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Swim Clinics

Swim clinics include up to 5 participants who all want to work on a specific aspect of swimming. Participants receive specialized instruction on swim strokes in a small group setting for an incredibly subsidized rate. See below for specific swim clinic descriptions and dates. Contact Cassidy Seals at casseals@pdx.edu if you have any questions.

Need help figuring out which level you should be in? View our flowchart.

Registration for Swim Lessons opens the first day of the term and closes 24 hours before the class starts. Sign up at Member Services to register.

Basics for the Fearful Swimmer

This class is for participants who want to learn the basics of swimming, but are maybe not comfortable in the water. Our instructors will focus on the basic skills such as floating but also go into safety topics to help you become comfortable in the water.

Session 1

  • Dates: Tuesday/Thursday | 1/26 - 2/4
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Session 2

  • Dates: Monday/Wednesday | 2/8 - 2/17
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Beginner Swimming

This course is designed for participants who want to learn the very basics about swimming. Topics include floating, treading, safety topics, and introduction into the various strokes. This course is recommended for participants who do not know the four strokes but are comfortable in the water.

Session 1

  • Dates: Tuesday/Thursday | 1/26 - 2/4
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Session 2

  • Dates: Monday/Wednesday | 2/8 - 2/17
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Stroke Development

Are you comfortable in the water and know what the strokes look like, but maybe aren't sure how to do them? This is the clinic for you. The class will go over the 4 basic strokes (Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Butterfly) as well as sidestroke and elementary backstroke. This class will be highly personalized and will focus on the strokes you are looking to work on.

Session 1

  • Dates: Monday/Wednesday | 1/25 - 2/3
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Session 2

  • Dates: Tuesday/Thursday | 2/9 - 2/18
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Stroke Development 2

Ready to take the next step and refine your strokes and work on being an efficient and proficient swimmer? This clinic is set up to help you get to a new level of swimming. Working in a small class size allows for a lot of attention and feedback on skills like flip turns, strokes, starts and finishes from our trained instructors. This clinic is also the perfect stepping stone to getting involved in our FREE drop in swim group, Swim X!

Session 1

  • Dates: Monday/Wednesday | 1/25 - 2/3
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $20

Session 2

  • Dates: Tuesday/Thursday | 2/9 - 2/18
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
  • Cost: $20