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Classes & Swims

All classes and swims are one hour long, unless otherwise indicated. Spa time is included with class or swim.

Day and times reflect our current schedule. Schedules change seasonally and may change for holidays. Pick up a printed schedule at the pool or check the Pool Schedule page.

Fees vary based on the activity and whether an instructor is present. Discounts are given for multi-visit "punch cards" when paid in advance. See Pool Fees for a complete summary.

Contact us for registration information (541) 686-9290 for any of our classes!

Ai ChiAi Chi       4 times a week!
Focus is on relieving chronic, limiting pain through slow movement through the water, deep breathing, stretching, and meditation techniques. A flowing series of exercises are repeated in order with an emphasis on range of motion, balance, and deep breathing.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Starting May 1: Ai Chi also on Mondays, 1 - 2 pmStarting May 1: Ai Chi also on Mondays, 1 - 2 pm       

Join Patty Henry-Schneider and Lisa Oxman on alternate Mondays for Ai Chi, from 1 pm to 2.

Warm Water Exercise: Three ModesWarm Water Exercise: Three Modes       

Explore Ai Chi / Gentle Stretch / Aquatic Fitness.  All 3 exercise modes in warm water serve to develop core strength, balance, improve flexibility, manage pain and improve movement. Written materials and step-by-step instructions provided. Bring swimsuit or shorts/tank top, towel, and locker lock. Co-sponsored by Tamarack Aquatic Center and the Successful Aging Institute of Lane Community College.

For this class, participants must registered for the series.

Thursday: 1:00 pm

Sept 29 - Dec 8, 2016 (no class on Thanksgiving) - $70
Jan 12 - Mar 23, 2017
Apr 6 - June 15, 2017

11 weeks $77

Scholarships may be available for OHP and SNAP recipients.

Aqua Yoga Aqua Yoga     Tuesday, Thursday   5:45 pm

Learn ways to stretch, move and enjoy your body in the support of warm water, using classical yoga postures adapted for the water. This class is designed for soothing joint and muscle pain, as well as relieving stress. In the 92-degree, therapeutic pool, experience release, freedom and ease. Pre-registration is recommended.
Fee for Aqua Yoga

Aqua JogAqua Jog    Tuesday & Thursday   10:00 am
A deep-water exercise class using floatation. It is essentially non-impact exercise and is recommended for people who want aerobic exercise but cannot tolerate even the low impact of shallow water exercise. The intensity level is variable to meet a wide variety of individual needs.


Gentle Arthritis StretchGentle Arthritis Stretch    Tuesday & Thursday   9:00 am
Emphasis on improving or maintaining range of motion throughout the body. This is a good entry-level class for beginners as well as those with arthritis or similar condition. The slow, steady moves and the absence of the use of flotation make it the ideal class for the beginner.

Instructed Aquatic FitnessInstructed Aquatic Fitness    Monday & Wednesday   2:00 pm

A combination of shallow and deep-water exercises offers a good, low impact workout emphasizing stretching, strengthening, range of motion and mild aerobic activity.

Monday & Wednesday 2:00 pm


Open Therapeutic ExerciseOpen Therapeutic Exercise    Monday thru Saturday   12:00 pm
An uninstructed time for participants who wish to exercise on their own.

Rehab SwimRehab Swim    Tuesday & Thursday   2:00 pm
Pool is available to all patrons for rehabilitation and therapeutic use as well as by reservation for medical and therapeutic practitioners.

Up Tempo Up Tempo     Monday, Wednesday   5:30 pm
Inspired by HYDRO-FIT this class is intended for physically fit individuals who would like to maintain muscle tone, improve cardiovascular health, and retain exercise as part of a busy schedule.

Lap SwimLap Swim       11 am, 2 pm & 5:30 pm sessions ~

Especially for those wishing to swim continuously for fitness. Slow and medium lanes available. Work as hard as you like in a noncompetitive setting.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  & Saturday  11:00 am

Tuesday & Thursday  2:00 pm

Monday & Wednesday  5:30 pm

Open SwimOpen Swim    Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday   11:00 am
An all ages swim time for both recreation and fitness.

Family SwimFamily Swim    3 times a week   

Families and friends are encouraged to join us for the Family Swim on Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as early Saturday afternoons. Have a warm water fun time!

Monday & Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 7:30
Saturday afternoons 1:00 - 2:00

Baby SwimBaby Swim       7 sessions during the week

Baby swim is a time designated for parents and babies to enjoy the soothing warm water together. We recommend children be 6 months of age through 3 years for baby swim. If you wish to bring a younger child, please consult with your physician.

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10:00 am
Monday & Wednesday 11:00 am
Monday & Wednesday 5:30 pm

Veterans Only SwimVeterans Only Swim    Monday   10:00 am

Must be approved by management to attend. Contact Pool for details.

Fibromyalgia Awareness 3-Day Event - FREEFibromyalgia Awareness 3-Day Event - FREE    May 4, 5, & 6th   3 days

What is fibromyalgia? Learn the signs, symptoms, causes, methods of treatment and more during the seventh annual Fibromyalgia Awareness Three-Day Event on May 4, 5, & 6th. The event is free and open to all health care providers, patients, caregivers, family and the public. 

  • Attend Thursday’s forum with health experts providing the most up-to-date treatment options at the Northwest Community Credit Union community room
  • Try a creative therapy class at Friday’s open house at Willamette Medical Center
  • Participate in some therapeutic water movement classes on Saturday at Tamarack Aquatic Center