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

Aquatic Classes & Specialty Programs

The Foothills Park & Recreation District Aquatics Programs offer a variety of aquatics programs 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.

$25 per ½-hour lesson
$70 for three ½-hour lessons

Semi-Private: (2-3 individuals)
Group is arranged by you
$20 per ½-hour lesson, per person
$50 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.

Specialty Classes and Trainings all require registration. Examples include:

  • Adaptive Swimming
  • Lifeguarding Courses
  • Lifeguard Instructor
  • Swim Instruction & Endurance Training for Adults & Triathletes
Foothills’ Adaptive Swim and Play Program has joined USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash.
The USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash in 2007 with the goal to teach every child to learn to swi

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 6-17 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, call Shayna Kurtz at 303.409.2521.

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.

The Mile High Dive Club, LLC
Colorado’s premier Olympic-style diving club provides springboard and platform diving instruction for beginners as well as teams for competitive divers. They also offer Future Champions meets which allow beginner divers to get experience competing. Please visit to view class schedule and locations.

Adult Competitive Swim Programs

Adult Competitive Swimming Stroke Clinics
Improve your efficiency, speed, and training effectiveness with this fun program jam-packed with great technique and feedback tips from expert swim instructors. Choose individual sessions, or select the entire package at a discounted rate.

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

Aquatics Exclusive Use Parties & Rentals

Consider this after hours option if you are planning a party or special event!

Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance, 50% deposit required at time of reservation. Additional fees may apply. Children ages 5 & under, MUST be accompanied into the water by an adult (age 18 & up) and be within arms’ reach. Rental fee includes lifeguard(s) and exclusive use of the entire pool.
Ask about our outdoor pools available in the summer.
For more information please call 303.409.2520.

Ridge Recreation Center Pools,
Deer Creek & Weaver Hollow Outdoor Pools

1-25 people: $110/hour
26-50 people: $165/hour
51-99 people: $220/hour
100-150 people: $275/hour
151+ people: $330+/hour

Lilley Gulch Recreation Center Pool,
Columbine West & 6th Ave. West Outdoor Pools

1-25 people: $75/hour
26-50 people: $100/hour
51-99 people: $120/hour
100-150 people: $135/hour
151+ people: $150+/hour

Cabana & Shelter Rentals (summer only)

Available by reservation during open swim times at Deer Creek and Weaver Hollow Pools.


Each 10×10 cabana has 3 sides, 2 lounge chairs, 2 chairs and a small table. Serves a maximum of 8 people. Sides slide open to rent an additional cabana for larger groups. Multiple cabana rentals based on availability.
1 cabana, $10/hour
2 cabanas, $20/hour
3 cabanas, $30/hour


Each 16×16 shelter is open on all sides
Serves approximately 16 people.
Picnic table(s) included*
1 shelter, 2 hour minimum $15/hour

*Deer Creek Pool has 1 picnic table
*Weaver Hollow Pool has 2 picnic tables

For reservations, call 303.409.2520 prior to opening for the season. After opening day, call Pool Location.
No refunds due to inclement weather. Rescheduling will be based on availability.
Rental does not include admission fee. Cabanas NOT available if not reserved.

Working on your Merit Badge?

Scouts can complete lifesaving skills at one of our pools – $3.50 per person.
Reservations must be requested at least 10 days in advance.
Lifeguard assistance is an additional $15 per hour plus $15 per lap lane per hour.
Ridge Recreation Center 303.409.2333 or Lilley Gulch Recreation Center 303-409-2500.

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.

Visit the Indoor Pools or Outdoor Pools to view the pool schedules.

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 Birthday Party Opportunities.