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In General - Summer 2014 - Swim Lessons
The Water Safety, Learn to Swim program at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center follows the guidelines and teaching progressions established by the American Red Cross.
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.
Early Bird 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.
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 503-538-4813 or online at cprdnewberg.org.
Program Packages - Summer
Regular Group (RG): These classes meet daily, Monday - Friday for two weeks, 10 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 $45/$55, Level 5/6 is $61/$71 and Tiny Tots is $51/$61.
Session 1 June 16 - 27 Session 3 July 7 - 18
Session 4 July 21 - August 1 Session 5 August 4 - 15
Session 6 August 18 - 2
Small Group (SG): These classes meet daily, Monday - Friday for one week, for 5 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 offered in a small group format. Cost is $45/$55.
Session 1-A June 16 - 30 Session 1-B June 23 - 27
Session 3-A July 7 - 11 Session 3-B July 14 - 18
Session 4-A July 21 - 25 Session 4-B July 28 - August 1
Session 5-A August 4 - 8 Session 5-B August 11 - 15
Session 6-A August 18 - 22 Session 6-B August 25 - 29
Holiday Swim Lessons - Session 2-A: This 4-lesson session runs Monday - Thursday, June 30 - July 3 with each lesson lasting 45 minutes. Class maximum = 4 children. Cost is $38/$48
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 $16/$20 per lesson (add a second student for $10/$12 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 3 or 6 weeks. 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/$13 per lesson.
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 to teach them basic orientation and safety skills. Children and parents learn to be safe and have fun in the water, which is a pre-requisite for learning to swim.
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 assistance), comfortably on front and back. Both levels will be working on basic skills including, but not limited to: submerging, breath control, floating and 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 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 and gliding, kicking and beginner stroking. Age appropriate water safety information is discussed.
Level 2: Student must be able to submerge completely, blow 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. Emphasizes 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; 15 feet front crawl and backstroke. Class objective is to build on skills previously learned; emphasis on breath control; and introduction to the dolphin kick. Water safety continues to be addressed.
Level 4: Course prerequisites include: twelve yards of both front crawl (with side breathing) and backstroke; tread water (or float) for 30 seconds. Students will continue to work on front crawl and backstroke. Three new strokes will be introduced, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. 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 backstroke; 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 backstroke; 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, junior lifeguard, 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, 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.