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Campus Recreation

Aquatic Programs


Aquatic Center Memberships

Lap and Open Swim Schedule

Aquatic Exercise Classes

Certifications courses

Summer Swim Camps

FISH - Fun Instructional Swimming Hour


Swim Lessons At Western Oregon University, we pride ourselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to explore water as a lifelong fitness and recreational opportunity. Our philosophy is to always reward swimmers with praise and positive reinforcement for a job well done. Swimmers are never forced to perform. We wait until each swimmer is ready to progress. We believe that with patience, encouragement, and practice, our students will make the most of their time in the pool.

  • Academic Year: Monday & Wednesday, Tuesday & Thursday and Wednesday & Friday are six weeks long consisting of 12 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Summer: Monday thru Thursday are three weeks long consisting of 12 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Summer: Monday & Wednesday is six weeks long consisting of 12 lessons; each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • Our preferred instructor to swimmer ratio is 1 instructor per 3 to 5 swimmers
  • Classes may be combined to accommodate instructors/classes
Activity Cost

Swim Lesson

$48.00 per swimmer per session

Semi private swim lesson
(one instructor and two to three swimmers of varying abilities)

$75.00 per swimmer per session
(must sign up together to receive semi private rate)

Private swim lesson
(one instructor and one swimmer)

$120.00 per swimmer per session

FISH
Fun Instructional Swimming Hour

$66.00 per swimmer per session

Summer Swim Camps

$75.00 per swimmer for all camps
$20.00 per swimmer for each camp


Registration is completed at the front desk of the Health and Wellness Center using cash/check during operational hours. Registration begins the last week of the previous set of lessons (i.e. the last week of spring lessons summer registration is open). The registration deadline for all classes is the Thursday prior to the start date. At this time, class space will be limited. A $10 cancellation fee will be charged if canceling after the registration deadline. Classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Swimmers should be placed in classes according to their age and previous swim experience. Generally, students spend two or three sessions in one level before moving on.


To expedite your registration process, please fill out the Activity Registration Form prior to your arrival at the HWC.


Summer 2014

Monday thru Thursday: July 7 - July 24

9:15-9:45am

Pre-School
433102 01

Level 1
433103 01

Level 2
433104 01

Level 3
433105 01

9:15-9:45am

Private
433202 01
or
Semi-Private
433201 01

9:50-10:20am

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 01

Level 1
433103 02

Level 2
433104 02

Level 3
433105 02

9:50-10:50am

FISH
433109 01

10:25-10:55am

Pre-School
433102 02

Level 1
433103 03

Level 2
433104 03

Level 3
433105 03

 

3:35-4:05pm

Pre-School
433102 03

Level 1
433103 04

Level 2
433104 04

Level 3
433105 04

3:35-4:05pm

Private
433202 02
or
Semi-Private
433201 02

4:10-4:40pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 02

Level 1
433103 05

Level 2
433104 05

Level 3
433105 05

4:10-5:10pm

FISH
433109 02

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
433102 04

Level 1
433103 06

Level 2
433104 06

Level 3
433105 06

Monday & Wednesday: July 7 - August 13

5:15-5:45pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 03

Private
433202 03
or
Semi-Private
433201 03

5:15-7:30pm

Swim Camps
click here for details

5:50-6:20pm

Pre-School
433102 05

 

Private
433202 04
or
Semi-Private
433201 04

Monday thru Thursday: July 28 - August 14

9:15-9:45am

Pre-School
433102 07

Level 1
433103 10

Level 2
433104 10

Level 3
433105 10

9:15-9:45am

Private
433202 05
or
Semi-Private
433201 05

9:50-10:20am

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 04

Level 1
433103 11

Level 2
433104 11

Level 3
433105 11

9:50-10:50am

FISH
433109 03

10:25-10:55am

Pre-School
433102 08

Level 1
433103 12

Level 2
433104 12

Level 3
433105 12

 

3:35-4:05pm

Pre-School
433102 09

Level 1
433103 13

Level 2
433104 13

Level 3
433105 13

3:35-4:05pm

Private
433202 06
or
Semi-Private
433201 06

4:10-4:40pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
433101 05

Level 1
433103 14

Level 2
433104 14

Level 3
433105 14

4:10-5:10pm

FISH
433109 04

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
433102 10

Level 1
433103 15

Level 2
433104 15

Level 3
433105 15


Fall 2014

Monday & Wednesday: October 13 - November 19

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
133102 01

Level 1
133103 01

Level 3
133105 01

4:45-5:15pm

Private
133202 01
or
Semi-Private
133201 01

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 01

Level 1
133103 02

Level 2
133104 01

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
133109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Pre-School
133102 02

