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Juniper Swim & Fitness Center offers a progressive skills based program to help you succeed in becoming a better swimmer. Whether you are just starting out to learn to swim or a life long swimmer, we have a program for you.

Our swim lessons are age appropriate, skill appropriate, safe, small, professional and FUN!
Program Benefits:

  1. Learn and improve swimming skills.
  2. Develop trust and confidence in others.
  3. Learn to be safe in and around the water.
  4. Improve social skills and opportunities.
  5. Enhance self-esteem through positive encouragement and personal success.
  6. Develop positive life long recreational opportunities.
  7. Have fun!

We are always looking for feedback, feel free to fill out the swim lesson survey.

Check current swim classes & programs for:
Parent-Tot     Journey    Sea Stars    Level

Free Swim Lesson Assessment: Unsure what class to register your child in? Take the guesswork out - come in for a free, drop-in swim assessment to ensure your child is in the right class. No need to make an appointment - just drop in during these times:
May 1 - June 14
  • Tu: 10:45 am
  • Th: 6:30 pm
  • Sa: 12:30 pm

June 16 - August 31
  • M - Th: 12:45 pm & 7:00 pm
  • F: 12:15 pm
  • Sa: 11:45 am

Looking for more times? Call (541) 706-6183 to schedule an appointment for another time.

Youth Swim Lessons & Programs | Ages 6 months – 16 years

Parent-Tot Program | Ages 6 - 36 Months

Parent-Tot Program

Check current swim classes & programs for Parent-Tot     Sea Star

Developmentally appropriate classes provide a safe and fun introduction to the wonderful world of water.  Parents work directly with their child under instructor’s guidance. (35 minutes)

Parent-Tot 1:  Minnow Pond (6-18 months)
Hands-on work, skill-oriented games and songs emphasize water adjustment and enjoyment.

Parent-Tot 2:  Octopus Pool (19-36 months)
More skill-building fun and games with an increased emphasis placed on basic swim skills and independence.

Sea Stars (Age 2.5 – 3 years) (30-36 months)
Is your child too young for our journey program but swimming safely in the pool on their own? Class incorporates learning basic skills of floating, gliding and water safety. First class without parent participation. Pre-requisite: Taken one session of Parent Tot classes.

Preschool Program | Ages 3 – 5

Progressive journey program for the preschoolers develops swimming skills in a creative environment with your child’s comfort, confidence and enjoyment at heart. (35 minutes)

Check current swim classes & programs for Journey. 

Journey 1: Water adjustment, underwater exploration, floating on front by myself for 3-5 seconds, flutter kicking on tummy and back. Pre-requisite: ability to participate in a class environment.

Journey 2: Front and back floats 5 seconds, front and back glides for 5 seconds and front and back kicks for 5 seconds. Pre-requisite: float on front with face in the water for 3-5 seconds by myself.

Journey 3: Front streamline kick for 10 seconds, roll over from front to back, kick on back hands by side for 10 seconds. Pre-requisite: Front and back floats 5 seconds , front and back glides for 5 seconds and front and back kicks for 5 seconds.

Journey 4: Arrow kick on front with straight legs for 20 feet, crawl stroke for 20 feet and kick on back with hands by side for 20 feet. Pre-requisite: Arrow kick on front for 10 seconds, back kick hands by side for 10 seconds and student comfortable swimming all skills in the big pool.

Journey 5: Front crawl with side breathing for 20 feet, back crawl stroke for 20 feet. Pre-requisite: front crawl for 20 feet, kick on back for 20 feet.

Youth Program | Ages 6+

This leveled program designed for school-age children will be fun and challenging. Highly structured classes will help increase confidence and develop new swimming skills. (40 minutes)

Check current swim classes & programs for Level.

Level 1: Water adjustment, front and back floats for 5 seconds, front and back glides for 5 seconds, arrow kick for 5 seconds and back kick for 5 seconds. Pre-requisite: 6 years and older. Child must be comfortable in water depth for 3.5 feet.

Level 2: Streamline kicking on front for 10 seconds, kick on back hands by side for 10 seconds, front crawl stroke for 10 seconds. Pre-requisite: front and back floats for 5 seconds, front and back glides for 5 seconds, arrow kick for 5 seconds and back kick for 5 seconds.

Level 3: Arrow kick on front for 45 feet, crawl stroke with side breathing for 45 feet, back stroke for 45 feet. Pre-requisite: Streamline kicking on front for 10 seconds, kick on back hands by side for 10 seconds, front crawl stroke for 10 seconds.

Level 4:Crawl stroke with rhythmic side breathing, back crawl stroke for 25 meters with increased emphasis on proper technique. Elementary backstroke introduced. Pre-requisite: Comfortably swim crawl stroke with side breathing and back stroke 45 feet.

