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Swimming Lessons in Hood River, Oregon.

 We teach to ages 3months-7years.

 Registration for Spring is now full. Summer registration will open mid June

.Classes will run July 11th-August 17th.

Little Splashes will start a training program for new teachers for those that want to Apply please email Hannah at


Registration for Spring is FULL  

Hampton Inn classes Tues/Thurs 

Therapy Pool on Country Club Wednesdays starting on May 3rd.  

Classes with Hannah  

Hampton Inn T/TH-11 am-2:15 pm/3:30-6 pm

Country Club Wednesday - 10:30 am-2:30 pm

No baby/parent classes at this location private & semi Private ages 6 weeks- 3 years only 

Spring Sess. 2 May 2-May 18 * 6 lessons

Spring Sess. 3 May 23- June 1 * 4 lessons 

Spring Country Club May 3- June 21 *6 lessons 

No classes June 7 the or 14th. 

Classes with Kate 

Hampton Inn T/TH 4pm-6:15pm 

Spring Sess. 2 May 2-May 18 * 6 lessons

Spring Sess. 3 May 23- June 8 * 6 lessons


with Hannah

6 weeks- 3yrs 

15 min lessons

Wednesday only at Country Club location 

Classes run every 15 minutes from 10:45am-1:30pm

Beginner- These spots are held for newborns or children who have fears, struggle in a group or have special needs

with Hannah

3 months - 2.5 years

25 min lesson

Bonding class for child & parent/caregiver

Session1 & 2

11:00 am,12:05pm, 12:50

3:30 pm , 4:15, 5:00pm

Session 3 

11:00 am, 11:45am, 

3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm

Hannah & Kate


2.5yrs-7 yrs

2:1 ratio

20 min lessons 

Classes will be posted online for registration 

Hannah & Kate


3:1 ratio

25 min lessons 


children starting to learn stroke drills & endurance with teacher Kate 

6pm & 6:25pm 

$240 for 6 lessons 

 6 lessons 


6 lessons  


6 lessons


*No make-ups for missed classes.  Read full terms & conditions here.  

Registration fee for the Hampton Inn is $50 per child  for the swim season 9/22-6/8/23

Registration Fee for Country Club Pool fee is $25 per child swim season May-August


Meet Lily


Hi, I'm Hannah!

I've been teaching since the age of 14, starting as a volunteer at the local hood river pool.  I grew up swimming, first learning as an infant from my mother, who is also a swim instructor.  From age five to college, I swam competitively and started Little Splashes in my backyard at 16.  I have served as a lifeguard, swim instructor, Special Olympics, swim coach, camp counselor, Doula, and health coach. In 2023 I will launch HELD IN WATER, a gentle approach to online learning & water introductions for babies. 


Trained and certified through YMCA, WSI, NSSA, CPR certified

5 years as a prenatal & infant massage therapist. 

Currently training in WATSU (water massage) & Amnion with the incredible Mary Seamster. 

Currently in Swim Angel Fish-adaptive aquatics training that I will complete in 2023. It is adaptive swimming with children with autism • anxiety • physical • delays • motor • sensory • trauma • discomfort. 


Growing up a few blocks from the beach to practically living in her grandparent’s swimming pool during summers- water is a place of solace for Madeline. Madeline studied elementary education and special education at Portland State University.


During college and after graduating, Madeline worked for 5+ years as a preschool teacher and in individual education environments. She finds great joy working with children, and feels her greatest strength is her patience. Madeline is currently studying under Hannah & with the Dolfun School Academy , leading school for Infant swim. 


Working with children slows down time and reminds us how each moment is a new experience that’s worth being present for. Being able to teach in water is a true gift and she is ecstatic to be part of the Little Splashes.



Kate grew up in Hood River, learning to swim at the old Hood River outdoor public pool and Elks club pools.

Her family always took vacations that involved some way to swim. A lake, river, or hotel swimming pool was always involved. Even today, you can find her kiteboarding or swimming at the waterfront in the summer. It is her happy place. From floaters to senior life-saving and participation in the high school swim and diving teams to certified Water Safety instructors, she continued learning and even taught other high school students to swim during her high school years. 

Now retired from public service, she is returning to swim teaching. “The joy of watching little ones become just as comfortable under the water as out makes me smile every time!” “You are never too young or old to learn to swim and enjoy it as a sport or more importantly, as a way to relax.”

photo credit - Rountree Rouse


“It was one of the most amazing experiences to get into the water with her and see her absolutely love it.“



"Through her ability to make children feel secure and comfortable in the water, kids donʻt realize how much they are actually learning."


Swimming is a gift for life.
Hannah donates her time & own money to families in the water. She is now reaching out to the community for support as she gives over 10 scholarships a year and is hoping to offer even more! 


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