Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lesson Information

The City of Thornton is excited to bring you its Learn to Swim Program.  This structure was implemented in an effort to provide participants with a logical progression in their efforts to learn to swim.  In the event that you are unsure of the level of your child, please call 720-977-5907 to set up a water test with a certified instructor.

*Parents are responsible for signing up their child/children in the appropriate level each session. Your child will not automatically be put into the next level if he/she passes.*

COVID SWIM LESSON GUIDELINES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

CURRENT HANDOUT OF CLASS AND PROGRAM OFFERINGS IS AVAILABLE HERE.

Trail Winds Recreation Center Swim Lessons

SESSION G | SATURDAY | SEP 12-NOV 14
Registration opened August 17R/August 18NR

SESSION D | TUESDAY/THURSDAY | OCT 6-NOV 5  
Registration begins Monday, September 28 @ 7 p.m. (Residents) Tuesday, September 29 @ 7 a.m. (Nonresidents)

SESSION F | TUESDAY/THURSDAY | NOV 10-DEC 17  
Registration begins Monday, November 2 @ 7 p.m. (Residents) Tuesday, November 3 @ 7 a.m. (Nonresidents)

Carpenter Recreation Center Swim Lessons

CARPENTER RECREATION CENTER SWIMMING POOL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS


Adult Beginner Swim Lessons  - Returning in October!
These lessons are offered in a small group setting.  Skills learned in the beginner class include comfort in the water, independence, breathing, floating, gliding, kicking and basic stroke technique.  There are no requirements for the beginner class!  Let us help you reach your goals, it's never too late! We offer lessons Tuesday and Thursday at 7 - 7:45 p.m., in a discreet environment in which adults may learn to swim when the pool is closed to the general public. Please see a complete class offering located on the lesson schedule to the right.

Parent/Tot

AGES 6 MONTHS-3 YEARS
This class was designed with an emphasis on safety skills, water adjustment and fun. At least one parent must accompany each child in the water.

Level 1-Water Exploration

AGES 3-5 YEARS | AGES 6+ YEARS
This class will orient kids to water and teach them basic swimming skills. Due to new COVID-19 guidelines, one parent must accompany each child in the water.

Level 2-Primary Skills

AGES 3-5 YEARS | AGES 6+ YEARS
Must have passed or show competency in Level 1 skills. Skills taught include underwater swimming, front/back glides, deep water skills, breathing, combined stroke and safety. Due to new COVID-19 guidelines, one parent must accompany each child in the water.

Level 3-Stroke Readiness

AGES 3-5 YEARS | AGES 6+ YEARS
Must have passed or show competency in Level 2 skills. Skills taught include components of front/back crawl, elementary backstroke, dive from poolside, bobbing, basic rules of safe diving. Due to new COVID-19 guidelines, one parent must accompany each child in the water (Level 3, 3-5 years classes only.)

Level 4-Stroke Development

AGES 6+ YEARS
Must have passed or show competency in Level 3 skills. Skills taught include endurance in elementary backstroke, front/back crawl, rotary breathing, as well as introduction to breaststroke kick and turns.

Level 5-Stroke Refinement

AGES 6+ YEARS
Must have passed or show competency in Level 4 skills. Skills taught include endurance in elementary backstroke, front/back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke kick. Also covered are breathing, diving and treading water.

Level 6-Stroke Proficiency

AGES 6+ YEARS
Must have passed or show competency in Level 5 skills. Skills taught include diving, front crawl 100-yards, back crawl 100-yards, breaststroke 25-yards, sidestroke 25-yards, butterfly, speed turn for breaststroke and flip turn for front crawl.

Level 7-Advanced Skills

AGES 6+ YEARS
Must have passed or show competency in Level 6 skills. Skills taught include fundamentals of competitive swimming and training, swim continuously for 500-yards, front crawl 200-yards, underwater swimming 10-yards, back crawl 100-yards, breaststroke 50-yards, sidestroke 25-yards, butterfly 25-yards, backstroke flip turn, *retrieve diving brick from deepest area of pool, and *treading water for two minutes, legs only.

Private Swim Lessons

Private swim lessons are available at the Recreation Center and are designed to address the specific needs of the swimmer. Sessions are 30-minutes, one-on-one with the instructor. Class days and times are arranged between the student and the instructor. Participants of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Call 303-538-PARK(7275) for information.
Fees: $24R/$28NR per 30-minute session; $66R/$78NR three 30-minute sessions.


 

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