Level 5: Front crawl stroke with side breathing for 50 meters, back crawl stroke for 50 meters, breast stroke for 25 meters. Pre-requisite: front streamline kick for 25 meters, crawl stroke with side breathing for 25 meters, back crawl stroke for 25 meters, elementary back stroke for 25 meters.

Level 6: Front crawl stroke with alternate breathing for 75 meters, back stroke for 75 meters, breast stroke for 50 meters and butterfly for 25 meters.
Pre-requisite: Front crawl stroke with side breathing for 50 meters, back crawl stroke for 50 meters, breast stroke for 25 meters.

Novice Swim Team | Grades 1 - 5

Have your kids graduated from Level 3 or higher and are looking for something new? Check out the Youth Novice Swim Team.

It’s a perfect introduction to competitive swimming skills and training for kids! Be challenged while having fun! Participants must be able to swim 25 meters front crawl stroke using side breathing and 25 meters backstroke with level body position. We teach the rest! Newcomers and veterans welcome. Groups will be divided by age and ability levels.

Juniper Summer Swim League | Grades 1 - 10

Grades: 1 – 10
Season: June – August
An introduction to competitive swimming and training designed to challenge and refine swimming skills. Participants must be able to swim 25 meters front crawl stroke using side breathing and 25 meters backstroke with level body position. We’ll teach the rest! Groups divided by age and ability levels.

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Novice Water Polo Workshop | Grades: 1 - 8

Grades: 9 – 15
Have fun learning basic water polo skills and playing games. Participants must be able to swim 100 meters (12 lengths) continuously.

See current offerings.

Springboard Diving | Ages 8 - 12

Learn how to use the diving board correctly for safety and fun! The fundamentals of diving will be introduced including the approach, hurdle, take-off, front jumps and dives and more advanced tricks. Pre-requisite: Ability to comfortably swim two widths of the pool in the deep-end.

See current offerings.

Snorkeling | Ages: 9 - 14

Ages: 9 – 15
Season: Summer
Learn to use a mask, fins and snorkel to discover what you can see and do under water. All equipment is provided. Prerequisite: Level 3 or able to comfortably swim two widths in the deep end.

See current offerings.

Youth Scuba | Ages 8+

Ages: 8+
Juniper offers seasonal PADI Scuba classes, including introduction Bubblemaker classes and regular classes. These introductory classes let you try scuba to see if you like it before you decide to commit to a PADI Open Water Certification program. Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater Learn basic skills and safety rules to carry over to your scuba certification course should you take the next step. All equipment provided.

See current offerings.

Image of young children in a swim class at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center, located in Central Oregon.

Adult Swim Lesson & Programs | Ages 16+

Level 1: Adult Swim Instruction | Ages 16+

Offered Year round
This class is designed for adult swimmers with little to no experience in the water. We will help you conquer your fear of swimming by introducing basic swim skills and water safety. The majority of this class takes place in shallow water.

See current activity offerings.

Level 2: Adult Swim Instruction | Ages 16+

Offered Year round 
Learn skills in a comfortable environment designed for new swimmers to learn basic front crawl and back strokes. Appropriate for adults unable to swim 15 meters.

See current activity offerings.

Level 3: Adult Swim Instruction | Ages 16+

Offered Year round
Class works on building confidence, stroke technique and achieving the ability to swim full laps. Focus is on fitness through skill training and short distance repeats while individualized to meet your goals. Appropriate for adults who can swim 15 meters but not much more.

See current activity offerings.

Swim Technique | Ages 16+

Offered: Year Round
Want to develop your technique and endurance? Learn to improve your stroke and efficiency while challenging yourself with progressively longer fitness swims. Appropriate for adults able to swim 100 meters continuously

See current activity offerings.

Masters Swimming – Bend’s Adult Swim Fitness Program | Ages 18+

Offered: Year Round, Ongoing Practices
Fee:
Use your Drop-InBasic or Full-Access Fitness Pass. No registration required.
Join the masters for coached practices at any time. Improve your skills and enjoy training with others. Masters emphasizes fitness, fellowship and fun for all ages and abilities. Coaches are nationally certified and highly qualified. You should be able to swim basic strokes for 500 meters (20 lengths). Competing is not required, although many chose to compete in meets and open water events. It is a great way to stay motivated! 

See the Lap Swim calendar for schedules and details.

Advanced Swim Fitness | Ages 16+

Offered: Year Round
Do you know how to swim but want to develop your technique and endurance? Learn how to improve your stroke, efficiency in the water and challenge yourself with progressively longer fitness swims. This class is appropriate for adults who can swim 100-meters continuously.

See current activity offerings.

Kayak Roll Session | Ages 12+

Offered: May – June
Fee: $12 ID $14 OD per session
Come practice rolling your kayak in safety of the warm, water indoor pool. Please tape the end of your boat paddles. Program fee includes one person and one boat, additional people pay basic entrance fees. Space is limited to 12 boats, pre-registration is required.

See current offerings.

Image of kids playing water polo at Juniper Swim and FItness Center in Bend Oregon