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Kroc Aquatics

Come make a splash today! Click below to find out more about our swimming program here at the Kroc!

Swim Lessons Aquatics Schedule

Aquatics at the Kroc 

Whether you're a competitive athlete or just like to wade, we've got something for everyone! The aquatics center offers group and private swim lessons, a masters program, lap and recreation swimming, aquatics-based group exercise classes, and is home pool for our swim team, the Salem Krocs. Our aquatics department, complete with American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and trained swim lesson instructors, are dedicated to providing quality classes and training no matter what your age or ability.

Hours of Operation

Aquatics Center: 5:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Aquatics Center: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Saturday
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Aquatics Schedule

Aquatics Group Ex

Our Aquatics Group Ex classes are the perfect way to learn new skills, make friends, and improve fitness. Learn more about our schedule, different classes, and safety information by clicking the button below!

Learn to Swim at the Kroc!

Who's ready to learn how to swim? Sign up today for great swimming instruction from our expert aquatics team!

• Swim lessons for all ages

• Group exercise and water walking

• Kroc Center members receive a discounted price

• Scholarships available


(Ages 3 - 5)

Beginner classes that emphasize water safety, water acclimation, water games and basic skills like kicking, blowing bubbles and floating.  

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(Ages 6 - 14)

This group ranges from brand new beginners to preparing for Swim Team.  Floating and propulsion skills are introduced and refined. In the more advanced levels, skills such as rotary breathing, multiple strokes, and diving are also developed.

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Private Lessons

(All Ages)

All ages welcome!  Please call 503.798.4820 for availability.

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Parent Tot

 Class is designed to help to develop swimming readiness in young children by leading parents and their tots in water exploration activities, with the objective of having fun in the water. Parents must participate in water with child. 

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Swim Lesson Requirements

  • Each Preschool/Youth class has total of only five participants. The parent tot classes can have up to 12 participants.
  • Swimmers are not allowed in water before their lesson time.  Please wait for your Instructor on the pool deck.  
  • Goggles are not required but recommended. 
  • Group lessons are 25 minutes (Monday-Thursday) and 40 minutes (Saturdays), followed by 5 minutes for transition and parent communication unless otherwise noted.
  • Classes will be cancelled and a refund issued if we experience lightning or mechanical issues. Make-up lessons are not available, and no other refunds will be given.
  • Arrive early to check-in and familiarize your child with the facility. Please have your child ready for class at the start of the lesson time.
  • Group lessons are 25 minutes (Monday-Thursday) and 40 minutes (Saturdays), followed by 5 minutes for transition and parent communication unless otherwise noted.
  • Check-in at the swim lesson table when you first walk onto the pool deck.
  • After the first day of class, meet the Instructor on the pool deck where the first class was previously held.
  • Have your child go to the bathroom before lessons. Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and plastic pants (available for purchase at the Front Desk) to prevent bathroom incidents in the pool.
  • Please be ready to take instruction from Leads and Lifeguards.
  • A parent must be present on deck during swim lessons.  

Want to rent our pool?

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Pool Rental Interest Form

Please use this application to submit your rental request for The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Please note, the approval process for scheduling your event may require up to 14 days. Thank you for considering the Kroc Center for your event

Stay up to date with Aquatics Policies

Kroc Policies  

(503) 798-4794
Aquatics Coordinator: [email protected]

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