Swimming Lessons

Beginning in 2020, the Oregon Park District partnered with Catch the Wave to offer the best possible swim lessons for your child at Nash Recreation Center.  By partnering with Catch the Wave, the District can provide our community with an amazing program that includes small class sizes, professionally trained teachers, flexible scheduling, and so much more.

Catch the Wave

Catch the Wave Swim Club structures the program to provide much more than just swimming lessons. Our curriculum, teacher training, evaluation system, and parent communication are all designed to provide a total Aquatic Education. Our primary technique to achieve water safety is to teach all students to comfortably live in the water. When a student truly learns to live in the water, the strokes come easily. We find that when a child enjoys the lessons, the more successful the learning process is. Therefore, our priority is to create a happy atmosphere.  Our small class sizes and progressive methodology make Catch the Wave an ideal learning solution for any swimmer.  Group swim lessons are available Tuesday afternoons & Thursday evenings.  Private Swim Lessons are offered on Monday mornings.  Swim class levels, ages, and further information about Catch the Wave Swim Club can be found at www.catchthewaveswim.com.

Registration Information

Registration can be completed with Catch the Wave online or  over the phone (608) 340-3030 ext. 5.  Once enrolled, a student will automatically retain their class spot each month until the family wishes to discontinue classes, the family wishes to change days and/or times, or if a student advances to the next class level which dictates a time change. Monthly lesson fees will automatically be charged to the credit or debit card on file on the 21st of each month for the following month.  A billing reminder is sent out on the 19th of each month.  Monthly fees are based on number of classes held in that month.

Each child registered will have their own log-in with the Catch the Wave parent portal that allows parents to track their child’s progress, ask questions, or reschedule a lesson.

FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the monthly cost for swim lessons?
A: The monthly lesson fee is based on the amount of classes held in that month.  A billing reminder will be sent out 2 days prior to charging your card.  In-district tuition rates still apply to families who live within the park district boundaries.

Q: Can I pay for monthly swim lessons with cash or check?
A: Catch the Wave is cash free program.  To protect your purchases for merchandise and services provided we can only accept payments via credit/debit card on file.  

Q: How do I cancel enrollment with Catch the Wave?
A: You can discontinue classes any time by sending an email or by texting (608) 340-3030.  Cancellation requests need to be made by the 1st of the month for the month you want to be your last.  For example, Catch the Wave asks families who wish to discontinue lessons in December to provide notification by November 1st.  This allows ample time to cancel your monthly billing and open the spot for new participants.

Q: What if my child can’t attend class?
A: Make-up classes are available for any missed class.  To be eligible for a make up class, parents must notify Catch the Wave by sending an email or by texting (608) 340-3030.  Failure to notify of your student’s absence will disqualify your student for a make-up class.

Q: How can I schedule a make-up class?
A: Make-up classes can be requested via email or by texting (608) 340-3030 up to a week in advance.  Available options will be sent to you by Monday of each week.

Q: Are goggles required for swim lessons?
A: Goggles are suggested for beginners but not required.

Q: What is my child is not potty trained?
A: We require all non-toilet trained swimmers to wear a non-disposable, reusable swim diaper over the disposable swim diapers.

Q: What programs do you offer for disability or special needs?
A: Contact Catch the wave at (608) 340-3030 ext. 5 or by sending an email to discuss what options are available.