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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Swim Lessons – Semi Private and Private Lessons

Need more individualized attention? Semi private and private lessons are a great option for students who need a smaller instructor to student ratio. Space and availability is limited. Semi-Private Lessons run the whole 10 lesson session and have a 3 student to 1 instructor ratio. Private Lessons have a 1 student to 1 instructor ratio and must have a minimum of 5 thirty minute lessons scheduled within a single 10 class session. Semi Private and Private Lesson forms are a request only.

  • By turning in a request form, you are not guaranteed a semi private or private lesson. Requests are filled in the order received and only after all group program participants have been accommodated and if the program space is available. Requests are accepted starting the day registration opens for the quarter.
  • Current enrollment in Private or Semi Private Lessons does not guarantee you a lesson in the next session. Portland Parks and Recreations Aquatic Department highly recommends that you enroll in group lessons as well as filling out a request form to ensure that you will receive some form of instruction.
  • You must complete a Request Form for each session. If you are filling out a request for more than one student and they are at different levels, each student needs their own request form.
  • Lead Instructors will begin setting up Semi Private and Private Lessons as soon as group program participants have been accommodated. Lead Instructors will make their best effort to contact you during the week prior to the beginning of the session. During the summer season, you could receive a call one to two days prior to the beginning of the session. Due to the volume of requests received, calls will only be made to those who have been accommodated.
  • It is important that the information you give us on this form is accurate. The more information you provide us, the better we can accommodate your request.
  • We do the best we can to fulfill your request but we can not guarantee teachers and time slots. The more flexible you are, the easier it is to fulfil your request.
30 Minute Lessons
Semi Private, 3:1 10 Classes $125*/person

Semi Private Request Form: Fill in & print out.

Private, 1:1 2.5 Hour Minimum $85*/Hour Private Request Form: Fill in & print out.
  • Requests are accepted starting the day registration opens for the quarter. For example, Summer 2015 private lesson requests will be accepted starting April 20th - the same day registrations for Summer programs become available.
  • Due to the time constraints of our program, we are unable to provide any “make-ups” for missed classes.
  • Private and Semi Private Lessons follow thePortlandParksand Recreation refund policy.
  • *40% fee increase for non-residents of the City ofPortland
  • You can drop off your completed request form at Southwest Community Center in the Aquatics Office or you can email your completed form to