Level 2
133104 02

Private
133202 02
or
Semi-Private
133201 02

Tuesday & Thursday: October 14 - November 20

4:15-4:45pm

Pre-School
133102 03

Level 1
133103 03

Level 3
133105 02

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
133109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 02

Level 2
133104 03

Private
133202 03
or
Semi-Private
133201 03

Wednesday & Friday: October 15 - November 21

1:05-1:35pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
133101 03

Level 1
133103 04

Level 3
133105 03

1:05-2:05pm

FISH
133109 03

1:40-2:10pm

Pre-School
133102 04

Level 2
133104 04

Private
133202 04
or
Semi-Private
133201 04


Winter 2015

Monday & Wednesday: January 19 - February 25

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
233102 01

Level 1
233103 01

Level 3
233105 01

4:45-5:15pm

Private
233202 01
or
Semi-Private
233201 01

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 01

Level 1
233103 02

Level 2
233104 01

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
233109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Pre-School
233102 02

Level 2
233104 02

Private
233202 02
or
Semi-Private
233201 02

Tuesday & Thursday: January 20 - February 26

4:15-4:45pm

Pre-School
233102 03

Level 1
233103 03

Level 3
233105 02

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
233109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 02

Level 2
233104 03

Private
233202 03
or
Semi-Private
233201 03

Wednesday & Friday: January 21 - February 27

1:05-1:35pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
233101 03

Level 1
233103 04

Level 3
233105 03

1:05-2:05pm

FISH
233109 03

1:40-2:10pm

Pre-School
233102 04

Level 2
233104 04

Private
233202 04
or
Semi-Private
233201 04


Spring 2015

Monday & Wednesday: April 13 - May 20

4:45-5:15pm

Pre-School
333102 01

Level 1
333103 01

Level 3
333105 01

4:45-5:15pm

Private
333202 01
or
Semi-Private
333201 01

5:20-5:50pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 01

Level 1
333103 02

Level 2
333104 01

5:20-6:20pm

FISH
333109 01

5:55-6:25pm

Pre-School
333102 02

Level 2
333104 02

Private
333202 02
or
Semi-Private
333201 02

Tuesday & Thursday: April 14 - May 21

4:15-4:45pm

Pre-School
333102 03

Level 1
333103 03

Level 3
333105 02

4:15-5:15pm

FISH
333109 02

4:50-5:20pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 02

Level 2
333104 03

Private
333202 03
or
Semi-Private
333201 03

Wednesday & Friday: April 15 - May 22

1:05-1:35pm

Swimmer ´N´ Me
333101 03

Level 1
333103 04

Level 3
333105 03

1:05-2:05pm

FISH
333109 03

1:40-2:10pm

Pre-School
333102 04

Level 2
333104 04

Private
333202 04
or
Semi-Private
333201 04


Swimmer ´N´ Me Ages: 6 months to 3 years of age
Purpose: To introduce basic skills to a swimmer and adult. Adults are taught to safely work with the swimmer in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold the swimmer in the water and how to prepare and encourage the swimmer to participate fully and try the skills. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Holding and support techniques
  • Water adjustment, entry and exit
  • Buoyancy on front and back
  • Roll from front to back and back to front
  • Passing from instructor to adult

Preschool Ages: 3-5 years of age
Purpose: To teach the most elementary aquatic skills, which swimmers will continue to build as they progress. Provides additional guided practice to give swimmers further success with fundamental aquatic skills performed with an instructor. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Blow bubbles through mouth and nose
  • Bobbing
  • Float on front and back
  • Explore combined arm and leg actions on front and back

Level I - Introduction to Water Skills Ages: 4 years of age and up
Purpose: Encourages swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Swimmers begin to develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around the water. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter and exit water safely
  • Perform glides on front and back with recovery to a vertical position with assistance
  • Swim on front and back using arm and leg actions with assistance
  • Float on front and back with assistance
  • Explore arm and hand movements

Level II - Fundamental Aquatic Skills Ages: 4 years of age and up
Purpose: Continues developing fundamental skills learned throughout Introduction to Water Skills. Swimmers further develop simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on their front and back, laying the foundation for future strokes. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Enter water by stepping or jumping from the side
  • Open eyes underwater, pick up submerged object
  • Roll over from front to back, back to front
  • Exit water safely using ladder, steps or side
  • Float on front and back, including three variations of the front float

