Swimming Lessons in Hood River, Oregon.
We teach ages 3 months to 8 years old.
Winter Registration will open on December 3rd at 9 a.m.
Classes run Monday-Thursday 12 pm-4 pm, at the Hampton Inn. This session will run from January 8-March 21. Once a week, classes will now be available to all ages.
We have a few spots available for October & November
Hampton Inn Sessions 12-4 only
Monday & Wednesday
Ages 3 months to 5 years
October 2-October 30 w Megan
No classes on Oct. 9,16th, 18th
November 1-20th w/Megan
Tuesday & Thursday
November 1-21th w/Kate
Session 2 &3 with Megan- Hampton Inn only
Monday/Wednesday, both days required
12 pm - parent/baby 6 months-1 year
12:25- Semi-private 2.5yrs-4yrs
12:45 Semi-private 3yrs-5yrs
1:05 baby/parent class Infant 3 months-1 yr
1:30 semi-private 2.5yrs-4yrs
1:50 Toddler/parent class - Toddler 2yrs-3 yrs
2:45- Baby/parent class 1yr-2.5 yrs
3:35 Open Play w/ parent ages 2yrs-4yrs
Kate in November
Hampton Inn 12 pm-4 pm Ages 3-8 yrs
12:00 semi-private age 3.5-5 yrs
12:20 semi-private age 3.5-5 yrs
12:40 semi-private age 3.5-5 yrs
1:00 semi-private age 3.5-5 yrs
1:20 semi-private age 3.5-5 yrs
1:40 semi-private age 4-6 yrs
2:00 semi-private age 4-6 yrs
2:40 Group Ages 4-6 yrs
3:05 Group Ages 4-6 yrs
3:30 Group Ages 6-8yrs
will begin in December for ages
BABY/TODDLER with a PARENT
3 months - 2.5 years
Open Play 2-4 years
Bonding class for child & parent/caregiver
Splash About diapers only
20 min Lessons
25 min lessons
Open Play you can choose Monday or Wednesday
$100 for those classes
6 Lessons $180
9 lessons on Monday or Wednesday lessons $270
6 lessons $210
Both days required
4 lessons $140
6 lessons $180
Both days required except for Open Play
*No make-ups for missed classes. Read full terms & conditions here.
The summer Registration fee is $25 per child
BOTH PRIVATE POOL LOCATIONS
ARE IN HOOD RIVER.
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.
Megan spent the first 28 years of her life on the shores of Lake Superior, from Duluth, MN, to Marquette, MI. Growing up on water, from canoe trips in the Boundary Waters to swimming and ice fishing, she’s always found it to be her happy place.
In college, Megan joined crew and started sea kayaking and cliff jumping (shh, don’t tell her kids or remind her mom!). There, she also worked with teenagers with autism, where aquatic therapy was part of the daily/weekly activities. She stayed in the area and subsequently directed an outdoor activity program for seven summers on the shores of Lake Superior and eight other inland lakes. Guiding trips on the water each day, in addition to teaching beginning sailing and swimming survival skills, it was one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs she’s ever had.
After getting married, it was difficult for her husband to peel Megan away from Lake Superior, but she wouldn’t compromise on settling anywhere that didn’t involve lots of water! Along the way, Megan has worked with many children through being a nanny and teacher's aide for kids from infancy to eighth grade.
She is thrilled to have ended up in Hood River for the past eight years while growing a family Ida (4) and Leo (2), who have been swimming with Hannah since Ida was 4 months old. Megan couldn’t be more excited to participate in such a positive and effective program for all future swimmers and water lovers!!
MEET KATE -
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.“