Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center

Recreation & Aquatic Manager: Rebecca Thomson

Aquatic Supervisor: Dawson Hoffman

Dry Side Manager: Lori Cimmiyotti

602 W 2nd Street
The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Aquatic Center Telephone: (541) 298-2020

District Office Telephone: (541) 296-9533


Swim Lessons

Swim lesson sessions run Monday through Friday for two week sessions. Lessons are available for participants of all ages and abilities.  New to lessons? Please see our swim lesson level descriptions below. Register for swim lessons at our District Offices (602 W 2nd Street - above Aquatic Center) Or online by clicking here .

 

Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

Toddler Adventures (1yr-3yrs)

A class aimed at getting especially young children comfortable in the water.  For this class a parent must accompany the child in the water.  Parents will help their children learn to blow bubbles, kick, and float through a series of games and songs.  Toddler Adventure is only available during session 3, 4, & 5 and is a 15 minute lesson and 15 minute practicing learned skills.

Level 1

Beginner swimmers who are not comfortable in the water.  Children will complete the following skills: bubbles nose/mouth, submerging head, front/back float and push of wall-paddle (5 strokes).

Level 2

Intermediate swimmers who can submerge their head.  Children will complete the following skills: retrieving objects from bottom, backstroke, freestyle with side breathing intro, sitting dive, and front to back floating.

Level 3

Advanced swimmers who can swim at least 15m unassisted.  Children will work on completing the following skills: Swimming (25m) on front and back, treading water (intro), and diving from a kneeling position.

Level 4 (Intro to Swim Team)

Strong swimmers who need to work on stroke refinement and more advanced technique.  Children will complete the following skills: Deep water bobs, rotary breathing, sculling, dolphin kick, intro to turning at a wall, and diving from a standing position.

 

 

Lesson Costs

Group Lessons: $45 (resident), $52 (non-resident)

Call the Aquatic Center for private lesson availability.

Session 1 (June 18th - June 29th)

Monday - Friday for two weeks

10:10-10:40    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
10:45-11:15    Level 1, Level 3, Level 4
11:20-11:50    Level 1, Level 2,
4:35-5:05        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
5:10-5:40        Level 1, Level 3
5:45-6:15        Level 1, Level 2
6:20-6:50        Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Session 2 (July 2nd - July 13th) 

Lessons scheduled as normal on July 4th

Monday - Friday for two weeks

10:10-10:40    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
10:45-11:15    Level 1, Level 3, Level 4
11:20-11:50    Level 1, Level 2,
4:35-5:05        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
5:10-5:40        Level 1, Level 3
5:45-6:15        Level 1, Level 2
6:20-6:50        Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Session 3 (July 16th - July 27th)

Monday - Friday for two weeks

10:10-10:40    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
10:45-11:15    Level 1, Level 3, Level 4
11:20-11:50    Level 1, Level 2, Toddler Adventure
4:35-5:05        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
5:10-5:40        Level 1, Level 3
5:45-6:15        Level 1, Level 2, Toddler Adventure
6:20-6:50        Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Session 4 (July 30th - August 10th)

Monday - Friday for two weeks

10:10-10:40    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
10:45-11:15    Level 1, Level 3, Level 4
11:20-11:50    Level 1, Level 2, Toddler Adventure
4:35-5:05        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
5:10-5:40        Level 1, Level 3
5:45-6:15        Level 1, Level 2, Toddler Adventure
6:20-6:50        Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

Session 5 (August 13th - August 24th)

Monday - Friday for two weeks

10:10-10:40    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
10:45-11:15    Level 1, Level 3, Level 4
11:20-11:50    Level 1, Level 2, Toddler Adventure
4:35-5:05        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
5:10-5:40        Level 1, Level 3
5:45-6:15        Level 1, Level 2, Toddler Adventure
6:20-6:50        Level 2, Level 3, Level 4