Nelson Pool



Nelson Pool Swim Lesson Schedule

Nelson Pool is located at 2290 6th St, in Oroville

Each session includes 8 thirty minute lessons; M-Thurs. for two weeks unless noted differently.
Swim Lessons: $45 per swimmer/session
Private Swim Lessons: $85 per session
Session 1: 6/12-6/22 Session 2: 6/26-7/7 (no class 7/4) Session 3: 7/10-7/20

Recreation Swim Schedule for Nelson Pool
Open swim for the public. Children 11 and under must have parent or guardian present while inside pool gates.
Dates: 6/10-8/12 (no Rec Swim 7/4)
Days: Monday-Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
General Admission: $3 per person, pay onsite at the pool (cash only).
10 Pass Punch card: $25 ($5 savings). Punch Pass must be purchased at the Activity Center, not available for purchase onsite at pools.
Family Swim Pass: $150. Pass valid for 1-4 immediate family members, each additional member $25 (up to 8 family members maximum). Pass valid at both pools from 6/12/17-8/12/17, rec swim and family swim. Not valid for swim lessons or lap swim. Family Swim Pass must be purchased at the Activity Center, not available for purchase onsite at pools.

Swim Lessons
Swim lesson are comprised of 8 thirty minute lessons (Mon.-Thurs. for two weeks), with a maximum of 5 students in each session and a minimum of 2 students required in order for the session to run. It may be necessary to combine small classes or move your child to a different class.
Pre-registration is required one week prior to the session start date. Register at the activity center or online at
Swim Lessons: $45 per session
Private Swim Lessons: $85 per session

Swim Lesson Registration Process
Step1: Determine your child’s swim level by reviewing our level description below. If deemed necessary our trained aquatics staff will adjust your child’s level as needed on the first day of lessons.
Step 2: Select time and session(s) you prefer.
Step 3: Register. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the session start date. Early registration highly recommended as sessions fill up quickly.

Beginner/Parent Tot (recommended for children 6 months – 5 years old): Porcupine Fish
Parent or Guardian in water participation required. If your child is frightened, intimidated and/or doesn’t like putting their face under water, our caring instructors will work patiently with you and your child to ensure he or she achieves a high level of comfort. This class is designed to allow first time swimmers who have little or no experience in the water to get comfortable, and familiarize themselves in and around the pool. Once your child feels comfortable in the water, our instructors will begin teaching basic water skills.

Level 1 (recommended for children 3-5 years old): Sea Turtles
Level 1 is designed for children with little or no water experience. Instructors teach introductory floating and movement skills through active play. Emphasis of class is on water enjoyment and basic instruction.

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Level 2 (recommended for children 5-8 years old): Dolphin
Children will need to be comfortable in the water prior to taking this level; previous swimming instruction is recommended or Level 1 certification. The course is taught in a structured class environment where children begin to learn to swim and float independently.

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Level 3 (recommended for children 8-10 years old): Shark
Children who are comfortable in the water will learn and continue to refine the crawl stroke and practice breath control. Participants will be introduced to elementary backstroke and deep water diving skills.

Private Swim Lessons (recommended ages: 6 months-17 years old) – Private lessons are for those looking to receive one-on-one instruction. These lessons are available for any age or swimming level. Private lessons are available at the posted times only, private lessons are one on one instruction but other lessons may be conducted during the same time (with other instructors).