Chehalem Park and Recreation District Serving Newberg & Dundee, Oregon since 1967

Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center

Now Registering:
    Winter Holiday Learn-to-Swim Lessons 
          Mon-Tue-Wed, Dec 21-23 & 28-30
               Six - 45 minute lessons; maximum 4 children
              Call 503-537-2909 for more information.    

     Winter Water Polo
          High School             Monday Nights          Begin Nov 30
          Middle School        Thursday Nights         Begin Dec 3

     Indoor Kayak Session
            Sunday December 20
            4:00-6:00 p.m.

   Water Fitness Drop-In, $4.75:
            Coed Water X = M/W/F, 8:00 a.m.
            Deep Water X = M/W/F, 10:00 a.m.
            Coed Water x - Tu/Th, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
            Aqua Zumba = Tu/Th, 8:30 p.m. 

Schedule & Closures

No School Public Swim - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. -

Public swim is a great way for the kids to expend energy and have fun. 
Spend the afternoon (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.) or evening (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.) in
the water; enjoy mats, noodles or a game of basketball. The diving board 
and big slide are also available. Children ages eight years and younger
require an adult join them in the water. Hot tub may also be available.
Everyone is welcome. Children = $3.00 & Adults = $3.50
     Nov 27     Dec 21 - 23     Dec 28 - 31

Public Swim Schedule
Mon - Sat              7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sat – Sun               1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(Tuesdays and Sundays are Family days - $8)

Public Swim Event Schedule
Mats & Noodles                       Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat
Family Swim                             Tues/Sun
Kid's Hot Tub                            Fri
Rope Swing/Little Slide          Tues/Fri/Sun

Parent (Grown-up) & Child (8 Yrs & Younger) Swim
Mon-Fri                 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Sat                          12:00 - 1:00 & 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sun                         3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Pool Closures

Holiday Closure Schedule
The Aquatic and Fitness Center is open Labor Day, Veterans Day,
Martin Luther King Jr Day, Presidents' Day, and Memorial Day. 
We close at 7 p.m. on Halloween and New Year's Eve.

Day Holiday
Nov 26, 2015 Thanksgiving
Dec 24-25, 2015 Christmas Eve/Day
Jan 1, 2016 New Years
Mar 27, 2016 Easter Sunday
July 4, 2016 Independence Day

Aquatic & Fitness Center is closed Thursday November 26
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Admission & Policies

The Chehalem Aquatic Center membership (pass) and general admission include schedule permitting, access to the main pool, the hot tub and sauna (age restrictions apply) and showers (does not include the weight room).  Memberships are traditionally sold quarterly; however, semiannual and annual memberships are available at a discounted rate. The membership period (3, 6, or 12 months) is all inclusive from the date of purchase and does not include instructional programs. We are now accepting Silver&Fit®, SliverSneakers® and Prime® insurance plans; check with your insurance provider to see if you qualify. For Fitness Center (weight room) membership rates check out our Fitness page.

Membership Price (in District) Price (out District)
Family**, Quarterly $92 $116
Adult, Quarterly $74 $93
Child*/ Student, Quarterly $55 $69
Senior, Quarterly $55 $69
Senior Couple, Quarterly $83 $104

Special Note: General admission and membership rates will increase January 1, 2016 due to continued rising costs in minimum wage, pool chemicals and utilities.

Drop-In Price (in District) Price (out District)
Children* $3.00 $3.50
Students $3.00 $3.50
Adults $3.50 $4.00
Senior $3.00 $3.50
Family Swim $8.00 $8.50
Parent & Child Swim (1 adult with 1 child) $5.00 $5.50
Parent & Child Swim (family) $8.00 $8.50
Water Exercise $4.75 $5.25

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. 

Missed Lesson Policy:
In the event a participant should be unable to attend the scheduled lesson/activity, the lesson/activity and all associated fees will be forfeited.

Program Transfer Policy:
•  Transfers requested before the registration deadline may be done at the registration desk  at no charge.
•  Transfers requested after the registration deadline must be approved by the appropriate coordinator or supervisor and a $5 processing fee will be charged.

Program Refund Policy:
•  If the District or an instructor cancels a class, league, activity, camp, or event, a full refund/credit will be issued within 30 days. Refunds for registrations made by credit card will be refunded to the same credit card.
•  All refund requests must be submitted in writing and will be processed within 30 days.
•  Refund request forms are available at the reception desk of Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center. The refund process begins the day the written request is received by Chehalem Park and Recreation District. 
•  If a customer withdraws from a class before the registration deadline a refund/credit will be given. The refund/credit amount will be determined by the appropriate coordinator or supervisor. A minimum $5 processing fee will be withheld.
•  A partial refund may be given when the written request is submitted, after the registration deadline, or after the class has begun, or drops the class below minimum enrollment
•  No refunds/credit  will be given after the class, league, activity, camp or event  has been completed.


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Aquatic Center

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).
*Friday is our only day when children are welcome in the hot tub.

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:
Monday – Thursday     5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday                              5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday                         12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Sauna from 8:00 a.m)
Sunday                            1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Sauna from noon)

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Aquatic Drop-In Activities

Recreation Swim

Family Swim
This is the time to bring your entire family (a single set of parents/guardians & their children age 18 year and younger) to the pool at the inexpensive rate of $8.  Diving board, water slides, and rope swing are available. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied in the water by an adult (safety first).
Sundays              1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays             1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Ends Sept 1)
Tuesdays             7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

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).

Mon - Sat              7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Sat – Sun               1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Public Swim Event Schedule: Public swim sessions continue to take on special events and equipment.  

