|Chehalem Park and Recreation District||Serving Newberg & Dundee, Oregon since 1967|
Special Note: General admission and membership rates increased January 1, 2015 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.
Blue Tube Mon/Thurs/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 7:30 - 8:30 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 - SUMMER 2015
Small Group (SG): These classes meet Monday - Friday for one week (5 lessons). Each lesson is 30 minutes in length with a maximum enrollment of 3 students. Small Group, ($45/$55) classes include Preschool Level 1-3 and School Age Level 1-4. Level 5/6 is not offered in a small group format. Register early and save $5 per swimmer.
Holiday Sessions: These two, one week sessions hug the July 4th weekend. They take place Monday - Friday and each class runs 45 minutes in length with a maximum enrollment of 4 students ($50/$60). All skill levels may not be available. Register early and save $5 per swimmer.
Session 2-A Jun 29 - Aug 3 Session 2-B July 6 - July 10
Private & Special Needs Swim Lessons: These classes have 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. Lessons by appointment only; contact 503-537-2909. Private lessons, are $17/$21 per 30 minute lesson (add a second student for $11/$13 per class). Special Needs lessons are $11/$14 per 30 minute lesson. A new session begins each Monday through the summer.
Junior Swim Instructor: This program is offered one session each summer (additional sessions can be scheduled as demand dictates) and is open to youth ages 11-15 years. Each session runs Monday - Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Candidates must present swimming skills at a minimum standard of level 5. $65/$75
Session 3-A July 13 - 17
Junior Lifeguard: This program is offered one session each summer (additional sessions can be scheduled as demand dictates) and is open to youth ages 11-15 years. Each session runs Monday - Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Candidates must present swimming skills at a minimum standard of level 5. $65/$75
Session 3-B July 20 - 24
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 skill 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 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. Age appropriate water safety information is discussed.
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; 15 feet front crawl and backstroke. Preschool level 3 students will work on skills previously learned; emphasis on breath control; and introduction to the dolphin and whip kick. Water safety continues to be addressed.
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 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. Age appropriate water safety information is discussed.
Level 2: Students must be able to submerge completely, bowl bubbles under water, and float on their front and back comfortably with assistance. 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 2/3: Course prerequisites include: independent floating and gliding (front and back); Level 2 students will work on rolling over front to back and back to front; 15 feet front crawl and back crawl. Level 3 students will work on skills previously learned; emphasis on breath control (bubble bobs & side breathing); introduction to the dolphin and whip kick. Water safety continues to be addressed.
Level 3: Course prerequisites include: independent floating and gliding (front and back); rolling over front to back and back to front; 15 feet front crawl and back crawl. Class objective is to build on skills previously learned; emphasis on breath control (bubble bobs); introduction to the whip and dolphin kicks. Water safety continues to be addressed.
Level 3/4: This blended class requires that students be familiar with level 3 skills but are not yet mastered. Good for the repeat level 3 student or the new level 4 student. Objective for level 3 is to build on skills previously learned; emphasis on breath control (bubble bobs & side breathing); introduction to the whip and dolphin kicks. Level 4 students will continue to work on front crawl, and back crawl. Three new strokes will be introduced, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Additional personal water safety skills are introduced.
Level 4: Course prerequisites include: twelve yards of both front crawl (with side breathing) and back crawl; tread water (or float) for 30 seconds. Students will continue to work on front crawl and back crawl. Three new strokes will be introduced, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Additional personal water safety skills are introduced.
Level 4/5: This class is a blend of two levels. Course prerequisites include: twelve yards of both front crawl (with side breathing) and back crawl; tread water (or float) for 30 seconds. Students will continue to work on front crawl and back crawl. Three new strokes will be introduced, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. To be considered Level 5, students must be able to swim twenty-five yards of both front crawl and back crawl; 15 yards of breaststroke; twelve yards of elementary backstroke. Additional personal water safety skills are introduced.
Level 5/6: This class is a blend of two levels. Course prerequisites: twenty-five yards of both front crawl and back crawl; 15 yards of breaststroke; twelve yards of elementary backstroke. To be considered Level 6, students must be able to swim fifty yards of front crawl, and back crawl; twenty-five yards of elementary backstroke and breaststroke; tread water for two minutes. Continued development in six different strokes, diving, water safety, and treading water. Alternate options at this level include swim team, water polo, junior lifeguard, and junior swim instructor.
Junior Swim Instructor: The purpose of the Junior Swim Instructor course is to provide training for those youth (ages 11 - 15 years) who swish to assist WSI certified swim instructors in the teaching of swim lessons. Course includes 10 hours of instruction covering clerical, instructional, maintenance and supervisory duties of the Junior Instructor. Candidates will have an opportunity to assist with our summer swim lesson program for hands on experience and can become part of our volunteer Jr Instructor roster.
Junior Lifeguard: This is a pre-lifeguard training course designed for tweenageers (ages 11 - 14 years) who want to learn skills in lifesaving, lifeguarding and pool operation. Course curriculum will include drowning prevention, stroke instruction, back injuries prevention and treatment, general first aid, water chemistry, boating safety, lifeguard procedures and more. Students will receive a t-shirt and assist our lifeguards during public swim sessions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
Next Session: September 2015
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 newly renovated 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.
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