used for small group or private swim lessons. Easy access stairs, handicap lift, hot tub, and sauna are available.
Mon - Fri 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Co-ed Water Exercise: Water Exercise is a total fitness program. Participants work at their own pace to gain the exercise they need. NO swimming ability is required. All exercises are done in shallow water. Water resistance equipment is used.
Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Deep Water Exercise: Yes! We can exercise in deep water. With the aid of a “jogging belt” this 60 minute class is sure to get your heart rate up. This class has zero impact and works with the water’s resistive properties to get a complete workout. With the aid of aquabells, toning exercises for core and upper body are included.
Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Aqua Zumba - Just Add Water & Shake: Splash your way into shape with the invigorating low-impact pool party. Get Wet. Get down. Get fit. No swimming skills required. Instructor: Jennie Delp; Fee: $4.75
Tue/Thu 8:30 - 9:15 p.m.
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Registration: Students are registered according to age and skill level. See below for level description and program schedule. Pre-registration is required; in person at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center (1802 Haworth), by phone at 503-537-2909 or online at www.cprdnewberg.org
Early-Bird Registration Discount: Register early and receive a $5.00 per swimmer when enrolled by 7:00 p.m. the Thursday preceding the first lesson. Does not include private (or special needs) swim lessons.
Program Packages - Winter 2016
Session 1 Jan 11 - Feb 11 Session 2 Feb 15 - Mar 17
Small Group (SG): These classes meet twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs for 6 lessons. Each lesson traditionally lasts for 30 minutes with a minimum enrollment of 2 students and a maximum enrollment of 3 students. Small Group classes include Preschool Level 1-3 and School Age Level 1-4. Level 5/6 is not traditionally offered in a small group format. Cost is $49/$59.
Session 1-A Jan 11 - 26 Session 1-B Jan 27 - Feb 11
Home-School Lessons (SG): These classes meet twice a week on Tues/Thurs from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. for 6 lessons. Each lesson traditionally lasts for 30 minutes with a minimum enrollment of 2 students and a maximum enrollment of 3 students. Home school classes include School Age Level 1-4. Cost is $49/$59.
Session 1-A Jan 11 - 26 Session 1-B Jan 27 - Feb 11
Friday Night Swim Lessons: This 5 lesson program (over six weeks) runs for 45 minutes with a maximum of enrollment of four students. All skill levels may not be available. Cost is $52/$62.
Session 1 Jan 15 - Feb 12 Session 2 Feb 19 - Mar 18
Holiday Swim Lessons: This session features a six-lesson set taking place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for two weeks. Each lesson is 45 minutes long. Enrollment is limited to four students. All ages and skill levels may not be offered. Cost is $59/$69
Session Dec 21 – Dec 30
Spring Break Swim Lessons: Spring break swim lessons are a tradition at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center. This one week session meets Monday - Friday with each lesson 45 minutes in length. Morning and evening classes are offered. Cost is $39/$49
Session Mar 21 - Mar 25
Private Swim Lessons: These classes have been developed for children and adults who would like a 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 instructor to student ratio. Students will be taught at their own level with their personal goals and objectives in mind. These popular classes take place on a first come, first served basis, and are dependent on time, space and instructor availability. To be contacted for your appointment time place your name (with the receptionist) on our waiting list. Cost is $17/$21 per lesson (add a second student for $11/$13 per class).
Swim Lessons for Individuals with Special Needs: Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center is making available swim lessons for individuals with special needs. Appointments typically run twice a week for either 6 or 12 lessons. Instructors will work with each student’s abilities and create a realistic objective for the student and parent. To be contacted for your appointment time place your name (with the receptionist) on our waiting list. Cost is $10/$14 per lesson.
New for Winter 2015/16 - Learn-to-Swim Program Content
Parent & Tot: This class is for parents who would like to introduce their young children (age 12 months – 3 years) to the aquatic environment. Parents accompany their children in the water and learn basic orientation and safety skills. Children and parents learn to be safe in and around the water while building positive experience in the aquatic environment.
Tiny Tot: This is an introductory course for younger swimmers (age 2-3 years) who are ready to be introduced to the water without parental involvement. Water adjustment, water play, and water safety skills are emphasized. Submerging and floating skills may be introduced.
Preschool Level 1/2: This class is a blend of two levels. There are no prerequisites for Preschool Level 1. To be considered a Preschool Level 2, students must be able to submerge, blow bubbles under water and float (with minimal assistance) comfortably on front and back. Both levels will be working on basic skills including, but not limited to: submerging, breath control (bubbles), floating, gliding, kicking and beginner stroking.
Preschool Level 2/3: Course prerequisites include: independent floating and gliding (front and back). Preschool level 2 students will work on rolling over front to back and back to front, front crawl, and backstroke. In addition, Preschool level 3 students will work on breath control including side breathing, and introduction to the dolphin and whip kick.
Upon successful completion of the Preschool Aquatics program, swimmers will be ready for standard level 3 skills.
