Pool Activities




The Dalles Pool is CLOSED for annual cleaning.

The Dalles Aquatics


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Tu/Th 9:30-10:00am @ Hood River GAC

With Karen Mielke


Ages nearly 2 - 4

Family Membership: $48

Adult is member: $54

Non-Member: $60

Sign up at the Member Services Desk.

Min 4 Max 10

LAP SWIM | lane line(s) in place for members wishing to swim the length of the pool.
POOL FIT | pool area set aside for aquatic exercise for members not swimming laps.
AQUAFIT CLASS | Instructor led exercise class; Lap lane is open where indicated.
FAMILY SWIM | Area of pool is open for recreational swimming. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
SWIM TEAM/SWIM CLUB |Pool is CLOSED during Swim Team/Club practice.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS | Pool is CLOSED during Special Olympics practice. 

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AquaFit Class Descriptions

Our AquaFit class program has varied levels for each members needs. We have been serving our community with the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic class for over 25 years and our members testify the importance of the class to their well-being. With 8 classes a week, our qualified instructors can lead you in a class that is perfect for your level. Read more about the importance & benefits of deep-water exercise routines for the physically challenged, below.


This one hour class offers cardio and endurance segments, as well as toning and stretching in the water. Intensity is individualized. You will leave this workout feeling great!

AquaFit Dance

Jump in this energetic Latin dance class in the water & you’ll be free to move those hips all you want! Our certified instructors will be on the side of the deck so you can watch & repeat those dance moves.


This is a one hour class that requires class participation. A 45 minute class workout with a fun water polo game following. Pool closed during class times.


Jump on in to this water aerobics class, splash to the beat, & burn those calories! This high intensity class combines both cardio & muscle conditioning elements for a full body workout. Burn it up in the water!


A 45 minute class developed for people with arthritic conditions or other physical limitations where joint mobility/flexibility is a problem. Basic aquatic moves to increase or regain range of motion, strength, endurance and balance.


Our Deep Water class is structured for you to use the water's natural resistance to increase cardiovascular endurance as well as strengthen & tone major muscle groups. Float belts provided.


An upbeat, fun class that will “energize” the rest of YOUR day! The 40 minute cardio segment will challenge all fitness levels. Tone! Strengthen! Condition! Laugh!

Fluid Motion

A lighter version of aerobics in the water to rev you up as you splash your way to fitness. This class will condition the cardiovascular system and strengthen (continued) the muscles utilizing a variety of movements.

Silver Splash

This class is appropriate for those who have arthritis as well as those returning to exercise after an injury or other joint or muscle mobility impairment (cont.) The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program (AFAP) is centered on gentle range of motion exercise, stretching and strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups.


Swimmers must swim in a circular motion to enable more swimmers to use the pool at the same time. 14 years of age and older only. POOL IS ONLY OPEN TO ADULT LAP SWIMMERS.

Did you know?


If you have arthritis or fibromyalgia, deep-water exercise routines can help reduce pain and stiffness in your muscles and joints and generally improve your ability to move pain-free while not in the water. A study published in the “Journal of Aging and Physical Ability” examined senior citizens who participated in 30 minutes of deep-water running twice a week for 12 weeks. Deepwater running was more helpful for improving the balance abilities of older adults than shallow-water exercises.


Deep-water exercise routines are appropriate for both healthy and physically challenged people. The deeper your body is in water, the less weight will be placed on your lower extremities. You can achieve and maintain an aerobic level of activity during deep-water exercise, elevating your heart rate to increase the amount of oxygen that reaches your lungs. You should participate in aerobic activity at least three times a week.