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 720-977-5907to set up a water test with a certified instructor.

Fees: $40R/$46NR (unless otherwise noted)

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.


Carpenter Recreation Center Winter/Spring Swim Lessons*

*Carpenter Recreation Center swimming pool is currently closed for renovations. 

Trail Winds Recreation Center Winter Swim Lessons: 

Winter Swim ​Registration Begins:Residents: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7 a.m.
Monday and Wednesday Evening

Session A:  January 6 - February 5
Session B:  February 10 - March 11

Tuesday and Thursday EveningSession C:  January 7 - February 6
Session D:  February 11 - March 12
Saturday MorningSession G:  January 4 - March 7

 Trail Winds Recreation Center Spring Swim Lessons:

Spring Swim Registration Begins:

Residents:  Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Nonresidents;  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7 a.m.

Monday and Wednesday EveningSession EMarch 30 - April 29
Tuesday and Thursday EveningSession F:  March 31 - April 30
Saturday MorningSession I March 14 - May 16 ($36R/$41.40NR)

Adult Beginner Swim Lessons

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 Monday and Wednesday, 8:35-9:15 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.

New! Adult Advanced Beginner Swim Lessons

These lessons  for adults who are looking to learn and practice front and back swim strokes with rhythmic breathing, comfort and treading water.  We will work on comfort in depth of 5 feet or greater, building up swim endurance, jump recovery's and to meet whatever goals you have!  Prerequisites:  Ability to put face comfortably in the water, kick, float and move in the water independently.


Lesson Schedules