Learn to Swim

Closure/Cancellation Information

  1. The following recreational guidelines are in effect as of June 26, per the variance issued to Douglas County.

    Recreation Center


    The Recreation Center is currently open. New safety precautions are in place, and users are required to reserve a 90-minute time slot online for a specific workout zone. The lap pool and leisure pool are also open by reservation only. Lap lanes are limited to two people per lane. Restrooms and showers are open, and lockers are available on a limited basis.

    Make a reservation

    In addition, the Rec Center Leisure Pool is also open by reservation. Reservations may be made 48 hours in advance.

    Please keep in mind:
    • The sauna is NOT available
    • Hot tub space is extremely limited - three people per rotation. If tub capacity is reached, participants must rotate out at the end of one bubble cycle
    • Limited lockers are available. Showers are also available for swimmers to rinse off
    • Please arrive with your swimsuit on, and be prepared to leave the facility in your swimsuit
    • Slides are available starting at 9 a.m.
    A few additional amenities will also be opening at the Recreation Center in the first week of October. The racquetball courts will be available for singles only play starting Oct. 1; challenge play and Wallyball will not be allowed. Additionally, the basketball courts will open for family shoot around and limited pickup games. All courts will be available by reservation only. Timeslots are available online.

    More information


    Please remember to practice social distancing and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet. Additionally, local health officials recommend wearing a face covering while in public. The intent remains to limit interactions to only those within your own household. Good hygiene - like not touching your face, and washing your hands well, and often - also remains important.


Learning to swim is an important life skill. The Town’s Learn to Swim program strives to open the door to a lifetime of opportunities in water through progressive instruction in a group or private setting. Our year-round program specializes in teaching all ages and ability levels, from toddlers to adults, following a continuous curriculum developed to ensure swimmers learn the skills and endurance to be safe and confident in the water.

With a maximum depth of 4 feet 6 inches, and temperature around 87 degrees, the Miller Activity Complex (MAC) Pool is an ideal location for swimmers to learn to be
comfortable in the water.

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Swim lesson details

Each Learn to Swim session runs 8-weeks in length to build upon the skills learned from previous sessions. 

  • Group lessons are offered Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays. 
  • Weekday participants meet twice a week - either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Saturday group-lesson participants meet once a week. 
  • Private lessons are available once a week and are 30 minutes in length.

Are you an experienced swimmer? We also offer competitive swim teams, competitive diving, SCUBA classes, and American Red Cross Lifeguarding and safety classes.  

2020 Registration dates

SessionDatesPriority
Registration
General
Registration
Session 1Jan. 5 - Feb. 29Dec. 14Dec. 21
Session 2March 1 - May 2Feb. 15Feb. 22
Session 3June 1 - 27TBDTBD
Session 4July 5 - Aug. 29June 13June 20
Session 5Aug. 30 - Oct. 24Aug. 15Aug. 22
Session 6Oct. 25 - Dec. 19Oct. 10Oct. 17
  1. Parent-Tot
  2. Preschool
  3. Youth
  4. Pre-Team

Parent-Tot

LevelAgesPrimary Objectives
Seahorses6-24 monthsParents help introduce children to the water using circle-time songs, while learning basic body positioning and holding techniques to promote water comfort.

One adult per child is required to be in the water. Swim diapers or plastic pants are required.
Sea Otters2-3.5 yearsDesigned for toddlers who have advanced beyond Seahorses, but are not ready to be in the water without a parent. Skills are similar to Seahorses and include both parents and instructors practicing skills with toddlers to help them adjust to swimming independently.

One adult per child is required to be in the water. Swim diapers or plastic pants are required for children not yet potty-trained.

Registration

Online registration is available

Priority registration is available for those who are currently enrolled in the Learn to Swim program. General registration is open to new comers.

Please do not double-register your child in order to get the class you desire. A 10% cancellation fee will be assessed on cancellations that are requested at least three days before the start of class. After that, refunds will not be available. Lessons can also not be prorated.

Questions regarding your swimmer’s current level and to register by phone, please call our Aquatics Specialist at 720-733-2283 or Learn to Swim Coordinator at 720-733-4485.