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Learn to Swim | Youth Programs

Youth Programs

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.

Upcoming Series Dates

Series 1: September 12 - December 19
Series 2: January 4 - March 12

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

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

$263-273/Series 1

A 50 percent deposit is due at time of registration. Any remaining balance must be paid in full by October 26, 2015. Registration fees have been pro-rated to account for dates in which classes are not held.

Private and semi-private lessons

One swimmer: $441/Series 1

Two swimmers: $588/Series 1

Three swimmers: $735/Series 1

Four swimmers: $882/Series 1

Coors Fitness Center members, DU faculty/staff, DU students and DU alumni are eligible for a 10 percent discount. Please call 303-871-4484 to request the appropriate coupon code.

Age requirements

3 - 10 years*

We recommend Adult Learn to Swim private 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