Foothills is proud to be a three time recipient of the National Recreation and Park Association’s National Excellence in Aquatics Award.

Aquatic Classes

The Foothills Park & Recreation District Aquatics Programs offer a variety of aquatics programs, swimming lessons and safety training year round. All programs are led by professional, enthusiastic, American Red Cross certified pool staff. Foothills Aquatics staff are dedicated to providing a fun, friendly and safe experience for you and your family.

Learn to swim or refine your strokes. Our swim lesson program is a series of progressive classes. Swimmers must show skill competency or pass each class before advancing to the next class.  Classes are offered for ages 6 months to adults and require registration.

It is common for a child to repeat a level. Please check with Specialists for level recommendations.

$35 per ½-hour lesson
$95 for three ½-hour lessons

Semi-Private: (2-3 individuals)
Group is arranged by you
$25 per ½-hour lesson, per person
$70 for three ½-hour lessons, per person

Private lessons are subject to staff availability. Price does not include open swim fees. For more information call the Ridge Recreation Center 303.409.2333 or Lilley Gulch Recreation Center at 303.409.2500.

Lifeguarding and Safety Trainings all require registration. Examples include:

  • Lifeguarding Courses
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI Certificate)
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches
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Youth Competitive Swim Programs

The District’s philosophy is to provide opportunities for youth to improve their swimming skills and to develop physically, mentally and competitively to the extent of their abilities and desires. We encourage youth to participate initially in lesson programs, then progress to competitive swimming.

C.A.R.A. Swim Team (year-round)
This recreational swimming program (Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics) is offered to youth 7-17 years with limited competitive swimming experience. A coach will offer stroke technique and teach the fundamentals of racing. This is a great way to introduce your child to fun, competition and good sportsmanship. Swim meets are held throughout the Denver Metro area on weekend mornings.

For more information, contact Program Specialist Kelly Burggraaf at 303.409.2521.
To reach the Head Coach, contact Stephanie Bunevich.

Foothills Swim Team (year-round)
Novice to experienced swimmers, 5-21 years, receive comprehensive conditioning and training. This USA Swimming affiliated team emphasizes stroke technique, self-improvement and good sportsmanship. Call Foothills Swim Team Office 303.988.7060 or visit our website at Team fees are required.

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Adult Competitive Swim Programs

Master’s Swim Team

Looking for an adult swim team for fun, fitness, and/or friendly competition? Join the Master’s Swim Team!

Aquatics Call 303.409.2333

Open Swim Activities

We offer a variety of open swim activities at all of our pools, such as: lap swim, water walking, open play and drop-in aqua fitness classes.

Planning a special event? Going on a trip to the ocean? Working on a merit badge?
Even if you’re looking for a job at a pool… Foothills Aquatics can help!
We have a variety of programs for all life’s aquatic play.

Birthday Parties
Exclusive Pool Rentals
Scout Merit Badges
Lifeguard Training Classes
Private Swimming Lessons
Scuba Diving Classes

Have a birthday coming up? Check out our Party Options.

or Rent one of the Pools