Northern Wasco County Aquatic Center

602 W 2nd Street
The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Telephone: (541) 298-2020


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 .

Lesson Costs

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

Semi-Private Lessons: $90 (resident), $104 (non-resident)

Private Lessons: $90 (resident), $104 (non-resident) - one week session


Session 1 (June 20-July 1)

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

Session 2 (July 5-July 15)

10:10-10:40    Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 3, 2 Privates
10:45-11:15    Level 1, Level 2, 2 Privates
11:20-11:50    Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 4, 2 Privates
4:35-5:05        Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, 2 Privates
5:10-5:40        Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 4, 2 Privates
5:45-6:15        Toddler Adventures, Level 1, Level 2, 2 Privates
6:20-6:50        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, 2 Privates

Session 3 (July 18-July 29)

10:10-10:40    Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 3, 2 Privates
10:45-11:15    Toddler Adventures, Level 1, Level 4, 2 Privates
11:20-11:50    Level 1, Level 2, 2 Privates
4:35-5:05        Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 3, 2 Privates
5:10-5:40        Level 1, Level 2, Level 4, 2 Privates
5:45-6:15        Level 1 , Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates
6:20-6:50        Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, 2 Privates

Session 4 (August 1-August 12)

10:10-10:40    Toddler Adventures, Level 1, Level 2, 2 Privates
10:45-11:15    Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates
11:20-11:50    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, 2 Privates
4:35-5:05        Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 4, 2 Privates
5:10-5:40        Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 4, 2 Privates
5:45-6:15        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates
6:20-6:50        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates

Session 5 (August 15-August 26)

10:10-10:40    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates
10:45-11:15    Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates
11:20-11:50    Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 3, 2 Privates
4:35-5:05        Level 1 (age 3-5), Level 2, Level 4, 2 Privates
5:10-5:40        Level 1, Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates
5:45-6:15        Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, 2 Privates
6:20-6:50        Toddler Adventures, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, 2 Privates


Swim Lesson Level Descriptions

Toddler Adventures (6mo-3yrs)

Parents get in the water with their children and learn games, songs and have lots of fun. There is a focus on readiness for Level I.

Level 1 (ages 3-5)

Help students feel comfortable and enjoy the water. They will learn to float on their back with support, entry and exit, supported kick on front, and personal safety.

Level 1 (ages 5+)

Help students feel comfortable and enjoy the water. They will learn to float on their back with support, entry and exit, supported kick on front, and personal safety.

Level 2 (ages 5+)

Give students success with fundamental skills. Float without support, recover to vertical position, flutter kick on front and back, finning on back, back crawl, combined front stroke 5 meters, and personal safety.

Level 3 (ages 5+)

To further build on level II skills. Coordinated front crawl 10 yards, elementary backstroke, coordinated back crawl 10 yards, change directions, tread water, and personal safety.

Level 4 (ages 6+)

To build confidence in previous learned strokes and increase endurance. Introduce breaststroke and sidestroke, turning on wall, front crawl with rotary breathing, 25 meter front dive, rescue breathing, and become familiar with CPR.

Level 5 (ages 6+)

Coordination and refinement of strokes. Introduce butterfly, open turns, feet first surface dive, spring board dive, freestyle 50 meters, backstroke 50 meters, elementary
backstroke 25 meters, sidestroke and breaststroke 10 meters each under water, and spinal injury management.

Level 6 (ages 6+)

Enhance strokes so students can swim with ease, efficiency over a greater distance. Diving, turns for breaststroke, sidestroke, flip turns for front crawl, longer distances for
previous learned strokes, rescue, and spinal injury management.

Adult Beginner (ages 12+)

Designed for teens and adults who wish to improve their knowledge and skill for many reasons. It may be to overcome their fear of the water and to learn the basic skills and achieve a minimum level of water competency to improve their skill and technique either to increase their level of safety to improve their health and fitness or to perhaps compete in triathlons or to join a masters team.

To Register for Swim Lesson Click Here