Learn to Swim
The Recreation Center, Miller Activity Complex and the Millhouse at Philip S. Miller Park will be closed starting Saturday, March 14, through Thursday, April 30.
Also during this time, all programming including Adventure Club preschool, athletics, aquatics, adaptive recreation, arts and enrichment, birthday parties, field rentals, fitness and wellness classes, SilverSneakers classes, and spring break camps are canceled. Town’s parks, open spaces and trails will remain open. Staff will continue to maintain these outdoor amenities over these weeks.
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.
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.
- Preschool classes, best suited for children ages 3 through 5, are 30 minutes in length.
- Youth 1, 2, and 3 classes, best suited for children ages 6 through 12, are 30 minutes in length.
- Youth 4, 5 and 6 classes, best suited for children ages 6 through 12, are 40 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.
|Session 1||Jan. 5-Feb. 29||Dec. 14||Dec. 21|
|Session 2||March 1-May 2||Feb. 15||Feb. 22|
|Session 3||May 3-June 27||April 18||April 25|
|Session 4||July 5-Aug. 29||June 13||June 20|
|Session 5||Aug. 30-Oct. 24||Aug. 15||Aug. 22|
|Session 6||Oct. 25-Dec. 19||Oct. 10||Oct. 17|
|1||6-24 months||Parents help introduce children to 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.
|2||2-4 years||Designed for toddlers who have advanced beyond Parent-Tot: 1, but are not ready to be in the water without a parent. Skills are similar to Parent-Tot: 1 and include parent and instructors both practicing skills with toddlers to help them adjust to swimming without a parent.
One adult per child is required to be in the water. Swim diapers or plastic pants are required for children not potty-trained.
|Level||Primary Objectives||Other Skills Included|
|1||Comfortable and consistent submersion||bubble blowing, supported front and back floats and glides, front and back flutter kick|
|2||Front and back floats unassisted||With support: front and back glides, rolling over, finning / sculling, rhythmic breathing|
|3||Front and back glides unassisted||Unassisted: bouncing to safety, rolling over, finning and sculling|
|4||Unassisted: front crawl
5 yards with rhythmic breathing, back crawl 5 yards
|Front crawl (arms), introduction to rotary breathing, elementary backstroke (arms), jumping into chest deep water then rolling to back (unassisted), tread water with assistance|
|Level||Primary Objectives||Other skills included|
|1||Comfortable and consistent submersion, front and back floats and glides (unassisted)||Rhythmic breathing, flutter kick on front and back of forward progression for 15 yards|
|2||Rotary breathing, flutter kick on front and back (25 yards), front crawl arms||Jump in and return safely to the wall 7 feet away, treading water|
|3||50 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing (without stopping or standing up)||Swimming underwater, 50 yards flutter kick with kickboard on front, 25 yards of flutter kick on back|
|4||200 yards of front crawl (perfected)||Backstroke 200 yards, flip turns, 300 yard continuous swim|
|5||50 yards Breaststroke||focus on Breaststroke kick, 300 yards continuous swim|
|6||50 yards Butterfly||focus on dolphin kick, 300 yards continuous swim
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.
- What are the group class sizes?
- What should we bring for swim lessons?
- When can I register for a class?
- Is it possible to make up a lesson if a class is missed?
- How do I cancel my lessons?
- Can my child swim before or after their lesson?
- My swimmer is on the wait-list. How do I know if they are placed in a lesson?
- Are their changes in class times on a holiday?