Learn to Swim
The Town of Castle Rock’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.
- Preschool classes, best suited for children ages 3 through 5, are 25 minutes in length.
- Youth 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. 6-March 2||Dec. 15||Dec. 22|
|Session 2||March 3-May 4||Feb. 16||Feb. 23|
|Session 3||May 5-June 29||April 20||April 27|
|Session 4||July 7-Aug. 29||June 15||June 22|
|Session 5||Sept. 3-Oct. 26||Aug. 17||Aug. 24|
|Session 6||Oct. 27-Dec. 21||Oct. 12||Oct. 19|
|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||With support: bubble blowing, 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, rolling over, finning / sculling|
|2||Rotary breathing, flutter kick on front and back (25 yards), front crawl arms||Vertical float, treading water|
|3||25 yards of front crawl with rotary breathing (without stopping or standing up)||Swimming underwater, treading, retrieving an object in 3-5 feet of water, 50 yards flutter kick with kickboard on front, 25 yards of flutter kick on back (no kickboard)|
|4||50 yards of front crawl (perfected)||Back crawl, whip kick on back, treading|
|5||100 yards front crawl, 50 yards elementary backstroke and back crawl, 25 yards breaststroke||Treading, retrieving an object in 8-10 feet of water|
|6||200 yards front crawl, 100 yards backstroke, 50 yards breast stroke, 25 yards butterfly||400 yards continuous swim, treading, sidestroke
Online registration is .
The Priority Registration period is available only to those individuals enrolled in the current series. General Registration is open to those who are not enrolled in the current series.
We request that you do not double-register your child in order to get the class you desire. A 10 percent cancellation fee will be assessed on cancellations that are requested prior to three days from the beginning of the series. After this date, refunds will not be available. Lessons cannot be prorated.
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- 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?