New! Aquatic Programs

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:05

Annual Members receive 25% off PAFC programs!

New!  Healthy Families

Healthy families begin with healthy adults and children. Mental and physical health is important for everyone, especially caregivers of young children. Drop your child off for an hour of swimming playtime with one of our Party Player Lifeguards (see Rentals pg 32). Caregivers can either swim laps, use the Fitness Room, or participate in Water Exercise Class (WEX) class. Caregivers are required to purchase entry/class fees to the PAFC or have a memberships. Sessions will be once a week and coincide with the WEX sessions from 10:00-11:00am on MWF. (The Water Exercise (WEX) class is included in an Annual PAFC membership!!!) See pg 25 for details. 25% discount with an Annual Membership.

2.5-6 yrs old    Min 3/Max 8
Session 1:
M        Sep 8-22        10:00-11:00am
Resident: $18/N-Resident: $20
W        Sep 3-24        10:00-11:00am
F        Sep 5-26        10:00-11:00am
Resident: $24/N-Resident: $26
Session 2:
M        Sep 29-Oct 20        10:00-11:00am
W        Oct 1-22        10:00-11:00am
F        Oct 3-24        10:00-11:00am
Resident: $24/N-Resident: $26
Session 3:
M        Oct 27-Nov 17        10:00-11:00am
W        Oct 29-Nov 19        10:00-11:00am
F        Oct 31-Nov 21        10:00-11:00am
Resident: $24/N-Resident: $26
Session 4:
M        Dec 1-15        10:00-11:00am
W        Dec 3-17        10:00-11:00am
F        Dec 5-19        10:00-11:00am
Resident: $18/N-Resident: $20

Rolling Hills Masters

Rolling Hills Masters is a registered United States Swimming (USMS) club that provides swim training for adult swimmers ages 18 and over. Practice sessions are Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:15-6:30am. All sessions have on-deck coaching with an emphasis on correct swimming technique and training methods. For more information and to register contact Wayne Gleason by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 512-922-4210.

Registration with USMS is required; $42 yearly.
$35 monthly training fee. A two week free trial is offered.

Lifeguard Training

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies, provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical personnel take over. Participant will be required to meet a pre-session swim test on Friday, Sept 5 at 5:00-6:30pm at the PAFC. Annual Members receive a 25% discount!

Instructor: Megan Strom, Daryl Epstein
Location: PAFC    Min 4/Max 16
F              Sep-19*            5:00-6:30pm
SaSu        Sep 6-21*        1:00-9:00pm
Resident: $220**/N-Resident: $222**
*Contact PAFC for a full syllabus with all class times and dates at 509-338-3290 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
**Participants not passing the skills screening will be allowed a full refund.

Stroke Clinics
Come join our fantastic staff on Fridays for two affordable and informative swim/stroke clinics! All ages are welcome and encouraged to join. Each 45 minute clinic will focus on either starts, turns, or one of the four competitive strokes, alternating weeks.

Min 3/Max 20
F      Sep 5         5:30-6:15pm
F      Oct 10        5:30-6:15pm
Residents: $5/N-Residents: $7
F      Sep 5         6:15-7:00pm
F      Oct 10        6:15-7:00pm
Residents: $5/N-Residents: $7
F     Sep 12        5:30-6:15pm
F     Oct 17        5:30-6:15pm
F     Nov 7        5:30-6:15pm
Residents: $5/N-Residents: $7
F     Sep 12        6:15-7:00pm
F     Oct 17        6:15-7:00pm
F     Nov 7        6:15-7:00pm
Residents: $5/N-Residents: $7
F    Sep 26        5:30-6:15pm
F    Oct 24        5:30-6:15pm
F    Nov 21        5:30-6:15pm
Residents: $5/N-Residents: $7
F    Sep 26        6:15-7:00pm
F    Oct 24        6:15-7:00pm
F    Nov 21        6:15-7:00pm
Residents: $5/N-Residents: $7

Snake River Sturgeon

The Snake River Sturgeon’s mission is to promote personal wellness through the sport of swimming. Participants will strive to consistently improve their swimming, make regular exercise a lifestyle choice, and to promote sportsmanship and camaraderie in a team environment. The Snake River Sturgeons seek to become an official USA Swimming Team.
New for Fall 2014, is the Snake River Sturgeons practice 1.5 hours per day together as a group. There is no Group A or B. A minimum of two coaches will be on hand to help develop good technique.
Swimmers are encouraged to practice 4 days a week for best results. However, we understand your busy schedules and have a 2 or 3 day per week option. Participants are encouraged to join USA Swimming. USA Swimming athletes will be able to compete and enter USA Swimming sanctioned meets. You do not have to join USA Swimming to be a Snake River Sturgeon. However, participating in the program will stop eligibility for official placing at Whitman County Swim League events (Barracuda swim meets). The Snake River Sturgeons practice from Sept through Feb at 7:00-8:30pm.

10-18 yrs    Min 10/Max 30
Session 1: Sep 3-25*
Session 2:     Sep 29-Oct 23*
Session 3:     Oct 27-Nov 23*
4x/week    Resident: $80/N-Resident: $82
3x/week    Resident: $65/N-Resident: $67
2x/week    Resident: $50/N-Resident: $52
Session 4: Dec 1-18*
4x/week    Resident: $60/N-Resident: $62
3x/week    Resident: $49/N-Resident: $51
2x/week    Resident: $38/N-Resident: $40
*Participants must pass Sterlets or a swim screening to participate.
Contact your USA Swimming certified Head Coach Gordon Dowler at 509-338-3290 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or if you have any questions. Also visit USA Swimming’s website at and Inland Empire Swimming (our future USA Swimming Division) at