• About Our Facility


  • The Aquatic Center consists of an indoor natatorium which includes a 25yd. 6 lane competitive pool, an instructional pool, a hydrotherapy pool, and locker rooms with showers. Our outdoor swimming pool is an Olympic size 50 meter pool with depths ranging from 6ft to 17ft.

    Lap and Open Recreation

    Admission to lap or open recreation swim is offered as a drop-in fee, punch-card fee or membership. Call or stop by the front desk for more information on group usage. Admission is free to MHCC students, faculty and staff (staff or student ID is required). Fall hours run September 26 through December 23, 2016.

    Drop-In Daily Admission

    Cost: $3.75 for Children 0–17 and Seniors (62+) / $5 for Adults.

    Age Day Time Location Cost

    Open Recreation Swim Begins September 30
    Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water.  Children ages 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult in the building.

    All Ages F 6–8 p.m. 25-yard & Learner Pools Drop-In

    Adult Lap Swim
    Swimmers ages 15 years and younger must pass a swim test and seek prior approval before attending.

    16+ M/T/Th/F 5:30–7 a.m. 50-meter Pool Drop-In
    M-S 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 50-meter Pool Drop-In
    M-F 6–7 p.m. 50-meter Pool Drop-In
    F (2 lanes) 4–6 p.m. 50-meter Pooll Drop-In
           
    M-F 5:30–7 a.m. 25-yard Pool Drop-In
    M–F (2 lanes) 7–9 a.m. 25-yard Pool Drop-In
    M-S Noon–1 p.m. 25-yard Pool Drop-In
    F (2 lanes) 4–6 p.m. 25-yard Pool Drop-In
    M-Th 6–6:45 p.m. 25-yard Pool Drop-In
           
    M-F 5:30–7 a.m. Learner Pool Drop-In
    M-F Noon–1 p.m. Learner Pool Drop-In
    S 12:15–1 p.m. Learner Pool Drop-In
    T/Th 6–6:45 p.m. Learner Pool Drop-In

    Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or dso.web@mhcc.edu. Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.


    Our Swimming Pools and Facilities

    The Hydrotherapy Pool is a smaller pool warm pool for adults only. The temperature is maintained at 100 - 102 degrees.

    The Learner Pool is available during community open recreation swims and for adults during adult lap swim. This pool is for young children and their parents and has a variety of water toys available and is also used for preschool swim lessons. The depth of the pool is 2 1/2 to 4ft and the temperature is maintained at 88 - 90 degrees.

    The 25 - yard Pool is an indoor facility that is six lanes wide, has a one - meter diving, and an accessible ladder. This pool is used during all adult lap swim hours, community open recreation swims and for swim lessons. This pool with a depth of 3 ½ to 13ft and the temperature is maintained at 83 - 85 degrees.

    The 50 - meter Pool is covered by an air dome during the school year and is outdoors in the summer. This pool is used for adult lap swims, college classes and swim te a.m. practice and competition with open recreation in the summer months. The pool is 25 yards by 50 meters and is 6ft to 16ft deep and the temperature is maintained at 79 - 81 degrees.

    Locker Rooms are located in the indoor natatorium. Both men and women's locker rooms have accessible showers, changing area, and coin operated lockers for your convenience.

    Alternative Changing Areas

    Mt. Hood Aquatic Center offers two alternative changing areas for families. One is located near the men's locker room from the deck and is adjacent to the Hydrotherapy pool. This changing area includes a shower and curtain stalls for changing. Restrooms under the bleachers are also available as a changing area.

    Concessions and Vending Machines

    Our concessions stand is located at our main entrance and is open during all program hours. We offer a variety of snacks, coffee, pastries, and cold beverages. Vending Machines are located in the lobby and offer a selection of snacks and sodas.

    Pool Use Guidelines

    1. Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to remain in the facility during open recreation swim for children ages 9 to 12 years.
    2. Children ages 8 years and younger must be accompanied in the water, in any pool, by a responsible person who is at least 13 years old. This person must be in the water with the child and must be wearing appropriate swim attire.
    3. Clean, proper swimming attire must be worn, such as one - or two - piece swimsuits, board shorts and/or rash guard shirts. Long baggy shorts and T - shirts are not permitted. Street shoes are not allowed on the pool deck.
    4. If children are not toilet trained, they must wear plastic pants or appropriate swim diapers. Please use only the changing tables in the main locker rooms when a diaper change is needed.
    5. The Learner Pool has a capacity of 30 swimmers. An adult must accompany children ages 7 years and younger in the water, even if the child is wearing a life jacket.
    6. All flotation devices and toys must be approved by the head lifeguard before entering the pool area.
    7. Non - swimmers are strongly encouraged to wear life jackets in all pools. Non - swimmers must wear life jackets in deep water.
    8. A swimming test may be requested of swimmers before entering deep water.
    9. Swimmers must be able to swim 15 yards without a life jacket or other flotation device to use the diving board.
    10. Food and drink are restricted from the pool deck, but are allowed in the spectator areas. No glass containers allowed in the facility. No smoking on campus.

    Management and staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not bring valuables to the aquatic center.