Swimming Lessons at the Oregon Pool
2021 Fall Swimming Lessons
Information on Fall Swimming Lessons will be coming soon
Due to Covid-19, we have new guidelines for our lessons.
- We ask that only the participant and one parent come to the pool. No one else will be allowed to be in the pool area or lobby during this time.
- You must wear a mask when you are in the pool lobby and in the locker room When children are present. Participants will take off their mask while in the water and put it back on after lessons.
- We ask that you stay 6ft away from other people while you are in the pool building.
- Lockers are not available. Please bring your items out to the pool area with you.
- Students will be less than 6ft away from the instructor while in the water for safety reasons.
Swim Level Descriptions
Parent/Child Aquatics 1 :
For ages 6 months – 24 months (and a parent/adult), who have little or no previous water experiences. Water adjustment through games, songs, and other play activities. Safety skills also included.
Parent/Child Aquatics 2 :
For ages 2 and 3 years old (and a parent/adult), who have had water experience. Water adjustment through games, songs, and other play activities. Safety skills also included
For children 4-5 years without an adult. (Water adjustment activities and readiness skills through games, songs, and other play activities.) All preschool classes will be based in water safety activities. This is an age appropriate class with some skill grouping within the class. Children remain in these classes until they are 6 yrs. old. Preschool Level 1 is the same as Level 1, Preschool Level 2 is the same as Level 2 and Preschool Level 3 is the same as Level 3, but it only includes 4 and 5 year olds. .
Preschool Level 1- For children who have not had swimming lessons, are apprehensive about swimming, and/or do not want to put their face in the water.
Preschool Level 2 - For children who have had lessons, are comfortable in the water, will put their face in the water, and are starting to be independent in the water. This class will focus on floating unassisted and combined stroke on the front and back.
Preschool Level 3– For children who can float on their front and back without assistance and can do a combined stroke on their front and back. This class will focus on stroke development and endurance.
Level 1 (Introduction to Water Skills) (age 6 years and older)
To help students feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy the water safely. Skills introduced include: safe entry and exit of the water; breath control and underwater swimming; supported front/back floats; rolling over and treading with support; alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions for 5 feet on front and back with support; and safety skills.
Level 2 (Fundamental Aquatic Skills) (age 6 years and older)
Children should already be able to: float on front and back and put head under water.
To give students success with fundamental swimming skills. Skills introduced include: alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions for 5 feet on side with support; all of the following skills are to be done without support: glides on back and front, rolling over, treading water, finning and sculling; alternating and simultaneous arm and leg actions for 15 feet on front and back, rhythmic breathing; floats on back and front, rolling over, and safety skills
Level 3A and Level 3B (Stroke Development) (age 6 years and older)
Children should already be able to: swim front and back crawl. To build on the skills in Level 2 by providing additional guided practice. Skills introduced include: headfirst entries, rotary breathing, front/back glides with kick, coordinated front and back crawl for 15 yards, butterfly kick and body motion (15 yards), and safety skills
Level 4A and Level 4B (Stroke Improvement) (age 6 years and older)
Children should be able to: swim front and back crawl 15 yards, elementary backstroke, and dive in kneeling and compact position. To develop confidence in the strokes learned and to improve other aquatic skills. Skills introduced include: feet-first surface dives, building endurance for front and back crawl (25 yards), streamlining, swim underwater for 3 body lengths treading with 3 different kicks, open turns, above water arm recovery for butterfly (15 yards), whip kick, scissors kick, sidestroke (15 yards w/or without support), elementary backstroke (15 yards), breaststroke (15 yards), and safety skills.
Level 5 (Stroke Refinement) (age 6 years and older)
Children should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 25 yards, elementary backstroke 10 yards, scissors kick, whip kick, trading water, and diving. Will provide further coordination and refinement of strokes. Skills introduced include: tuck and pike surface dives, long shallow dives, flip turns, endurance building and refinement of all strokes (front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke 25-50 yards), and safety skills.
Level 6 (Swimming and Skill Proficiency) (age 6 years and older)
Children should already be able to: swim front and back crawl 50 yards, elementary backstroke 25 yards, breaststroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, sidestroke 10 yards, tread water for 3 minutes, and dive. Will refine the stroke so students swim with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over greater distances (500 yards). Level 6 is designed with menu options. There will be emphasis on Personal Water Safety, Fundamentals of Diving and Fitness Swimming.
Older Teen and Adult Lessons:
For all ability levels. Instruction will be individualized.