Become a Lifeguard, you may save a life!

Want to learn a skill that you can put to work after school and/or this summer? Train to become an American Red Cross Lifeguard and you may save a life!

To participate in the course, you must be at least 15 yrs old able to pass a prerequisite skills evaluation by doing the following:

  1. Complete online e-learning online BEFORE the first in the water session. (About 7 hours to complete.)
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. You should place your hands under your armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object while keeping your face at or near the surface so you are able to get a breath. You should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Classes will be held at LaCamas Athletic Club March 15, 16, 17; Thursday/Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm. Register now…classes fill quickly! $199 Non-Members & $179 Club Members. (Check your dates carefully, there are no refunds for any reason.  In the case of injury or illness, the student will be allowed to transfer to the next training at Lacamas.

Group Swim Lessons


$129 (+tax) per session


In general the age requirements are 1-5yrs for Level 1 Parent/Child classes, 3&up for Levels 1, 2 & 3, and 5yrs & up for youth Swim Clinics 4-6. Swimmers 13 & older may register for our Adult Swim Clinic if they prefer. Register your swimmer for a class for their age. Do not put a 7 year old in a class designated for 8&up. The registration will be cancelled and you may lose the lesson credit.


4 days per week for 2 weeks: M-Th (8 lessons)

Start Dates Summer 2021

M-Th 30 min lessons (2 weeks):

Session #1: June 28-July 8  Session #2: July 12-22  Session #3 July 26-Aug 5  

Session #4: August 9-19  Session #5: August 23-Sept 2


Levels 2 & up are 1 hour per week for 4 weeks (4 classes)

Session Dates 2021

Session #1: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30  Session #2: Feb 6*, 13, 20, 27 Session #3 March 6, 13, 20, 27  

Session #4: April 3*, 10, 17, 24,  Session #5: May 1, 8, 15, 22  Session #6: June 5*, 12, 19, 26

Session #7: July 3, 10, 17, 24  Session #8: July 31*, August 7, 14, 21  Session #9: Aug 28, Sept 11, 18, 25

Session #10: October 2*, 9, 16, 23   Session #11: Oct 30, Nov 6, 13, 20

Session #12: Nov 27*, Dec 4, 11, 18

*Level 1 start date. Level 1 is offered 30 minutes/week for 8 weeks.


LEVELS 1-3, & SC 4-6: T/Th or M/W for 4 weeks (8 lessons)

Pre Swim Team (SC 6) is also offered M/T/W/Th

for 2 weeks (8 lessons)

Level 1-3 lessons held in our indoor recreation pool, heated to 87 degrees

Level 4-5 clinics held in our indoor lap pool, heated to 83 degrees

Level 6 clinic (M-Th) is held in our outdoor lap pool, heated to 80 degrees; all other Level 6 is held in the indoor lap pool.


WINTER, SPRING, & Fall 2021:

Levels 1-6: January 4/5, February 1/2, March 1/2, March 29/30 (skips spring break), 

May 3/4, May 31/June 1, Sept 6/7, Oct 4/5, Nov 1/2, Dec 6/7

We have Spring Break Swim Camps! M-Th 55 minutes a day for 1 week: April 5-8




Each swim family is allowed vaccinated, adult spectators in the lobby (CDC Card required), but others may watch from the front patio. Swimmers must arrive and depart in their swim attire and a mask.




Lessons are only listed on the session starts dates.

Filter by level and then pick the start date





*In the registration form, fill out the swimmers information.*

*If you have multiple swimmers, please fill out a waiver for each swimmer.*

*This step only needs to be done 1 time. If you have done this in the past, call the club to register for classes*


Also Available

Swim Team:  Our youth swim team is for qualifying swimmers age 6-18 years (Swimmer must try out for swim team; swimmer will be asked to demonstrate front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke & butterfly plus flip turns and dives.) For more information on our USA competitive team, see a Membership Specialist in the club.

Co-Op Swim Team:  This group is for swim team members who live outside of the Camas area, have been displaced by their current pool due to Covid-19, and want to swim at Lacamas temporarily until their home pool re-opens. Call the club to register.  Space is limited; swimmers register every two weeks.

Adult Swim Clinic 1 and 2:  In this entry level class, students who can hold their breath under water will learn to swim front crawl (freestyle) and backstroke in about 8 weeks of instruction. (2 sessions)  (Goggles and fins required.)

Adult Swim Clinic 3:  After completing Adult Swim Clinics 1 & 2, students who want to continue to work on endurance, speed, and efficiency as well as use swimming as a fitness program can sign up for Swim Clinic 3. Open water swim training, including drafting, wet suits, etc. is introduced as well.  (Goggles and fins required.)

Adult Swim Clinic 4: (Masters 101) A continuation of 3, plus Breaststroke, Butterfly, Flip turns and dive starts are also introduced in this class. Prerequisite: completion of Adult Swim Clinic 3 or instructor approval.  (Goggles and fins required.)

Triathlon Swim Skills: This class is designed specifically to help the swimmer swim fast, efficient, confident freestyle in open water. Sighting and drafting are just two of many skills taught.

Masters: This is our adult swim team. All swimmers, ages 19 and up, are encouraged to join. For more information, see a Membership Specialist in the club.