Swim Lessons

Reminder: Inclusion Support and accommodations are available for All City of Greeley Recreation Programs. Please fill out this (Accommodation Request Form) at least 2 weeks before the start of your program.

It’s always a good time for swim lessons. Swimming is a life skill, and knowing how to swim makes it possible to enjoy pools, water parks, and the outdoors.  Swim lessons are held on different days and at various locations.

 

Upcoming Classes

Be sure to register early, as swim lesson sessions fill up fast. See the schedule for swim lessons below.

 

Swim Lessons 2024

Make sure you are safe in the water. Take a swim lesson to improve your skills.

Not sure what swim level to register your child? Attend the Summer Showcase, Friday, April 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the Greeley Recreation Center. Be sure to bring a swimsuit, we’ll have staff on hand to test abilities in the pool.

 

Summer Sessions

Registration opens May 1
Register Deadline: the week prior to class start (register early – classes fill up fast!)

Session dates

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • June 3-13
  • June 17-27
  • July 8-18
  • July 22 – August 1

Monday, Wednesday

  • June 3-26
  • July 8-31

Tuesday, Thursday

  • June 4-27
  • July 9 – August 1

Saturday

  • June 6-29
  • July 13 – August 3

 

Sites

  • Centennial Pool, 2315 Reservoir Road, Greeley, CO 80634
  • Discovery Bay Waterpark, 715 E 24th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
  • Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634
  • Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 – pool closed May 13 – September 9 for locker room remodel.

Not all facilities offer lessons for each session, review registration for details.

 Register

 

Lifeguard training is available for ages 15 years and up, Water Safety Instructor Aide (ages 11+), and Water Safety Instructor is available for youth ages 16+.

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

Adult

Youth

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

Swim lessons are for youth ages 6 months through 15 years.  To register for the correct session for your child please review the swim lesson progression below.

 

SWIM LESSON PROGRESSION

  • Parent-Tot: Water entry and exit, cue words, floating on front and back, arm movement and water safety education.
  • Preschool: Front and back glide 2 body lengths (assisted), front and back float for 3 seconds (assisted), roll from front to back (assisted), alternating arm and leg actions on front and back and safety skills.
  • Level 1: Safety skills, submerge entire body under water, roll front to back and back to front, introduce flutter kick and crawl-stroke arm movements.
  • Level 2: Safety skills, bob five times going under water, open eyes and pick up submerged object, combined arm and leg movement on front and back, front and back glide.
  • Level 3: Safety skills, jump into deep water, head-first water entry, perform rotary breathing, tread water for one minute in deep water, front and back crawl for 25 yds., butterfly kick and body motion for 15 yds., elementary backstroke.
  • Level 4: Safety skills, feet-first surface dive, front and back crawl 25 yds., butterfly, elementary backstroke and breaststroke for 25 yds., swim on side using scissor kick.
  • Level 5: Safety skills, shallow dive, glide two body lengths and begin any stroke, back and survival float for 2 minutes, front and back crawl for 50 yds., butterfly, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, and breast stroke for 25 yds.

Please remember…

  • Participants should bring adequate water and hand sanitizer.
  • Anyone with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms – a fever, cough, or shortness of breath – should not enter or use city facilities including outdoor pools.
  • It is highly encouraged for swimmers to be “swim ready” upon arrival at the pool, showering prior and already dressed in appropriate swim attire.

50+

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

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