Level III - Stroke Development Purpose: Builds on the previously attained skills further developing each swimming stroke through additional guided practice. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • Jump into deep water from the side
  • Headfirst entries from sitting and kneeling position
  • Perform streamlined position on front with flutter and dolphin kicks
  • Scissors kick on side
  • Perform elementary backstroke and front crawl with rotary breathing

FISH - Fun Instructional Swimming Hour Purpose: Provides further refinement and proficiency of strokes to enable students to swim with ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Increases distance, speed and endurance. This class is delivered as a workout with a focus on the four competitive strokes, turns and starts including various drills and training techniques. Here are some of the skills to be introduced:

  • 500 yard continuous swimming using any 3 strokes
  • Cooper 12-minutes swim test
  • Treading water
  • Front and backstroke flip turn
  • Breaststroke and butterfly turn
  • Track start from diving blocks
  • Backstroke starts
  • Relay starts
  • Setting up an exercise program using a pace clock, intervals and a variety of equipment
  • Calculating target heart rate

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Summer Swim Camps The Wolf Cubs swim camps are developmental camps focused on advancing swimming skills, focusing on the four competitive strokes, starts and turns. These camps are designed to give competitive swimmers an edge over their competitors. Each week's camp is designed to give specific dry land instructions for stretches and in-water drills, sprints, distance, timed events and races to technique of the week.

  • Join us every week for specialized instruction or join us for the areas you need the most assistance.
  • $75 per swimmer for all six week camps or $20 per swimmer for indivdual camp.
  • Particiapnts must be ages 10 and older.
  • It is strongly recommended that participants have at least a basic level of proficiency in the stroke to participate.
Swim Camps Camp days and times Registration Code

Freestyle

Monday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 9th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 01

Backstroke

Monday, July 14th and Wednesday, July 16th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 02

Breaststroke

Monday, July 21st and Wednesday, July 23rd; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 03

Butterfly

Monday, July 28th and Wednesday, July 30th; 5:15-7:30pm

433401 04

Starts and Turns

Monday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 6th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 05

Relays and IMs

Monday, August 11th and Wednesday, August 13th; 5:15-7:30pm

433110 06

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Aquatic Center Memberships

Registration process

  • Aquatic memberships may be purchased at the Front Desk of the HWC and are good for an entire term.
  • The Aquatic membership is good for unlimited participation in lap swims, recreational swims and aquatic exercise classes.
  • Payment for memberships can be made with exact cash and checks (payable to Western Oregon University) at the HWC Front Desk.
  • Each individual member must have their own current AQUATIC ID membership card in order to access and use the facilities.
  • Each member will obtain an AQUATIC ID card from the HWC Front Desk, which they will receive upon paying for their membership.
  • The first AQUATIC ID card is issued at no cost. Upon renewal, the original card will be activated.
  • If an AQUATIC ID is damaged beyond usage, lost or stolen, the member must purchase a new card for replacement at a cost per Western Oregon University's Photo ID card replacement cost of $15.
  • The ability to pay per use is also available at the HWC Front Desk. Each guest must sign a waiver and pay the drop in fee. Exact cash or checks made payable to WOU at the HWC Front Desk.

 

Aquatic Center Fees Membership Periods

Aquatic Center user
(Ages 16 and older)

$4 per visit per person
$65 per term (Fall, winter, spring and summer)

Fall 2014: 9-22-14 to 1-4-2015
Winter 2015: 12-15-14 to 3-29-15
Spring 2015: 3-23-15 to 6-21-15
Summer 2014: 6-16-14 to 9-21-14

(Memberships available for purchase three weeks prior to start date)

Aquatic Center user
(Ages 0-15)

$2 per visit per person

Aquatic Center user
Family (includes up to four persons)

$100 per term (Fall, winter, spring and summer)
$20 each per additional person per term

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Aquatic Exercise

Classes

Aquatic Exercise is your answer to a refreshing way to get or stay in shape without sore muscles and with limited impact on joints. A full body workout, each of our classes offers a balance between cardiovascular stamina, strength and flexibility, increased circulation and weight control. While working out in the pool you are working at a resistance of about 12 times that of while working out on land. A variety of equipment will be used for both buoyancy and resistance. Swimming is not required for any of the classes.


Class Dates
Fall:  September 29, 2014 - December 5, 2014 (No class November 27-28)
Winter:  January 5, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Spring:  March 30, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Summer: June 23, 2014 - August 28, 2014


*Aquatic Exercise class structure/format may alter due to instructor availability.

