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 Marcos Ordaz at mordaz@pdx.edu if you have any questions.

Need help figuring out which level you should be in? View our flowchart (PDF). View our accessible flowchart (DOC).

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The Rec Center facility is closed until further notice. This includes the pool and spa. All Campus Rec events, programs, and activities are canceled until further notice. 

Basics for the Fearful Swimmer

Learn the basics of swimming while becoming comfortable in the water. Join a community of people with the same goal as you, and work together with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Our instructors focus on basic skills such as floating, and cover safety topics to help you feel relaxed and at ease in the pool.

Session 1

  • Dates: Mon. & Wed.  4/20, 4/22, 4/27, 4/29
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $28

Session 2

  • Dates: Mon. & Wed. 5/11, 5/13, 5/18, 5/20
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $28

Beginner Swimming

Increase your confidence in the pool by learning the basics of swimming in a small class setting. Instructors will focus on skills such as  floating, treading, safety topics, and introduction to various strokes. If you are comfortable in the water but are unfamiliar or less confident with the four basic swimming strokes, this is the class for you!

Session 1

  • Dates: Mon. & Wed. 4/20, 4/22, 4/27, 4/29
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $28

Session 2

  • Dates: Mon. & Wed. 5/11, 5/13, 5/18, 5/20
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $28

Stroke Development 

Refine your swimming strokes with the guidance of an experienced instructor. This class will build on your preexisting knowledge of swimming to meet goals you set within the class. Focus on improving technique and performance of the basic swimming strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly), along with sidestroke and elementary backstroke. 

Session 1

  • Dates: Tues. & Thurs. 4/21, 4/23, 4/28, 4/30
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
  • Cost: $28

Session 2

  • Dates: Tues. & Thurs. 5/12, 5/14, 5/19, 5/21
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $28

Intro to Lifeguarding

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard, but are not sure where to start? This course will prepare you to meet the physical demands of becoming a lifeguard. Build your endurance, and practice completing the prerequisite 300-yard swim, two-minute tread, and 10-pound brick retrieval test required to become a lifeguard. This class is also open to participants who want to improve their endurance and swimming skills, but are not interested in lifeguarding. 

Session 1

  • Dates: Tues. & Thurs. 4/21, 4/23, 4/28, 4/30
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. 
  • Cost: $28

Session 2

  • Dates: Tues. & Thurs. 5/12, 5/14, 5/19, 5/21
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $28