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PDX SportsCenter takes a child centered approach to teach children to swim. With the proven curriculum of Swim Lessons University*, each lesson will build upon your child’s swimming ability in a positive and encouraging way. Unlike many park & rec lessons we cap our classes to four students (3-5 years old) and never more than 6 for our older students. Classes are 30 minutes each and billed monthly.

Parent & Tot

Get wet & have fun with your little one. Join other parents while our coach guides you and your child through the beginnings of learning to swim. In these classes we will begin with front & back kicking, first-time submersion, breath control & holding, underwater swimming and of course water safety. Students are required to wear a re-usable swim diaper. Monthly Swim Tuition is $60 per month based on a four lesson month.

We are excited you are interested in joining our swim program.  Our to view our class times and to register please use the link above to access our program finder.

Once you have found a class that fits your schedule complete the on-line registration.  Additionally, if you are unable to find a class please feel free to contact Jessica as she may know of upcoming available openings.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kids Swim! 100 Level

For the beginning swimmer, these classes are the foundation of swimming and the importance of water safety. Coaches will take the child swimmer through first-time submersion, breathe control & holding, pop-up or roll over breathing, front & back kicking, in-line kicking, paddle stroke & under-water swimming. Student’s ages 3-5 years are required to wear a Power Swimmer Floatation device, the Power Swimmer is recommended for children 6-9 years old. PDX SportsCenter provides the Power Swimmer for each class.
The monthly rate is $60.

  • Swim 101 3-5 years (4:1 teacher ratio)

  • Swim 102 6-9 years (4:1 teacher ratio)

  • Swim 103 10-12 years (6:1 teacher ratio)

We are excited you are interested in joining our swim program. Our to view our class times and to register please use the link above to access our program finder.

Once you have found a class that fits your schedule complete the on-line registration. Additionally, if you are unable to find a class please feel free to contact Jessica as she may know of upcoming available openings.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kid's Swim! 200 Level

For the child who has mastered all the skills in Swim 100 or for new students who are able to swim 15 feet with their face in the water, breathing as needed and without a flotation device. In Swim 200, children will begin to learn the freestyle stroke with side breathing as well as the backstroke. The progressive curriculum will go through breath control, kicking with a kickboard, back & streamline kicking.  Monthly Swim Tuition is $60 per month based on a four lesson month.

  • Swim 201 3-5 years (4:1 teacher ratio)

  • Swim 202 6-9 years (6:1 teacher ratio)

  • Swim 203 10-12 years (6:1 teacher ratio)

We are excited you are interested in joining our swim program. Our to view our class times and to register please use the link above to access our program finder.

Once you have found a class that fits your schedule complete the on-line registration. Additionally, if you are unable to find a class please feel free to contact Jessica as she may know of upcoming available openings.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kids Swim! 300 Level

For the child who has mastered all the skills in Swim 200 or for new students they are able to swim 25 feet freestyle with side breathing and 25 feet backstroke. Swim 300 will focus on mastering the breaststroke and butterfly plus work on refining their freestyle and backstrokes.
Monthly Swim Tuition for Swim 300 is $60 per month based on a four lesson month.

  • Swim 300 3-12 years (6:1 teacher ratio)

Pre-Swim Team

For the child who is interested in joining a swim team yet needs to work on their endurance and not quite up for the commitment.  The Pre-Swim team is a great way to improve skills & endurance.
Classes are meant to help improve endurance, stroke refinement and possibly get kids ready to move on to a competitive swim team.

Monthly rate is $75

Pre-Swim 6-12 years (6:1 Ratio)

We are excited you are interested in joining our swim program. Our to view our class times and to register please use the link above to access our program finder.

Once you have found a class that fits your schedule complete the on-line registration. Additionally, if you are unable to find a class please feel free to contact Jessica as she may know of upcoming available openings.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kids Swim! Semi-Private lessons

PDX SportsCenter semi-private lessons are limited to two students. This allows a more personal lesson with the benefits of taking a lesson with a friend or sibling. PDX SportsCenter uses the Swim Lessons University curriculum. This program is wonderful as it starts at the beginning level and teaches kids to really swim, not just dive for toys. Even from the beginning we focus on correct swim moves. Besides learning great technical skills, the kids have a great time and our parents rave about our instructors.
Classes are 30 minutes each Semi-Private lessons are $80 per month.

  • Class Times & Ages Vary

We are excited you are interested in joining our swim program. Our to view our class times and to register please use the link above to access our program finder.

All our available time slots for semi-private or  private lessons are listed on-line under Available Semi – Private Lessons.  Once you have found a class that fits your schedule complete the on-line registration. Additionally, if you are unable to find a class please feel free to contact Jessica as she may know of upcoming available openings.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kids Swim! Private lessons

PDX SportsCenter instructors are available for private swim lessons during the week and weekends. Private lessons are one of the most efficient ways to get your kids comfortable in the water and learning to swim.

The cost for each lesson is $32. Most families choose a day and time for weekly lessons which we bill monthly. We have many class times available and can work with your schedule.  All our available time slots for semi-private or  private lessons are listed on-line under Available Semi – Private Lessons. If there are no times available please contact us directly via E-MAIL to discuss other class times.

  • Class Times & Ages Vary

We are excited you are interested in joining our swim program. Our to view our class times and to register please use the link above to access our program finder.

Once you have found a class that fits your schedule complete the on-line registration. Additionally, if you are unable to find a class please feel free to contact Jessica as she may know of upcoming available openings.

We look forward to meeting you!

We are so excited you are interested in trying Swim! Click the button below to start your registration for a free trial class. Once filled out we will contact you within 1-2 days to schedule your free trial.

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FAQ

Our program: PDX SportsCenter investigated many different methods to teach to swimming and discovered the Swim University program. This unique curriculum allows our instructors to “slow down” and really get children excited about the water and learning to swim. Each child is different and learns at a different pace. By using this approach, you and your child will see a quicker mastering of swimming skills and progression.

 

What are the Power Swimmer flotation vests and why should we use them?

The Power Swimmer vests are a great tool to learning to swim. They allow the child to learn the proper mechanics of swimming skills, practice the skill correctly and more exciting is they help relax the child which builds their confidence in the water. The vests are not life jackets. The Power Swimmer vest have removable floatation “packets” that the instructor removes as the child progresses in the lesson until eventually the vest is taken off and the child is doing the skill on their own.

 

What is the difference between private, semi-private & group lessons? Which should I choose?

PDX SportsCenter offers many group lessons. We choose this platform for three main reasons: Kids love to be around other kids. Having friends around makes you happy and keeps the lesson fun.
Kids also believe if their friend can do something then they can also. This pushes them to do their best.Group lessons are also the easiest on your pocket book.

 

Semi-private lessons are limited to two students, less students provides more practice time and still includes the FUN of having friends. Semi-private lessons do cost a bit more but parents see swim skills progress even faster. This is also a great option for parents with two children close in age. The Swim University curriculum builds on each level and is easily incorporated for two different swimmers.

 

Private lessons miss some of the FUN part of learning to swim and also the peer interaction which encourages children to try new and more demanding skills. We do offer private lessons but recommend doing a combination of private then semi-private or group lessons. One idea is to do one session of private then one session in the group type setting.

 

My child has tried swim lessons before and is afraid of the water. Can Kids Swim! help?

Our instructors are trained in helping children overcome the fear of water. One thing to consider with toddlers however much of the fear might actually be stranger anxiety. By “slowing down” and allowing the child the time he or she needs to get comfortable with the instructor, environment and the water will greatly increase their confidence.

 

How do I know when my child is ready to move up to the next level?

The great thing about our swim program is the curriculum continually grows with your child. There is no need to change class time or days to “move up” a level. With so many of our families keeping the same day and time of their lessons we actually change the class level according to the kids.

Additionally, our coaches complete monthly progress reports so the kids and parents know what skills have been improving and what areas they will be focusing on.

Monthly Enrollment & Policy Agreement

PDX SportsCenter Swim Lesson
Monthly Enrollment & Policy Agreement

Monthly Enrollment
PDX SportsCenter offers swim lessons on a monthly basis.  Families wishing to cancel their monthly swim lessons will need to provide a written cancellation notice prior to the 1st of the month.  Families will be responsible for the billed swim lesson tuition if cancellation notice is made after the 1st of the month.

Tuition
Swim lessons are billed monthly. Tuition is based on the number of class days in the month.  Some months have 4 weeks and some 5 weeks. Tuition statements are e-mailed one week prior to the due date. Tuition is due on the 1st Monday of each month (not the first day of class) and payable by the 10th.  After the 10th a $15 late fee will be added to your account.  For families on our auto pay program your debit or credit card will be charged on the 1st Monday of each month. Families not enrolled in our auto pay program will be billed a $3 per month administrative fee.  We prorate tuition for the following holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.  PDX SportsCenter does not issue refunds for missed class or mid-month cancellation.

Make-Up Classes
PDX SportsCenter understands children have busy schedules and families go on vacation.  We require at least a 48 hour notice, via e-mail to Jessica@PDXSportsCenter.com, that your child will not be attending a class.  We do not pro-rate class fees for scheduled missed classes. Make-up classes can be arranged. Make-up classes are scheduled one week in advance and the child must still be enrolled in the program. Make-up lesson will be limited to one (1) per month.  No make-up lessons will be carried forward, unless the missed class was the last class for the calendar month.  All make-up lessons are scheduled into an available group lesson regardless if your child is registered in a semi-private or private lesson.   The only exception is in the event the facility closes due to inclement weather or instructor illness.   In that situation, the make-up will be scheduled like for like (private to private or semi-private to semi-private).

In the event you must cancel or no show your scheduled make-up, the make-up will be forfeited.

In the situation of illness, please call the facility (503-297-4145) immediately so we know your child will not be attending class.  The illness make-up policy is the same as the vacation make-up policy.  No make-up class will be offered if your child misses a class without notice.  Excessive “illness” notices could result in denial of make-up classes or cancellation of your enrollment.

Attendance
All families are required to check-in at the front desk prior to each lesson.
Children should arrive and be ready to begin the lesson at least five minutes before class time to ensure classes start and end on time.  If your child is more than 10 minutes late to class they will not be able to participate.  No make-up class will be offered.

Child Safety
A Parent or Guardian must stay on the facility grounds during the child’s lesson.  The benches and chairs on the pool deck are provided to watch the lesson or you may use our lounge area in the front lobby with that offers free Wi-Fi.  Please be on the pool deck a few minutes before the class ends to pick your child up.