Academic Term Aquatic Exercise Schedule

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AquaFit
Shallow End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

Hydrosculpt
Deep End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am


Summer Term Aquatic Exercise Schedule

Class

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

AquaFit
Shallow End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

Hydrosculpt
Deep End

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm

8:05-8:55am

8:05-8:55am
5:30-6:20pm


AquaFit

This class is geared for all levels of fitness and is held in the shallow water of our lap pool. It includes a warm-up, pre-exercise stretch, 30 minutes of aerobic activity, abdominal toning, stretching, and strength activities. This cardio intense class will get your blood pumping and increase the release of endorphins, helping you get through your day with extra energy.


Hydrosculpt

A little to no-impact, moderately intense class, in the deep end of our pool, minimizes the stress on joints. This class emphasizes fitness, endurance, strength, flexibility, and body alignment. This is a great cross training workout for all sports and is an extremely challenging and invigorating workout designed only for those participants who are comfortable in a deep water environment.


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Swim Schedule

Please see Hours of Operations page for any facility closures or reduced hours.


Academic Term Swim Schedule

Activity

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Lap Swim

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm
8-10pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

 

 

Open Swim

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

6:30-8pm

11am-1pm

11am-1pm
6:30-8pm


Summer Term Swim Schedule

Activity

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Lap Swim

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

6-8am
11am-1pm

 

 

Open Swim

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

11am-1pm

11am-1pm


Lap Swim

Various hours throughout each day are set aside for lap swim. Workout independently, no matter what level of ability. All five lap lanes are utilized for lap swimming. Water walking is encouraged in a specified lane.


Open Swim

Open swim is time to cut loose and have fun. Splash around in our lap pool or relax in the therapy pool. Time for fun, friends and family to gather at the pool. There are two lap lanes reserved for individuals who would like to swim laps.


Water Volleyball

Come relax by the pool or jump in on a game of water volleyball on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month during the 6:30-8pm open swim times (Academic terms) and 6:30-7:30pm open swim times (Summer term).


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Certifications

Lifeguarding

Learn to prevent, prepare for, and respond to aquatic emergencies with American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. Through classroom lecture and hands-on training, you will learn:


  • Surveillance skills to help you recognize and prevent injuries
  • Rescue skills - in the water and on land
  • First Aid, AED and CPR for the Professional Rescuer training
  • Professional lifeguard responsibilities such as customer service, problem solving, and general safety

Prerequisite skills are done the first day of class. Candidates who do not complete the prerequisite skills to the instructor’s satisfaction will not be eligible to participate in the remainder of the course. Due to the minimum enrollment of this class refunds may not be given to participants who do not pass the prerequisite skills.

  • Candidates must be 15 years of age on or before the completion of the class.
  • Candidates must be of mature and dependable character.
  • Candidates must swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order: 100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front; 100 yards of breaststroke using a pull, breath, kick and glide sequence; 100 yards of either the front crawl or breaststroke. The 100 yards may be a combination of front crawl or breaststroke. (Note: There is no time requirement for this skill.)
  • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point while maintaining two hands on the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds.
  • Lifeguard candidates must attend every session at the times listed by the facility. Attendance in the course does not guarantee Lifeguard certification. Candidates must pass written and practical exams.

Cost: $120 includes all class and on-line materials (Payments - exact cash or check taken at the HWC Front Desk)


Spring class

May 19: 8a-10am classroom
May 20: 8a-10am classroom
May 21: 8a-10am classroom
May 23: 1-5pm pool
May 27: 8a-10am classroom
May 28: 8a-10am classroom
May 30: 1-5pm pool

Registration deadline: 5pm, May 14, 2014


Winter Break class

Dates: December 15-19, 2014

Times: 8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Registration deadline: 5pm, December 5, 2014


Water Safety Instructor

Participants enrolled in this course will learn how to teach the various swim programs offered for both children and adults such as Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Program, and more. The participants learn how to break down each of the swim strokes in order to understand how to develop that photographic eye, which is necessary to provide corrective feedback to their students.


In this process, the participants swimming proficiency improves as well. Developing comprehensive block plans, lesson plans, knowledge of all skills contained within each level and understanding how to teach the information to their classes is emphasized in this course. This course is designed primarily for Western Oregon University student summer Aquatic staff and there will be a pre-course swim test on the first day June 16, 2014 to determine swimming proficiency.


All non-WOU students should contact Melissa Ineck at 503-838-8860 or ineckm@wou.edu for space availability.

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Contact

Campus Recreation 503-838-9530 | or e-mail: horseyr@wou.edu

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