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Aquatics Center

THE AQUATIC CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 18th FOR A SWIM SWIM MEET

RECREATIONAL SWIM SATURDAYS


Join us for recreational swim from 1:30-3:30pm on Saturdays. Cost is $5 per student and $6 per adult. Cash only if under $10.00.

  • APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27
  • MAY 4, 11
  • JUNE 1, 8

SPRING SWIM LESSONS

ALL LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 ARE SOLD OUT. We still have some space in level 4 & 5


$60 PER GROUP SESSION

Mon/Wed Evenings Group Lessons:

7:40-8:20 PM:

  • SESSION 1: APRIL 1st – 17th – ($60.00)
  • SESSION 2: APRIL 22nd – MAY 8th – ($60.00)
  • SESSION 3: MAY 13th – JUNE 3rd – ($60.00)

Saturday Private Lessons:

12:00-12:30 PM and 12:35-1:05 PM

APRIL 6, APRIL 13, APRIL 20, APRIL 27, MAY 4,

$30 per private lesson

Saturday Morning Group Lessons:

9:30-10:00 AM, 10:05-10:35 AM,
10:40-11:10 AM, 11:15-11:45 AM

  • SESSION 1: APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27, MAY 4 ($60.00)

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS


  • LEVEL 1:  INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS: 
  • REQUIREMENTS:  NONE
    • SKILLS COVERED:  This class helps students feel comfortable in water.  Activities include entering and exiting the water, learning to submerge mouth, nose and eyes, blowing bubbles, kicking, front and back float and self-rescue skills.
      • EXIT SKILLS:
        • Enter unassisted, move 10 feet, bob 5 times
        • Float or glide on front and back for 3 seconds
  • LEVEL 2:  FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS: 
  • REQUIREMENTS:  Students entering this level must have passed level 1 or be proficient in all of level 1 skills.  Must be able to float or glide and be comfortable in the water with the ability to put face into the water independently.
    • SKILLS COVERED:  Continue to learn basic water skills and submerging entire head.  Begin learning arm strokes on stomach and back.  Safety skills are expanded. 
      • EXIT SKILLS:
        • Float or glide unassisted for 5 seconds
        • Swim 15 feet on stomach and back
  • LEVEL 3:  STROKE DEVELOPMENT:
  • REQUIREMENTS:  Students entering this level must have passed level 2 or be proficient in all of level 2 skills.  Must be comfortable in deeper water.
    • SKILLS COVERED:  Emphasis in this class is placed on front crawl stroke with side breathing and backstroke.  Diving, treading water and self-rescue skills are introduced.  This level is one of the toughest to pass and may require taking it more than once.
      • EXIT SKILLS:
        • Freestyle with side breathing for 15 yards
        • Treading water for 30 seconds
        • Back crawl for 15 yards
  • LEVEL 4:  STROKE IMPROVEMENT: 
  • REQUIREMENTS:  Students entering this level must have passed level 3 or be proficient in all of level 3 skills.  Must be safe and very comfortable in deep water as this class is exclusively in the deep end of the pool and will be regularly required to swim the width of the pool. 
    • SKILLS COVERED:  Front and back crawl are reviewed at this level.  Focus on proficiency and endurance is increased.  Emphasis in this class is placed on elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.
      • EXIT SKILLS:  
        • Freestyle with side breathing for 25 yards
        • Backstroke for 25 yards
        • Breaststroke for 15 yards
        • Tread water for 1 minute
  • LEVEL 5:  STROKE REFINEMENT:   
  • REQUIREMENTS:  Students entering this level must have passed level 4 or be proficient in all of level 4 skills.  Must be safe and very comfortable in deep water.  Swimmers will be required to regularly swim the width of the pool. 
    • SKILLS COVERED:  Continued refinement on front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly.  Racing dives and competitive flip turns are introduced.
      • EXIT SKILLS:
        • Prepare to join the swim team.  May take this class up to 2 times.

ADULT LAP SWIM


  • 6:00 – 7:00 AM Monday thru Friday
  • $6.00 drop-in fee
  • Punch card and passes are available for purchase

CONTACT INFORMATION


David Douglas Aquatics Center
13030 SE Taylor Court
Portland, OR 97233

503-261-8378
julie_gossett@ddsd40.org

OFFICE HOURS:

  • Mon – Fri 6:00am – 2:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Closed Sunday
Exterior Photo of the DD Aquatics Center