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Mommy, Daddy & Me (6 mos-3 yrs)
Provides a bonding time between parent and child through guided play.
This class helps parents teach their child(ren) the skills necessary for
future swimming success and safety. Skills emphasized include: front/
back floats, kicking, breath control and safety.
Tiny Tunas (age 3 Years)
Provides a playful orientation for apprehensive participants to become
comfortable in the aquatic environment. Skills taught through play
include: basic breath control, face in water, supported floating on front
and back, kicking and safety. (Non-parent participation class)
Goldfish (ages 3-5 years) - Seals (ages 6-12)
Orients participants to the aquatic environment and teaches them
elementary skills. Skills taught include: Submerging face, moving
comfortably through the water, basic breath control, supported
floating on front and back, kicking on front and back, alternating arm
action and safety.
Angelfish (ages 3-5 years) - Whales (ages 6-12)
Must have passed or show competency in Level I skills.
Skills taught include: Submersion, retrieving underwater objects,
deep water skills, unsupported front and back float or glide, level off,
rhythmic breathing, step-in and side exit, flutter kick on front and back,
finning on back, combined stroke on front and back, turning over and
Starfish (ages 4 & 5 years) - Dolphins (ages 6-12)
Must have passed or show competency in Level II skills.
Skills taught include: Bobbing, jumping into deep water, basic rules
of safe diving, diving from side of the pool, gliding, coordinating
components of freestyle and backstroke, fundamentals of elementary
backstroke, treading water, reversing direction while swimming on
front and back and safety.
Level IV: Intermediate Swimmer (ages 6-12)
Must have passed or show competency in Level III skills.
Skills taught include: Deep water bobbing, rotary breathing, diving
from side of pool, endurance in the elementary backstroke, freestyle
and backstroke. Learn basics of breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke,
turns on the wall and safety.
Level V: Advanced Swimmer (ages 6-12)
Must have passed or show competency in Level IV skills.
Skills taught include: Surface dives, long shallow dive, treading water,
freestyle 50 yards, backstroke 50 yards, breaststroke
25 yards, sidestroke 25 yards, butterfly 25 yards, approach stroke 25
yards, breaststroke and sidestroke turns, flip turn for freestyle, pike
and tuck surface dives, safety and building endurance.
Level VI: Competitive Swimmer (ages 6-12)
Must have passed or show competency in Level V skills.
This class is designed for youth who wish to maintain
and develop their swimming skills. Skills taught include: Swimming
continuously for 500 yards, freestyle 100 yards, backstroke 100 yards,
breaststroke 50 yards, elementary backstroke 50 yards, sidestroke 50
yards, butterfly 50 yards, choice 100 yards. Improve and refine the four
competitive swim strokes — butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and
freestyle. Starts and turns will also be practiced.
Adult/Teen Beginning Swimmer (ages 13 & up)
Designed for teens and adults who may not be comfortable in the
water with minimal or no swimming experience. This class takes a
hands-on approach to help students explore the joys of swimming.
Communicate specific needs and goals with the instructor.
Adult/Teen Swimming Refinement (ages 13 & up)
Designed for teens and adults who want to perfect their strokes and
who possess some prior formal swimming knowledge. Communicate
specific needs and goals with the instructor.
Lesson fees do not include open swim fees.
Private and Semi Private Swimming Lessons
$25 per ˝-hour lesson
$70 for three ˝-hour lessons
SEMI-PRIVATE: (2-3 individuals)
$20 per ˝-hour lesson, per person
$50 for three ˝-hour lessons, per person
For more information or to be placed on the waiting list, please call the Ridge Recreation Center 303.409.2333 or Lilley Gulch Recreation Center at 303.409.2500.
Once an instructor becomes available, you will be contacted to set up a time for your first lesson. (Subject to staff availability.)