Level 1/2: This class is a blend of two levels. There are no prerequisites for Level 1. To be considered a Level 2, students must be able to submerge, blow bubbles under water and float (with minimal assistance), comfortably on front and back. Both levels will be working on basic skills including, but not limited to: submerging, breath control, floating, gliding, kicking and beginner stroking.
Level 2: Students must be able to submerge completely, blow bubbles under water, and float on their front and back comfortably and independently. The objective of level 2 is to give students success with fundamental floating and stroking skills. The emphasis will be on basic floating and stroking skills on both the front and back.
Level 3: Course prerequisites include: independent floating and gliding (front and back); rolling over front to back and back to front; 6 yards front crawl and backstroke. Class objective is to build on skills previously learned with an emphasis on breath control (side-breathing & bubble bobs) and also includes an introduction to the whip and dolphin kicks and elementary backstroke.
Level 3/4: This blended class requires that students be familiar with level 3 skills but are not yet mastered. This class is good for the repeat level 3 students or the new level 4 students who can swim at least 12 yards but not quite 25 yet. The objective for level 3 is to build on skills previously learned with an emphasis on breath control (side breathing) and introduce the whip and dolphin kicks. Level 4 students will continue to work on front crawl and backstroke as well as introduce two new strokes: breaststroke and butterfly.
Level 4: Course prerequisites include: 12 yards of both front crawl (with side breathing) and backstroke, 25 yards of elementary backstroke, and treading water (or floating) for 30 seconds. Students will continue to work on front crawl and backstroke. Two new strokes will be introduced: breaststroke and butterfly.
Level 4/5: This class is a blend of two levels. Course prerequisites include 12 yards of both front crawl (with side breathing) and backstroke, 25 yards of elementary backstroke, and treading water (or floating) for 30 seconds. This class is good for repeat level 4 students or new level 5 students who can swim 25 yards but are not yet ready for a 60 minute class session. Students will continue to work on front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and butterfly while building endurance and confidence.
Level 5/6: This class is a blend of two levels. Course prerequisites: 25 yards of both front crawl and backstroke; 15 yards of breaststroke; 25 yards of elementary backstroke. To be considered Level 6, students must be able to swim 50 yards of front crawl, backstroke, and elementary backstroke as well as 25 yards of breaststroke. These two levels work on continued development in six different strokes (including four competitive strokes), starts and turns, water safety and basic rescue techniques, and treading water. Alternative options at the completion of level 6 include swim team, water polo, junior lifeguard, and junior swim instructor.
Swim Team: The Chehalem Sharks Swim Team (CST) is open to all in and out of district residents who can swim at least 25 yards front crawl with side breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Most swimmers are between 6 & 18 years of age. Practices are held between 4:30 – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday with additional practices (select athletes) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Entry level swimmers practice daily for about one hour with advanced level swimmers working out one or more hours. Competition is encouraged with one or two meet opportunities per month. Interested? For more information contact Head Coach George Sampson, at 971-237-7501, or email@example.com or visit www.cstsharks.com. Swimmers may join at anytime with the first week “free”.
Sunday Night Water Polo, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Winter Water Polo - Train with Jim McMaster - NEW
Regular Season Water Polo: Chehalem Water Polo has two seasons; a lengthy spring season (March - May/June) and a shorter summer season (June-July). Registration for the spring season starts mid-December and early May for the summer season. New to water polo . . . . . we have three different groups, Grades 4 & 5; Grades 6 - 8; Grades 9 - 12.
What is water polo? Water polo combines basketball, football and swimming. It is played with a yellow volleyball-like ball in a pool with six players and a goalie on each team. The objects to put the ball into the opponents net, similar to soccer or basketball, using a playbook like football. Join our winning program. Boys and girls of all ages and skill level are welcome.
For more information contact head coach Jim McMaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Session Dates: December 20
A great idea for special gatherings and unique get together. Great for church groups, youth groups, birthday parties, reunions and meetings. The entire facility is available, or just the spa and classroom. Register early for this popular activity. Check out our new inflatable toys . . . . add them to your party fun. Our most popular rental times are Fridays after 8:30 p.m., Saturdays between 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. or Sundays after 4:00 p.m. An adult must be in attendance at all functions. Check with the Aquatic Coordinator for special requests.
Classroom/Party Room Rental
Are you in charge of hosting a meeting? A party? Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center has recently remodeled the classroom/party room. We now have seating space available for 25 people. Rental includes TV, VCR, dry erase board, refrigerator, sink and microwave. Rent by the hour (to include set up and clean up time); $35/hour, $50 cleaning deposit required.
We are pleased to announce that our patio featuring picnic tables, ping pong, volleyball and tetherball will be available for use during the warm weather months. Rent the patio in conjunction with your pool rental. The patio will also be open to patrons for tanning and recreating during all regularly scheduled lap, public, family and parent/child swim sessions. The patio is located on the west side of the facility and is accessed through the building. $35/hour, $50 cleaning deposit required. (May - September)
American Red Cross
Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center regularly offers American Red Cross' aquatics as a profession programs.
Water Safety Instructor
Who: Good Swimmers age 16 years and up