Swim Lessons

Our American Red Cross swim program creates an ideal environment for children to learn the fundamentals of water safety as well as stroke development and refinement. Participants are given a report card to track their progress and indicate if they are ready to pass on to the next level. Proper swim attire is required, no clothing (rash-guards are OK), as this inhibits proper movement when learning to swim. 

If CVPRD cancels a class, participants will receive a credit for the class. Make up classes will not be offered. Swim lesson fees do not include admission to the pool. Please refer to age ranges when enrolling students. 

For more information on swim lessons and placement, contact the aquatics office at (303) 833-3660 ext. 125 or e-mail rporfilio@cvprd.com

SWIM LESSONS WILL NOT BE HELD THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-24.

Click here or scroll to the bottom to view the Fall 2018 swim lesson schedule.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Parent & Child: 6 months - 3 years
Introduce children to water and teach them basic water skills. The main goal is to teach water adjustment in a fun and positive way. Minimum: 2  Maximum: 10

Preschool Classes

Minimum: 2  Maximum: 4

Starfish: 3 - 5 years
Water adjustment and learning how to float, glide, blow bubbles and go
underwater with the help of an instructor.Prerequisite: Child must be ready to participate in a group setting.

Turtle: 3-5 years
Children learn to float and glide on their own, begin to learn basic swimming on their front and back, and how to tread water.
Prerequisite: Comfortable going underwater, can blow bubbles through their mouth and nose, and able to float and glide with assistance.

Seal: 3-5 years

Participants develop front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and start learning breaststroke, dolphin kick, and dives.
Prerequisite: Go underwater, float, and glide, make progress swimming on front and back, and tread water for 15 seconds. 

School-Age Classes

Minimum: 2  Maximum: 6

Level 1: 5-17 years
Water adjustment and learning how to float, glide, blow bubbles, and go underwater independently, as well as treading water.
Prerequisite: Child must be ready to participate in a group setting.

Level 2: 5-17 years
Reinforces independence with floats and glides, and begin to learn front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke as well as explore deep water.
Prerequisite: Comfortable going underwater, can blow bubbles through mouth and nose, and able to float and glide on their own.

Level 3: 5-17 years
Further develop all strokes, especially side-breathing, and introduces the breaststroke, dolphin kick, and dives. Prerequisite: Swim at least 10 yards of both front crawl and back crawl, 10 yards of elementary backstroke, and tread water for 15 seconds.

Level 4: 5-17 years
Further develop technique and endurance for all strokes, begin to learn butterfly, open turns, and more advanced dives.
Prerequisite: Swim at least 15 yards of both front crawl and back crawl, 25 yards of elementary backstroke, demonstrate basic breaststroke, and tread water for 30 seconds.

Stroke Clinic: 5-17 years
Continue stroke technique and endurance training as well as mastery of all strokes, flip turns, and start dives. Readies children for swim team.
Prerequisite: Swim at least 25 yards of both front crawl and back crawl, 15 yards of breaststroke,15 yards of butterfly, perform all dives and open turns, and tread water for one minute.

Homeschool Classes

Homeschool classes are not held in the summer.
Minimum: 2  Maximum: 6

Beginner: 5-17 years
Accommodates homeschooled students who want to participate in a structured swim class. Water adjustment and learning how to float, glide, blow bubbles, and go underwater independently, as well as treading water.
Prerequisite: Child must be comfortable participating in a group setting.

Intermediate: 5-17 years
Accommodates homeschooled students who want to participate in a structured swim class. Reinforces independence with floats and glides. Begin learning front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke as well as dives.
Prerequisite: Comfortable going underwater, can blow bubbles through their mouth and nose, and are able to float and glide on their own.

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Fall 2018 Swim Lesson Schedule

Swim Lesson Schedule Fall 2018

Private Swim Lessons

  • Carbon Valley Parks and Recreation District will do its best to provide all levels of instruction; however all levels of instruction may not always be available.
  • Private is a one participant to one instructor ratio and semi-private is a two participants to one instructor ratio.
  • Each participant needs to use a pass for each semi-private lesson.
  • A single session is 30 minutes in length. The fee is charged per participant, per session.
  • A cancellation fee of $20 is charged to your account for cancellations made without providing more than 24 hours notice to your instructor.
  • Contact the Aquatics Department at 303-833-3660 x 125 or rporfilio@cvprd.com for specific instructor
    information and qualifications.

To sign up for private lessons please click here to complete the private lesson request form or call 303-833-3660 x 125.. 

Private Lesson Chart