Free Mats/Noodles                 Mon/Wed/Thu/Sat
Family Swim                             Tues/Sun
Kid's Hot Tub                            Fri
Rope Swing & Little Slide       Tues/Fri/Sun
Pool Patio                                 Available during all public swim sessions (Ends Sept 30)

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.
Mon-Fri                    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 
Sat                             12:00 - 1:00 & 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sun                            3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Fitness Swim

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.                                            
Mon – Sat             12:00 - 1:00 p.m.                                                 
Mon – Sat             6:00 - 7:00 p.m.                                                   
Mon – Thurs         8:45 - 10:00 p.m.                                           
Sun                         3:00 - 4:00 p.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.
Tue/Thu                9:45 - 10:45 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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Swim Lessons

To register online, click here, then click on View Activities.

The Water Safety, Learn to Swim program at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center follows the guidelines and teaching progressions established by the American Red Cross. 

Lesson Schedule: We have a variety of different program packages or options available with lessons scheduled in the morning, afternoon or evening depending on your package selection.  Our lesson schedule is subject to change without notice as swim classes may be changed or added as registration demands.  Classes may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met.

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

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 
Regular Group (RG):  These classes meet twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs for 12 lessons. Each lesson traditionally lasts for 30 minutes with a minimum enrollment of 4 students and a maximum enrollment of 6 students.  Level 5/6 runs 60 minutes with a maximum of 8 students.  Our Parent and Tot (maximum 10 students) and Tiny Tots (maximum 4 students) are also considered to be a Regular Group (RG).  Cost for most levels is $49/$59, Level 5/6 is $68/$78 and Tiny Tots is $55/$65.

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
Session 2-A      Feb 15 - Mar 1                                                    Session 2-B      Mar 2 - Mar 17

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
Session 2-A      Feb 15 - Mar 1                                                    Session 2-B      Mar 2 - Mar 17

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
At Chehalem Parks and Recreation District, our swim lesson program and levels are based on the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program. At each level, swim skills are accompanied by age-appropriate water safety information.

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.

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Aquatic Sports

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 or visit Swimmers may join at anytime with the first week “free”.

Sunday Night Water Polo, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
This is a drop-in program for adult players.  All levels of players are welcome to come and scrimmage.  A lifeguard is on duty.  Enter through the side door (east side of the building).  Cost: $3.00

Winter Water Polo - Train with Jim McMaster - NEW
   High School             Monday Nights          7-8:30 p.m.     Begins Nov 30      13 Weeks       $63/$73
   Middle School        Thursday Nights         7-8:30 p.m.     Begins Dec 3         11 Weeks       $49.50/$59.50 (No practice 12/24 & 12/31)

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

Indoor Kayak
A monthly two-hour indoor practice time  for kayak owners has been set aside one Sunday of the month, September - May. Come and hone your skills (this is not an instructional session), all skill levels are welcome and our water is 85-86*F year round. Bring you own well groomed kayak, paddle and safety gear. Ages 15 years and up; ages 10 - 14 with a registered adult (who must present and involved in active supervision of the children). The cost is $10 per craft and includes one paddler; additional paddlers/craft are $5. There is a six-craft minimum and a fifteen-craft maximum. A certified lifeguard is present. Registration is required, 503-537-2909.

Session Dates:  December 20
Time:                  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


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Rental Information

Pool Rental

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.
Fee:    $95     75 Guests  
            $20     Out-of-District Fee
            $40     Log Run Inflatable

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.

Patio Rental

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)

Locker Rental
Lockers are available for annual rental from June 1 - May 31 (pro-rated for mid-year start). Lock is provided. Replacement locks $10.
                                                          Men's Lockers                             Women's Lockers
Small                                                       $42                                                   $42
Medium                                                  $63                                                  $63
Large                                                       $84                                                    -

Chehalem Swim Shop 
The Chehalem Swim Shop, located at the reception desk, offers a variety of swimming accessories such as goggles, swim caps, disposable swim diapers, nose plugs, water exercise gear and ear plugs.


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Professional Training

American Red Cross

Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center regularly offers American Red Cross' aquatics as a  profession programs. 

Lifeguard Training 
This course focuses on the job of a lifeguard in a swimming pool environment with an emphasis in victim recognition, surveillance and equipment based rescues.  Upon completion the successful candidate will hold nationally recognized American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR-PR and AED certifications (good for two years).  Course prerequisites will be tested the first day.
Who:          Good swimmers age 15 years and up
When:       Session 2     Dec 21-23 & 28-30 (two partial weeks)
                                         Mon-Wed, 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Instr:          Ben Nevills
Fee:            $175/$200 (Includes Supplies)
Notes:        Requires 100% attendance; bring snacks and beverages daily.  Suit and towel required; caps and goggles optional.
                    Minimum enrollment = 6. Bring brown bag lunch.

Water Safety Instructor
The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach Infant, Preschool, and School Age Learn-to-Swim programs, Basic Water Rescue, and  Longfellow's Whale Tales courses. Upon completion of this course the successful candidate will hold a nationally recognized America Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification.

Who:          Good Swimmers age 16 years and up
Dates:        Jan 13 - Mar 16 (10 weeks)
When:       Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instr:          Tara Franks
Fee:            $175/$200
Note:         Students should possess a strong understanding of the 6 different strokes. A pre-test will take place at the beginning of the
                   course. Requires 100% attendance. Minimum enrollment = 6.


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Contact Us

Chehalem Aquatic Center
1802 Haworth Avenue
Newberg, OR 97132

Phone: (503) 538-7454
              (503) 538-4813

Tara Franks, Aquatics Coordinator

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