Swim Lessons & Programs

For more information on fees, dates and times of current programs being offered please visit the Program Guide.

Private Swim Lessons

Click here for online registration directions or contact Avalon Mays at 303-926-2567 for more information on private lessons.

Private Swim Lesson Rates - per Half Hour


  • Private Swim Lessons (per lesson): $25 for residents,  and $29 for nonresidents.
  • Days and times are based on instructor availability.
  • Private lessons can be booked monthly with registration opening one week prior to the start of each month.
  • All lessons must be booked 48 hours in advance.


Group Swim Lessons


Parent & Child - Ages 6 Months to 3 Years


The following American Red Cross lessons run 30 minutes. These lessons strive for a 1:10 teacher to student ratio.

Skill levels include:
  • Parent and Child Level 1: (Ages 6 months - 24 months) Parents are taught to safely work with their children in the water, including how to appropriately support and hold their child in the water to prepare and encourage them to try basic water skills while helping the child feel comfortable in the water.
  • Parent and Child Level 2: (Ages 18 months - 3 years) Parent and child continue to improve on skills introduced in Level 1 to help prepare the child to perform basic water skills including safe ways to enter and exit the water, exploring submersion and changing body position in the water.
  • Parent and Child Combined (C): (Ages 6 months - 3 years) This program is designed to teach children how to become accustomed to the water through playful interactions and games. Parents learn how to support and hold their child properly while exploring basic water skills.

Preschool - Ages 3 to 5 Years


The following American Red Cross lessons run 30 minutes. These lessons strive for a 1:5 teacher to student ratio.

The different levels taught include:
  • Preschool I
    Prerequisite: Child must be ready to participate in a group setting
  • Preschool 2
    Prerequisite: Pass Preschool 1, or go underwater without hesitation while being comfortable floating on front and back with support
  • Preschool 3
    Prerequisite: Pass Preschool 2, or  be able to independently float on front and back for 5 seconds and move forward through water

Youth Lessons - Ages 6 to 15 Years


The following American Red Cross lessons run 30 minutes. These lessons strive for a 1:8 teacher to student ratio.

The different levels taught include:
  • Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills
    Prerequisite: Child must be ready to participate in a group setting
  • Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills
    Prerequisite: Pass Level 1, or go underwater without hesitation while being comfortable floating on front and back with support
  • Level 3: Stroke Development
    Pre-requisite: Pass Level 2, or  be able to independently float on front and back for 5 seconds and move forward through water
  • Level 4: Stroke Improvement
    Pre-requisite: Pass Level 3, or swim 15 yards front crawl with rotary breathing
  • Level 5: Stroke Refinement
    Pre-requisite: Pass Level 4, or swim 25 yards front and back crawl
  • Level 6: Stroke Clinic
Teen Swim Lessons - Ages 12 - 18
This class is for all abilities and offers individualized instruction within a supportive group environment to help you meet your swimming goals. This is a great class for those who are thinking of participating in the lifeguard course and need help passing the pre-test (see the lifeguard training description for details).  Abilities can range from learning to conquer your fear of the water, developing your strokes or even training for swim team.

Adult Lessons - Ages 18+


It is never too late to learn to swim or improve your skills! This class is for all abilities and offers individualized instruction within a supportive group environment. The instructor works at your level to help you meet your swimming goals. Abilities can range from learning to conquer your fear of the water, developing your strokes or even training you for triathlons.

Masters Swim Team


Masters Swim Team is designed for swimmers who have basic knowledge of the competitive strokes, but want to improve their competitive swimming skills. Swimmers will be working on all aspects of competitive stroke technique and drills, turns, and endurance. Masters Swim is offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. You are welcome to join us once, twice or 3 times a week. 

Fee: R $55 / NR $69 for 15 punch card