Adult Swimming Lessons

These classes offer individualized instruction in swimming skills, from learning the basics to improving strokes.  Learn to enjoy and be comfortable in the water.  Adult swimming lessons are offered in two 4-week sessions.
Fee: (per 8-lesson session/per person, all ages): $46

Registration Information

Mt. Hood Aquatic Center accepts telephone and walk-in registration.  Online registration opens Friday, June 5 at 8 a.m., telephone and walk-in registration opens Monday, June 8 at 8 a.m.

Refund and Credit Policy

Refunds or transfers will be given only to requests made three or more working days prior to the first class period.  After the lesson session has started only 50 percent credit towards your next lesson purchase will be granted.

Class Descriptions

Adult Lessons – Basics

This class is for the beginning swimmer.  Skills taught in this class include personal safety, breathing, floating, treading water and arm and leg movements.

18+ years Adult Basics M/W 7:30-8:15 p.m. $46

Adult Lessons – Fitness

This class is for adults who wish to improve fitness, get more out of lap swim time, and improve strokes and turns.  All six swimming strokes are taught, plus turns, diving, and use of the pace clocks for interval training.

18+ years Adult Fitness M/W 6:45-7:30 p.m. $46

Water Exercise Programs


Drop-ins are welcome to all adult exercise classes.  The fee is $7.50 per visit for adults and $5.75 for seniors. 

Water Exercise Drop-in Punch Card

This punch card is good for 10 admissions to adult community water exercise classes.  This punch card is not applicable to college credit classes.
Water Ex Drop in Punch Card
Adult - $68
Senior age 62 and up  - $51

Water Exercise Membership

This membership is a great option for those who take Aquatic Center community water exercise classes 4 to 5 days per week.  The fee covers unlimited water exercise classes for Summer term from June 15 through August 27, 2015.   Please note that this option is not applicable to college credit classes.
Summer Term fee (June 15-August 27, 2015)     
Adult - $200
Senior - $150

Class Descriptions

Shallow/Deep Water Ex

Join a fast-paced water exercise class for adults.  Participants work at their own pace to improve strength and cardiovascular fitness.  Exercises are performed with music in the 25-yard indoor pool. This class combines elements of sport-related moves along with cardio fitness.  Swimming skills are not required for participation.

18 + years Shallow/Deep T/Th 6:45-7:30 p.m. Drop-in

 Deep Water Ex

Join a fast-paced water exercise class for adults! Have fun in your workout without stressing your joints.  Exercises are performed in deep water to music.  Although you should feel comfortable in deep water, no swimming skills are required.  Aqua Joggers, which work much like life jackets, are provided.  Classes are held in the 25-yard indoor pool.

18 + years Deep Water Ex M/W/F 7-7:45 a.m. Drop-in
    T/Th 7-7:45 a.m.  
    M/W/F 12:30-1:15 p.m.  
    M/W 6:45-7:30 p.m.  


This is a moderate-paced water exercise class.  Emphasis is placed on flexibility and strength conditioning.  This class is gentle on the joints.  Exercises are performed in the warmer (88-90 degree) shallow Learner pool.  Swimming skills are not required.

18 + years Aquacise M/W/F 7-7:45 a.m. Drop-in
      8-8:45 a.m.  

Arthritis Exercise Plus

This is a moderate-paced exercise class that combines joint and range of motion exercises with flexibility and strength conditioning.  Exercises are performed in the 88-90 degree Learner pool.

18 + years Arthritis Ex Plus T/Th 4-4:45 p.m. Drop-in
      5-5:45 p.m.  

Ai Chi

This class is Tai Chi for the water.  This slow relaxation class focuses on deep breathing, visualization, stretching and stress reduction.  Exercises are performed in the 88-90 degree Learner Pool.  Come learn a new way to stretch, balance and focus your mind and body!

18 + years Ai Chi T/Th 7-7:45 a.m. Drop-in
      8-8:45 a.m.  

Ai Chi Ne

This class uses the same exercises as Ai Chi and is organized so that participants can perform the exercises solo or with a partner.

18 + years Ai Chi Ne F 9-9:45 a.m. Drop-in

Water Walking

This is a low-impact activity that can be performed in either shallow or deep water.  The water provides more resistance and less joint stress than walking on land, affording a wide variety of variation and pace to suit each student’s needs and fitness goals.  Exercises are performed in the 25-yard pool.

18 + years Water Walking M/W 4-4:45 p.m. Drop-in
    F 9-9:45 a.m.  
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