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Learn to Swim

Learn to Swim provides instruction for every level of swimmer, beginning at age 3.

This progressive program allows participants to gain confidence and improve their ability in the water, progressing to fine tune all four competitive strokes.

New for 2013-14: We are now offering weekday morning private lessons for toddlers ages 3 - 5. Tot lessons are offered from 9 - 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. Each series meets once a week for 20 minutes.

Upcoming Series Dates

Series 3: April 14 - July 26

Each Learn to Swim series includes 14 weeks of instruction, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Group lessons and private lessons are offered evenings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday; or mornings on Saturdays.

Tot lessons and private lessons are offered mornings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Please note: Lessons may be combined and/or a schedule may change based on the number of participants.


Group lessons

$250 - $260/14-week series*

Private and semi-private lessons:

One swimmer: $420/14-week series*

Two swimmers: $560/14-week series*

Three swimmers: $700/14-week series*

Four swimmers: $840/14-week series*

*Coors Fitness Center members, DU faculty/staff, DU students and DU alumni are eligible for a 10 percent discount. Please call 303-871-7728 to request the appropriate coupon code.

*Series are prorated in advance for any planned pool closures.

Age requirements

3 - 10 years*

We recommend private learn to swim lessons for any person over 8 years old who is just learning to swim, and tot private lessons for children 2.5 - 4 years old.

*Children must be 3 years old at the start of the series in order to participate in group swim lessons.

Instructor to Participant Ratio

Group lessons: 1:4 (levels 1-4)

Private and tot lessons: 1:1

Semi-private lessons: 1:2-4.


Register online or call 303-871-4484.

Additional information

For additional information on learn to swim, or for help selecting the correct level for your swimmer's ability, please call 303-871-4484, email or complete the interest form below.

Learn to Swim Interest Form