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Jr. Pioneers

Jr. Pioneers

Learn about our nationally competitive Jr. Pioneers programs, including Jr. Pioneers Hockey, Jr. Pioneers Gymnastics and Hilltoppers Swimming.

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Jr. Pioneers

Joining a Jr. Pioneers competitive program or our nationally ranked Hilltoppers (TOPS) Swim Team sets kids on track for a competitive, fulfilling athletic future.

Some of Denver’s best and brightest athletes—including DU Pioneer swimmer Kirsten Milberg, Pioneer Hockey stars and brothers Drew and Nick Shore, Hilltoppers Swim Club coach Sarah Corcoran and 2012 Olympic Trials qualifiers Mackenzie Stein and Ben Holston—trained through our programs.

Jr. Pioneer programs also give parents of young athletes great opportunities to focus on their own fitness goals through adult sports, the Coors Fitness Center and other programs offered in the same convenient spot.

We offer three Jr. Pioneers programs:

Reap the rewards of your accomplishments

Last year, seven percent of our Hilltoppers swimmers received athletic scholarships to swim competitively in college. Our Hilltoppers frequently place as Scholastic All-American athletes and qualify for Olympic trials.

Learn from the pros

All members of the Jr. Pioneers Gymnastics program train with coaches who are former gymnasts and who participate in ongoing coaches' training. Additionally, our Jr. Pioneers Hockey teams have the opportunity to learn from our varsity hockey players and enjoy “skate with the Pioneers” events.

As you grow and move into higher levels of competition—such as our USA Gymnastics Olympic program and our 300-plus-member Jr. Pioneers Hockey program—you’ll gain skills by competing against increasingly stronger talent.