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Swimming Lessons

Learn to swim at Tamarack Pool!  The 92-degree warm water, the qualified instruction, and the welcoming atmosphere of our facility allow all ages of swimmers to relax and learn at an accelerated rate. Lessons include water safety instruction.

We offer private, semi-private, group and "Baby + Me" lessons to swimmers from 6 months and older, including adults.  All lessons feature 30 minutes of instruction. 

Lessons are held throughout the year; scheduled during an either 3- or 4-week session.  We recommend two lessons a week (for example: Mon/Weds or Tues/Thurs), however fewer or more can be scheduled.

Private/Semi-Private lessons are scheduled to start between 3-5 pm Monday through Thursday. Group lessons are available on Monday evenings between 5:50-6:20pm.

Please call (541) 686-9290 or stop in to register. We're ready to find the perfect time, day, and instructor for you!

Swim Lesson Session Dates - Spring 2020Swim Lesson Session Dates - Spring 2020       

Spring 1: April 6 - April 30, 2020 (4 weeks) (Early Registration March 16; Open Registration March 19)
Spring 2: May 4 - May 28, 2020 (4 weeks) (Early Registration April 27; Open Registration April 30)
Spring 3: June 1 - June 18, 2020  (3 weeks) (Early Registration May 25; Open Registration May 28)

Fees for Swim LessonsFees for Swim Lessons       

Private $25/lesson/student
Semi-private $15 /lesson/each student (2 students)
Group $7/lesson/student

Payment for swim lessons is due in full at time of registration.

Baby + Me $15 Drop-in lesson
Baby + Me $50 4-class Punch Card

Private: 30 minute lesson with 1:1 instructionPrivate: 30 minute lesson with 1:1 instruction       

Private swim lessons match a student - 3 years old or older - with an instructor and provide personalized lessons at the student's ability level.

Private swim lessons may also be arranged for a child aged 6 months to 3 years when accompanied in the pool by a parent, guardian, or adult family member.

Semi-private: 30 minute lesson with 2:1 instructionSemi-private: 30 minute lesson with 2:1 instruction       

Semi-private swim lessons are available to similar-aged siblings or friends at a similar skill level. We do not match children, but will register two students together for one semi-private lesson.

Group: 30 minute lesson with 4:1 instructionGroup: 30 minute lesson with 4:1 instruction       

Group swim lessons are offered with a maximum of 4 students to 1 instructor, with a minimum of 3 students per instructor.  Groups are organized around similar ages and skill level.

"Baby + Me" Swim Lessons       Wednesdays 3 - 4 pm

An instructed group-style lesson for guardians and babies 6 months and older.  Singing, splashing, and introductions to skills and safety.

Wednesdays 3 - 4 pm. "Drop-in" basis; no advance registration need.

Check-out Our Other Family-Friendly Swimming OptionsCheck-out Our Other Family-Friendly Swimming Options       
We also offer these other swim times to enjoy the pool with your children or grandchildren: See our Classes & Swims section for more details.

Swim Lesson Policies Swim Lesson Policies        

Payment for swim lessons is due for the session in full at time of enrollment.

Anyone with communicable illness (cold/flu, diarrhea, poison oak/ivy, pink eye etc.) must stay out of the pool until symptoms have subsided for 24 hours. Please keep sick students at home for the safety and wellbeing of other swimmers and staff.

Tamarack does not refund for student cancellation, but we do attempt to schedule make-up lessons when available. We will only refund/credit toward future lessons in the event of Instructor cancellation with no available substitutes. This policy is designed to support our staff and maintain our program as a non-profit organization. 

An adult must be on the premises for the entire duration of lessons for students 14 and under. 

Please remind students to use the restroom before every class. Only you can prevent bio-hazards and keep our warm water contaminant-free by encouraging the conscious use of bathrooms before entering the water.

Adults accompanying children are invited to observe from the deck in the marked areas.

Children under the age of 6 must be supervised in the dressing rooms at all times.

Children over the age of 6 are asked to use the dressing area that aligns with their gender only. We offer 3 family changing rooms, located on the pool deck.

Only reusable cloth swim diapers are allowed in the pool and can be purchased at the front desk: disposable swim diapers are prohibited from the water at Tamarack.

A full-body cleansing shower is required for every body before entering the pool.

Please let our Swim Lesson Coordinator know if you cannot attend any of your scheduled swim lessons. We value your time and understand that life can get crazy! Establishing clear lines of communication makes it easier for everyone to accommodate any changes to scheduling.

Registration & Cancellations ~Registration & Cancellations ~       

Early Registration is available to currently enrolled students who want to keep the same instructor and time, or explore options to switch instructors and times.

Open Registration is first come, first served for new students looking to enroll and begins on Open Registration Day.

Wait List: In the event of lack of open spots for new enrollment, we are now able to honor a wait list. Requests are logged in the order they are received, and then fulfilled based on availability. 

Swim lessons must be paid for at time of enrollment for the session in full. We will not pro-rate for anticipated absences nor refund for student cancellations. Refunds or credits will only be given in the event of Instructor cancellation and no substitutes are available.

Pool closures due to weather follow Eugene School District 4Js closures.

Scholarship - for Swim LessonsScholarship - for Swim Lessons       

To apply for Swim Lessons at a reduced rate, stop by the front desk or download the Swim Lesson Scholarship Application here:  Scholarship Application for Swim Lessons

Eligibility for swim lesson scholarship follows the same guidelines as our general scholarship: 

  1. OHP or Trillium Health card issued within one year of the effective date on the card OR a letter of credible coverage. 
  2. Current Federal Income Tax form with income at or below 185% of Federal Poverty level.

Once approved for Swim Lesson Scholarship, recipients will be able to enroll in two (2) sessions of swim lessons at 50% cost. Students may continue to enroll in lessons after two sessions, but will not be covered under the scholarship rate. After 6 months from approval date, students may reapply in order to receive reduced cost for two more sessions.

Liability Waiver for Swim LessonsLiability Waiver for Swim Lessons       

All Swim Lesson participants must have a signed Liability Waiver on file.  A liability waiver for specific for swim lessons is available at the front reception desk.  Or download and print the pdf file: Swim Lesson Liability  

Form is valid for two years from date of signing.