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City of Astoria, Oregon


Astoria Aquatic Center

Come and visit our award winning Aquatic Center

Our pool is one of the true jewels of Astoria! We have four pools and a large fitness area all under one roof. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at our center. There is a lap pool that measures 25 yards one way for those swimmers that enjoy lap swimming, we have a recreation pool that hosts a lazy river, a hot tub for warming up those muscles, and an infant/toddler pool so the younger children can play. There is a big red water slide! We have pool toys for both the young and old! There are swimming lessons available for all ages, a master swim club, water exercise classes for adults, therapy swim, and lots of open times to just play. Our pool is also host to the North Coast Swim Club and the Astoria High School Swim team.

Swim Lessons

Fitness Room Big Red Slide Lap Pool Recreation and Kiddie Pools Fitness Room


Pass Prices

As a result of our extended pool closure, Fall season passes (2015) are discounted.  These prices are only available for the Fall 2015 season. 

Fall Pass - Sept 28-Dec 31

Youth Adult Family
Drop-In  $4.50  $6.50  $15 
Punch Pass Price  $4  $6  $15
Aquatic Center Pass  $84 $74 $134 $124  $184 $174
Land & Water Pass  N/A            $189 $179 $229 $219

All Parks Punch Passes: Sold in $50 increments and may be used throughout the parks system. Seniors Receive a 25% Discount off of the punch passes.

Pass Rules:
Non-transferrable, Unlimited usage, No refunds or credits, Facility may be closed for up to 7 consecutive days without a refund or a credit during the time of pass excluding holidays. This pass serves as a discount for services and should not be considered a contractual agreement.

Aquatic Center Pass: Unlimited Swims, Unlimited use of fitness room (Classes not included), Free special events, 10% off merchandise, 20% off pool rentals, Fast-lane express check-in, and Free day-use locker.

Land & Water Pass: Unlimited water exercise classes, Unlimited swims, Unlimited use of fitness room, Free special events, 10% off merchandise, 20% off pool rentals, Fast Lane-express check-in, Free day-use locker, Open Gym (at ARC), Rollerskating (at ARC) Teen Zone (at ARC).

Lockers are Day-use and are free. Please check with guest services if you would like to rent one out for the season!

Fitness Center: located in the Aquatic Center Facility! We have expanded our weight room to double the size. Fitness Center Hours are: Monday - Friday, 5am - 7pm, Saturday, 9am - 4pm, and Sunday, 11am - 4pm.


Aquatic Center Schedule

Schedule by Activity*:

Monday - Friday Saturdays Sundays
Lap Swim 5:00am - 1pm
3:30pm - 7:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm
Open Play (pool space varies) 3:30pm - 7:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm
Family Swim 9:00am - 1pm 9:00am - 4:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm
Therapy Swim 6:00am - 11:00am
Water Exercise 8:00am - 9:00am
Swim Lessons 4:30pm - 6:00pm
US Coast Guard Tues/Thurs 8:30am - 10:00am
Swim Teams 4:00pm - 7:00pm 9:00am - 11:00am
The Big Red Slide 4:00pm - 7:00pm 1:00pm - 4:00pm 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fitness Center 5:00am - 7:00pm 9:00am - 4:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm


Note: Pool and slide schedules may change without notice. Lap lane availability may vary. Location of pool activities may move. 

Swim Lessons  - Join our Willie the Whale Swim Program!
Click here for the Parent Handbook pdf Document

Sessions for 2015:

Fall lessons are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All sessions are $45 for 10 classes.

  • Session 2, November 3 - December 8

**Please contact (503) 325-7027 to be placed on a waiting list if class is full* Payment is due upon registration for class. Registration can be done in person at, 1997 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR, or by phone at 503-325-7027.

Aqua Ducks
For children 6 month to 3 years, accompanied by an adult, in the water.
Experience a fun, interactive, water adjustment program designed to introduce basic water skills as the instructor guides parent and child. Parents develop confidence using proper holding positions and techniques, allowing children to develop fundamentals that can lead to a lifetime of safe practices and water enjoyment. Swim diapers are required for children who are not potty-trained.

Lil' Shrimp
Preschool: 3-5 years
For the non-swimmer: It's fun to make bubbles and get my eyes and ears wet! My teacher will help me float and glide in the water. I wonder if a lifejacket will help me float? I'm learning to love the water!

Preschool: 3-5 years, Youth: 6-12 years
Pre-requisites: I am comfortable in the water! I can put my whole face in the water and blow bubbles for 5 seconds! I can float and glide with assistance on my front and back! I can do it!

Sea Otter
Preschool: 3-5 years, Youth: 6-12 years
Pre-requisites: I can do a front crawl without taking a breath: Preschool: 10 feet; Youth: 15 feet. I can back glide: Preschool: 5 feet; Youth: 10 feet. I can do side breathing on the wall. Preschool: 5 breaths; Youth: 10 breaths. I like to bob! Preschool: 5 bobs; Youth: 10 bobs.

Pre-requisites: Front crawl with breathing for 20 feet; back crawl for 15 feet; Jump into lap pool at 6-8 feet unassisted.

Sea Lion
Pre-requisites: Front crawl with breathing, using proper technique: 1/2 length of the pool. Back crawl using proper technique: 1/2 length of the pool. Underwater swim for 15 feet. Whip kick on back with equipment: 1/2 length of the pool. Deep-water bobs: 5 deep water bobs.

Pre-requisites: Front crawl with breathing, using proper technique: length of the pool. Back crawl: length of the pool. Elementary backstroke with proper technique: length of the pool. Deep-water bobs: 15 bobs.

Private Lessons
Our private swim lesson program delivers one on one instruction. It is level based, but tailor-made for your child. Tell us what your little swimmers goals are and we'll work with you!

One Child: One Instructor: $140.00. Ten lessons with the instructor. Times of lessons are based on instructor availability.

Semi-Private Swim Lessons: Three Children - One Instructor: $70.00 per child. Ten lessons with the instructor. Times of lessons are based on instructor availability.

Adult Private Lessons: Are you a good swimmer who would like to improve your strokes? Push yourself to "train" in water. This is tailor-made for you! Tell us what your goals are and we'll work with you! For this private lesson the adult must be comfortable in the deep water. $45.00 per lesson.

Swim Lessons Schedule and Events

Scholarships are available to help pay for passes. Visit our scholarship page for more information!

Contact the Aquatic Center

To contact the Aquatic Center by phone, 503-325-7027
Pam Pearce is the Recreation Coordinator and can be reached by email at


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