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Astoria’s 2024 Summer Swim Lessons

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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One event on June 20, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on June 25, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on June 27, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on July 2, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on July 9, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on July 11, 2024 at 9:30 am

One event on July 16, 2024 at 9:30 am

Children’s Swim Lessons Begin June 18th

  • JH Swimming instructor Bri Karn will lead four 30-minute sessions. Please choose the appropriate group based on your child’s age and ability. See her bio below.
  • 10-week program (excluding July 4th, July 23rd, and July 25th)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: $665
  • Tuesdays Only: $350 (10 classes)
  • Thursdays Only: $315 (9 classes)

IMPORTANT: Please carefully review the age and ability requirements for each group. This ensures accurate placement for your child, maximizing his/her swim lesson progress.


Introductory classes are tailored for swimmers ready to learn independently in a group setting without parental assistance. These sessions focus on crucial skills such as retrieving toys underwater, mastering tummy/back floats, kicking with straight legs, blowing bubbles, and fostering water confidence. Each class accommodates a maximum of four participants.

Tadpoles: Introductory 2      9:30a-10a 
  • For children who are comfortable going underwater
  • Must be 3.0 to 4.25 years old
  • Soak for the 9a-11a session
Fry: Introductory 1     10a-10:30a
  • For children who are timid or fearful of going underwater 
  • Must be 3.0 to 5.0 years old
  • Soak for the 9a-11a session

**Parents of Tadpoles and Fry: A complimentary soak is included for the 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. session for each lesson participant and one accompanying adult. Any additional individuals must purchase a hot spring ticket in advance by making a reservation here.**



These classes are designed for young swimmers, accompanied by their parents in the pool. They focus on skills such as submersion, assisted back floats, water acclimation, and retrieving toys underwater. Each class is limited to six pairs: parent/guardian and child.

Otters and Pups     10:30a- 11a
  • Must be 2.0 to 3.5 years old
  • Includes soak for pair: 11:15a-1:15p session
Beavers and Kits     11a-11:30a                                
  • Must be 6 months to 2.0 years old
  • Includes soak for pair: 11:15a-1:15p session

More important details: 

  • Small-group instruction is a priority, so space is limited. Full payment is required at registration. No lessons on July 4th, July 23rd, and July 25th.
  • JH Swimming instructor Bri Karn brings over 20 years of experience teaching swimming lessons to Astoria. Growing up in a small town in southern Idaho, she began teaching swimming lessons in exchange for a pool pass and unlimited slushies. Continuing her passion through college at Idaho State University, Bri taught both youth and college students. She has been in the valley for 11 years and enjoys golfing, swimming, and camping. Bri’s greatest joy comes from working with youth, witnessing the smiles on their faces when they master a new skill. She eagerly anticipates her second season at Astoria.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a splash…


Please email with your child’s date of birth, preferred day(s), and the appropriate group based on his/her age and ability.
We prioritize small-group instruction, and space is limited. Are our program fees prohibitive? Contact to learn about our subsidized pricing policy.

*Astoria Hot Spring Members do not receive a discount on this educational program.*


June 27
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Event FAQs

Indoor COVID protocols

We recommend wearing masks when social distancing is not possible.

What to expect if my program includes a soak

There are changing rooms you are welcome to use to transition into your soaking attire.

Soaking FAQs
General property rules

No dogs are allowed anywhere on our premises, including the parking lot and grounds on this side of the red bridge. This is a requirement of Teton County, as Astoria is located in a wildlife corridor.